Margarita Madness in San Antonio

If you’re looking for a fun, chill night in San Antonio, TX, you can always look to Costa Pacifica! There’s something new going on every single day of the week. Whether you’re looking for great deals on food and drink, live music, karaoke, DJs, or more, we have it all!Margarita Madness in San Antonio, TX

Here in San Antonio, you will find that we like to Texas-size everything – including our margaritas. Everything really is bigger (and better) in Texas.

Now, we’re unleashing something new and exciting to keep the party going every single day this summer. It’s time for Margarita Madness! Every day in July and August, we will be offering our famous JUMBO House Margaritas for just $5.95! Our jumbo size is almost 3 times bigger than our regular size.

Get ready to turn up, kick back and relax, or whatever you’re in the mood for. Costa offers something for everyone!

 

 

WHEN TO CELEBRATE MARGARITA MADNESS

If it were up to us, we would celebrate every day, but downing margaritas wouldn’t be the healthiest or smartest option. Here are some ideas for sipping on everyone's favorite tequila cocktail:

At Costa Pacifica, we throw a late Sunday Funday party at 5 pm every Sunday. We offer $1 mimosas from 7-9, but now you can pre-game or even ditch the mimosas for this awesome special!

Let’s be real… It’s summer! Even if you work a 9-5 job, day drinking is socially acceptable during the warmer months – once you are off the clock, of course. Be sure to come during lunch for lower prices on large servings OR join us after 3 pm to take advantage of happy hour.

Got a case of the Mondays? JUMBO Margaritas are the perfect cure! Tequila isn’t known to just make your clothes fall off! Also, it’s happy hour all day long so there’s even more to get excited about.

All the local party-goers consider Costa Pacifica their pre-game headquarters. You’ll need to fuel up on delicious food and tasty drinks before you head to the bar and have to wait to be served. Let our wait staff give you all the attention you deserve! Plus, we have live music every Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. Dinner, drinks, and a show? Who can say no to that?

Margarita Madness in San Antonio, TX

Costa Pacifica Mexican Seafood Restaurant in San Antonio, TX

Located in North San Antonio near Stone Oak, Costa Pacifica is known for its relaxed, fun atmosphere. Take a seat at the bar, grab a table, or enjoy the patio. We always ensure you will have the best time! If not, we will promise to make it up to you. Visit us today!

Dad’s Favorites at Costa Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

They always say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Here at Costa Pacifica, we can tell you that men in San Antonio sure love to eat! It’s no secret that we are known for tasty, fresh, and authentic Mexican-style seafood. With so many delicious options to choose from, you may have a hard time deciding just ONE thing to chow down on. Don’t worry – we are here to give you the perfect meal for dad, based on the favorite meals hand-picked by the dads that regularly dine with us.

APPETIZERS FOR DAD

Chicharron de Ribeye

We all know that dads love beef. Our restaurant may be known for seafood, but our Chef Chuy is no stranger to cooking up juicy and tender steaks, ribeyes, and more. Our Chicharron de Ribeye is a popular favorite for everyone, not including just dads. We cut chunks of seasoned ribeye and lightly fry them to perfection and serve them over fresh handmade guacamole.

Marinero Rice at Costa Pacifica

Marinero Rice at Costa Pacifica

Marinero Rice

This is not the traditional Mexican style rice you can expect when you dine at a Mexican restaurant. Don’t forget our specialty is seafood, so this is a must try for everyone. Based off traditional fried rice, we mix in fresh octopus, shrimp, fish, and squid with a dash of cilantro.

ENTRÉES FOR DAD

El Gobernador

If you grew up in San Antonio, you have probably tasted hundreds of tacos by now! However, we bet you’ve never tasted one like this. We cook our shrimp with poblano peppers, onions, and oregano. Next, we serve the mixture on a corn tortilla and top it off with some grilled cheese. This is a mouthful of flavor that will keep you coming back!

Marisco Stuffed Filet

We have a very strong feeling that dads gravitate towards this dish because they see the word “beer” in the description. We can’t argue with that logic, though! This dish is also one of our chef’s favorites. Our beer battered fish filet is stuffed with shrimp and octopus. Then, we add a little extra love and top it off with “ali-oli” sauce. Of course, no plate is complete without our famous refried beans and rice!

Dinner at Costa Pacifica Seafood Restaurant in San Antonio, Texas

Now that you’ve heard some of our dad’s favorites, come to Costa Pacifica in San Antonio, TX, and let us know what yours is! We’d be happy to add it to the list.

Now comes the tough decision.. When’s the best day to come dine at Costa? Honestly, every day is a good day! There’s something to look forward to every day of the week. From live music to karaoke to ALL DAY happy hour and MORE, every day is a great day at our restaurant. For a list of our full schedule of events, see below:

Daily Events at Costa Pacifica

Uncorking “Happy Hour”

Happy Hour at Costa Pacifica

Nothing makes a working adult happier than hearing the words “happy hour.” No adult is more disappointed than when the clock strikes the end of happy hour. Where else can you go where you could find a $3 margarita and half-priced appetizers? Good luck with that one! We have managed to find time in our busy lives for this great event, so let’s take a step back to figure out how happy hour came to be.

We can thank the military for creating happy hour – specifically the U.S. Navy! In 1914, the first happy hour social was coordinated by a group of “home makers” on the U.S.S. Arkansas. Back then, happy hours were called “smokers,” and they were a little more innocent. These smokers lasted several hours for three nights out of the week and were created to entertain the crew. They had picture shows, singers, and boxing matches, rather than half priced drinks – but there was still plenty of alcohol. The Navy issued General Order 99 near the end of June of 1914, ending consumption of alcoholic beverages on or near any navy vessel or navy station. The happy hours continued, but they got a little less… happy.

The Prohibition era brought happy hours off the ships and into the city – except for the 13 years that everyone had to quit drinking because of the Volstead Act. Just kidding – that’s just absolutely ridiculous! Everyone would just drink at home before going out to dinner (today, we call this pre-gaming) or they would visit underground speakeasies. In fact, people would call the time drinking before dinner “happy hour.” So, maybe this wasn’t an official happy hour, but it most certainly led to it! In 1933, the 18th Amendment put an end to the Prohibition era, and people could enjoy their drinks out in public once again.

Between the 40’s and 50’s, bars began to offer discounted drinks – no doubt owing to some post WWII-revelry and the “normalization” of work-home life for newly re-settled Americans. Back in the day, people still took their discounts very seriously. One Valley tavern said they used to have a stampede of people at their happy hour between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

During the mid-60’s, we saw more and more bars begin to advertise happy hours. At this time, drinking had already become an after-work activity. A professor at Boston University School of Medicine found “people drank about a third more back in the '50s and '60s than they did in '70s up to 2004."

Before we go any further into the American happy hour, we should mention the French origins because some might argue that the French are responsible. In the late 19th century, France had a wine shortage, and the French began to turn to spirits – mostly absinthe. People would go drink in bistros and bars when they got off work around 5 o’clock. They would call this “l’heure verte” or the “green hour,” but they didn’t even offer drink discounts at that time. However, the idea of social drinking before dinner was still there.

Back to the states! Between the 70’s and 80’s, bars and restaurants around the nation began to offer “Happy Hour,” where people could come take advantage of drink specials. In 1984, Massachusetts was the first state to ban happy hour. They hoped this would help decrease drunk driving incidents, and more states quickly began to follow the movement.

Today, many people would consider happy hour a way of life. People are constantly searching for the best happy hour deals around town. In fact, reverse happy hours are growing popular because people can come back later to enjoy the discounted drinks! When some people get off work at 6 p.m., it can be hard to catch happy hour because most drink specials end at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Even though happy hour was created because of the working class, most happy hours begin when we are still at work! This means we only have about 1 to 2 hours to relax and enjoy our drinks after work.

That might be true, unless you plan to visit Costa Pacifica! We have one of the best happy hours in San Antonio. If you think we’re being biased, just check our happy hour menu! We have all-day long happy hours on Mondays and Tuesdays. So, even if you’re working late, we’ll be saving a $3 margarita just for you.

If it’s one of those days where you really need a drink, come by Costa Pacifica, kick your feet up, and enjoy a cold one. We have a variety of food items for $5.99 and drinks start at just $2.99! Visit our website to view our food and drink specials.