Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th

4.5
460 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 460 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD, tacos were delicious, drinks were so good !

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HanzA
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blanco Cantina has excellent starters, tacos, and margaritas. An ideal place to come with friends and enjoy life.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great! Food was so amazing and service was too. Great experience, thank you!

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vipAfricanPrincess
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacos & nachos always the business you never disappoint

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Fro95
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Maybe hire some polite and patient hostesses. The hostess that lead us to our table is incredibly rude and did not seem to enjoy her job. Our server was amazing though and turned the night around but the hostess dampened the mood in the beginning.

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Mer1970
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at Blanco.
Diablo shrimp tacos were wonderful — paired with the Chili Coconut Margarita was perfect!
With Covid it was somewhat disappointing to see tables with young adults sitting together. You knew they were not living together. I understand restaurants want to stay afloat, but this could be adding to the rapid spread of the virus.

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Jessica
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We were running behind by 5 minutes so I called to let them know and they ha does it well. When we arrived we got our table right away. Our server was very kind and made good recommendations. The food was good and filling. The margaritas are delicious. They do give you a time limit due to Covid so keep that in mind. Overall great night and super impressed with the service.

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JoannaK
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved the tacos here but I decided to try a few new dishes: Mexican street corn, chipotle popcorn shrimp, and the fajitas.... *chefs kiss*

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Visitor
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The tacos were served cold and the classic burrito I ordered tasted like something I could order from a tacobell drive through. Avocado fries and chicken wings were great proably onlybecause they were deep friend

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Sunshine
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went there for drinks margaritas were tasty and our server was nice & attentive, will go back for sure

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SandyH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out waiter was so fabulous! He Made our daughters birthday super special! Thanks .. we will be back for patio season!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, drinks weren’t. We ended up leaving half a jug of margaritas.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good and nice food the server was nice and friendly

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AlexxusS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was greasy and never got told side condiments were extra. Everyone was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love blanco and really enjoyed being out. Everything was great!

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FernandoJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

All food we ordered was super bland , no flavor at all, worst nacho chips and salsa I've ever tried , rice and beans tasted like old and warmed up in the microwave , heard good things about this place and decided to try but definitely not going back ,

Service is good and ambience is pretty nice but for the price and food you get you can just go somewhere else

MB
vipMichaelB
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic dining experience with excellent food, service and wonderful drinks.

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RandallO
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service as usual was excellent! Food as usual was delicious and just enough! Nobody can beat your margaritas! One of our top 3 places to eat and relax.

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great service and portions

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DarleneO
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Oh we really enjoyed it! The service was great. The space is very comfortable! The only downside would be the price on make your own Nacho’s!! Way out of line for what you get.

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Dhaliwal
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, So quiet bc of COVID but stillt he same quality of food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good covid protocols. Very safe. Would recommend!

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vipStarrtanis
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the tacos! Halfy hour is my fav!

Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you for your review! we love tacos too!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was amazing (as always). Good size portions... definitely get your money’s worth! Drinks are always awesome and really good coffee. Server was fantastic and friendly.

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Fitmom74
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night. The drinks were yummy and food was delicious. The only thing I would say is that you should never have to pay extra for cheese when you order fajitas. Ever.

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Shan
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Long wait for server to greet us. Water came without ice and room temperature. Very little covid precautions followed. Food was not worth the price, everything was extra - large plate of nachos $40 and they were not a large portion compared to other establishments. Drinks were the best part of the meal.
Plenty of other places to choose from in the area so It won’t be my 1st choice to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bday for my sister and mom . It was fun !

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JillianK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly. They have plexi glass between all the tables. Their happy hour deal is amazing. The food tasted great as always. My favorite taco is their pulled pork. Their margaritas are delicious.

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LahiaG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always has been and continues to be a personal favourite spot to go to. The food consistently is delicious and fresh, the vibes are always positive and cozy, and the staff are wonderful.

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Sami
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, she was always making sure we had what we needed and was very friendly!

Thank you

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PepperK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Galentines day with two friends and we had a blast, food was delicious and the drinks were great too! Will definitely be back 🥰

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I really enjoy the happy hour from 9 PM to close. We love all the tacos especially the pulled pork ones along with the chilli coconut & Watermelon margaritas!

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sp90
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tacos, yummy drinks, kind staff, fun environment. Plexi glass between all tables, felt very safe.

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AnitaS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and felt safe with all of the added health and safety measures

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AmandaaD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The margarita was gross, they were out of things (I can understand this due to shutting down). The staff weren’t friendly. They seemed annoyed to be there. The fact that it’s owned by Anejo is wild. Anejo has always been great however Blanco I would never go back to!

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HanselP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The service was friendly as always. Margaritas and tacos during halfy hour is an unbeatable deal. The margaritas are as good as we have had anywhere else. Highly recommend Blanco for anyone who hasn't had the pleasure.

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LaurieW
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a margarita and chips and guac. I always enjoy the friendly service as well :)

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RebeccaC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere, great food, good service. Can't say no to the guac!

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viphappytoeat
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, as usual. Tried some new things and they were great. Our server was great also. A nice evening out.

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You can order delivery directly from Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th using the Order Online button. Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 228-1854.

Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th is rated 4.5 stars by 460 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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