Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Fashion Valley

4.6
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Make the best moments stand still and delight in every savory, delicious bite of our fresh twist on Mexican food favorites. Feel the light, breezy air of the atmosphere lift you up and transport you to a taco & tequila paradise. This is your Blanco bliss. 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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GS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is located on the second floor of the mall so I was expecting "food court" food. I knew this was NOT mall food the minute I took the first sip of my margarita on the rocks! The freshest most authentic margarita I've had in a restaurant. We ordered the fajitas for our entree which did not disappoint in flavor. I just wish they had served it with a little more meat. We also shared the chicken tortilla soup and the crispy calamari. Both delicious!! I will definitely dine here again on my next visit to San Diego.

S
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite chicken fajitas and guacamole, plus the happy hour deals are great. $5 margaritas!

SW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sterling was a great waiter and took time to explain everything to us . Iit was our first visit.

CR
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service by Lucy. And management is always doing a great job making sure we are well treated

CD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

food was good but the restaurant was under staffed and our waitress was too busy to properly serve us.

d
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and ambience. The carne asada and the short rib tacos were fantastic. My husband and I were visiting SD from LA and would definitely come back here. I am 100% recommend Blanco Tacos.

P
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a party of three. One meal was outstanding, one was very good, and the third was OK. I think the person who ordered that meal was expecting something else. Two of us were extremely happy.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

J
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and food was delicious! The ambiance was also great.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos were juicy and full of flavors. Service was great too

D
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - quality - portions - service ! I will definitely go back

C
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was great. Staff was friendly. Will definitely be going back

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service

OT
San Diego
99 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

None of us had been to this restaurant before. We were so happy that we came, especially because of the Restaurant Week offerings. We loved our choices. Each dish was tasty and servings were generous. We all decided we would look forward to coming back again if we could sit outside. The inside noise and music level kept us from being able to hear each other so the staff helped us move to the patio. Service was excellent.

M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone who wants quality food, drinks and great service.

CS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Came for San Diego Restaurant Week. Nice place, good food, great margaritas

R
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great addition to Fashion Valley Mall. Love the indoor/outdoor feel. We liked our food however, the service for the drinks was exceptionally long which was disappointing. They were not that busy when we were there so we were not sure what the delays were since they were all margaritas. Great place overall.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blanco tacos never disappoint. The food is authentic Mexican. The drinks are amazing, specially the Smashed mule.

J
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a great place! We dined here for a lunch meeting. We were able to take our time and were not rushed at all. The food was delicious, we had questions as some were not familiar with all the options and each was answered perfectly with suggestions to suit our preferences.
Our waiter was very accommodating letting us talk when we needed and quietly kept everything we needed topped up. There was outdoor seating which would be lovely if you were enjoying a few drink before a movie. I expect it would be much busier in the evening and weekends.

SE
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great reception, seated us quickly. Server said she was new but she did an outstanding job. Food was excellent and in generous proportions. Beautiful casual place - great drinks too.
I parked behind Bloomingdale’s which always works to get to their great mall location near stairs and escalator.

BB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Convenient location and yummy food but GO FOR HAPPY HOUR!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Trendy fun little hot spot. Family friendly and great options for all including gluten free. Homemade tortillas are awesome. Margaritas and queso even better

AM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Blanco Tacos & Tequila. We always recommend it to friends and is our go to for celebrating birthdays & special events! Love the ambiance & watermelon ceviche!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating area and the happy hour deals are excellent. Combined that with yummy food and you've got Blanco's.

M
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE! From the hostess, to the waiter, to the bus boy. Sweetest People! Great Food too! The Guacamole was a little watery, but besides that it was great.

RB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was just ok. The drinks are in the pricey side but they were tasty. Had to send the money tacos back because the carne asada was burnt

CS
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and management you have are fabulous! Thanks for a fun and enjoyable evening with the family!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good good, I was expecting more authentic Mexican food, overall ok

J
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess greeted us right away & we were seated immediately at a great table. Our server was prompt, knowledgeable & friendly. We had the highly recommended Queso with Ground beef-it was delicious! The Smashed Watermelon Margarita was very good/refreshing. Our entrees (Short Rib Tacos & Burrito) were excellent.
Can’t wait to be in the San Diego area again so we can dine there!

M
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with my beautiful wife. Food and drinks were great. Our server was very nice and the manager Jessie was awesome. Great customer service, thank you.

d
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Whether you’re looking for great food or tasty drinks, Blanco has you covered! Highly recommend! Located next to the food court at Fashion Valley Mall. Great location for people watching w/ outdoor seating. Everything is well priced. I went on National Tequila Day so service was a bit slow but understandable.

LM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I discovered this place through it's sister restaurant North Italia also in the FV mall. I ordered the avocado tacos and my table ordered the seafood tacos and it was delicious. The server recommended we crumble some table tortilla chips over the tacos to give it a crunch and it was a great recommendation. The food tastes fresh and wholesome. You don't feel as heavy or bad about the food or drinks here as it seems as though they try to use authentic and whole ingredients for both the food and cocktails. Will be back soon!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service is great, food was good but I’ve definitely had better tacos far too many times in different places to give this place a higher rating. The seating area probably could use a better way of shading since you constantly have to move to avoid the heat from direct sun light.

RW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good margaritas, Good flavor on the fajitas. Need to give a little more guac. Otherwise, good times.

CR
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Good menu, great drinks and management and staff treat us well!!!

P
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - it was all our first time. Food was amazing for everyone. They let me choose a dessert as it was my birthday. Overall great and highly recommend. I’ll definitely be back!

e
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service..food was over the top delish...tons of fun!

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service.

CR
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ....food....people ....and fun

NG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Having lunch and pre-birthday celebration. Made my reservation on line quick and easy.