Party Every Day at Costa Pacifica

“Where do you want to eat?” “Hmm… I don’t know. Where do you want to eat?”

It’s always tough deciding where to go out to eat. Nowadays, there are restaurants on every corner. With so many places to choose from in San Antonio, it can be hard to narrow the decision down to just one restaurant! There are a few things we can all agree on when it comes to restaurants… everyone loves delicious food, great food and drink prices, and live entertainment! Luckily, Costa Pacifica has all of that (and more) right here in San Antonio, TX!

If you’ve ever been to Costa Pacifica, you may have come for the happy hour or for the fresh Mexican-style seafood, but there is so much more you’re missing out on. If you haven’t been to Costa Pacifica, you haven’t found your favorite restaurant yet! Here is what’s going on every day of the week at Costa Pacifica.

Sunday: Sunday Funday with a Live DJ

Sunday may be the start to a new week, but it doesn’t have to be boring! Don’t finish the weekend fun on Saturday. Keep the party going, and celebrate Sunday Funday at Costa Pacifica! When you’re out until the early hours of the morning after Saturday night, you probably won’t want to wake up early for Sunday brunch. We don’t blame you! Join us for “Cru-domingos” – better known as “Hangover Sundays.” From 4 pm – 8 pm, we will be serving up Sunday specials: mimosas, micheladas, margaritas, and ceviche! Plus, DJ Daniel Guti will be playing your favorite tunes outside on the patio at 5 pm. End your weekends with us!

Monday: All Day Happy Hour

Nope – you didn’t read that wrong. Got a case of the Mondays? You can enjoy happy hour all day long every Monday and Tuesday at Costa Pacifica! Once we open our doors at 11 AM, you’ll be able to enjoy the best food and drink specials in San Antonio until we close! Margaritas for just $2.99, wine for $3.50, and bottled beer for just $2.99 – just to name a few. Some of our favorite food items on the happy hour menu are the Chicken Fried Rice, Tuna Carpaccio, and Jalapeno Ceviche. Check out the complete happy hour menu below!

Tuesday: All Day Happy Hour

If you thought we were saving all the fun just for Monday, you thought wrong! We make sure the fun keeps on going with all day long happy hour every Tuesday! Cheers!

Wednesday: Happy Hour

Happy hump day! Happy hour returns to its normal hours from 3 pm – 7 pm, but don’t worry, we will still be serving up the hottest specials by the time you get off work. Gather all your favorite coworkers because drinks and good company are a great way to get through the week.

Thursday: Karaoke and Happy Hour

Celebrate Throwback Thursday by singing your favorite tunes from back in the day! Happy hour is from 3 pm – 7 pm, followed by karaoke! Pre-game for your big break behind the microphone – drinks are the cure to stage fright. You never know who will be watching! Don’t forget to invite all of your friends out because karaoke is always better in a group!

Friday: Live Music and Happy Hour

What pairs best with food and drinks? Live music! Make sure you stick around after happy hour because the live entertainment starts at 8 pm. Come early for the drinks, and stay late for the music!

Saturday: Live Music

If you want to enjoy a chill Saturday evening, spend it at Costa Pacifica! Live music starts at 8 pm. We are the place to be, whether you’re looking to pre-game before your night on the town or looking for a relaxing spot with good vibes.

All the Fun is at Costa Pacifica

It’s a party every day right here in San Antonio at Costa Pacifica. If you ever need a reason to go out on the town, the party always starts with us! Plus, we are going to be debuting $5.95 Jumbo House Margaritas all summer long, starting this June! Mark your calendars. What’s more refreshing than a margarita to cool you off from the Texas heat? All the fun is at Costa Pacifica!

Celebrating the History of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is an important holiday for many Americans, mostly in areas where the Mexican-American population is pretty high – like in San Antonio! Let’s not forget, it is also one of the best days of the year for awesome beer and margarita specials! However, it has a much deeper meaning to many others.

In San Antonio, Texas, many of us speak Spanish or know a little bit of Tex-Mex or Spanglish terms. In Spanish, Cinco de Mayo translates to “Fifth of May.” This is why we always celebrate this occasion on May 5th – no matter what day of the week it falls on. Nevertheless, it is still one of the most misunderstood Mexican holidays. You may be asking yourself, “What is so important about this day?” Great question! Let’s dive right into the history.

Behind Cinco de Mayo

Parts of Mexico and the United States celebrate this holiday in honor of a military victory over the French forces of Napoleon III back on May 5th of 1862 – also known as the Battle of Puebla.

It all started because Mexico was struggling to pay back war debts to European countries. In late 1861, France, Spain, and Britain came to Veracruz, Mexico for debt collection. Britain and Spain agreed on negotiations with Mexico, and they withdrew their forces. France, however, did not give up that easily.

In late 1861, Napoleon III ordered a well-armed French fleet to storm Veracruz in an attempt to carve an empire out of Mexican territory. They were able to push out President Juárez and his government. Then, the French felt confident that they would achieve control easily. General Charles Latrille de Lorencez then ordered the 6,000 French troops to attack Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico.

Meanwhile, President Juárez was not giving up. His new headquarters was now stationed up north, and he was able to gather 2,000 loyal men, mostly native Mexicans or part-Mexicans to battle the French at Puebla. Texas-born General Ignacio Zaragoza was ordered to lead the attack.

When they made it to Puebla, the Mexicans knew they would be greatly outnumbered by 3 to 1 and lacked the weapons required to take on such a strong force. Besides all of this, they encouraged the town with their brave hearts when they arrived to prepare for battle.

On May 5, 1862, Lorencez gathered his army, along with their heavy weaponry, and went to war with the city of Puebla. The French entered into battle confident, but they were not expecting the outcome that came. The battle started at daybreak and was over in the early evening. After the French lost about 500 of their men, they decided to retreat. The Mexicans lost less than 100 men that day.

This may not have been a major tactical win in the war against France, but it proved to be extremely significant. Mexico had long been invaded by so many other countries, but this day was so important because Mexico finally won the battle. Thanks to military support and political pressure from the U.S., France finally withdrew in 1867.

Is Cinco de Mayo the same as Mexican Independence Day?

No - Many people confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Independence Day, but they are celebrated on different times of the year. Mexican Independence Day falls on September 16th and recognizes the time Mexico won its independence from Spain. Mexican Independence Day was also recognized about 50 years before the Battle of Puebla happened, so there’s a pretty large gap in time. The two holidays mark important moments throughout history but are not directly correlated.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Costa Pacifica in San Antonio, TX

At Costa Pacifica, we pride ourselves on offering traditional Mexican-style seafood that you can’t find anywhere else in San Antonio, TX! Even though our food is delicious, we are also very well known for our margaritas. So we are going to be offering a BIG treat on May 5th… Jumbo House Margaritas for $5.95! Yep - you read that right. We are bringing out the big margarita glasses in honor of Cinco de Mayo and giving you an unbeatable price. Don’t forget to invite all of your friends to the party! Plus, the holiday falls on a Saturday this year, so work will be no excuse!

Costa Pacifica is conveniently located in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio. Put us down on your calendar for Saturday, and we will party with you soon!