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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” (59 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (6 reviews)
“tomato juice” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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16505 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232-1903
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We live around this area and have never visited this restaurant. Well, tonight we decided to go. I felt like we were transformed to Mexico. Quite the loud ocean scenery on the walls (love it) and a mariachi band playing. We love ceviche and can’t...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We where directed to this restaurant (and i use that word very loosely!) by the motel staff where we are staying. From the outset the menu is all Spanish, which doesnt help if you dont speak Spanish! The food was very poor for Mexican fare....More

Thank gjl3145
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Great service by a knowledgeable server. The cucumber lemonade was delicious ad very well presented. She order the red snapper grilled and it larger than expected and tasty. The hot sauces were great with a lot of flavor.

Thank Alfonso P
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Four family members went in Saturday, 10-7-17, at 7:00 pm. Had to sign in and were told we had a 20 minute wait but got called in 10. We got quick table service for drinks. With our drinks they brought complimentary tostadas and four salsas....More

1  Thank fernandopO223QU
Reviewed 6 October 2017

the dining area is an open room and very well lit. Maybe a little too much if you are looking for a quite night out but certainly ok for a lunchtime meal. The usual chips and salsa were replaced by crisp tostado and sauces from...More

Thank connie c
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Great atmosphere, great food, kind-of-expensive menu. Overall, a great experience. Be ready to wait for about 20 minutes in line.

Thank sseeppeehhrr
Reviewed 21 September 2017

My wife and I ate here for her birthday supper. We started with Guacamole and chips with 4 sauces in squeeze bottles. The guacamole was great, but the tortilla sized chips were bland. The sauces were varied and the red one turned out to be...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Love all the salsas and the sauces. Good Mexican profiled dishes, from the ceviches and caldos to the chiles rellenos. The presentation of some dishes can be impressive. Portions on every plate are "Texas size" -very generous. As a vegetarian I had their poblano peppers...More

1  Thank FlyWithKids
Reviewed 21 August 2017

There are many Mexican restaurants you can visit, many good restaurants in San Antonio. There is no other place where you can get the absolutely best seafood in authentic interior-Mexican style. As you walk in, you get the full 'marisquería' experience. The restaurant is like...More

Thank TheRealG-Man
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you like fresh fish and seafood prepared ceviche style this is the place. Had this type of food in the Yucatan area of Mexico. Great flavor and great food.

Thank Donald R
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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