My cousin, Tommy, and I spent many hours exploring the picturesque beaches along the Mexican coast growing up. We would swim until we were tired and, then, lazily wade through the briny waves that lapped up around our feet. We played under the picturesque clear blue skies, and the soft breezes kept us cool while we explored nature’s playground. Our entire family would gather together on these days, and Tommy & I were always inseparable.
At sunset, our mothers would call us to come in from the water, and the family would pack up and make our way to dine at one of the many quaint seaside restaurants that dotted the coastline. From these seaside venues, we were overwhelmed by the smell of freshly prepared seafood. Our family would laugh and joke with one another while the moon rose over the endlessly crashing waves beside us.
My fondest memories of my family are from those evenings we dined and celebrated together. Inside the restaurants, no one was a stranger. People traveling to the fishing villages and resorts along the Pacific Coast would be relaxing nearby. Tommy & I loved talking to the friendly tourists. They would tell us stories of their travels and where they called home. We enjoyed their friendly banter and learning of distant places — the lands they journeyed from to discover our dear homeland.
Moris & Tommy – Owners of Costa Pacifica, USA
Along with making new friends, we always had a delightful assortment of Mexican seafood to fill our bellies. We discovered that sharing good Mexican seafood from our beloved region was a way to bond both with our family and the tourists. We’d tell them about the dishes, read the menu to them, and also make recommendations!
When Tommy and I got older and moved to San Antonio, we found that we missed the remote vistas of Mexico and craved the vibrant flavors of that faraway place. We wanted to recreate what we loved about the Pacific Coast and envisioned a restaurant where we could invite our friends and neighbors to join us in our pursuit of “serious Mexican seafood.”
We developed a simple concept just like the family dinners on the beach - offer the freshest seafood served in a casual place with a cool vibe. We wanted our restaurant to bring memories of seaside villages, such as Puerto Vallarta or Mazatlan, to life. We remembered those seaside diners pulsating with life, yet relaxing after a long day in the sun, and always with the aroma of freshly cooked seafood at every table. From our memories, the concept of Costa Pacifica was born.
Using only the finest catch at the market along with garden-fresh produce, spices, and cheeses from local farmers markets and ranches in Texas, we have found that bringing a little corner of the beaches of Mexico to our friends in San Antonio stays true to the heart and soul of our original vision of “serious Mexican seafood” and our love of food, family, friendship, and the deep blue sea.
We met Chef Chuy, a native of Mazatlan, when he was a traveling chef. He accepted our invitation to come to San Antonio and help bring our vision to life. Together, we hope to make more friends and delight your taste buds with flavors from our home.
434 N. Loop 1604 West. Ste. 2101 San Antonio, TX 78232 Tel: (210) 491-4497