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Blanco's Lounge & Grill

Ground floor of Timau Plaza, just off Argwings Khodek Road, Nairobi, Kenya
+254722003181
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Ranked #86 of 318 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: African
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  • English first
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Unfortunately, both locations of Blanco's are now closed. Very unfortunate; I really liked this place!

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The staff was great and welcoming. They offered great pointers on what was good food and that meant a great meal for us. We were especially pleased with the wine and food pairing suggested. I loved the general design of the place and thought the swahili menus were pretty nifty!

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Together with a couple friend we decided to visit the Blanco's Lounge & Grill inside the Galleria mall in Karen. We enjoyed the drinks and the service but the Tv screens all over the place could not help but shout that the venue was aimed at Sports Fanatics- who love their space and games! They can do better with music... More

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Dublin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

One of the few places you can find truly traditional Kenyan food, in a city of excellent but often multinational restaurants. Service very good and staff happy to explain the dishes. Good beer and wine too. Prices reasonable. Traditional art on the walls and nice decor. A very pleasant evening will be had here, try it :)

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I enjoyed the food, though it took forever to come. the service is quite ok too. Their desserts are also good. Ambiance is average, but all in all, great place to be for great food.

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great atmosphere. Good place if your ever holding a small party or so.... Oooh their drink!!! Feel free to try it. It is also a good place for fingure foods and can be a good place after work meet up places. Not sure about the hours operation though. They sometimes are open and sometimes not.....which I believe has to do... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

everyone here knows the value of the customer. they promised to be here once they are back to this gud land of ours. i aint da one who really enjoyed bt they are the one who amazed me n told me to compare this place and other joints. thats wen i saw the difference.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Enjoy weekend sporting, good food and have a cold beer while at it. Time over the weekend just flies by. Its a place you would hang out with friends over a weekend and enjoy your favorite team being trounced or win and you on the other hand either drown your sorrows or celebrate over a beer.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

At Galleria shopping mall, very nice, screens everywhere for sports lovers. Best steak and fries, and sports themed menu. Food is actually really good.

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

My wife and I had a great time at this restaurant. The meals are of good propotions and very tasty. I particularly enjoyed the chicken thighs. I also liked that the meals were local (and named in Swahili) with English translations. They have a special hot wine drink. Yes, you heard me right, hot boiled wine. The waiters are very... More

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