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Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA
Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA
Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA
Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA
Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA

Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley

4.6
4.6
510 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 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Southwest
  • 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
  • Catering
    Blanco catering provides a fresh twist on Mexican food for your next fiesta, family reunion, office gathering, or get-together with amigos and amigas. Allow us to bring a fun and delicious catering experience that is easy to assemble and ready to enjoy.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a higher bar style table that seats up to 16 guests.There is also a window banquet table that seats 20+ guests.Fabulous patio that can be used as a private space that seats 50 guests.
  • 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, 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

What 510 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

510 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blancos is our go to. Food is excellent servers are excellent

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation for 10 for my birthday dinner but more of my family showed up. Blanco Cocina + Cantina was so understanding and accommodating. The food was fresh and flavorful. The drinks were refreshing and perfectly made. Overall, we all had a great experience and will definitely be going back again in the future.

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  3. MaryB

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was there with two friends. Our favorite minute items were the drinks: the blackberry and the strawberry moon-alcoholic and the skinny margarita. We also ordered the cheese crisp with tomatoes (and?—it wasn’t my dish) and the tortilla soup. The latter was not quite as good as the last time we were here and the cheese crisp was good but not outstanding. The wait staff were friendly and attentive and the meal came without a long wait. We will likely return to try other things on the menu.

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  4. JohnP

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the service top notch. Love this place. Like always, we had a great experience. We had a party of 7, everything was great!

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  5. Hawk

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place. Food is fresh and good. Service is great.

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  6. NickB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From hostess, drink runners, to server, everyone was fantastic. Very much enjoyed my time.
    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your business and hope you join us again soon at Blanco San Diego!!

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  7. EverettR

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First off, the server was excellent, attentive, knowledgeable and friendly! My wife and I were celebrating our 43 wedding anniversary and we landed at a great spot! Highly recommended!

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  8. JosephL

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mid-week dinner for two. Excellent mall restaurant, conveniently located with a mostly traditional Mexican menu. Friendly staff, courteous and efficient. Tacos and margaritas better than expected.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and delicious and our waitress is very friendly and nice. However the music was loud indoor. My friend and I set across from each other and we have problems hearing each other.

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  10. KenethR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have always enjoyed going here great service food is good and the managers are always checking to make sure everything’s OK

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at Blanco Cocina. The food was delicious and the service was great. They even brought dessert for the two birthday girls in our group which were amazing- the Mexican Chocolate Tiramisu and the Tres Leches Cake.
    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your business and hope you join us again soon at Blanco San Diego! We love celebrating birthdays here at Blanco! =)

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is always great here and I love how management is very hands on. We love coming here!

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  14. AndreS

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & Service are great! Always love coming here. Thank you!!!

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  15. Nicki

    San Diego

    152 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktail menu & exceptional service! The food was also very good, but portions are small (at least for the bowls) & the pork was very fatty.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was nothing short of amazing. We had the best table!

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  17. GGreg

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant! I eat here several times a week. The managers and servers are awesome. They remember my favorites and always give myself and my guest(s) the best experience. It feels like family. Most importantly, the food is absolutely delicious. Everything on the menu is fab. I especially ADORE the cheese enchiladas and the taco salad (which you can get with meat, fish or vegan) The greens are super fresh in the salad and the dressing so good. The cheese enchiladas are so flavorful, the enchilada sauce is unique and so yummy. The beans are great (I prefer the black) the rice is super tasty as well. I highly recommend Blanco.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was great… food was nothing amazing, I wouldn’t go back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was great- everything good and service very attentive. Kinda noisy tho when you have a big table of people trying to talk across it.

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  20. ivanv

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a TacoShop pretending to be restaurant, really expensive Taco shop food Warm cheese is the worst cheese I got in restaurant was nacho liquid cheese and the fajitas super salty cooked with soy sauce worst fajitas Sorry for the waitress is working on the wrong place because the service is was great but the food is for never comeback ever Hope someone from restaurant see this review to fix it

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  21. BrigitS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere, friendly staff, reasonably priced for great food and delicious cocktails. Loved their Rosemary & Joy Margarita!!!

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  22. AlanM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. It's a bit noisy inside so it makes it challenging to have a conversation. It would be great if they would address the noise conditions.

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  23. JosephL

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I really enjoy eating at Blanco. Tuesday evening, 6:30 reservation. Immediately seated. Server pleasant and efficient. My wife and I both had tacos, which were delicious. Can't ask for more...

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  24. GlennR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La carne en los tacos de asada es excelente, se derrite en la boca, buen café y la salsa de la casa corona los deliciosos platillos. Mi lugar favorito para una margarita con mango picante!

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  25. SteveW

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very well done dishes that make for enjoyable dining. Well above standard Mexican food. The bar drinks are generous. But very loud music that was annoying and made conversation difficult. My request to turn down the volume was ignored.

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  26. lysa

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess was very attentive when confirming reservation. They even asked for the birthday girls name. When we arrived there was a hand written note for our birthday girl. Very sweet. We order a margarita pitcher; that’s the way to go! Food was amazing. Honestly, we were surprised. We expected “American” Mexican food but we were wrong!! The tortillas were amazing! My shrimp fajitas were so tasty… & The little elote bits on the plate was Heaven!! The server brought out a delicious slice of tres leches for the birthday girl. Such a good piece of cake! As Chicanas, we were surprised that everything tasted like Mexican food!! Loved it.
    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on November 10, 2023
    Thank you for the great review! We do our best to create a great experience and it also helps that we have great tasting food! We appreciate your business and hope you join us again soon at Blanco San Diego!!

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  27. PickyDiners

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a fun place to eat with friends and family. It's a bit overpriced, but the 7 of us had a good time, from 10-year-olds to grandparents in their 70s.

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  28. CherylC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good, delicious margaritas and very friendly efficient employees!!

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  29. KarenS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Pitchers of margaritas was the better value. Sitting outside on a beautiful night was much quieter than sitting inside. The staff was very helpful and seemed to work together to take care of patrons. Our first time there and we will be back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for restaurant week, not expecting much and walked away fairly impressed. Spent the night trying to figure out if it was performance against really low expectations and have come to the conclusion it wasn’t. Look if you’re coming here for authentic Mexican food, go somewhere else. If you’re coming here for a great meal, nice environment and Mexican inspired cuisine then you’ll likely find this will meet your needs. Think of this place as a rationally priced puesto with better food and service and location. We tried a variety of dishes across the five us, guacamole was fresh, queso was unique and delicioso, the shrimp tacos were good and flavorful and the sweet potato enchiladas knocked our socks off - probably the star of the night. The desserts were good too, flan and chocolate tiramisu were both tasty and cool twists on old favorites. They were super kind and accommodating to some dietary needs and even put together a impromptu fruit plate for my daughter’s dessert. Would definitely come back and certainly will stop by when in fashion valley.

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  31. Shmoopy

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid food - yummy Cadillac Marg - had the Braised pork enchiladas and they were spot on.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We will definitely return!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The music and restaurant itself were so loud we had to yell at our table just to have a conversation.

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  34. Foodie4Life

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blanco was great! Convenient location at the mall and tons of parking even on a weekend. They were able to accommodate a large party of 17 on the day of!

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  35. SBELL

    San Diego

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant. Lucky for us it’s walkable to where we live so we visit 2-3xs per month. Their carne asada fajitas and ceviche are our favorites. Can’t go wrong with their service either.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Mexican food I have had in so long!!! The enchiladas rocked and margaritas were amazing!!

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  37. JamesI

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ended up here by circumstances once. Now I go out of my way to go back. The employees are genuinely interested in making sure you enjoy your experience. The food is unique and delicious. I highly recommend the short rib chimichanga. There is no better chimichanga on the planet.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the tequila flights and some tacos! Wonderful time! Server Matthew was great

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was phenomenal! She was always there when we needed her and ensured we had a full great experience

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  40. Bruce

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outdoor seating is ideal: Breezy, low noise level, comfortable chairs, umbrella-provided shade. Menu was sufficiently varied to satisfy everyone in our party. All dishes offered "clean" mexican flavors free from grease.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley using the Order Online button. Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 810-2931.

Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley is rated 4.6 stars by 510 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 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley

7007 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Southwest
  • 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
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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
  • Phone number
    (619) 810-2931
  • Catering
    Blanco catering provides a fresh twist on Mexican food for your next fiesta, family reunion, office gathering, or get-together with amigos and amigas. Allow us to bring a fun and delicious catering experience that is easy to assemble and ready to enjoy.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a higher bar style table that seats up to 16 guests.There is also a window banquet table that seats 20+ guests.Fabulous patio that can be used as a private space that seats 50 guests.
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