A Unique Seafood Experience in San Antonio

You are planning a special dinner with your favorite person or just sharing a nice meal with some friends to catch up, but you are still not sure where to go. If you live in San Antonio, there are many places to go, and this can be great, but also hard when there are so many different options around. It may also depend on your current mood or the groups’ preference at the moment. Whichever the case, if you are in the mood for mexican, seafood, or just something different, you should try Costa Pacifica.

It’s always a risk trying a new restaurant, but you can always count on three things: reference from a person close to you, reviews on the internet, or just your own instinct. One thing is right; whenever you get excited about a meal experience, super thrilled about having a night out, and it gets crushed with a food incident, you’ll probably never come back to that restaurant.

Meeting the customer expectation is Costa Pacifica’s purpose with every bite. We want to please our clients with the freshest seafood in San Antonio and creative combinations of flavors. 

The Best Seafood Restaurant With a Mexican Twist

If you are looking for a breathtaking seafood experience you’ve come to the right place.

We are often looking for ways to step out of the routine and enjoy some quality time with friends or family. If you are open to trying different things and find yourself sick of going to the same places, it’s the perfect time to visit Costa Pacifica.

It’s hard to get it right when it comes to seafood and you’ve probably already tried a few in San Antonio but nothing like what you are about to experience with us. Well-done seafood is great, but when you mix it with mexican flavors and talented cooks you get an extraordinary result. Our Mexican twist combined with the finest catch at the market is what makes us the best fit for you, as you deserve food that makes your heart and soul smile. 

Life Changing Experience

Mexican cousin is surely one of the pleasures of life. As we built Costa Pacifica, we envisioned bringing a piece of Mexico to San Antonio in a casual place with a cool vibe where you could have a great time and enjoy it’s authentic taste.We are open daily for lunch and dinner with a variety of seafood specials, such as shrimp, octopus, fish, calamari and more. 

A perfect choice for lunch can be the amazing loka tostadas (chef’s selection): Slices of fresh tuna, fish ceviche, fresh shrimp, octopus and crab served on a crispy corn tostada topped with sliced onion and cucumber, chipotle ali-oli and our special “rasurada” sauce with a tostada on top. 

The perfect lunch ends with a delicious dessert, like our crepas de cajeta: Soft crepes topped with cajeta and nuts, served with vanilla ice cream.

Simple but Exciting Concept

If you haven’t been to Mexico, our friendly atmosphere is all about getting you there for a couple of hours. Vibrant colors and nice people chatting all around. Have some fun with tasty drinks and happy hour specials. Check out our menu.

Summer Pool Party Tips in Texas

Summer in San Antonio, Texas, is the best season to spend quality time with your family and friends, but it can often be too hot to do anything outdoors in this 100 or more degree weather! How can you cool off and enjoy the Texas sun with loved one? Pool parties are a fun and refreshing way to enjoy the summer! 

Relax, be active, and soak up the sun, but also enjoy the luxury to cool down whenever you want. While summer may be coming to an end, the heat definitely is not! Invite your favorite people over for one last end of summer pool party! We put together several ideas to make sure your pool party is one for the books.

 

Pool FloatsFlamingo Pool Float

You can never go wrong with pool floats! They are the iconic pool accessory that everyone can use and enjoy, from adults to little ones. Floats come in all different shapes, sizes, and themes. From chairs to tubes to ride-ons, you can find pool floats to suit everybody’s wants! 

Swimming is an intense workout and can drain our energy - even when we are having a blast just splashing around. Floats offer an extra benefit by helping one stay above water when swimming in the deep end. They can also make it easier for parents to relax while keeping an eye on their kids in the pool. Besides their convenience, let’s not forget that floats were also created as a reminder to have fun! You can find all types of floats at various stores like Academy, Amazon, and your local pool store.

Drink Floats

Drink floats are a trendy and convenient addition to a pool party - especially for those over the age of 21. What if we told you that you didn’t have to get out of the pool every time you got thirsty? Or you wouldn’t have to struggle to keep your drink above water with everyone splashing around? There is a new float making headlines that can eliminate both of these scenarios! Now, your drink can float right beside you!

Drink floats are convenient and easy when you need a cold drink, but you’re having too good of a time to hop out of the pool! You won’t have to worry about your drink tipping or spilling, and most drink floats come with easy-to-use air pumps! We recommend checking out reviews and making an online purchase for drink floats to ensure you are purchasing the best quality.

Tumblers

During the summer season in San Antonio, you can almost always guarantee that your cold drink is not going to stay cold very long when you’re out and about. Tumblers are a popular item during the summer time - especially in the South. They provide insulation to help keep the ice in your drink frozen all day long! Nobody wants to chug on a hot cocktail or beer while by the pool; that is the furthest thing from refreshing! You can find reasonably-priced tumblers at Walmart and HEB year-round and leave them out for guests to use at your party! You can also make your party BYOT - Bring Your Own Tumbler. 

 

Summer Giveaway at Costa Pacifica in San Antonio, TXSummer Giveaway at Costa Pacifica

Costa Pacifica is all things FUN, and we want to make sure all of our customers are enjoying a fun and memorable summer! That’s why we recently held an end-of-summer giveaway contest on Instagram and Facebook. We gave away one lucky winner a large pineapple float, 12 drink floats, a 20 oz Costa Pacifica tumbler, and trendy Costa Pacifica T-shirt! 

Congratulations to our lucky winner Ady Ramos! We hope this adds a SPLASH of fun to your summer! Don’t miss your chance to win our next contest, and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated with future giveaways.

 

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

Ring In the New Year at Costa Pacifica

“5… 4… 3... 2… 1… Happy New Year!”

The best way to ring in the New Year in San Antonio is when you’re surrounded by family and friends. There’s nothing like watching the ball drop, popping the bubbly, and grabbing your significant other for your New Year’s kiss. While you’re busy preparing for the celebratory festivities, have you ever stopped to wonder why we are celebrating? Don’t worry. We did all the digging, and we are here to fill you in!

Why Do We Celebrate New Year’s?

new years party

Believe it or not, New Year’s actually has quite a bit of historical meaning behind it. The early Roman calendar was made up of 10 months and 304 days, with each new year starting at the vernal equinox. Some say Romulus, the founder of Rome, created the calendar in the 8th century B.C. Some years later, King Numa Pompilius added the months of Januarius and Februarius (January and February). As centuries went on, the calendar fell out of sync with the sun, and people were left with a lot of questions.

In 46 B.C. Julius Caesar consulted with the smartest astronomers and mathematicians of his time to figure out why things weren’t matching up anymore. Soon, the Julian calendar was created, which is similar to the modern Gregorian calendar which many countries use today.

Caesar declared January 1st as the beginning of the year. Why January? He wanted to honor the month’s namesake: Janus, the Roman god of beginnings. Janus had two faces so that he could look back into the past and also look forward into the future. Romans celebrated by offering sacrifices to Janus, exchanging gifts, decorating their homes with laurel branches, and attending wild parties – of course. I guess you can call this the very first New Year’s Eve Party.

We may choose to celebrate New Year’s a little differently nowadays -- with fireworks, a ball drop, countdown, and champagne toast. However, let’s not forget that the Romans started the party way back when. If you think about it, New Year’s can be considered a birthday celebration for everyone… celebrating 365 days of one year down and many more to come.

New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Resolution

You may be one of those people who starts a New Year’s resolution or you may be one who wonders why you can’t just start a resolution on any other day of the year. Regardless if you choose to participate or not, the real question is… have you ever met anyone who actually finished their New Year’s resolution?

Now, let’s get back to the real question. Why start a resolution at the new year? We made it through 365 days of love, laughter, memories, and maybe even some downfalls and sadder moments. The New Year gives us something to look forward to. If things didn’t go the way we planned, we have hope and commitment to make this next year that much better for ourselves.

New Year’s Eve Party at Costa Pacifica

Book Your Table Reservation at Costa Pacifica Restaurant in San Antonio, TX

You may have your own New Year’s tradition, but traditions were meant to be broken! Okay, that may not be how the saying goes, but we can promise a great time when you spend New Year’s at everyone’s favorite restaurant in San Antonio, Costa Pacifica! Join us for a night you’ll always remember. Live music, an all you can eat buffet, champagne toast, and more! Remember, this celebration is for family and friends – which means you can bring the kids along.

For more information, visit our contact page and give us a call to reserve your table. We can’t wait to ring in the new year with you!

America’s Avocado Drought

Don’t mess with Americans and our avocados – or better yet, don’t mess with Texans and their guacamole. We eat so many avocados that our per-capita avocado consumption jumped from 3.5 pounds in 2006 to 6.9 pounds in 2015.
Avocados are so popular because they are not just tasty, but also contains many health benefits. Avocados are high in healthy fats and contain 20 different vitamins and minerals. They have even more potassium than bananas! Numerous studies have shown that eating avocados can even improve heart disease risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, as well as blood triglycerides.

Avocados have become bacon’s equivalent here in America. You’ll find it on burgers, toast, salads, sushi, tacos (of course), and pretty much anything else. People even make fried avocado fries! You can’t get any more American than that.

America imports 82% of its avocados from Mexico, and 93% of Hass avocados sold in the U.S. are also from Mexico. Mexico’s climate allows them to grow year-round – which is something we can’t do here. According to the Hass Avocado Board in California, in 2000, Mexico was shipping 24 million pounds to the Unites States. By 2015, they were shipping 1.76 billion pounds of avocados! Even though they can produce large quantities, the demand is growing and so are the prices.

This year, we had a record-breaking surge in avocado prices. In April 2016, the average price for one avocado was 98 cents each. One year later, the average price is $1.26! The prices are expected to stay high through the summer.

A 22-pound box of Hass avocados from Michoacan, Mexico’s largest avocado producing state, costs 530 pesos ($27.89). While it is subject to seasonal swings, this price is more than double what it was last year and the highest in data in the past 19 years. If Michoacan decided, for whatever reason, to stop exporting, there is nowhere else in the world that could provide the quantity of avocados that U.S. markets are consuming!

As you would expect, restaurants are affected by this surge in prices. Subway stopped offering fresh avocados on their sandwiches. Chipotle, on the other hand, is known for their delicious guacamole. People complain about paying the extra $2, but that doesn’t stop them from adding it to their meals. Luckily, Chipotle has promise that they will keep the guacamole flowing and won’t inflate the price for the customers.

Not only are prices up, but there is also a shortage of avocados this year. Avocado trees are alternate-bearing crops. They might have large harvests one year and smaller harvests the next. In California, production is down 44% because of the heatwave. Production is also down in Peru because of severe flooding. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we might start allowing Colombia to import avocados to prevent future shortages.

Roland Fumasi, an analyst at Rabobank in Fresno, California, said that avocado consumption is increasing in China and in other parts of Europe. This increased demand pulls even more of the avocado crop from Mexico – which means there is even less available for consumers in the United States. China’s imports from Mexico have grown by about 250% each year!

Why are the prices so high?

After Donald Trump announced building a border wall, he claimed Mexico will pay for it. However, Mexico said they will not pay for it. Following that, Chief of staff Reince Priebus said that a 20% import tax was one idea in "a buffet of options" to pay for the border wall. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, “the 20 percent tax on annual Mexican imports would raise $10 billion a year and would easily pay for a border wall that is estimated to cost between $8 billion and $20 billion.” Unfortunately, as evidenced by spiking avocado prices, the cost of goods in America increase alongside the high import taxes.

This tax will affect more than just avocado prices. Mexico is the biggest exporter of fresh produce to the U.S. with about 70% of our vegetable imports and almost 40% of fruit imports. It doesn’t end there. We also import other products Americans love from Mexico, like beer and tequila! Higher import prices will result in more expensive goods for both consumers and businesses. You can expect to see this play out across San Antonio since Texans are incredibly unlikely to cut back on the guacamole and tequila!

For now, buyers are being urged to wait until the fall to purchase avocados. Hopefully, next season’s crop will be larger and there will be enough volume to push prices down.