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El Bucanero

16505 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232-1903
+1 210-408-9297
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ceviche” (53 reviews)
“camarones” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16505 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232-1903
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a breakfast brunch at El Bucanero for a party of 14 people. The staff was very cordial and helpful. The speciality of the restaurant is seafood. We ordered grilled shrimp and several fish plates. Everyone in our party was satisfied with their meal....More

Thank Ray02rodriguez
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch during business trip. Excellent chips and salsa to begin. Ordered the bucanero platter. It included two types of ceviche, seafood soup and fish tacos. A lot to eat! Ceviche was great! Highly recommended

Thank Alejandro V
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Love coming here after church with the family. They have the best seafood plates!! Must get the ceviche!

Thank mamajudy60
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best real Mexican and seafood restaurant I have been to in San Antonio with my family. The atmosphere is great and friendly. Drinks are awesome and their pineapples are the best !

Thank Hanna M
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Went with friends food was ok fun place ! Had shrimp and cerviche Friends had fish and enchilada's Good parking

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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...More

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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....More

Thank Don W
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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...More

Thank Monica G
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank mlandrum78130
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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
  • E-mail
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