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Blanco Cafe - 1720 Blanco Rd.

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1720 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212-2602
210-732-6480
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved the breakfast

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
HoustonNative53
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Sugar Land, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Okay so the food is good, good not great. But the service is slow n rude. Hey it's San Antonio not New York. We texans need good food n good service. And do not order take out because they charge you per item .30 so 2 ench, 1 taco, rice, beans = 5 items. Go to Taco Bell food tastes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

As a native Texan, I eat Mexican food on a regular basis - at least once a week. The enchiladas were by far the best I have ever had - anywhere. The service was very quick and friendly, and although there was a wait, everyone that came in the door was seated within five minutes. I would definitely come back... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Fast service, clean, good food. It felt like I was eating food from more traditional Mexican cooks. Old fashioned diner ambiance.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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221 reviews 221 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We met friends here for dinner. After hearing them rave about the food at the Blanco Café for quite some time, we were looking forward to trying the food. Sadly, I was disappointed. This was some of the blandest food I’d eaten in a long time. The strongest flavor in anything I tasted was the strong taste of chlorine in... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I grew up in this area back in the 60's and any time we can we try and go back to the original Blanco Calf. Man it brings back memories from the past. They stat yelling your order to the kitchen after your order. Great food and the Founder, God rest his sole, really wanted to create a family place... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We went here after a morning basketball game. I had two breakfast tacos and coffee. There were six of us - five adults and the young basketball player. I had two breakfast tacos which were okay, though not particularly hot, but overpriced based on what I was used to. Most of the others had been there before and voiced no... More 

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Houston, TX
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251 reviews 251 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Good place for breakfast. Not as good as El Milagrito but still good. Located in the Midtown section of San Antonio, by Blanco and Oblate, this little eatery is tucked away in back of a strip mall so it's kind of hard to find. I had the Huevos Rancheros and they were nice and spicey. My wife had two tacos... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

OKAY, i'm sad to say this location has lost a longtime customer! I have always recommended this resturant to all family & friends. i WAS a huge fan of their "famous" enchiladas, well after today i just had to post my story. i went to lunch with a cowoker to satiisy her craving, and well i was served a kick... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

One of the very few places we go to for breakfast! They are a family owned place with down home cooking and very friendly service! We've been going here for quite a few years and the way we're greeted we must be family Food's very good and large portions with very reasonable prices! A must on a Sunday morning!

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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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