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Blanco Cafe - 1720 Blanco Rd.

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1720 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212-2602
210-732-6480
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Very tasty food

Very small restaurant, limited street parking, and you can expect to wait at traditional mealtimes---but it's worth all that. Enchiladas are very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Cynthia G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very Disappointing! We have been going since the 70's when they opened. We typically get the Enchilada Deluxe Dinner which includes a Taco, Chalupa, tiny bit of Guacamole along with the three Cheese Enchiladas rice and beans. They tend to rush the food...without properly heating it.😡 I'm never in a rush and want my food served at the proper temperature.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very small restaurant, limited street parking, and you can expect to wait at traditional mealtimes---but it's worth all that. Enchiladas are very tasty.

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Katy, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

They say you can't swing a cat without hitting a Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, but this one is worth noting. It is in the downtown area. It serves HUGE portions of very good food. They do charge for refills, chip, salsa, etc. But you can use the silverware and napkins for free. Worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Several friends of my called up and said lets have lunch? I said let do something very San Antonio... so we went to Blanco Cafe, this a San Antonio original the Food taste like San Antonio. Tortillas nice and hot and the food is so go good like the people in the kitchen cooking like in a Mexican home... Everyone... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was very good, but the interior is gutted and the windows plastered with building permits. I think there are other locations. If not, there are good Mexican food restaurants on just about every street corner in San Antonio.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Fresh authentic great tasting. love going there. keep forgetting to take my husband when we're in town. that's unfortunate for him. if your looking for great food stop by there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a local hangout for my family many years. We loved the enchiladas, tacos and some of the best tortillas in SA. Food is excellent but unfortunately the decor had suffered. Looked as if the owners were not doing proper upkeep (needed painting, getting dirty and the parking lot was in disrepair - full of potholes). Recently though, they've... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you are looking for tex mex style food, this place is hard to beat. The service was quick and the food was very good. Everything I saw come out looked great as well. The place is clean and convenient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here. She ordered the nachos and really enjoyed them. I ordered the enchilada plate and it was very good. I do love their breakfast, especially their Huevos Rancheros. Server was very nice and efficient. This place is a San Antonio staple and it has a "dive look"; nothing fancy at all. This adds to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Ate cheese enchiladas with fried eggs on top....truly decadent and the cure for all ills! Blanco cafe no matter the original one on St. Mary's downtown or not fantastic!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1720 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212-2602
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: 210-732-6480

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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