Blanco Cantina – Calgary Kensington

4.4
72 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mexican
Offering casual dining for big appetites, over-the-top cocktails, and the hottest happy hour in the city (we call it #halfyhour) from 3-5pm and 9pm - close daily; we offer a mixture of semi-private booth seating, intimate lower seating around our perimeter and a cozy lounge where the energy is always high. Come see our indoor-outdoor bar seating and 40+ seat patio, it’s a one-of-a-kind in Kensington!

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 100 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 72 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jaymeh
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!
Great food and even better margaritas!

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Kris
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment with great food. Love this location. Looking forward to going back.

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CarolN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour half priced tacos and $6 margaritas! So good. Highly recommend the pulled pork and tilapia tacos as well as the coconut chili margarita.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food! Thank Kyla!!

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LahiaG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with Blanco. My usual go-to is the 17th location, so it was my first time visiting the Kensington location. As expected, the ladies that served us were hella awesome, super sweet and had a great balance of checking in on us without it being too much. Food was excellent, and drinks delicious. Only critique was I like to half/half my chili coconut drinks, starting spicy then taper off to mild spice/no spice but they stayed the same spiciness level. Apart from that, it remains my favourite spot whenever I need some comfort and good vibes.

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ARae
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kyla was amazing, and the energy at this new location is super fun. The best taco on the menu is the Pulled Pork for sure - order it! They should re-evaluate their Mushroom Taco ingredients however, room for improvement.

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KarolinaC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time coming, the fish tacos were delicious. We also got the pork which was good and the brisket was disappointing, cold and didn’t taste good. The waitress was a gem, she said she was new (2 weeks) but was very sweet and attentive to everything. We will definitely come again!

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DonnaF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas and service. Just wish patio was open.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

We did not have food which is why I gave it a good rating, but it did look good and we plan to return to try it on taco Tuesday, but the drinks during happy hour are a must to try. Great selection and tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Too many unsafe Covid practices to mention. Music so loud everyone has to yell at each other to hear. Horrible atmosphere. Won’t go back.

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dinerdelux
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fun place, great service. I look forward to returning ☺

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Nana
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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lisajosephine
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Great drinks, food and service. Happy hour is the best there. Such a good deal. Great atmosphere too. Thanks!

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vipBigK
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tastes very nicely

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Ribina
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My fish tacos were good but a little cold. Otherwise no complaints!
I find the music a bit too loud, but that’s probably just me

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Brock
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

It was a fun atmosphere but the food was sub par and missing majority of what was stated it would have within it, Taco Bell quality. That could’ve been overlooked but the drinks were not well made and tasted like straight booze and also missing ingredients that it stated would be within it. No chasers/lemon/lime for shots provided either.

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vipRusty
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food was underwhelming, bland and expensive. Server was phenomenal and was the highlight of our experience. Really need to revamp and invest time into improving their menu/offerings.

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LaurieW
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant.
I love the food. It was a great atmosphere and liked my seat that I reserved.

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vipCarolT
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great smokey pineapple margaritas and delicious tacos 🌮

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Natalieg
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was very loud. Food was average. Service was good

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ToniL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time here, would highly recommend! Appreciate their COVID protocols!

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JanelleD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favourite place to go absolutely delightful!

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Mariewaldner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Bad service and the food is okay but not good enough for the money

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vipSinclair
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friday night business dinner and drinks. Great music, amazing service, well crafted drinks, and some good food.

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vipC1Alberta
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Heat not working. We were all cold at the end of supper.

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vipJomanji
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the Kensington location and it was awesome! Our server, Kyra(???), was excellent as well and had some great recommendations! We'll be back for sure! Oh, and the artwork is pretty hilarious too!!!

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ValeriaJ
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was really good. Great experience!!! Would recommend to everyone.

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EmilyL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Drinks were delicious food was good. Service was okay, our waiter wasn't very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had some of the best tacos I’ve had in awhile. Also had a great happy hour menu

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KaylaB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server seemed like she was too busy to give great service. Friendly and good drinks and food!

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LauraYYC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and margaritas. Great service. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night! The margs and guac were both really good, our server was kind and helpful, I would definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delicious margs, and wonderful service!

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markk
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Restaurant was a good destination and guacamole was very good but main meals were average

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vipbunn
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy spot. Love the decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, The chilli coconut margarita was good. The Queso is the right size for an appetizer and the shrimp Diablo tacos were absolutely amazing and a must to try. The Fajitas were also delicious. We will be dinning there again soon!!!

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Jenn
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful happy hour dinner!! Our server was Ah-MAZING, and super attentive, and hope too see her the next time we head over! Great drinks as always!

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, server was very nice, blueberry marguerita was really delicious, and chips and guacamole and cheese dip were good.

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vipJennaF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and you can’t beat the prices !

Blanco Cantina – Calgary Kensington
Responded on November 26, 2020

Thanks for the review Jenna! Looking forward to seeing you in again soon. If you would like a reservation at any time, feel free to email me at agm.kensington@blancocantina.ca Cheers!!

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Princess
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Didn't like the shredded chicken on my taco salad. Would prefer a grilled piece if chicken, at least 3-4 oz.

Blanco Cantina – Calgary Kensington
Responded on November 26, 2020

Hello! Thank you for the review. We are more than willing to accommodate guests with modifications to their dishes, such as the substitute for grilled chicken on your taco salad. Looking forward to seeing you in again soon! Cheers.

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FAQs

Blanco Cantina – Calgary Kensington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 454-9602.

Blanco Cantina – Calgary Kensington is rated 4.4 stars by 72 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.