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Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley

4.7
4.7
413 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 810-2931

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Aimee Patel

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Parking details

    Please park in parking structure "C" and walk across the ramp on the top floor, this will lead you straight into the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 413 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

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  1. SE

    SusanaE

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service overall and very nice staff as well.
  2. t

    tinaa

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grabbed a quick lunch with the kids. This is always a go to for family dinners or date night. We love the food and the service is always excellent.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Trevor was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! He definitely understood his assignment!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on November 4, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words! I can't wait to share your review with Trevor!

  4. B

    Becca

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful place with an amazing service staff
  5. TS

    TrishaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the service was great. Great time

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on October 25, 2022Thank you so very much Trisha! We hope to see you again soon!

  6. RE

    RussE

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cecelia was amazing server, cocktails and food were outstanding!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on October 21, 2022Thank you so much Russ, I will let her know right now! She is amazing!

  7. MM

    MelissaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I went a day early to reserve a table for the baseball game. Wanted to make sure we could see the TVs since they were small. I was assured that we would. When we arrived the next day we were told that table could not be reserved. I explained that we would have gone elsewhere but we were assured that table. We sat elsewhere and for most of the time the table Sat empty. Either way the food was definitely lacking. Especially for a place in San Diego. It was very salty and all the cheese seemed like nacho cheese and not real cheese.
  8. NG

    NancyG

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on October 17, 2022Thank you so much Nancy!

  9. p

    purpleyuki

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Taco! Loved atmosphere. When you’re at the Fashion Valley, make sure to stop by.
  10. AS

    AndreS

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good was great! Always love coming here.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on October 14, 2022And we always love having you, Andre!

  11. AA

    AriannaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    I really enjoyed the food and I would like to bring my mom there one day.
  12. L

    Lisa

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was immaculate! We were early for our reservation and was seated immediately. The server informed us of restaurant week, she was surprised that we knew about it. She provided the menu and took our drink orders. Everything was delicious! I have a food allergy and needed a modification and she went above and beyond assisting me. Kudos to the chef/cooks for assisting in ensuring that I had a pleasant meal.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on October 14, 2022We are so happy to accommodate you and your allergies, Lisa! We hope to see you before the next restaurant week!

  13. SB

    SBELL

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. We had the Fajitas and they were delicious! Great drinks too. We will definitely be back.
  14. N

    Nicolew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - great service! Thank you Sami! We all enjoyed our food and your professional service❤️🇨🇦
  15. MR

    MayR

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good location for to shop and dine. The staffs were friendly and caring. The food was good although my Fajita was a little burnt! The price compare to other fine Mexican restaurants is a bit pricey. Overall gets a 4 stars out of 5
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite Mexican restaurant. They have it all: great food and drinks and friendly, superb service. Love this restaurant!
  17. MS

    MichelleS

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! The drinks were very good! The chips, salsa and queso were great! Tacos and enchiladas will be ordered again. Fun night out with my adult son!
  18. P

    Patricia

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Blanco numerous times and it does not disappoint. Wonderful as usual.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on September 21, 2022Thank you so much Patricia! We love celebrating you and your friends and family for your birthdays!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ceci was awesome! One of our most favorite times at Blanco! Great service and food was on point. We love this restaurant so much! Shout out to the kitchen for always doing a consistent stand up job! It’s why we choose to come here! Thank you!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you so much! We strive for consistency and great service so we very much appreciate your review. I will share with Ceci and our kitchen staff!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Asia was great. Awesome service per the usual. Thanks for great service and attentiveness!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you so much!!! I will let her know

  21. KM

    KMARS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We got seats to look out toward the food court and “people watch” and that’s exactly the experience we received!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you!! So happy you enjoyed yourself

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food is usually outstanding, but tonight was just average. The enchiladas were crispy, the carne asada tacos were cold, and they even forgot one of our dishes. Overall poor dining experience.
  23. C

    Chris

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good location in the mall. Food was delicious especially the "street corn" The classic margarita was well made with fresh lime juice. They have margaritas to go! Toyan the manager mad a friendly table visit. Trevor the server was super friendly.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 18, 2022The street corn is amazing, so happy Tonya and Trevor took good care of you. Hope to see you soon!

  24. p

    pretheater

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. We sat outside in the shade and enjoyed people watching.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 18, 2022Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed yourself

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was delicious but our server was not the best. She did not seem to want to be there and was slow to fill water, take our order and bring the check.
  26. H

    Hawk

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great. Friendly servers, great food for the price.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you so much!

  27. S

    Semantix

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I know it’s a chain but this is still one of my favorite Mexican restaurants and I love trying different items each time, plus the happy hour deals are great!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 18, 2022Love this, so great having you in and thank you so much! See you soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Our server Ceci was very helpful when we couldn't decide if we wanted pineapple on a happy hour taco. She did help us with suggesting to keep the pineapple on the taco. My sister was very pleased on how delicious the taco was. I absolutely loved the skinny Margarita. We will be back!!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 18, 2022Amazing! Cecil is the BEST! Will relay this to her so she knows how great she is. Thank you for the great review, we will see you soon

  29. DZ

    DanielleZ

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance was there & the Taco Tuesday special they had was worth it. I didn’t like that they didn’t have outdoor seating for more than a party of 4. Other than that, it was good.
  30. ST

    SeanTNinCA

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The service was efficient and pleasant; the food was horrible. Canned and frozen tasting ingredients were used probably.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 18, 2022Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear this about your food from us. Could you contact me so I can get more information from you? (760) 420-9844 Drew Auen

  31. SB

    StephenB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great service! We have been here several times. It’s our new go-to restaurant. Kayleigh, JoJo, and Heather have been excellent servers. Outdoor patio is not too loud and neither is the outdoor bar. Inside seating is a little louder but still not bad. Get a flight of mezcals with your meal and you won’t be sorry!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 18, 2022Wonderful thank you Stephen, so happy our team has taken such good care of you, and look forward to having you back!

  32. SH

    SHAR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This was Bad! The waitress provided minimal service, forgot a few requests and failed to check in with us, food came to us out of sequence. The food was Bad! The taco meat was poor quality and poor taste. The cheese crisp was anything but crisp-it was soggy & gross. We only ate 3 bites of each of the items we ordered, I think the waitress should have taken notice that something was wrong when several plates of food were nearly untouched. The hostesses were great, they helped us adjust our reservation time on a busy Friday evening, they were the only positive aspect of our visit. Other than that, not a good experience. We have eaten at Blancos in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ at least 100 times and it has always been good. Maybe this staff should be trained by AZ staff.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 18, 2022Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear this. Could you please contact me so I can get more info on how we can coach our team? I am so sorry we didn't notice something was wrong and food came out of sequence/tasted bad. Would love to hear more so we can improve and invite you back, to try us or enjoy some food back in AZ also. Hope to speak to you soon, Drew Auen (760) 420-9844

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here! Love their happy hour menu and all day taco Tuesday and happy hour. Best deals. Our server Kaylee was awesome and on top of everything. Love that management is present on the floor and helpful to their staff. Thank you for a great time everyone!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on August 6, 2022Love this, thank you! I will share with Kaylee your kind words, see you soon!

  34. LD

    LouisD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the servers were very nice and helpful.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you Louis! Love this review

  35. GO

    GabeOnTheGo

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Modern, delicious food with excellent service and reasonable! We were going to go to Javiers in La Jolla but this place being more casual, had a fun, casual vibe that was great for a dinner out with clients and very well priced!

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 27, 2022Wonderful, thank you Gabe! So glad you tried us and had a great time with clients.

  36. JW

    JanetW

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress Kelsey was so attentive & very knowledgeable. She was great

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 21, 2022Thanks Janet, she is great!

  37. l

    luv2eat

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. I would definitely recommend to others.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 21, 2022Thanks for the great review!

  38. k

    katb

    Edinburgh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great guacamole, chips and 🌮. Really enjoyed my shrimp tacos with beans and rice, daughter and husband had veggie tacos and veggie enchiladas which were given the thumbs up. Service was thoughtful, noticing that the sun was blinding me and closed the doors to stop the glare and our waitress suggested plain chicken and rice for our non spicy eating young son. Overall a great experience, Def recommend this place.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you very much Kat! So glad we took care of you and your son

  39. JC

    JesusC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was great as well...will be returning in the future

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 3, 2022Thank you for the review Jesus, see you soon!

  40. RG

    RewardsGreatExperiences

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Watermelon margarita was awesome. Guacamole was amazing and the queso was hot and fresh. All of the meals were perfect portions. Not too big. We had to share another margarita pitcher instead of having dessert. Really enjoyed our dinner, food and atmosphere.

    Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion ValleyResponded on July 3, 2022Thank you very much for the review and agreed on the liquid dessert, amazing! See you soon

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 810-2931.

Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 413 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Fashion Valley

7007 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Please park in parking structure "C" and walk across the ramp on the top floor, this will lead you straight into the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aimee Patel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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