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Gallo Blanco Cafe

401 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602)327-0880
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Ranked #28 of 2,572 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Uses all fresh, local veggies and fruits.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Uses all fresh, local veggies and fruits.
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English first
Payson, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Best I've ever had. Great atmosphere. Great service. Great coffee. I will submit a full review of the restaurant.

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North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Hotel Clarendon in Phoenix and ate here for lunch and dinner, plus had extra time when on our way from Sedona to the Phoenix Airport, and stopped for lunch again! Fresh and really interesting flavors, everything we had was good, if a bit spicy for my husband. Noise level is on the high side, but service... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Don't let the unfinished facade of the restaurant deceive you. This not some mediocre fly-by-night Mexican food experience. Gallo Blanco takes your palate serious and uses a combination of spices that will make your heart race and your face sweat. But like crack, you can't put your fork down. You don't care the food is that delicious. The appetizer chips... More

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is great. The menu is base on the Mexican dishes. There is a fruit desert with whip cream. This desert taste great and not like eating sugar. The staff is friendly and was glad to seat anyone.

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Modesto, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Everyone had a good meal here. The shrimp & grits were amazing the grits had fresh corn & the chorizo cream sauce was delicious. I liked that our server asked if we wanted a traditional margarita or something more sweet Duh tradition & yes it was! allot of places will just bring you a syrupy thing & pass it off... More

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Cortez, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A cement box, with smooth finishes everywhere... with ten people talking in the room it sounds like a major sporting event. Not one scrap of carpet, not one acoustic tile, no soft wall hangings... just noise. Your fellow diners will be twenty somethings who have plenty of money and few manners. I guess the food was good, but who could... More

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Goodyear, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went here for lunch today. Food was excellent. There were three in our party and we all enjoyed what we had. I had a specialty burger and what struck me was the quality of the meat. Fresh ground chuck, ground on premises. I also noticed that tortillas were fresh and asked the waitress. She told me they grind their corn... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

everything is fresh and made to order so yes you will wait a little (this is not a drive through lol) in the meantime get an amazing drink or tea. You must start with Elote callejero (grilled corned with sprinkled paprika) move on to Chicharron (like a grileed cheese) and OMG tacos will blow your mind. This guys know what... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Let me start off by saying the service was very good. I have been there twice. The last time was on a very busy night. So the girl and I sat at the bar. The service from the bartender was very good. Everyone at the bar was being tended to. The food was ok. It came out cold, so that... More

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phoenix, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

On arrival the Hostess seemed intent on ignoring everyone even with several empty tables available . The Waiter was good but the food took a long time for simple dishes ( a salad , posole and one taco ) to come out. The place is LOUD and echoey . Parking seems not clearly defined . The food is "okay" but... More

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