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“Really good Mexican food with a twist!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gallo Blanco Cafe

Gallo Blanco Cafe
Tbd, Phoenix, AZ
+1 602-327-0880
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Ranked #27 of 2,446 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are no longer at The Clarendon Hotel & actively looking for a new home.
Goodyear, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Really good Mexican food with a twist!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Tucked away in a retro hotel downtown is a small restaurant & bar serving some of the best home style Mexican food even folks who dislike beans and guacamole will enjoy. The prok quesadillas are great. The freshly made guacamole with big chunks of avocado and the roasted corn are not to be missed. Top that off with the best sangria in town! They also serve delicious breakfast ALL day.

Visited June 2013
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Oklahoma City, OK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Fantastic fresh breakfast and lovely cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a great breakfast at Gallo Blanco after arriving in PHX at an odd hour of the morning. Huevos rancheros (very good), omelet (fabulous) and breakfast burrito (also fabulous). Ordered a Bloody Mary (nothing special), prickly pear margarita (very nice) and a picoso (very good). Had our two kids with us and their meal was free and just a buck for a big glass of fresh squeezed oj. Definitely a steal! A part of a hotel that appears to be undergoing a face lift so the atmosphere is a bit odd right now. Nonetheless, great food and drinks. We would love to go again before we have to head back home so we can try the lunch menu.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Penticton, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
“OMG!!! THE BEST FOOD EVER!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is HANDS DOWN the BEST Mexican food I've EVER had!! and I've been to Mexico four times!!!!!

We had:
the street corn - OMG!! a MUST try
ALL of their single served taco's - OMG!
the guacamole - I miss it already!! - Can you send me some??? :)
The classic margarita's - OMG!
The burrito - OMG!
the lime tart - OMG!
the orange cake - OMG!
Their fire roasted Salsa - OMG!
Their fresh salsa - boy was it fresh!!

I'm salavating just writing this review!!

One thing: It's located inside the Clarendon Hotel which yes, looks a bit sketchy from the outside however please don't let that deter you. Its an eclectic mix of people but that is what made this restaurant have such an amazing atmosphere!!! SUCH an amazing meal, I can't wait to go back!

Bravo!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“WOW! so good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Amazing drinks, icy cold beer always, among my fav appetizer is the "elote" or corn, chicharron de queso, tacos (that is dinner) if you do breakfast OMG chille aquiles is the way to go.
Yes sometimes service is slow even when is not full the restaurant, there is certainly room for improvement there but food quality makes you easily forget about a little more than usual wait but not unbearable. A must do when in Phoenix, prices are just right!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic fish tacos while they last!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I have dined here at least 7 times in last 2 years on business. While location is at a unique boutique hotel that alone creates wonderful atmosphere, the local seasonal vegetables, and locally sources meats are a big attraction for me. And the freaking tapa-sized hand made soft tacos...are jam packed full of flavor. Rock fish, sea bass, wild gulf shrimp, carne asada ribeye, cochonitas, and more. Yummy in my tummy. I'm having a business dinner hear tomorrow night after another 4 tacos tonight...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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