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El Bucanero

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16505 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232-1903
+1 210-408-9297
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant truly amazes me with their huge selection of seafood any way you can imagine and Mexican food too. I had the fried fish and it was totally delicious. Crisp and tasteful. My hubby ordered a mixed ceviche plate and it a varied selection of shrimp, oysters, crab it was completely fresh.

Thank Cynthia C
Boerne, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group (13) and thank goodness reservations! While they specialize in Seafood, they have many other dishes. And this place is busy, so expect a wait. Service was great, they have the right amount of people to take care of the crowd. I love relllenos so I had the them with carne asada, Pepper was great, the... More 

Thank Don W
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Central Mexico cuisine is great! It is not your average Mexican food. Spicy meets sweet dishes. Best ceviche I have tasted and a large variety of ceviche. Puts me back when I visited Cozumel and tasted the food there. I highly recommend. The wait is long but worth it. Beware of the not so good parking.

Thank Monica G
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious 😋😋. The stuffed avocado 🥑 is highly recommended. Wish the valley had one like this restaurant

Thank Claudia G
New Braunfels, TX
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It feels like you are in Mexico City. Wonderful seafood and ambiance. We had a platter with 4-5 different shrimp dishes and all were wonderful. Many of the dishes passing by to other tables looked incredible. They claim to be the best Mexican seafood restaurant in San Antonio. This is an understatement.

Thank mlandrum78130
Hutto, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food here is awesome, and their Micheladas are one of the best too. No seafood place in Austin is as good as this place. Very worth the 1 1/2 hour drive. However, weekends and nights tend to get very busy. I like to go during the week for lunch when it's not so busy and quiet. Weekends they do have... More 

Thank vlira06
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Best Place To Eat In San Antonio That's all I can say , everything is delicious, the only bad thing is they don't have military discounts

Thank Karen C
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never had a bad experience at either location. The food is Delicious!!!! The food is always fresh! love love love the CEVICHE!!! The service is always on point! The restraunt is always clean! The restrooms are always clean! The Micheladas are AWESOME!!!!

Thank 78155
Topeka, Kansas
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove all the way from Austin and it 100 percent worth it. I had the most amazing Sea food ceviche. They also have non sea food options which are equally authentic and delicious.

Thank marmar4051
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I ask server to provide me some spicy sauce and he charge me $8.00 on my final bill. After that I request to talk to manager and server sayed he won't remove charge from my bill. That's a thefts restaurant.

Thank Gabriel N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16505 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-408-9297

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?