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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (65 reviews)
“fish” (26 reviews)
“camarones” (8 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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16505 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232-1903
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good here. They have so many different options for seafood and ceviche. The service was fairly fast and the server was kind and helpful. The bathrooms were being cleaned when i went in so i can't rate cleanliness. I would definitely...More

Thank atrainhansonn
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Mexican style steak, fish and seafood salad were very goo. The service was great and very friendly and helpful. Huge rest good and well prepared.aurant, but seems to have quite a following. Food was

1  Thank Francoisdlb
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Extensive menu of cold seafood cocktails, frozen alcoholic drinks, cold beer. Fresh seafood and mariachi music!

Thank Evans1988
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Best seafood I have tasted in the USA. It’s just perfect place to share an amazing moment with family and friends. Ricardo was our waiter and we felt like home. Will come for sure every time I come to San Antonio. 5 star service, 5...More

1  Thank Iggyxii
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Our friend introduced the restaurant and we loved it. I would say there are many seafood options and we loved the fresh seafood served with rice and salad. The waiter at the restaurant was also very friendly to provide us with the seafood options according...More

1  Thank Beetle-M
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

While visiting family in San Antonio, we were deciding what to eat. A cousin mentioned cevechie and we were sold. El Bucanero is a nice, relaxed, low key restaurant with a big reputation, and they live up to it. The moment we walked in, there...More

1  Thank Alex P
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

First time visit this place and it was not a let down. The molcajete bucareno was freaking delicious. Ceviches were great too! Can’t wait to try everything else.

Thank abramb79
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Tried the fish and oysters, the fish was good but the oysters were lacking. The plate was plentiful and the ceviche was pretty good. The service was good and many variety of dishes.

Thank torino7788564
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I'm always trying new restaurants hoping to find good chili rellenos.....the rellenos here were decent but I'm still looking for some that are better.....I will not return MAINLY due to the live "entertainment"....a mediocre Mararachi group that was very annoying due to their strolling around...More

Thank brian s
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

There is a reason this place seems always to have a wait. We went early ( 4pm on Saturday for dinner ) and waited 30 minutes for a table. The food is reliably good and reasonably priced. Great choice if you want fresh seafood with...More

Thank Michael C
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15 July 2018|
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Response from 467abigailp | Reviewed this property |
They have a patio but I've never sat out there. I have not seen animals inside the building. It is rather loud and very busy so not the place for a skittish pet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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