Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix

4.7
315 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Blanco is more than your typical Mexican restaurant, it‘s an escape from the ordinary, a happy hour hang out, a place to sit back, recharge and party. It’s a vacation in your neighborhood that helps you relax with your favorite people. For food, margaritas, and good times, Blanco is the perfect place to find your bliss.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I think the server took me the wrong way and she only talked to my boyfriend for the first part of the dinner but later on was nicer.

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KANEDREAP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager and waitress provided great service. Also the hostess were very pleasant.

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Jerome
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place to detox after drinking too much while still having some great alcohol available

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vipHawk
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Everything about it was above standard.

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vipDick
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What an unexpected delight. Sat outside on a great patio. Had the very best waitperson and the food was very good. We're going back!

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AnthonyF
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I knew we were going to be downtown, and wanted to have nice lunch, made a reservation here. Have to say, for a Mexican Food place, the decor is not your typical Mexican place. Very organic-looking, a refreshing change.

The service was excellent, the food was amazing, We had tacos, I had the short rib Machaca, hubby had the fish tacos. Will be coming back !!

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KeilaH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe definitely recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for pre-game meal

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RhondaB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were great! Would recommend and will definitely come back again.
Had the sweet potato/mushroom enchiladas and guacamole. Both were very good!

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KennethS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated right away and greeted with a courteous hostess. Service was great, food was delicious.

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Ishmael
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We sat outside to take in the downtown energy and enjoyed it. The wait staff was excellent! Very attentive, knew the menu and made adjustments to accommodate our dietary needs.

Not a fan of pets in food establishments so a dog being towed by two bar patrons was quite annoying as the dog was blocking the walkway and the owner did not have control of their pet.

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vipMNDF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We went later afternoon and it showed in the quality of the food. It wasn't bad, but my tortillas were obviously less than fresh. Other than that, the food was good - just not as good as I remembered from the TX location. :(
The staff was slow and passed our table several times without bringing the bill and same thing picking it up. That was a downfall for sure.

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Mary
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly service.. so get a reservation so you won’t need to wait (even if it’s a Sunday night)..

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place.

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vipJanelleS
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Convenient location for dinner after attending Sunday afternoon symphony. Reserved outdoor table, but those were full, so we were seated indoors (still excellent ventilation, since wall behind bar was open to outdoors). I liked their chips and salsa and the frozen Paloma was delicious. Entrees were good, but not excellent. It seemed pretty salty and agree with other reviewers that it could have been served a bit warmer.

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vipahwadiner
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good tacos and margaritas. A busy Saturday evening at 5pm. We had reservations and get seated right away. Unfortunately, the cheese enchilada dish was cold with unmelted cheese. We wanted to report and have it heated up, but had difficulty getting anyone - including our server- to stop by our table. When we finally did, the gentleman said he would get our server but no one ever returned. So 4 stars it is.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, and environment. We love this place!!! You won’t be disappointed.

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NikalaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Will
Definitely return. Great for after basketball games or while walking around
Downtown.

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TomO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great server, and very good food. Our second trip in so consider us repeaters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The menu looks great. Tons of choices. We had the chili verde burrito and the short rib cheese crisp. It was just ok. Nothing special. The server was great and friendly. My biggest issues was that the food is super salty. Too many choice for dinner. I doubt we will go back.

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Kat0602
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and ambiance here was absolutely delicious! The only thing I would change is that I would ask that the food come out of the kitchen just a bit hotter.

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JosephF
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great. We sat outside and enjoyed the evening!

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ReneA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Guacamole starter was turning black, taste was ok.

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Erika
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place. Fajitas a little spicy. Slightly noisy. Good place for
Groups

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vipDAVIDC
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat on the patio. Not too much in the way of street noise, but the music was a bit louder than I prefer. The Skinny Spicy Margarita was quite good. Do not order if you don't like spicy! The Chopped Chicken salad was moderate sized and very tasty. The pair of Carnitas Tacos was elevated by the addition of orange slices. They were good, but not fantastic. The Mexican Tiramisu was creative and delicious, I preferred it to regular styles of Tiramisu.

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Thomas
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was everything and more. My wife and I are visiting Phoenix for the first time and heard great reviews about this place. The food was so good and the drinks were great too. I highly recommend getting a pitcher it’s the best bang for your buck. The shrimp fajita was super good. My wife had the chimmy chonga which was really good too

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viplovefinedining
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty dinner. Our food was great, our server was super friendly and the atmosphere was super cool. Loved the art on the wall too. Would love to return.

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vipSteve
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Food was great and service was amazing! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was so sweet and kept out waters filled. Highly recommend the Frozen Paloma!

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Leslie
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good and the location downtown is excellent. As they got busier in the evening the service got a bit slower which is expected but overall a nice dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Wife and I went for our 25th wedding anniversary. Here’s some words of advice: the braised chicken EVERYTHING is delicious. The food overall is amazing, but anything braised chicken (burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, tacos) will make your tastebuds dance in heavenly deliciousness!

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TanyaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food and Cocktails were amazing! 💜

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ArnoldT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, great food 10/10 recommend

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vipbethc
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and yummy food!

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PamelaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty, pleasant ambience, friendly and helpful staff!

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vipDoubleK
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking for a spot close to Footprint Arena before the Phoenix Mercury playoff game that was fun, not super expensive and family friendly. This fit the bill! Food was delish and we were in love with the chips, salsa and queso. Happy hour drink specials were terrific too. And we were out in plenty of time to make it to the game for tipoff.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service EXTREMELY slow. Had three beers before our meal arrived. Flavor fair but both meals cold. Our waiter sensed it and never checked up on us. Won't return on our next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We went for drinks and food but our waiter never asked if we wanted more drinks and he’d never stay long enough for us to ask him. Food was meh. Nothing I’d go back for.

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AdamE
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent, seated right away. The food was delicious and the drink did not disappoint either. Great location and very nice inside.

FAQs

Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (623) 257-3810.

Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix is rated 4.7 stars by 315 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.