Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Houston

4.5
105 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 105 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mexican food. Service was excellent from the moment we walked in. No complaints. We will be returning.

Report
Helpful
L
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered the fajitas and unfortunately they left the skin on the chicken. It was very unappetizing. The chips and salsa were very good. Nice ambiance, will try again!

Report
Helpful
BG
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress did excellent job!

Report
Helpful
MK
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Queso, margaritas and shrimp tacos were fabulous.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Blanco is one of my new favorite Mexican food restaurant!! Their nachos are amazing!

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First meeting between two clients— both gave the reservation name but were seated at separate tables. Both waited half an hour for the other then left.

Report
Helpful
KC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and the drinks mouth watering. We had the Hamachi and watermelon ceviche with pistachios and pomegranates. It was so refreshing and delicious. Also had the queso with beef, and a cheese crísp with pulled brisket. The watermelon and blackberry margaritas were so good too. The ambiance is great. Perfectly lit abd the patio abd bar are great. Highly recommend it for a girls night out or date night. It’s fun and it feels like you’re on vacation somewhere!

Report
Helpful
TF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food & atmosphere however service needs to improve, would go back for drinks and food !

Report
Helpful
J
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was too. Love the vibe and atmosphere. I feel that the prices are a little high but I guess it’s to be expected in the galleria area.

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to try something new for date night... food and service was great

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Everything was great except for very slow drink service

Report
Helpful
l
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Ambiance was good, experience was interesting.

Report
Helpful
IM
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Galleria hot-spot to sip and see. The Patio was lively and inviting Friday night at 7 PM. [Inside was packed and too loud.] It was our first time to Blanco and I was glad we had made a reservation. Our server Dominique was excellent, enthusiastic and apologetic that the bar was behind on the drinks. The margaritas were worth the wait, made to order and in generous portions. We snacked on incredibly light and crunchy tortilla chips, delicious red salsa and a small order of yummy, rich guacamole (with cotija cheese) while we waited. I enjoyed my entree - braised chicken enchiladas, topped with unctuous warm queso and roasty-red pepper sauce, served with fabulous thick black beans. My husband was not so impressed with his Wagyu carne asada tacos. There was not much meat on the taco. It was not exceptionally tender or tasty. He would have preferred regular Mexican rice to the grainy quinoa-rice.
We will go back because of the drinks and chips, and there are more menu items I would like to try. The patio should be nice in good weather. But BEWARE, it had rained earlier in the week, and the patio seat cushions had clearly absorbed water. After dinner, both of our behinds were SOAKED. They need to do a better job of bringing in the cushions when it rains!

Report
Helpful
w
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good, relatively healthy..The noise level is way way way too loud...

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and the food is soooo good, especially the civiche!! Drinks are amazing, service is amazing and I love how it looks inside! Def coming back !

Report
Helpful
c
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Made a reservation for 5:15 and was not seated until 5:45. Do not trust their reservations.

Report
Helpful
w
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and healthy considering it's Mexican food...

Report
Helpful
HL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food not only looks good, but tastes good! Everything is super fresh and flavorful. I highly suggest the ceviche and the pastor tacos!

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We showed up early for our reservation, and they were able to accommodate us with a table almost right away! Our waiter was very enthusiastic, and super knowledgeable about the menu. Quickly pointing out his favourites, which we went with, and were not disappointed! He let us know that the bar was busy, so we expected our drinks to come slower, which was kind of him. Also made every effort to give us ideas on what to do in Houston, even though he had just moved here also. Definitely would come again, next time we visit Houston!

Report
Helpful
KS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

I was expecting so much more! I guess it's hard for outsiders to come into Houston and make great taco - especially at a premium price. I really wanted to like it...my Carne Asada tacos were tougher than nails and the salsa was very bland....if you are coming to Texas, LA style tacos just won't satisfy a well seasoned Texas palate. We want spice, we want texture....unfortunately is was all missing.

Report
Helpful
OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good I ate there for dinner and lunch the next day. Steak was tender and well seasoned. Best salsa I have ever had.

Report
Helpful
MR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant ... great food and great service!

Report
Helpful
HS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This establishment has a creative and satisfying menu both food and drinks.

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
J
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
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.

Report
Helpful
DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 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

Report
Helpful
A
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 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!

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
ML
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The place was very loud. Food was great

Report
Helpful
AS
Houston
8 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!

Report
Helpful
t
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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.

Report
Helpful
AP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
CG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average experience nothing impressive

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

Awesome service by PJ, Great Food!!

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

Excellent service

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 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.

Report
Helpful
RP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 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....

Report
Helpful
1
2
3