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BLANCO

#123 of 1,596 Restaurants in Tucson
#136 of 1,771 Places to Eat in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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2905 E Skyline Dr, #246, Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 232-1007
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 35
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Nice Happy Hour

We stopped this afternoon for happy hour and sat at the bar because it was so hot out on the deck. Noise level is quite high. Service was good, but not really friendly. Margaritas are excellent. We had a bunch of apps and a few tortas. Food is very good, can't go wrong with anything on the menu. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
luvglass
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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English first
Tucson AZ
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Blanco at fiirst is attractive. But to me the deck is too narow and small, and holds far too few customers. There is not enough shade provided on the deck, also. The menu is a let down. Basically you have your choice of a few tacos, and one enchilada, plus a couple alternatives to Maxiican. The service is always good,,... More 

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Krakow
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141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Blanco is a popular and attractive eartery and I usually have a meal here when I visit Tucson because my dad likes their fish tacos...Service is good and the girls working the tables attractive and very funny. The Mexican beer is properly chilled and the seasonal daquiris excellent: especially the peach ones... I wish I could be more enthusiaistic about... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped this afternoon for happy hour and sat at the bar because it was so hot out on the deck. Noise level is quite high. Service was good, but not really friendly. Margaritas are excellent. We had a bunch of apps and a few tortas. Food is very good, can't go wrong with anything on the menu. We will... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We actually liked lunch so much we came back for dinner. The menu is interesting and for those not desiring Mexican food, they also serve a great Hamburger. The wait staff, both visits, were exceptional. The restaurant is noisy if it is crowded. We decided to sit at an outside table in the evening and take in the view of... More 

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Waynesboro, MS
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were looking for Mexican cuisine close to our hotel ( The Westin La Paloma) and came across Blanco in the La Encantada shopping center....and it was a great choice. They have a comfortable patio area that overlooks Tucson which was nice at night. They have misters on the outside areas to keep you cool. There is not a bad... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Blanco in the La Encantada shopping center offers great Mexican food in the tradition of Mexico City cuisine. The restaurant offers outstanding city views from its outdoor patio and from tables facing the wall of windows. Our server, Natalie, was prompt and attentive. I took her advice and ordered a Oaxacan Shandy. Delicious, but two may have put me under... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We used to live in Tucson and recently went back to get the food we missed and it was a million times better than I even remembered. Great food and margaritas, you really can't go wrong with any of the choices! To start, definitely try the warm queso blanco to enjoy some amazing chips (my fave from ANYWHERE) and salsa!

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Reston
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Loved the Hibiscus Rita frozen, but I like them sweet. The guacamole was some of the best that I have tasted. Enjoyed the beef Crisp and the Chicken Nachos that we shared. At outside and it was shaded and had misters but it still felt a bit hot!! Service was excellent.

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Tucson, Arizona
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We ate dinner at Blanco with our dining group. The service and food were great. I had crab & shrimp ceviche and my husband had green chili pork burrito...both were excellent. Since we were with a group of 20, I was worried the service would be slow, but it was very good. I would recommend this restaurant (which has also... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I've walked by this restaurant many times while in the El Encantada mall and decided to go in for lunch today. Its large patio beckoned with a city view and offered protection from the sun and wind with a roof and plastic coverings on the sides. The big interior also looked inviting with tables, booths and a bar. I finally... More 

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Additional Information about BLANCO

Address: 2905 E Skyline Dr, #246, Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone Number: (520) 232-1007
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2905 E Skyline Dr, #246, Tucson, AZ 85718
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 232-1007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?