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Blanco Cafe - 1720 Blanco Rd.

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1720 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212-2602
+1 210-732-6480
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Woodward, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife & I go to SA every year for a getaway. We've never been disappointed when eating here! I mean NEVER. They have daily specials and extremely reasonable prices. Admittedly it's not on the "Riverwalk" but it is well worth the short drive. We have enjoyed many lunches there and you will too! The cheese enchiladas in the red... More 

Thank charlesbE1169CS
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Normal, I don't have issues with my food, but today was not one of them. I had the carne guisada plate, and a chrizo and papas (potato) taco on the side. I'm not sure what happened, but the carne guisada tasted like chunks of beef that were just boiled for stew. Normally, the gravy is a nice savory creamy delight,... More 

Thank Santos A
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want true San Antonio neighborhood Mexican food this is it. Not fancy, not expensive but awesome! It's diner style; sit at the counter or grab the first available table. Lunchtime is always packed so arrive early.

Thank Missy A
Rockport, Texas, USA
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

On a tip from a friend we searched out Blanco Cafe and were not disappointed. Our waitress was very nice and it was only a short wait for our food. The enchiladas were very good original Tex Mex food.

Thank portbaymike
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I have been going to the Blanco Cafe for years now whenever I visit San Antonio. I always thought that my favorite thing on the menu was the Deluxe Dinner. However, my last trip we went for breakfast and I had several Breakfast Tacos! Absolutely wonderful. I had the bean, cheese and bacon. Fantastic. There are lots of combinations wrapped... More 

Thank PatzMorelia
San Antonio, Texas, USA
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We go to this restaurant a LOT! Quick service, delish food, wonderful place for families. I love their beef, chicken and turkey; my grandkids love the sausage, mac & cheese, and even the broccoli! The inside is wooden tables with paper towels for napkins. We go here because of the outside eating area that has a wonderful children's playground! Went... More 

Thank surelyacollectible
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Enchiladas and puffy taco were tasty. Friendly staff and great prices on specials of the day. Simple environment in older part of town. It was as expected. Sometimes you gotta go where the puffy tacos are!

Thank Julie P
Tyler, Texas
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482 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Took my family to the Blanco Cafe and loved it. I had to enchiladas and they were wonderful. My family had other dishes and they were great as well! Our service was good, and I would return.

Thank WildHaireHiking
South Lyon, Michigan
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

The best enchiladas. ...ever. We actually ate there for breakfast and then got take out for dinner. Don't miss this one!

Thank Andrea W
Natalia, TX
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1720 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212-2602
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-732-6480

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