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Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th

4.4
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409 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Latin American
Offering casual dining for big appetites, over-the-top cocktails, and the hottest happy hour in the city (we call it #halfyhour) from 3-5 pm and 9 pm-close daily; we offer a mixture of booth & hightop seats indoors, and a 30 seat patio in the summer!

Blanco Cantina is the ultimate central spot for socializing and watching the game - we are always down to fiesta, whether you grab a quick bite or stay all night.
Our tequila & spirits collection is off the hook, with over 75 hand-selected choices.
We believe nachos should be as individual as you are, so build your own!
We love brunch (ahem, day drinking) so join us weekend & holiday from 11am - 3pm.
We have classic margaritas on the rocks, slushy concoctions, and a fun selection of feature cocktails & drinks.
Last but not least, save some room for our Big-Ass Nachos and Burritos and; we won't judge if you have to use a knife & fork...

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 409 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimberleyC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the tacos and they are so delicious with all the different hot sauce options.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE the Diablo Shrimp tacos, and I could swim in the coconut chili margaritas
This is my new favorite place to go for some good drinks and delicious tacos!!

LG
LahiaG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blanco is our friend group go-to spot. Love it there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so much! Food and drinks are the best!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here. The food is always great, the service is great, and the Coconut Marg is the best!!

AP
vipAfricanPrincess
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

You’ll be seeing me tomorrow looooveeee the food & happy hour pricing

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ShakaM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Showed up for happy hour with some friends, shared a mix of different tacos along with delicious thirst quenching and palate exciting margaritas and sipping tequila. Server was very helpful in our choices of food and drink. Had a great time and spent less than $25/person which was unexpected and truly a pleasure. Will be back!

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vipBear
Calgary
56 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great happy hour and late night prices for tequila and tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite bar on 17th!! Always have a great time:)

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troutchaser
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, best margaritas and nachos and great location.

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RougeRed
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Chicken wings are great

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cscje
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best place to go for the best tacos! My personal favourite restaurant in the city.

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vipKimberleyC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice surprise to find out it was Taco Tuesday when we were there. The tacos were amazing and half price! You can't beat that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food is amazing

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DavidF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food, and the tequila flight was amazing.

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EnriqueS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service provided by my favorite waitress Jess!

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SangS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great service. Love, Love, the 3-5 Happy Hour and Make your own Tacos.

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skylara
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good tacos and margaritas. More authentic Mexican in terms of tacos and tequila at a good price in a casual setting that is fun. They are not using a molcajete and tableside conversation to charge to a premium.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time in many years to enjoy Mexican. Food was excellent, would recommend it to friends.

AK
AlannaK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. 10/10 would recommend. Proper cove protocols followed. Felt very safe eating there

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YashK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service wasn't great. Too crowded. No social distancing measures followed during COVID times.

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ChloeL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server (I forget her name :( sorry! She had dark hair) was awesome! She was very friendly and patient with my parents asking lots of questions about tequila they in no way intended to purchase!

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Shahinap
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was just ok. The nachos were good! But the rest was just ok. Drinks were great!

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JeffP
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great - the server made sure we ordered in time for happy hour!!

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AaronR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erik was an amazing server and really made our day!

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Ksun
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for great tacos and great margheritas this is exactly what you'll get. Reasonable prices and amazing taste!

SK
SelenaK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute spot with an amazing selection and their DIY nachos were greattttt

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations

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vipWendyK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place to go and a great happy hour!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was very very bland and the service was absolutely terrible!They need to give the same service to all customers.We were made to wait while guests who were seated AFTER us got their orders first.

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BarbaraM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Nice environment. Will certainly be back.

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robe
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ok for basic food not gourmet by any means. I’d do lunch not dinner

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Anja
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was terrible. I actually got sick in the bathroom minutes after eating the tacos. Told the waitress and all she said was “oh I’m so sorry it didn’t agree w you” then brought us the full bill. The guacamole was gross and made with old avocados. Management gave zero cares about any of it. So disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great! Need more handsome male servers

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EllenP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good! Tacos were delicious and the margarita was pretty unique. Downside is that traffic is so loud so recommend sitting within their patio or inside. Would definitely recommend.

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MandiH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! My husband and I were celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary and wanted to so something different! This hit the spot. Tequila flight was great. The only thing was that the music seemed a tad loud for dinnertime, sometimes couldn't hear each other talk. But other than that everything else was great. Also please let our server know, I believe Maddie was her name, that she was awesome!

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ChefDanSteen
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Blanco the service and food is absolutely amazing, they have the best queso in the city hands down, and real tacos

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ClaudeR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing drinks! I would definitely go back there to have a good time🧡

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service by older waitress with long blonde hair can’t recall her name don’t even think she mentioned it. Already called and complained to a manager but thought I’d also write a review because I don’t even get that kind of service at McDonald’s. Food was also horrible and cold and puked as soon as I got home pretty sure she did something to my food. That’s all.

FAQs

Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 228-1854.

Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th is rated 4.4 stars by 409 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.

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