Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Tucson

4.5
268 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
What could be better than street-style tacos, premium tequila, and a panoramic view of the Tucson valley? Blanco in Tucson features a modern take on classic Mexican fare, such as our award-winning Slow-Cooked BBQ Pork Tacos, as well as signature drinks made with seasonal fruits like our Pomegranate Grapefruit Margarita!
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CN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mexican menu, never disappoints. Two adults, endless basket of chips and salsa, good entrees, 4 adult beverages...less than $50. This place is a dream.

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CF
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food - wonderful flavors, good drinks. Service friendly and the chips and salsa are plentiful

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M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal

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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best!

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E
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have eaten at Blanco numerous times and love it more each time.

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SP
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good as usual

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LH
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual.

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HP
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Tortillas were stale; portions small. Servers were wonderful

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OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great fish tacos!

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BP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place for fresh and interesting dishes. The service was extremely good for a moderately priced restaurant. Definitely worth another visit!

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B
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to meet up with friends and share

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DE
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Decent food our first time eating here probably won’t go back. Excellent service but probably won’t be going back because many other better Mexican food restaurants in Tucson. Salsa was fresh but basic. Pinto Beans had aggressive aftertaste. Crane asada tacos were tasty, well seasoned and cooked just right.

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LA
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food menu. I will definitely recommend to friends and family

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service!! Father-in-law has dementia and was getting antsy. We thought we'd have to leave. After explaining the situation to our servers, they got food to us quickly, on a busy Friday night no less, which settled him down. Was a nice treat for MIL who doesn't get to eat out much now. Plus her BBQ pork tacos were great. Slightly sweet crema played really well with the pickled onions.

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SP
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good as usual. Food wait staff.

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was really off. They brought the wrong order (a completely different menu item that what I had ordered). They never apologized. They asked me to re-state the order I had already given them. My dinner companion had her meal a full 10-15 minutes before my correct order came out. Again, they never apologized or even acknowledged that an error was made in bringing out the wrong order or addressed the awkward situation of having me and my dinner companion have our meals at different times.
On a more minor note, I had to flag down the server for drink refills, and the empty glasses were never removed when refills arrived. (small details like that count, especially when you're already having a bad service experience).

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Blanco's has good food and great margaritas.i was just disappointed this time because my burrito bowl had less rice and beans and more lettuce.i don't mind paying a little more but next time I would prefer more rice and beans.... with the carne asada and less salad please

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SS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Fun atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, good service. Very noisy but this seems to be the popular thing!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was busy as always but we had a hard time getting our drinks filled or water refilled. Food was good

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AV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite place in Tucson, we've never had a bad experience. It can get a bit crowded but the service is fantastic and very kid friendly as well. The food is unique and tastes great.

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

Always enjoy my experience at Blanco. The staff is always very nice and the service is outstanding! The food is amazing too!

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EH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I ordered tortilla soup and was served with out a spoon. Then I had to wait till the waiter came back to ask for one.
Lighting in the restaurant at night is too dark.

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A
Tucson
47 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place to go for lunch. We sat outside yesterday, and the weather was perfect. It can get very noisy inside at night--not sure about the outside patio at night. The food was good (especially the quest and chips), but I wasn't fond of the tortilla soup. It was a tomato-based broth which isn't my favorite. We will definitely go back. There were a number of items on the menu we'd like to try.

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MH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Blanco’s has always been a favorite, they have great food and a great atmosphere. But I’ve noticed lately they haven’t been living up to their standards. Was in the neighborhood, and what better way to end the night with great food at Blanco’s. However, this was not the case. The waiter rarely checked on us and it took almost 30 minutes for our food. Now my husband and I are regulars, we always get the same thing, and always order right when we sit down. So there was reason for our food to take that long and not only that but everyone else who had been seated the same time as us, got their food way before us. When our food finally came out, you could tell it had been sitting for some time because everything was cold. We politely flagged down a waiter and told him the issue, and he took the food back. So now we’re back at square one waiting again for our food to arrive. We get our food and it’s piping hot. Funny thing is our second plates came out way quicker than the first. We get our food and eat, and by the way no manager came to our table to even apologize for the inconvenience. We get the check and they’re trying to charge us for the two plates, I politely tell our waiter that we’re being over charged for the food, when the first plate was cold. He takes the check and adjusted it to the correct amount. However, it would have been more customer service friendly if the meal was on the house since we were initially served cold food. Now lately the staff has been unprofessional, but they make up for it with their good food. However after that experience, I’m starting to think that the food and time isn’t worth it.

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GS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had not been to Blanco in a long time, but after our visit on a sunny afternoon, I definitely would go back.
Everything was very nice and it was good to connect with the pleasing menu agsin.

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CR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great service. View from the patio was gorgeous.

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F
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Friendly staff makes it a welcoming place however our waiter, despite order and repeat our order, got it wrong. He made it right, however, wasn't impressed with serivice this time. Still would return on our next visit as the food was good.

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ED
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My wife and I both thought the food was very bland, considering the many other Mexican restaurants in Tucson. We had the chips/salsa, chicken enchiladas & chicken fajitas.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ate outside on the veranda; busy but nice The mahi on my chopped salad was unexpectedly blackened, but still ok+.

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DA
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious as usual. We love going to Blancos for our date night.

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E
Tucson
110 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another dependable Fox restaurant. Great menu, service and beverages. Fun laid back place

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EM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had made a last minute reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was very attentive and helpful. My food was pretty good. I ordered a variety of tacos and I really enjoyed the short rib taco, but the Grilled Mahi was bland and I didn't finish it. We also ordered the guacamole that was pretty good, not my favorite but tasty enough. But overall yummy good food and great view on the patio.

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DD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service... Find that it is consistently a great experience!

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SP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The seafood was fresh and the service was great!! The Short Rib Nachos are so Good!!!

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LP
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doors opened to a beautiful sunset.
Great food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Long wait even with reservations. Seated at terrible table way in back next to gate. Cold, no heaters and slow service

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KL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the margaritas here! Great place for happy hour with friends!

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PE
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have eaten at Blanco, Taco and tequila multiple times. Food is always good and we love the skillet enchiladas. The Grapefruit, Pomegranate margaritas are good too as is the salsa. The views of the mountains around Phoenix are great.

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