Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Biltmore Fashion Park

4.5
324 reviews
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Mexican
Enjoy flavorful dishes like our award-winning Slow-Cooked BBQ Pork Tacos, and our Mexican Chopped Salad with crispy tortilla, black beans, corn and guacamole. Take advantage of our full bar, stocked with a rich selection of tequila, wine, cerveza, and craft cocktails. If you’re in a hurry, check out La Ventana Rapido – our fast-paced taco window.
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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We have been here many times and the food is always good and consistant. This visit, however, ranks pretty low. The service was lacking and very slow. We arrived before the evening rush started so our server didn't have a full area. She had a very flippant attitude and communication from her was curt. Then we received the food and it looked like they just slapped it on the dish and sent it out of the kitchen. Two of us had salads and the lettuce was brown and very wilted. I hate spending a lot of $$ on wilted/ brown lettuce! We requested the dressing on the side and they both came out swimming. It also took forever to get water refills - which is a big no no when you are eating salsa! Very disappointed in this visit but will try again.

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GG
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here for a bday dinner. Service was great the food and drinks were as well. Highly recommend the aces over eights margarita.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so fresh and tasty. Server was really friendly, super helpful in picking amazing choices and explaining the menu.

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Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can not go wrong with any item on the menu. The Mexican salad is one of my favorites.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, service was great. Our waitress was on top of refills and checking in. Food didn’t take very long to come out either. Definitely going to back

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NE
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great but this was the second time here in the last year where we have had subpar service. We had reservations for 4 and were seated while we waited for one other in our party to arrive. We didn't have silverware for all parties and the guest that arrived 5 minutes after we were seated had to wait another 5 minutes for water and never received a menu. We also had to wait another 5 minutes for the last person in our party to put in a drink order and we waited for someone to refill our chips (which didn't happen until after our meal was practically over and we were already full). Our waters were not filled throughout dinner but the food is very good which is why we still come here.

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Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Blanco Tacos and we'll definitely return. Arrived during happy hour so the $5 margarita and sangria were tasty and well worth the $. We ordered the dips for appetizers to accompany the complimentary chips. Tasty guacamole, bean dip and queso. Dinner for my partner was BBQ pork lightly spicy, fresh flavors, perfectly prepared shrimp. It was a cold & very satisfying small salad-type dish. We'd both order our choices again. Dining on the patio was comfortable and allowed us to escape the very loud music and chatter inside. Jordan was our very congenial and efficient server who made great tasting suggestions. She was a great asset to our dining experience.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters 20th Birthday, our server bought her a banana split on the house, so sweet!!!! All of the food was outstanding, service great, beautiful night outside!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch date.

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MV
Phoenix
97 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great outdoor seating. Wonderful happy hour menu

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N
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We arrived promptly for our 7:15 PM reservation, we’re seated, and after a few minutes were greeted . Everything was fine, we were chatting while waiting for our drinks and looking over the menu, when we started to get longer, and longer. We looked around, the patio is not very full, and the restaurant was not either. We did not see our server for a while, and she came by walk to another table, Was taking other guest orders, and we were still waiting for our drinks. 15 minutes go bye, and we are looking around for her, trying to signal, and she just keeps going and doesn’t bother to come over to us, either to take our order, or to update us about our drinks. So at this point, it is getting closer to 20 to 30 minutes and we decide to go over to the bar ourselves, to switch seats and hopefully get our drinks. When we get to the bar, we informed the bartender that we were sitting on the patio for a very long time with no drinks, to which she promptly replies that the drinks have been sitting there for a while and she was wondering about them. So, we are clearly a bit upset and she ops to call the manager over and hands us our drinks. We inform them that we will sit at the bar in order there, hoping to get faster service. At this point we are really pretty hungry, but now the manager comes over and is talking to us, and we still have not yet ordered. We finally order, manager is a young guy, just keep talking to us, but not really offering any way to reconcile, other than buying us our drinks. The staff is pretty inexperienced it seems. Took another 20 minutes for food to come out, I guess they did not expedite it, and it just stay in queue in the order it was received.
The tacos and enchiladas were pretty good, once we finally got them, but obviously it put quite a damper on your evening with the experience.

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ET
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great but I noticed you guys need more people helping outside patio. The food is ok, expensive for what we got. Flavor ok.

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RL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Worst service we have got with our food taking forever, missing items that were ordered and missing the old menu. Very disappointed...we come here at least twice a month and may need to change up our routine

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B
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Salsa was different this time...not as good😐

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I used to be a huge fan of this place and visited frequently (2-3 times per month for several years). Recently they changed their menu and it's really not good! Their happy hour used to be amazing with an assortment of drinks and now all you can choose from is some mediocre sangria or a truly unpleasant basic margarita. Why mess with a wonderful thing after so long? I will not be returning.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Food is fresh and yummy.

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DS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Service on Sunday nights has been off the last few times we’ve been there. Love their food...will try not going on sundays:-/

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R
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Bday lunch

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LG
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

All staff made us feel like we were being rushed out of the restaurant. Pretty ironic seeing as how the restaurant was half empty. Our waitress was pretty nasty to say the least. We’ve been to the other location in Scottsdale, the Biltmore location could take a lesson from them!!!!

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SS
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

I’m so sad that Blanco has changed so many of their menu items. The cheese dip is not as tasty, the black beans are not as fresh, the Mahi tacos (a personal fave) were dry and over cooked. I’m hoping this visit was a fluke, but one of my favorite places to dine in Phoenix was a complete letdown this weekend.

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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was fun and awesome. Service was tremendous. Can’t wait to go again!!

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MF
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Super sad that u changed salsa. Not a fan of new salsa. We won’t be back

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EN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy. Relaxed. Communal. Worth it. The queso was smooth and delicious... I don’t like queso.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh...EXCELLENT SERVER!
THANK YOU!

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BT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Have been a frequent customer and found out that they change their salsa! So disappointed. The old salsa was way better and made blancos different from the rest of the Mexican restaurants. Portions are also smaller now.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there for a business luncheon. The food was Fabulous, the server was fantastic, the noise level was a little loud. Overall great experience!

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GR
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed dinner on their patio.

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MB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Blanco’s more times than I can count. We bring all the people that come to visit us because we know the food will be delicious and the service will be just as good! Don’t hesitate. Just go.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was not good. One of the entrees was a salad with chicken and it came out without the chicken. We asked the waiter to make sure we weren’t charged for the chicken and they very nicely took the salad off of the bill. We had ordered a side of cheese for the fajitas that came well after we were finished with the meal even after reminding the waiter twice that we didn’t get it. The margaritas were below average, as well. Overall a very disappointing restaurant experience.

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C
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We usually like this restaurant however our last visit was disappointing. The soda was flat and the service exceptionally slow. The restaurant was not crowded,several open tables. When dinner came it was cold but as we had waited so long we ate part of it. To his credit the manager apologized and adjusted the bill however that doesn’t make the experience any better. I would rather pay full price and enjoy the dinner. We won’t be back any time soon.

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tacos were great! Do yourself a favor and order the guacamole with the chips!

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FL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

BBQ pork tacos were excellent! Service was great, drinks were good. Nice ambiance. Worth a visit!

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BG
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and an amazingly dog friendly patio.

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Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food

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FL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our family of four enjoyed dining here while in Phoenix. Between us, we had mahi and beef tacos, shrimp fajitas. The service was good and food also tasty. I had read a Thrillist review rating this as a top place for Mexican food in Phoenix. Not sure it rose to a top spot in my book but I'm guessing as a Fox restaurant, it was rated high for consistency in delivery.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinning.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good is great, service never disappoints... ps. Best Margaritas

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MT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Usually good place but this night service was very slow and some of the food was burned and over done.

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Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good and they have vegetarian options... vegan if you get the black beans and no cheese!

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