Multiple locations, el-bucanero.com
A favorite for Mexican seafood, El Bucanero is a quick fix for when you’re craving these authentic bites. From soups and the stacked molcajetes to El Pachanguero, these dishes will impress your Instagram followers and satisfy your hunger.
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4122 S Flores St, (210) 532-1315, rudysseafood.com
A longtime South Side favorite, Rudy’s Seafood embodies puro culture. With numerous Spurs murals throughout the building’s perimeter, this South Flores spot holds it down on the food front as well with fried fish, shrimp and oysters at the ready – and in hefty portions. Just don’t forget to snap a selfie in front of those Spurs murals on your way out.
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Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar
124 N Main Ave, (210) 971-7774, pinchboilhouse.com
The flavors of Southeast Asia have never tasted so good. Truly, the menu at Pinch is one packed with tradition, yet innovation. Consider this your go-to spot for lunch when you’re in the mood for Asian street food, with items such as the Banh Mi up for grabs. If you wanna have some extra fun, go the seafood boil route – your combination will satisfy you no matter what you get.
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18360 Blanco Road #120, (210) 538-5016, cevichecevichesatx.com
A still-new concept from Sangria on the Burg owner Caesar Zepeda’s Ceviche Ceviche has been delivering this treat fresh since opening its doors. Obviously, you’ll can order any kind of ceviche that is so about this dish that it’s named after it – twice. For something fun and new, order the ceviche flight or build it the way you like it.
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Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
136 E Grayson St #120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com
Chef Jeff Balfour’s take on coastal classics make for a no-brainer when you want delicious bites, especially when it comes to seafood dishes. With caviar, a fish sandwich and crab cakes on the menu, you have no shortage of options here. But your best bet may be the oysters, which even have its own bar just outside this Pearl restaurant.
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520 E Grayson St, (210) 236-7422, shuckshack.com
Chef Jason Dady’s seafood spot delivers when you’re in the mood for under-the-sea goodness. Though oysters are the highlight of the menu here, you’re pretty much set with anything you order. Fried jumbo shrimp, Southern fried catfish or the prized lobster roll – take your pick! Consider the patio, tap brews and cocktails an added bonus for your visit.
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Multiple locations, smashincrab.com
With crab at the forefront, you can expect delicious bites at Smashin’ Crab. Variations include crab cakes, snow crab, soft shell crab and blue crab, though you can also score lobster tail, crawfish, oysters, clams and mussels. Yum!
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434 N Loop 1604 W #2101, (210) 491-1378, costapacificausa.com
Think of this airy patio as the cherry on top to your visit to Costa Pacifica. Mexican seafood is a pretty solid selling point too, with ceviche, tostadas, tacos and soups to choose from. The shrimp ensenada taco is tempting (so is the shrimp tiki-tiki) with beer-battered shrimp.
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The Lost Cajun
226 W Bitters Road #120, (210) 549-0135, thelostcajun.com
This Cajun chain keeps the flavors coming with classics like seafood gumbo, catfish bites, BBQ shrimp, lobster bisque, Cajun stir fry and so much more. You’ll honestly keep on coming back time and time again to just make your way through this menu, and you’ll have a hell of a time doing so.
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Camaron Pelado Seafood Grill
2918 W Commerce St, (210) 434-6700, camaronpeladotogo.com
Hole-in-the-wall restaurants sometimes have the most surprising dishes, and that includes Camaron Pelado. Specializing in Mexican seafood dishes, you can choose from the traditional ceviche option to clunkier plates like the quesadilla de camaron or pulpo enchipotlados.
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