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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
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an established restaurant in San Antonio--a local's favorite. The chicken soup was loaded with vegetables and chicken on the bone--delicious!

Thank ZinnHouston
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Are u kidin' me! This restaurant is old school and awesome! The wait staff are bilingual eng/span and they run it like a boss. Fast, efficient and friendly. I had the Tuesday special of chicken fried steak. It was awesome! But then as I looked at other patrons I saw they were eating carne guisada, enchiladas, tacos, etc and I... More 

Thank Israel G
Linwood, New Jersey
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I have been going here for 25 years, it hasn't changed one bit. Deluxe Mexican dinner comes with 3 enchiladas, rice beans, a taco and chalupa plus some guacamole. Make sure you tell your server you want the enchiladas bubbling hot, you wont regret it.

Thank Scott T
San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I should have taken a photo of what I ate for breakfast, but I'll try to remember next time. One of my favorite things to order here is the potato, and chrizo breakfast taco! It was really, really good! I'll also give kudos on the eggs over medium! They were perfect! You'd be surprised to know that not every restaurant... More 

Thank Santos A
Sugar Land, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This looked like a great Mexican restaurant. Full parking lot, a lot of claims for awards, clean, well kept. But it pretty much ended there. Food was average at best. Fajita meat was not grilled, and didnt have alot of flavor. The cheese enchiladas had a chili type sauce with real cheddar cheese on top, but the cheese enchiladas were... More 

Thank Robert S
San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Wife wanted crispy tacos and enchiladas so we went to our favorite hole in wall restaurant. Blanco Cafe, the original on Blanco road. We we not disappointed. Food was great .we had the enchiladas dinner and it was still as amazing as ever.

Thank Ray02rodriguez
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387 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

On a busy day, we sat at the bar and ordered our tacos and coffee. That coffee is amazing. Our tacos were delicious, but had no salt whatsoever. I don't mind having to add salt. The part that bothered us is that we wanted to order more tacos and coffee, but were ignored the entire time. My sister tried flagging... More 

Thank Melissa C
San Antonio, Texas
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Was in the area and always try to stop if they are not Packed w/ folks and since it was early we were able to get a seat. This is the best old style tex-mex food in S.A. The Deluxe Mex dinner is what to order.. 2 plates of food for 8.95... can't beat it.. Umm

Thank Texascouple9290
Tomball, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a small Mexican café that caters to local diners. If you are tired of the typical Mexican restaurant and want to try a café that is more traditional then you might want to give this place a try. This place is not fancy, most of the tables and chairs do not match, and most of the customers are... More 

Thank Carson P
Woodward, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
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?