More than two years have passed since Mariscos El Bucanero ditched its humble beginnings and moved on up to Blanco Road just a mile inside Loop 1604. Since then, the Familia Cervantes has launched a second equally popular eatery inside the Embassy shopping center. Both eateries are decked out with seascapes along the walls, both are lively and loud on weekends and both deliver the fish-filled goods to the masses. Any visit requires an order of the citrusy and fresh-as-heck ceviche, but if you're bringing the family or introducing friends to the wonder of made-to-order seafood, then let us recommend a Mariscada de la Reina, a heaping platter of mussels, scallops, a cheese-filled chile relleno, rice, bacon-wrapped shrimp and several iterations of fried fish. Buen provecho. 16505 Blanco Rd., (210) 408-9297; 13802 Embassy Row, (210) 333-0909, elbucanerosa.com
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