Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th
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...
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Build Your Own Nachos* ** ^
choose your toppings, please ask your server for an order form
Diablo Shrimp Tacos (3)** ^
red hot marinated shrimp, mango chutney, purple cabbage, pico de gallo, cilantro
Gluten free/ celiac friendly, amazing margaritas. Nachos pricey and very small portion. Tacos where great
Really creative menu, we has the happy hour specials and very well worth the $$ the drinks alone were so delicious!
Jess is a great server and makes us feel welcome
Wasn't too busy, was there with a party of 6 and a few tables around us but not too busy. Service was slow but not too bad until it came to paying. Ordered 1 Last drink and 2 desserts to go. Took about 20 minutes to get drink or desserts. We were about to cancel the order but server was no where to be found. When we finally got the drink and deserts we asked for the bill, separated. Received the bills but server didn't bring machine so we ended up waiting about 45 minutes to come back with machine to pay. We finally spotted our server and she was with another table for about 15 minutes not sure if they were settling there bills or ordering but there was no urgency in her trying to process our payment as we were there from 6:40pm and we didn't get to pay until about 9pm. Food was good but not worth the wait for a not so busy night. Been the Blanco plenty but this was the worse service I've ever gotten.
Table side guaca is super good. The tacos are tiny. If you don’t go during happy hour it’s def over priced. But overall awesome. Our server was great! But that’s hit or miss.
Much better than Kensington location for sure.
Great all day happy hour here! Service was awesome this time! Our server was really good on checking in with us all the time! I forgot to get her name and so she can get recognize. We hope to have her again on our next happy hour at Blanco! Foods and drinks are fantastic! 😉
Hair is pork taco.
Love this place, the atmosphere and food are always great, the staff are excellent!
Good food, our servers got messed up and they gave me the wrong drink but other that that it was good! Lil pricey but would probably come back again. I’d love to try the brunch menu
Great authentic Mexican food. I’ll be back for sure!
The margaritas were great; food was only ok. Great place to have a lively visit with friends.
Went to the downtown location for business lunch. Everything was great until I ordered a chilli coconut margarita kit to go. Got home and only then noticed there was NO seal on the bottle. Got through half the bottle before my friend said they were not spicy like I said they were. I finally tried a glass and it was horrible. Tasted like bar lime and that’s all. I have bought about 30 of these kits from the west springs location so I would say I’m a bit of an expert with this cocktail. Needless to say I was not impressed, nor were my guests whom I was bragging about how great this drink was. Feel a bit ripped off for the price. Otherwise food was good, service was good. Take away was a rip job. Went to the west springs location and bought another and it was awesome. Was told they make it at each location so if you wanna buy, go west!
Excellent nachos and margaritas were great. Service was excellent
Took a friend from out of town here for dinner. She said it was the best dinner they had had on their trip! Taco’s were amazing, but expensive once you add some pico, guacamole or sour cream. They turn into 7 dollar plus tacos real quick. Margaritas were delish but again pricy. Service was ok, our server kinda forgot about us once we got our meal so we ordered another drink from a different server who walked by. We will definitely be back and will consider coming for happy hour instead.
Food great. Drinks great. Service very slow. Too noisy but not their fault. Motorcycles with loud engines reviving by.
Great ambiance and service. Very quick and friendly! Get the pitcher margaritas! Super good, especially watermelon!
Don’t get me wrong. The food portions, display, drinks, service, and ambience were well done but literally everything was way too salty I don’t think I’ll be going back.
One of our orders was wrong and took some time to receive correct one. Was kind of caught between indoor restaurant noise and street noise on the first row of patio seating outside restaurant so made it hard to talk
We went on Taco Tuesday. So it was busy and loud. I am not a fan of heat, so asked for no jalapeños on my taco’s. Even without the peppers , they were so hot I couldn’t finish any of them. I think they even add ground jalapeños to the fish batter and coleslaw. I wanted the brisket, fish and pulled pork to be the stars of my taco’s.
Great food, would come back for sure! The sangria was not great, but margaritas, delish
Our server was friendly and polite - made great drink suggestions for both the alcohol drinkers and non alcohol drinkers. Food was fantastic and fast! Atmosphere was lovely and the decor of the restaurant is fun!
Our server finished her shift at 6 so we paid our bill with her thinking someone else would take over as this is usually protocol. We sat for 2 full hours after paying without one person coming over to check on us or ask if we needed more drinks. We did. No eye contact or anything. Too bad because we used to enjoy going there but cannot understand why this happened. We all tipped 18-20% so that wasn’t the issue (I don’t think??)
Lovely food, kind staff, had great time! Would certainly recommend to a friend.
The drinks were amazing and then it went down his from there. Both main dishes were extremely over seasoned to the point were we could not finished our grilled fish tacos. Certainly not at all what we would have expected. Service was fair which lead to an extremely disappointing night. The location is great but it will likely be some time before I would return.
Food was great
Wasn’t too busy since we went on a Monday night, but service was amazing & the food was delicious !! Worth it to go when they have happy hour !
The fish tacos and guacamole were absolutely amazing. Great portions and affordable prices for the value you receive. Will be coming again soon.
We just survived a major car crash and once we were mobile the only food we wanted was from blanco. Thanks for the great food as always Ans wonderful service. Your margaritas really helped us feel at home too.
The food and drinks are incredible.
Was amazing last visit in this place a bit better than my previous visit. Our server was awesome!! Will come back for another taco Tuesday!!
Tried the new brunch menu. Delicious! Staff was quick and attentive.
Riley was amazing! We were blown away to find out it was her first week working there.
Great food, had so much fun!!
It was a great experience we order nachos (best of my life), tacos and drinkssss!!! I'll go back for sure!!
Taco Tuesday is amazing. Happy hour 3-5 everyday is amazing. I always get 6 beef brisket tacos on flour tortillas. It’s so good, and even better if you add the white hot mayo.
The drinks are amazing too! The poodle and the coconut margarita (hold the spice) is perfect for me.
The customer service is beyond incredible.
I’ll be going here for the rest of my life lol.
Another Great day @ Blanco Cantina. Went for my birthday chili coconut margaritas and diablo shrimp tacos. We ordered a jug of martini instead of by the glass and it was a GREAT deal @Happy hour and Taco Tuesday - the meal was great, the margaritas were fantastic and as usual another good experience at this great place!
Their happy hour is unreal! What I love most is that their margaritas are real fruit… so tasty! They also have a fun vibe.
Felt abandoned by serving staff (was traded to different server and then new server did not have time for us). Not enough fans and hot day so very thirsty, had both alcoholic bevs and water and water not refilled until meal over. Food was excellent!!! Frozen margaritas tasty, but requested different flavour for second one and got the same as first. The spice on the tortilla chips was not good.
Good food and service. Ice cold beer and great tequila list, half priced after 9PM.
I’ve been to Blanco many times. Our waitress tonight seemed more interested in attention from her male customers than anything else.
Our table sat with dirty dishes for the entirety of our meal, our first drink order arrived approximately 15 minutes after we ordered it. Our waitress was actually sitting at a table with male customers while we waited. Our slushy drinks arrived as a watered down version of what they’ve been in the past.
It took us having to get her attention before we could order another drink.
Service was no bueno. 👎🏼
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. The service you are describing is definitely not up to our standards. I would like to invite you back if you give us another chance. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will handle your reservation booking directly. Thank you, Anna
I always love this place. Myself and my husband comes here all the time. But yesterday I found that the service was a little bit slower. Drinks came later. I guess because of the taco Tuesday happy hour. The server came and told us that there were 2 hour grace period but I still have to wait for my drink and finish it coz it came later again hehe. Overall it was okay! I would still come back in this place anyway. 🙂
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Blanco Cantina – Calgary 17th is rated 4.5 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.
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