Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix

4.7
284 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Blanco is more than your typical Mexican restaurant, it‘s an escape from the ordinary, a happy hour hang out, a place to sit back, recharge and party. It’s a vacation in your neighborhood that helps you relax with your favorite people. For food, margaritas, and good times, Blanco is the perfect place to find your bliss.
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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Wife and I went for our 25th wedding anniversary. Here’s some words of advice: the braised chicken EVERYTHING is delicious. The food overall is amazing, but anything braised chicken (burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, tacos) will make your tastebuds dance in heavenly deliciousness!

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TanyaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food and Cocktails were amazing! 💜

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ArnoldT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, great food 10/10 recommend

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vipbethc
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and yummy food!

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PamelaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty, pleasant ambience, friendly and helpful staff!

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vipDoubleK
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking for a spot close to Footprint Arena before the Phoenix Mercury playoff game that was fun, not super expensive and family friendly. This fit the bill! Food was delish and we were in love with the chips, salsa and queso. Happy hour drink specials were terrific too. And we were out in plenty of time to make it to the game for tipoff.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service EXTREMELY slow. Had three beers before our meal arrived. Flavor fair but both meals cold. Our waiter sensed it and never checked up on us. Won't return on our next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We went for drinks and food but our waiter never asked if we wanted more drinks and he’d never stay long enough for us to ask him. Food was meh. Nothing I’d go back for.

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AdamE
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent, seated right away. The food was delicious and the drink did not disappoint either. Great location and very nice inside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Absolutely terrible service. Celebrating a promotion and then hitting first Friday to walk around. Asked for our checks at 8:40 and didn’t get the checks and pay out until about 9:30. First Friday was closing up so the night was done and we all went home. (Checks we’re also wrong but we didn’t want to wait 20 mins for the server to come back). We frequent this location and it will probably be the last time we come in.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good experience, good food, good drinks and a wonderful ambiance. Waitress was asked if they valid parked in the fry’s parking lot. Waitress stated yes returned my parking ticket assuming the parking ticket was verified and paid. Returned to my vehicle to exit the parking lot and it was determined that I still need to pay a $25 parking fee. Only down fall I had with this experience.

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LauraO
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was okay. But, the ambiance was really nice.

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Oscar
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely would go here again! Great food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere!

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vipBarbi
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Called my margarita. Azuria, fresh lime juice, Cointreau & splash of orange juice. Just right & delicious. Had grilled avocado tacos. Wished I'd ordered the black beans rather than pintos but not by much.

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vipTiger
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Two items were outstanding! The Shrimp and Crab Cocktail is unique and wonderful! Light and refreshing with a little heat. And it is easy to see why the BBQ pork Taco is award winning. You really want to try these!

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RickL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Server were top notch! Very nice atmosphere as well!

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vipMichelleL
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We went for restaurant week. The price was very good. We enjoyed our evening.

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vipDeannaip
Austin
45 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food here was delicious. We took advantage of Restaurant Week, which was a great deal. The asado tacos were tender and very flavorful. The nachos with meat were great and a generous portion. Only criticism that the service was slow. This is our 2nd time eating here and we would return.

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JeffE
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! We chose from the restaurant week menu. Every course was fantastic. 1st time visit and we are definitely coming back.

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vipMV88
London
40 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and fantastic food! We will be back!!

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lm9480
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

21st birthday

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ELIZABETHM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was delicious! We loved everything that we ordered from drinks to appetizers to entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was poor. It took 50 min to get our food. Our waitress was not attentive at all. The food was very good once we got it.

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vipScrimpets
Tucson
59 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blanco is a go-to spot for us in Phoenix and we love the downtown location. The warm queso dip is outstanding, as is just about all the food we've tried. On this visit, we had Easton as our server and he was absolutely fantastic! He was very patient with us, acknowledged us INCREDIBLY quickly (which is a thing with me) and warmly, and he was very pleasant to deal with. He's got solid menu knowledge, helped us navigate gluten-free options and ensured he'd informed the kitchen of (my wife's) gluten allergy. He got our drinks out quickly, he checked on us at the right times, and overall he navigated us through a very pleasant dining experience. I really liked but didn't love the award-winning BBQ pork tacos (just a little sweet for my tastes but if you like sweet bbq, this might be your thing). Can't go wrong with the cheese enchilada (didn't have it on this visit but have had it before) or the crispy tacos. Atmosphere is definitely energetic but I didn't mind at all. The other thing about the great service is that it's not just your server who treats you well - every staff member was certain to acknowledge us and/or ask if we need anything. That's not very common. We're big fans of the Fox Restaurant Concepts group of restaurants and Blanco is yet another winner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late night drinks and food. Great experience all around. Gabriel did a fantastic job taking care of us! One of our favorite downtown spots!

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CherylG
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I order three different tacos and each was unique and delicious. The house margarita was outstanding and even the chips and salsa were special. Great food, friendly service and a pretty restaurant.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food & drinks - highly recommend trying the tequila flights!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time! Went at open due to our schedule and everything was perfect. Great team and good/drink was top notch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Bad service - had to wait minimum 20 minutes for drink orders

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Soxfan919
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here from out of town. The manager greeted us and welcomed us which was nice. The waitress was friendly and the food was good.

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JulieN
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food - vibrant atmosphere! Great location in the heart of downtown Phoenix!

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vipStaceyV
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family dinner. The food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish!!!!

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MelissaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Just amazing! Loved everything- food, service and decor was perfect!

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MoisesA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best service I’ve ever had, attentive staff, and AMAZING food. If you’re in Phoenix you MUST eat here.

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vipGourmande
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Avocado tacos are awesome and chorro beans were incredible! Love having Blanco downtown!

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Super cute restaurant, nice art, decorations. Great cocktails, delicious food. Good service. Unfortunately the food made us sick. I was really surprised about 1 hour after eating there, stomach upset. It was probably just a one off because it seems like a great place. I hate getting sick from eating out though.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most try. Awesome food and service

FAQs

Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (623) 257-3810.

Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix is rated 4.7 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.