Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix

4.8
247 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.
What 247 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelissaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Just amazing! Loved everything- food, service and decor was perfect!

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MoisesA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best service I’ve ever had, attentive staff, and AMAZING food. If you’re in Phoenix you MUST eat here.

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vipGourmande
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Avocado tacos are awesome and chorro beans were incredible! Love having Blanco downtown!

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Super cute restaurant, nice art, decorations. Great cocktails, delicious food. Good service. Unfortunately the food made us sick. I was really surprised about 1 hour after eating there, stomach upset. It was probably just a one off because it seems like a great place. I hate getting sick from eating out though.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most try. Awesome food and service

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vipRaneC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome ambience and great food. A little on the pricey side but we still enjoyed ourselves.

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MarianaS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation great place!

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Jeanne
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere for catching up with a friend.

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ChuckB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great atmosphere and drinks.

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vipTimR
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sangria was very good, as was all the food we tried. Server was very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Food was descent. The service was horrible. The ambiance was fun but overall it definitely was not worth the cost.

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MeganD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Friendly staff. Delicious drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the entire experience, didn’t feel rushed and the food and drinks were fantastic. Will come back for sure

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georgeg
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent happy hour specials! Service, food and margaritas were outstanding.

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KellyF
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Excellent food choices and quality, and the central location in downtown Phoenix in Block 23, steps away from Suns Arena and Convention Center is really nice! Excellent service and energy vibe as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waitress Riss was AMAZING! The food was exceptional. I’ll definitely go back next time I’m in Phoenix.

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ErinL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food at a very reasonable price! Loved the location too!

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JillL
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a great lunch, however I did feel that the music that was being played in the restaurant was a bit too loud for comfortable conversations. We had a hard time hearing those at our own table over the music and other patrons as everyone had to speak much louder to be heard. Other than that it was a good experience.

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EmmaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never been here and absolutely loved it- great food and great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was amazing! Highly recommend!

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HeidiW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love Blanco this one is more “sports bar” ish than the one I’m used to at Biltmore, but the food is delicious as usual and service is great!

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vipScrimpets
Tucson
55 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, Blanco downtown Phoenix was QUITE good. First of all, on a really hot day, the air conditioning worked really well, and we loved the quiet table they gave us (they actually read the comments in OpenTable I guess)!

The queso was EXCELLENT, very tasty, nice and smooth. I’m not a huge fan of the stringy style queso, I love the smooth creamy style and Blanco nailed it. Absolutely delicious. Couldn’t get enough.

Our server Kailin (sp?) was OUTSTANDING. She really dug in and assisted with navigating gluten-free options, checked on us at just the right intervals, was friendly and very personable, had great menu knowledge as well.

In fact, I should also mention that the hostess was also excellent, she actually went back to the kitchen to check on the gluten-free options as well as Kailin. Fox restaurants in general do a really good job providing gf options but you still have to verify each location’s options.

Elote Mexican street corn was great! Cut up into chunks, you can then use a knife and fork and get the corn off the cob, delicious crema, just a bit spicy but a good spicy.

Braised chicken enchiladas, EXCELLENT, delicious moist flavorful chicken, a bit of the queso in there, red Chile sauce, just great. My wife loved her hard shell chicken tacos.

I liked the vibe, the food was excellent and the service was great. Will definitely be back when in Phoenix!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! We moved here in February and this is so far my FAVORITE place! Go there!

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vipwinendine
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next choice for a pre-game bite to eat! Ugh energy, great service and even better food and drinks. Made for a fun time and we left beyond satisfied. Had we not had to get to first-pitch, we probably would have ordered a few more rounds!

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BradleyS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful servers but music was too loud

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Zena
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent and our server did a great job. Only negative was the noise. The music was way too loud and it was difficult to hear the person across the table.

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vipAliS
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and the service was good. The food was only okay. I got the taco salad and it was very plain. A few got bowls and loved them.

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vipErnieS
Naples
536 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Blanco is not t fancy looking nor the location for quiet conversation and an intimate evening. This is a restaurant for fun and good food and we found it to be a bustling restaurant we would come back to. The Mexican street corn was good but for us too much mayonnaise and not enough grated cojita cheese but still zesty and tasty. Yes, a little messy. The BBQ pork and corn cheese crisp was truly delicious and a SW take on pizza. My husband loved the pork tacos plump and full of meat. We are salt free eaters so we did find the food a tad salty but still delicious. We thought Alyssa had great command of the menu.

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vipMegG
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Blanco. Blanco has EXCELLENT margs and tacos. Such unique flavors and they do not cut corners - example: all marg juice is squeezed in house. Would recommend this place time and time again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time and I am eager to go again, everything was great. The food, service and the atmosphere - top notch!

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ShannonS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, wonderful service & delicious food! We enjoyed it thoroughly!

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Yesenia
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food/drinks. The only thing is the location parking but nothing I didn’t anticipate downtown.

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Viking
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really great place with really tasty food. Parking is free next door.

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Tammika
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food was amazing!! Perfect place to eat before a game! Chicken tortilla soup was the best I ever had. The traditional carnitas taste like the ones I had in Mexico!! Definitely will be coming back!!

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WesF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there at noon on a Saturday, right when the opened. I had the Tiger Shrimp Fajitas. Amazing service, fantastic and interesting food. The shrimp was marinated in a beautiful, tangy sauce. Would wholeheartedly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was served quickly particularly given it was a Friday night and there was a baseball game in town. Portions were generous and very delicious.

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Phil
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making a reservation was super easy and the staff was extremely accommodating and welcoming. My fiancé and I will be back for sure.

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abbiey
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so great! Food was fast, hot and delicious. Can’t wait to come back soon!

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vipfrankp
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mexican food and contemporary atmosphere! I highly recommend this restaurant. Great for family and friends!

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user1739
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING. Really cool place overall. Great to take pictures and go with friends.

FAQs

Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 899-8102.

Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix is rated 4.8 stars by 247 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.