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Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley

4.7
4.7
387 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 810-2931

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Aimee Patel

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Parking details

    Please park in parking structure "C" and walk across the ramp on the top floor, this will lead you straight into the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 387 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

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  1. H

    Hawk

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great. Friendly servers, great food for the price.
  2. S

    Semantix

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I know it’s a chain but this is still one of my favorite Mexican restaurants and I love trying different items each time, plus the happy hour deals are great!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Our server Ceci was very helpful when we couldn't decide if we wanted pineapple on a happy hour taco. She did help us with suggesting to keep the pineapple on the taco. My sister was very pleased on how delicious the taco was. I absolutely loved the skinny Margarita. We will be back!!
  4. ST

    SeanTNinCA

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The service was efficient and pleasant; the food was horrible. Canned and frozen tasting ingredients were used probably.
  5. SB

    StephenB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great service! We have been here several times. It’s our new go-to restaurant. Kayleigh, JoJo, and Heather have been excellent servers. Outdoor patio is not too loud and neither is the outdoor bar. Inside seating is a little louder but still not bad. Get a flight of mezcals with your meal and you won’t be sorry!
  6. SH

    SHAR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This was Bad! The waitress provided minimal service, forgot a few requests and failed to check in with us, food came to us out of sequence. The food was Bad! The taco meat was poor quality and poor taste. The cheese crisp was anything but crisp-it was soggy & gross. We only ate 3 bites of each of the items we ordered, I think the waitress should have taken notice that something was wrong when several plates of food were nearly untouched. The hostesses were great, they helped us adjust our reservation time on a busy Friday evening, they were the only positive aspect of our visit. Other than that, not a good experience. We have eaten at Blancos in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ at least 100 times and it has always been good. Maybe this staff should be trained by AZ staff.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here! Love their happy hour menu and all day taco Tuesday and happy hour. Best deals. Our server Kaylee was awesome and on top of everything. Love that management is present on the floor and helpful to their staff. Thank you for a great time everyone!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 6, 2022Love this, thank you! I will share with Kaylee your kind words, see you soon!

  8. LD

    LouisD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the servers were very nice and helpful.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you Louis! Love this review

  9. GO

    GabeOnTheGo

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Modern, delicious food with excellent service and reasonable! We were going to go to Javiers in La Jolla but this place being more casual, had a fun, casual vibe that was great for a dinner out with clients and very well priced!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 27, 2022Wonderful, thank you Gabe! So glad you tried us and had a great time with clients.

  10. JW

    JanetW

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress Kelsey was so attentive & very knowledgeable. She was great

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 21, 2022Thanks Janet, she is great!

  11. l

    luv2eat

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. I would definitely recommend to others.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 21, 2022Thanks for the great review!

  12. k

    katb

    Edinburgh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great guacamole, chips and 🌮. Really enjoyed my shrimp tacos with beans and rice, daughter and husband had veggie tacos and veggie enchiladas which were given the thumbs up. Service was thoughtful, noticing that the sun was blinding me and closed the doors to stop the glare and our waitress suggested plain chicken and rice for our non spicy eating young son. Overall a great experience, Def recommend this place.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you very much Kat! So glad we took care of you and your son

  13. JC

    JesusC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was great as well...will be returning in the future

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 3, 2022Thank you for the review Jesus, see you soon!

  14. RG

    RewardsGreatExperiences

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Watermelon margarita was awesome. Guacamole was amazing and the queso was hot and fresh. All of the meals were perfect portions. Not too big. We had to share another margarita pitcher instead of having dessert. Really enjoyed our dinner, food and atmosphere.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 3, 2022Thank you very much for the review and agreed on the liquid dessert, amazing! See you soon

  15. B

    Brea

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Amazing drinks. Beautiful environment.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on June 21, 2022Thanks Brea!

  16. t

    tinaa

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early Father’s Day. We love Blanco’s. Every visit is enjoyable. The food is consistent, excellent service, love the atmosphere. This time we had the summer sangria and it was delicious. My family is obsessed with the queso!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you so much Tinaa, the queso is amazinggg!

  17. JS

    JasonS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Tacos were very tasty but had hardly anything in them. Hard to justify $6 for a small taco with very little inside it even if it was good
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bella was awesome. She was friendly, attentive, and on top of everything! Thanks for a great visit!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for the feedback! Will relay to Bella and give her some kudos :) See you soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blanco is my favorite place to eat at the mall! Great good, service, and ambiance
  20. B

    Brenton

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Trevor as our waiter and he was amazing! Very personable, attentive and had great attention to detail. We already love going to Blanco but he made it even better than normal!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabby was awesome. Just on top of all the little extras we needed. Loved her attentiveness and kindness! Thanks for a great dining experience. Shout out to Josh the busser as well for being friendly and helpful, too!
  22. A

    Ashley

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The elote was delicious, as were my shrimp tacos. My husband got the chimichanga and said it was “pretty good, not great,” but he razed about the mezcal old fashioned. The outdoor setup was nice for a mall, but it is definitely at a mall. The service was great, everyone was very friendly and attentive.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    I went with me boyfriend and the food is super good. I recommend to taste corn

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on May 20, 2022Thank you for the review! Our street corn is grilled to order! We are glad you enjoyed it!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mothers days lunch! All the apps, drinks and food were phenomenal! Amazing staff as well! We will be back!!
  25. SP

    SharmaineP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was great. The good was awesome. I just wish we were checked on a little more often, but I know it was a busy time. Would come here again and recommend to others!
  26. TV

    TammyV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was amazing. Loved the drinks and food. Doesn’t get any better than that.
  27. NW

    NicoleW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Really terrible drinks and food. Server said he would be doing side work in the back and to flag him down if we needed anything? To top it all off I found a dead fly in my salad
  28. ET

    EmeryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cecilia!!! Awesome Server♥️ She was very attentive and fun! Rockstar Service. Get. The. Queso. Terrific 😍 😢= the $14, super salty petite cheese enchilada Very Loud. Hard to hear our conversation but we were enjoying ourselves, so yeah... We’ll return to try some more food!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Slow on the service.
  30. NV

    NikkiV

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Queso is amazing 😻

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on May 6, 2022Thank you for the great review Nikki! We also use the queso to finish off our nachos tableside!

  31. SP

    SusanP

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I continue to be impressed by how the staff is hired and trained for this organization. We often dine at The Henry, and Blanco was recommended (as we love fish tacos). Both owned by the same parent company, they consistently offer excellent, timely and friendly service, never miss. The food was delish, and the tacos, guac, and margarita were 'level up' from any you'll have elsewhere.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on April 23, 2022Thank you for your review Susan! We are so pleased that you continue to have great experiences in our restaurants!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Easter Sunday with family

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on April 19, 2022Thank you for spending Easter with us!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best customer service. Loved it.
  34. JR

    JillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blanco Cocina has comfortable outdoor seating. It would be better if the tables were more distanced apart for safety however the service, food and drink were all good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waitress was amazing. I believe her name is AnnaMarie.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on April 19, 2022She is amazing, so happy you think so too! Thank you for the review

  36. GU

    GatorUte

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place for quick service before a movie at AMC

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on April 19, 2022Thank you Gator!

  37. CL

    CarolLB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From drinks to dessert, each course was delicious!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome drinks and good food! Friendly staff from the hostesses to our servers and food runners!
  39. E

    Eleanor

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were given an option to be seated outdoor or indoor. We sat outdoor. All employees were very friendly and helpful. Our server was awesome. We were expecting the Crunchy Taco Salad to have an edible crunchy taco but we got a bowl with strips of crunchy taco chips. It was still good.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on March 30, 2022Love this, thank you so much Eleanor!

  40. PO

    PatrickO

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great servers, amazing food, outstanding drinks, what more could you ask for!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on March 23, 2022Thank you so much Patrick!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 810-2931.

Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley

7007 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Please park in parking structure "C" and walk across the ramp on the top floor, this will lead you straight into the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aimee Patel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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