Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Houston

4.5
81 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Houston
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Go visit Bo the bartender. He’ll take care of you.

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J
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table wasn’t ready and waited for about 20 minutes but the manager offered us a free cocktail drinks with appetizers. We were party of 7 but did not hesitate to offer everyone.
Great Service. We will surely cone back and bring our friends and families.

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DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun atmosphere & amazingggggg margaritas. Definitely a fun & poppin’ place for a date night, but not the spot if you want a quite private dinner

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A
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our server was wonderful and conscientious. However, we felt bad for her as she was continuously apologetic. Two or our 3 ordered drinks were never made! We waited probably 30 minutes, finished our meals, and our server was still not granted them by the bartender, despite her return visits to him for request!!! We observed the bartender chatting with a customer, with no urgency. Certainly disappointing. Not sure we will return for drinks!

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

The food was great and our server squeezed in our drink orders the last 3 minutes of Happy Hour! A+ service!

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ML
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated promptly and on time with our reservation. Our food and drinks were both very good. I especially enjoyed the Wagyu carne Asada fajitas...melts in your mouth!

The temperature was very warm, hopefully that can get fixed. Especially since i was there in January, I can’t imagine when it gets hot here in Houston. If you’re looking to have a good conversation, this isn’t the place for you. The noise level is quite high.

All in all, i was in good company and enjoyed my experience.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The place was very loud. Food was great

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AS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

What's in a name? For this restaurant, everything. Yes, Taco's and Tequila. They were both outstanding and along with great service was absolutely a great value. My only issue, and it's because I am "old", was the noise level which made having a conversation with my family difficult. But would absolutely recommend this place!

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t
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Not impressed. Service was terrible and food was not good. I ordered the half chicken fajitas, the skin was burned and there was no flavor at all. My husband ordered the pawn shrimp fajitas that were so spicy he could barely eat them. We also had the Hamachi and watermelon ceviche that was also very spicy and just really had to much going on. The only thing we enjoyed was the queso and margaritas. Also the restaurant is very loud.

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AP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited from CA with family. Great creative and high end Mexican food.

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CG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average experience nothing impressive

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service by PJ, Great Food!!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance!!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

While a good experience; definitely fit the “blanco” bill. This is definitely white people Mexican food. Not traditional . Also Jose Cuervo tequila in a $9 drink? No.

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RP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The fish tacos were not edible. The food was warm at best. Nothing exceptional. The fajitas came with tortilla triangles, weird? The manager came by the table after the waiter became aware of my friend not eating her fish tacos. But a little too late as we were done and ready to go. Will not be back.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place!! Everything we ordered was outstanding... great margaritas and a totally original twist on all of their dishes. Service was unreal... Will definitely be going back....

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DA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun alcoholic beverages and food offerings -
Good food, good ambiance, great time!

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B
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not a good experience. It was way to loud for enjoyment. Acoustics are poor. Food was bland and 2 of the 4 items were so charred that they had to be sent back. Felt rushed by wait staff.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here a few times, have enjoyed it ever time. Servers are very nice and helpful. Food is good and margaritas are fresh.

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P
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I’ve been several times to this restaurant. Somehow on Friday food and service were off. I hope they correct it soon!

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EJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and I loved the ambiance! It’s my new favorite place for tacos. The short rib tacos melted in my mouth.... I’ll definitely be back soon.

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l
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food...excellent value. Loved the atmosphere and would say the only drawback was the valet parking. Would remember to park in the mall instead of paying $11 for valet.

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PJ
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Great food but terrible service. Waited 20 minutes for server to bring drinks to table and had to keep flagging her down to remind her of our order that we still had not received. Short rib tacos are great but not sure they are worth suffering through the poor service

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R
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food with great service

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Bartenders were way to busy ignored us completely

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b
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service ! We were treated like VIPs! Drinks are delicious and chips are crazy good! The queso is rich but delicious. Everyone had a tasty meal - from crispy shrimp tacos, carne asada tacos any grilled shrimp fajitas- pretty dang good

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DR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with high quality ingredients. Service was above average.

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and a very attentive waitress. Great margaritas too! My wife loved the jalapeño and pineapple margarita

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NS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great ambiance, excellent service! We were in Houston for a very short time and decided we wanted to try Mexican food. We stumbled upon Blancos Taco + Tequila because it was literally across the street from the JW Marriott where we were staying. We were not disappointed. We had the street corn and ceviche and both were absolutely mouth watering. The street corn was roasted and then tossed in a crema sauce and flavored with cayenne pepper. So good!! The ceviche had a great blend of sweet and savory and the pistachios were such a nice surprise. What a fantastic blend of textures and flavors for my mouth! We also ordered the guacamole. It was a little bland for our taste. I make guacamole at home quite often and I make it a bit spicier and citrusy, but this is our personal preference. Overall, I would highly recommend a visit to BT+T. Our waiter was warm and friendly as was the entire staff. The kitchen is open so we could literally see our food being prepared. I even loved the baseball caps the kitchen staff were wearing, particularly the cap with the silver heart that said love :). Where can I get one of those caps? If you're in Houston, this restaurant is not to be missed. Thanks for a great night of food and a phenomenal atmosphere.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Service a bit slow. I will be back....

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty and creative, with a fun atmosphere and good drinks. Properly attentive service.

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L
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was overall pretty good. Their salsa was great and tasted pretty fresh. The queso was just ok...they are competing with Houston Tex-Mex, and it didn't come close to being as good as the likes of El Tiempo or Pappasitos. We all liked our entrees though. They have tequila flights which are great, but they didn't explain how to drink them at all. They should either have someone come to the table to explain, or it should be delivered with some kind of fun instructional card.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, quite surprise... very good food and excellent service.

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KA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for our Christmas Eve dinner with the family. Love that they gave the kids an Etch a Sketch to keep them occupied. My 6yo loved it! My husband had the fajitas, which was served differently than other establishments, with some cheese quesadillas, which he enjoyed along with a frozen margarita (he had 2 of them!). I had the Short Rib Machaca Cheese Crisps, which I think would be a good sharing dish, unless you're really hungry then have it all to yourself. Love the interior and our waiter was attentive & very personable. Will return again!

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though it's new, service and food on point. Get the Spicy margarita

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Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the chicken enchiladas and they were very filling. It was filled with chicken from the front to the back. It was very healthy, clean and didn’t leave you with that heavy stuffed filling afterwards. The only thing I would ask is to give me a little more of the cheese sauce instead of the red sauce that comes on it. But, regardless it was still very juicy and good! I asked if I could have grilled onions instead of pico and without immediately saying no (like most people do when they don’t know if the kitchen will accommodate it) the bartender said, “I don’t know but let me check.” She walked to the kitchen and it was done. That said a lot in itself, to me. I look at small things like that. The manager came over and thanked me for being apart of their email list. Everyone was very nice. Even the guy who was bringing the chips and salsa. I don’t think I saw him one time without a smile when he was near customers. I love the layout and patio area. All of their drinks have a hydration concept to them which is really good. I can see this place doing very well as long as they keep up the good positive energy. Also, it’s a very good price point for the quality of food, service and especially location. Oh, the chips and salsa is very good and the guacamole is great!!!!

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RB
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Service and ambiance were on point. Food was borderline inedible. Guacamole was over blended and bland. Pork carnitas were dried out and in desperate need of sauce and spice. Corn tortillas were the highlight of the meal.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Very loud. Food wasn’t great. There are better places to get Mexican food. Good drinks though!

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CK
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas family lunch. All was superb. Wait staff and GM were outstanding. Cudos to Ashley, AJ and William! Tacos and ceviche all great too.

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