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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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Today
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Lunch vs Breakfast Tacos

When we visit San Antonio, we always go to Blanco Cafe. In the past, always for breakfast tacos -- they're best ever! Love the place -- busy and full of energy. Love the staff -- friendly and very service oriented. Love the patrons -- authentic, friendly San Antonio-ians. Always a rewarding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim S
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Dallas, Texas
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Natalia, TX
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch my daughter ate bean cheese and chicken nachos and I got the AMAZING Picadillo plate!!! It's the BEST!! We come back several times a month! They also have this wonderful sign in the back of the store exit which states What would you want to do before you Die! Some people say become famous, travel, etc.... More 

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Thank Amanda G
San Antonio, Texas
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157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best tacos around! Frequented by the locals to endulge in authentic Mexican food, tacos and dishes like caldo and menudo. Always a packed house. Use parking behind building.

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Thank JetlaggedJess
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Saturday breakfast here before sightseeing in San Antonio. The food was great, the prices great and the service was great. It isn't fancy, just solid local fare and a quaint cafe-esque atmosphere.

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Thank Tara T
San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to eat REAL Tex-Mex, Blanco Café is the place to go.. Their enchiladas are hands down the best in San Antonio. Lots of food, price very reasonable.

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Thank effielin
Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visit San Antonio, we always go to Blanco Cafe. In the past, always for breakfast tacos -- they're best ever! Love the place -- busy and full of energy. Love the staff -- friendly and very service oriented. Love the patrons -- authentic, friendly San Antonio-ians. Always a rewarding experience. This trip, for a change, we decided to... More 

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Thank Jim S
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I visit San Antonio several times a year. On the list of things to do while there. 1. See family 2. Eat at Blanco Café 3. Get homemade tamales to take home 4. Eat at Blanco Café again if I am in town more than a couple of days You get amazing food at a very reasonable price when compared... More 

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Thank 692vestam
Seattle
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138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Don't be put off by the store front location. This restaurant serves the best enchiladas in town. It offers other items too, but the only real reason to come here are the enchiladas. The restaurant is always crowded, and you may have to wait for a table to open up, but it is worth the wait. Staff are always in... More 

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Thank Robin D
Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Every time my wife and I are in San Antonio we go to the Blanco Cafe for breakfast tacos. We were in San Antonio recently, made our usual trek to the Blanco Cafe, and reconfirmed (for us anyway) they are still the best we've had.

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Thank Jim S
Shreveport, Louisiana
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Some other recent reviewers have made negative remarks about the service - I just returned from dinner at Blanco Cafe, and I experienced such exemplary service that I felt compelled to leave a review. The enchiladas were good, with some salsa verde to add heat and flavor, but the fresh tortillas were the best part. They are among the best... More 

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Thank ChrisJay318
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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