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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
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Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Nederland, United States
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the parking lot is in very poor shape, it is worth the irritation. The food variety was amazing! Service was impeccable and the food was awesome! This will be added to our list of favorites!

Thank TonieMH
Berea, Kentucky
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We moved to S.A. three weeks ago and noticed this restaurant whose parking lot was always full but one none of our friends had noticed. We stopped for lunch and were met with one of the best surprises of a new town full of pleasant moments. We stopped in for lunch on a Monday. The parking area was full (as... More 

Thank Mitch H
Homosassa Springs, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would definitely go there with friends to have ceviche and beer, traditional Mexican dishes with a good variety of beers and drinks. Casual environment centrally located.

Thank tiffanygaitan
Katy, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This has been one of our Seafood favorites, it has all you can think of mariscos, from molcajetes to soups and regular nonseafood entré for those who dont like seafood, if you want a true mexican seafood flavor food i recomend coming here, avoid the noon croud on sundays thou it is super famous, we are from houston and people... More 

Thank ortegaarmandoj
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My husband goes here a lot for lunch during the week with coworkers. He's been talking about this place and how great the food is for months. Decided to give it a try. The seafood soup is delicious. Nice decor. Didn't care for the salsa and toasted chip thingy on the table but otherwise the food was not bad.

Thank JeminiQueen
San Antonio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We came to this restaurant to celebrate my mother in law Birthday. It was great! We ordered the Molcajete El Bucanero, the biggest and most delicious dish in the menu, and the mix seafood soup. Magnificent atmosphere and authentic food made this celebration quite impressive. We will be back soon!

Thank DavidBinkley
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My first time back in San Antonio after 30 years, we decided to have lunch at this great restaurant. I recommend the ceviche with shrimp and fish. I had grilled shrimp, awesome!

Thank florinda r
Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a really nice one to take your family, you can order different plates & share, for sure you will have to take some food home as the portions are big. The seafood feels fresh, the photo is "ostiones preparados" and we really enjoyed them as the rest of the food (ceviche, tacos gobernador, tacos de pescado). One... More 

Thank Brenda V
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

WE love ceviche, but most of the selection here are Mexican style -- most with tomato and/or tomato sauce. I suppose the relatively inexpensive menu is the main draw. Crowded most nights and on weekends.

Thank intenze
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Of all the Mexican restaurants I've been to, this is probably the best! Everything was super fresh...nothing was made before it was ordered. I had 3 others with me and everyone had the same experience. Wait staff were always available and every employee had a great attitude. Whenever I'm in San Antonio, I will find my way here...it was Awesome!

Thank mefromoverhere

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
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?