Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Houston

4.4
196 reviews
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Mexican
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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SF
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I’ve been here before and the service was a bit better last time, however the drinks and food was still delicious. Also, be prepared for a high noise level on weekends. And make reservations.

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MB
Houston
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Short Rib nachos are a MUST! I tried a number of their margaritas and narrowed down my two favorites: the Skinny & the Blackberry Clementine. Overall great experience and I look forward to stopping back in next time I'm in the Galleria area.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The atmosphere is great! Bar area looks fun and so does the patio seating. The margaritas are very good.
Though I was not too impressed with the food. The salsa to me was sweet and reminded me of Pace Salsa. Ask for a spicer salsa. The chips are good.
Service was not as good. It seemed that our server was a bit distracted and not at all attentive. When they turn tables around they need to sweep the food that has fallen.

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was good at this import from Tucson but the noise level was extremely loud. It really made us want to hurry up and leave. Also, the menu has changed and we missed some of our favorites such as their “white” rice which was delicious.

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KG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chips & Salsa were the best in town. Service friendly and attentive. Decor fresh and clean reminded me of upscale spa I ordered the enchiladas. Once you get past the first bite not tasting like you expect Tex mex to taste... it was outstanding. It was my Bday so they offered desert and we select the banana split. Fresh strawberry jam, caramelized banana, chocolate with cinnamon covered vanilla ice cream. So good.
Highly recommend.

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T
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service- food and drinks were delicious. Monday has as margarita special. Taco Tuesday. I’d return. Pork carnitas taco was excellent.

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PF
Birmingham
50 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Montreal provided superior service! Genuinely friendly, courteous, helpful, and attentive.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent
The only complaint was the noise level— literally had to scream to y’all to our friends on the other side of the table

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We sit outside, noise was moderate. Ambiance is very good, modern interior and outside design. Food was great as always! This is my 5th time there since they have opened. One of the best tacos in Houston! Skinny margharita highly recommended.

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ML
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat outside and it was nice. The food was pretty good and the service was good.

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SG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed eating here. I thought the food was very tasty. I would recommend the street corn and the shrimp dish. My husband got the chicken fajitas and they were a little bland. The table next to me got a cheese crisp. It looked yummy. The noise was a little loud. I was annoyed that I had to pay $11 to valet park the car. Next time I would just find another place to park. I would go back.

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A
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Fish taco was served as burnt. It was terrible taste. Noice level was so high but only ambience was good.

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RA
New Mexico
40 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the vibe and the food was delicious but the noise level was just too much. That’s my only complaint, I’ll still be back again!

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Service Good. Margaritas watery (even on the rocks). Food quality below average-cafeteria quality or lower. Price mid level but overall experience not worth the price. VERY NOISY, Hard to carry on a conversation. No "ambience" whatsoever

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EO
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I did have a great time. Food is overall good and drinks are very mexican

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J
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed a amazing birthday here! The service was friendly and quick. Every table is a great experience.

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HF
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent chickens tortilla soup

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The tacos were great! Tons of flavor and great spice. The margarita was good but very weak couldn’t taste much tequila. Made a reservation and still had to wait around 5 minutes to get a table. Service was subpar. Waiter did the bare minimum but had the entire patio by himself so he was pretty busy.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to have dinner.

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f
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I made reservations for my birthday for 7:45, didn’t get seating until closer to 8:30. The waiter didn’t come by for the longest time, and when he did, some of us didn’t get silverware or straws even after asking twice. The noise level was horrible, I couldn’t hear anybody. My group ordered cocktails but we didn’t get them for twenty minutes or so. By the time we got drinks, our food arrived. Overall everything was horrible. I would not recommend this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and drinks! A little loud for a first date but nice place. Will definitely go back.

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J
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative drinks and cuisine. Excellent food. Fun, lively atmosphere. The watermelon ceviche was some of the best I’ve ever had. Loved their rose Gin and Tonic. We ordered 2 different bowls and they were all delicious! I especially loved the pulled pork.

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MW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. This might be the best Mexican food Ive ever had.

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KF
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our date night there! Not too fancy - just right!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We are one of the most laid back people with respect to restaurant service and have never bothered to provide feedback even in some pretty extreme cases. However took my wife for a last minute wedding anniversary dinner and the service at this place was beyond terrible. Rude hostess who basically challenged me on the pronunciation of my own name started off the evening, followed by a server who literally butchered the rest of our evening. Our drink order which consisted of just plain tequila took 30 minutes to arrive. And only came after further reminders that we had ordered them. I am pretty sure my drink was not what I ordered but didn’t want to waste more energy on it. Was never asked if we wanted another round. After that we were ignored the rest of the evening unless we waived our server down. I like to be left alone but this was just us being ignored. We ordered 2 items from the appetizer menu waited for another 30-35 minutes asked the server if we could go ahead and placed our entree orders which they took. 10 minutes later entrees arrived and the server looked us like we were crazy when we asked why the appetizers never came. My wife insisted they take the entrees back and the apps be brought out first, but I am pretty sure our entrees just stayed in an oven. Not surprisingly we were charged for all of it which I can accept. However, not once did anyone remotely come close to apologizing to me which was the final straw. Mistakes happen but have the decency to acknowledge them.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the cocktails were the best part!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tacos!!! Great queso, drinks everything was great! Will be back soon

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was delicious but the service was not good at all. Slow/spotty service, drinks took way too long, entrees came out at different times, restaurant was hot, hostess and servers weren’t necessarily warm and welcoming. One of these faults could have been looked past, but all of them together didn’t really make me want to come back.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! They noticed that my whole family was tightly packed in a booth and moved us to a bigger table! After I made the reservation for three less. It was great service

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C
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Need more shade on the patio. The sun was to strong.

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T
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I will not return. The food is just ok. You can't have 2 different kind of tacos-little flexibility. Overrated. It was packed.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So fun! Delicious food, amazing margaritas and fun atmosphere.
Loved the quest too🙂

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Music a bit too loud. Difficult to hear conversations.

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L
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch with friends was awesome! Our waiter Montrell was the best. Drinks and food were awesome!

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AA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was way to long! Plus we had reservations!

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SC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time here for Mother's Day. We were a little short on time because I needed to get to work that afternoon, and they got us in and out efficiently. Kids menu too, and our 3 kids all enjoyed it as well. Great food and atmosphere at reasonable prices.

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TM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Let me start by saying the food was outstanding. Great, thick salsa, homemade chips. I ordered the short rib tacos and they were delicious. The drinks were expensive, but understandable since they were handcrafted and top-shelf liquor was used. Our service was a little slow as well. We had to flag down a server who wasn't ours to bring us more chips since we hadn't seen ours in a while. The executive chef actually brought our plates to us, which was a really nice touch. So great food, great ambiance--the service could use just a little tweak. Otherwise this is a fantastic restaurant. I will definitely be back.

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Houston
19 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very cute trendy place. Food was just ok and drinks were weak

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A
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday experience!!

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J
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun energetic place to get some great food and drinks!

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