Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix

4.7
271 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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LauraO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was okay. But, the ambiance was really nice.

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Oscar
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely would go here again! Great food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere!

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vipBarbi
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Called my margarita. Azuria, fresh lime juice, Cointreau & splash of orange juice. Just right & delicious. Had grilled avocado tacos. Wished I'd ordered the black beans rather than pintos but not by much.

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vipTiger
Naples
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Two items were outstanding! The Shrimp and Crab Cocktail is unique and wonderful! Light and refreshing with a little heat. And it is easy to see why the BBQ pork Taco is award winning. You really want to try these!

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RickL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Server were top notch! Very nice atmosphere as well!

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vipMichelleL
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We went for restaurant week. The price was very good. We enjoyed our evening.

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vipDeannaip
Austin
45 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food here was delicious. We took advantage of Restaurant Week, which was a great deal. The asado tacos were tender and very flavorful. The nachos with meat were great and a generous portion. Only criticism that the service was slow. This is our 2nd time eating here and we would return.

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JeffE
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! We chose from the restaurant week menu. Every course was fantastic. 1st time visit and we are definitely coming back.

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vipMV88
London
40 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and fantastic food! We will be back!!

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lm9480
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

21st birthday

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ELIZABETHM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was delicious! We loved everything that we ordered from drinks to appetizers to entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was poor. It took 50 min to get our food. Our waitress was not attentive at all. The food was very good once we got it.

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vipScrimpets
Tucson
59 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blanco is a go-to spot for us in Phoenix and we love the downtown location. The warm queso dip is outstanding, as is just about all the food we've tried. On this visit, we had Easton as our server and he was absolutely fantastic! He was very patient with us, acknowledged us INCREDIBLY quickly (which is a thing with me) and warmly, and he was very pleasant to deal with. He's got solid menu knowledge, helped us navigate gluten-free options and ensured he'd informed the kitchen of (my wife's) gluten allergy. He got our drinks out quickly, he checked on us at the right times, and overall he navigated us through a very pleasant dining experience. I really liked but didn't love the award-winning BBQ pork tacos (just a little sweet for my tastes but if you like sweet bbq, this might be your thing). Can't go wrong with the cheese enchilada (didn't have it on this visit but have had it before) or the crispy tacos. Atmosphere is definitely energetic but I didn't mind at all. The other thing about the great service is that it's not just your server who treats you well - every staff member was certain to acknowledge us and/or ask if we need anything. That's not very common. We're big fans of the Fox Restaurant Concepts group of restaurants and Blanco is yet another winner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late night drinks and food. Great experience all around. Gabriel did a fantastic job taking care of us! One of our favorite downtown spots!

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CherylG
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I order three different tacos and each was unique and delicious. The house margarita was outstanding and even the chips and salsa were special. Great food, friendly service and a pretty restaurant.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food & drinks - highly recommend trying the tequila flights!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time! Went at open due to our schedule and everything was perfect. Great team and good/drink was top notch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Bad service - had to wait minimum 20 minutes for drink orders

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Soxfan919
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here from out of town. The manager greeted us and welcomed us which was nice. The waitress was friendly and the food was good.

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JulieN
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food - vibrant atmosphere! Great location in the heart of downtown Phoenix!

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vipStaceyV
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family dinner. The food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish!!!!

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MelissaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
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
19 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.

OT
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.

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 4.7 stars by 271 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.