Blanco Cafe
1720 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States
Review №1

Still my favorite enchilada and beef fajita plate in town. Service is always great. They are taking great precautions now because of the pandemic, thankfully.

Review №2

I really enjoy the food, the service, and the atmosphere. This is a great place to eat in San Antonio.

Review №3

Food was excellent!! Taking the extra measure with the CoVid temp check great idea. The young man who waited on us was On Point!! Thank you!

Review №4

Best enchiladas in the world. Been going here for over 30 years. Best ever.

Review №5

A true San Antonio institution. Everything they serve here is great. I have been coming here all my life and have never been disappointed. Parking is available in the back but sometimes it can get packed so you will need to find street parking which is good because we will need to walk of the delicious meal you just enjoyed. The green salsa is excellent so make sure you don't miss it.

Review №6

I've been eating Blanco Cafe food since I was a teenager. The food is always good and has remained the same through the decades they've been opened. I appreciate their consistency. Most recent visit, staff was very friendly, fast and took care of all the patrons.

Review №7

Great breakfast tacos. Definitely handmade tortillas. Salsa is good.

Review №8

Supposedly this is one of the best places in town for Mexican food. I really like their fideo loco but other than that, a taco is a taco.

Review №9

Food is always good. They're using safe dine-in precautions which was good. Temp check, masks and hand sanitizer at check in. Tables are spaced 6ft apart. Two thumbs up.

Review №10

The food was good. The waitress was helpful. The prices are reasonable and it's close to my house.

Review №11

Great food as always! And the protocols to enter due to covid19 they dont play! Thank you blanco cafe for keeping your customers and employees safe!

Review №12

Food and service used to be better. But they do sell banana nut bread by the slice us pretty good.

Review №13

I lived in San Antonio for 9 years previously. I ate at Blanco Cafe then and when I came to town again for business I ate th we re again. Once again. I was treated to fine Mexican fare at very reasonable prices. I was sad to hear about Ms Gina but they still carry in serving outstanding food in her honor. Everything from the enchilada plate to the migas are beyond excellent and you will not be disappointed. Go eat there, see for yourself, and enjoy the food san Antonio is known for that the locals really love.

Review №14

Pizza was fresh and the walk up window was cool. We were on our way to Krause Springs and this was a perfect lil snack before checking out the waterfalls. We will be back when in town I'm sure!

Review №15

Try the sausage with their gravy. Weird, but very tasty. I little chaotic in there but food is good. Affordable. Check website for times I think they close early. Food and staff are good. Zero to no parking. Tow away areas if you park in other shopping area parking. Definitely worth a try.

Review №16

My first visit was 35 years ago. Food was great then and still is. Every visit to San Antonio is a meal at Blanco Cafe.

Review №17

Great little Mexican diner. Had the ribeye lunch special and it was fantastic! The steak was juicy and flavorful. Had to wait a little bit for the table and the service was good not great. But definitely would go again!

Review №18

Delicious! If you're looking for good enchiladas, this is the place. Best I've had since I've been in SA. Their crispy beef tacos are tasty, too. Curbside service was fast and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Review №19

Everything still Great curbside pick up was quick, friendly staff ... Thank u, will be back

Review №20

Loved it! Enchiladas, tacos and sweet tea was amazing!

Review №21

Delicious homestyle Tex-Mex cuisine, affordable and large portions. Very friendly service!

Review №22

Tortillas very good service ok food some what blend menu price not updated so they hit you over the head at the register. Not

Review №23

Amazing food. We had cheese enchilada plates and flauta plate. Food came out quick and service was wonderful.

Review №24

Their food there is very very good but people like to comment that things about places

Review №25

My favorite Mexican Restraunt. I love the sweet tea and the waitress I usually get is so kind. If your going to try it go on Fridays for their lunch specials they are delicious!

Review №26

Mexican food, yeah, super good. I'll return with my coworkers. It has a cool feel to it.

Review №27

The food is always excellent here. Its a little different as masks are required to enter . You have to wait for setting that is distant from others too. Again food always excellent .quick service too.

Review №28

Picked up lunch. Some great cheesy enchiladas.

Review №29

This place is always a good choice to grab some comfort food.I don't even know if I took any pics to post, the service was very quick.The last time, it took a bit, (Pre-Covid).Today I ordered the enchilada plate, with all (3) different enchiladas. (Cheese, Beef, and Chicken)This plate didn't disappoint!!It came through and took care of my hunger.The tortillas were hot fresh and soft!!The enchiladas had plenty of sauce and plenty cheese.The beans were the right texture and not runny, and the rice was almost as homemade as my momma's.Definitely worth a return trip.The enchilada plate was on the daily special, and the specials are good.Calabacita was the other special.Ask about the specials before you order.Oh, and the tea was not "over sweetened."COVID-19 precautions are in place and practiced. (So you may wait a few minutes for that.)I'll post pictures the next time or on the update.

Review №30

Have been eating here for years! The food is ALWAYS excellent! My favorite place for excellent Mexican food!!!!

Review №31

Food is always great, staff is very friendly and attentive. Only been here for breakfast but I'm sure the other meals are just as fantastic.

Review №32

Haven't been here but very popular, and in business for years

Review №33

The best carne guisada in town! The flour tortillas are homemade and are absolutely delicious. The service is always warm and prompt. Great neighborhood gem.

Review №34

I have been to hundreds of Mexican restaurants across the country but Blanco Cafe has the BEST Tex-mex beef enchilada's In the world! Very consistent food whenever or whatever time you go. Service is always fast! Tortilla's are excellent also.

Review №35

Yummy wings & cold beer.

Review №36

This place is good for a fast decent breakfast taco. A bit disappointing to get prepackaged pancake syrup for the pancakes tho

Review №37

I was a long time client at Blanco cafe, about 2 months ago my experence was horrible. Due to the waitress error. The person in charge that evening was Julia. She was so rude and dissrepectful to me that she made me pay my meal twice due to their error. My family and I have stop coming this resturant for this reason.

Review №38

The food is always good, really good Comfort Mexican food. The service was nice and the waiter was really good. We have two big tip and had a great time. Nice to see that it never changes over time, consistency is what keeps businesses in business

Review №39

Location is great. This wasn't our first time there. Food was good but the service was truly lacking. Our food came out and we weren't given utensils, my toast(which was the easier part of the order) was burnt, had no butter and came last. Waitress didn't come bt very often and forgot even the tiniest requests to complete our meal.

Review №40

Great every time I have eaten there!

Review №41

Everything is good just place to small sometimes a waiting time to be seated.

Review №42

Always friendly service and fresh delicious food

Review №43

I have had the pleasure of enjoying Blanco Cafe for about 40 years , everything the serve is absolutely delicious my late Godfather Alex San Miguel Jr was a great man and as godfather he was always there when needed advice, He truly a GREAT PERSON

Review №44

Food was delicious and fast and friendly service.

Review №45

Not just good enchiladas...the best. And great service too.

Review №46

I don't appreciate that they make you put hand sanitizer on or no service. I will not go back again.

Review №47

Awesome! Nothing more to say

Review №48

Food was soooo good.

Review №49

I usually love this place. I have going here (when I can) since I was a little kid! But I was highly disappointed when they wouldn't let me order any tortillas to go and I was flying back to NC in a few hours. It's not like I had time to go elsewhere or I have the opportunity to go here often. They were not that busy either. Oh well, maybe next time they will be capable of this simple request.

Review №50

Used to go here in the early 90's during my college days in San Antonio, now I visit once a year when I'm in town. For me it is the most authentic San Antonio Mexican dining experience. Simple, Delicious, well priced (I think things have gone up about 50 cents a plate in the last 20 years). It can get pretty busy, expect a wait on weekends or holidays

Review №51

Old place, Love it. Delicious authentic Mexican food. Gets Really busy, worth the wait. Small Place, still worth it. Staff quick and friendly. You have to VISIT this place. You will return.

Review №52

Hector was my waiter and did a splendid job of taking care of both my dates and my order. The place was very crowded but that didn't stop the happy and positive attitude of the employees who work there. The food is delicious as always. The problem us there is not enough space for people to move around. I was asked to move from my seat twice. The first time was because the busboy was sweeping under my table three times while I was sitting down (he was less than pleasant about it.). Then I was asked to get up so a man in a wheelchair could pass by. Otherwise, the hostesses were very welcoming and gracious. I won't say I'll go there again but that wouldn't be fair to other patrons who may have had a better experience.

Review №53

This place is awesome! Have been coming here for a while now. Tex Mex food done right! Very famous for their Beef Enchiladas but all the food is good. Service is excellent all the time too. If you are planning to come during lunchtime be sure to expect a crowd and that is because of the great food. This is San Antonio's little hidden jems. Be sure you also come with an appetite.

Review №54

It's just absolutely deliciously awesome. Never been disappointed. I love it. Recommend it to to all. ALL the time!!

Review №55

Very popular place, menu is busy, too many choices under headings. Waitress staff friendly, food good, filling....Parking is touch and go. Either have a spot out front or behind, or you just drive around and walk from car to restaurant. Good choice for the best Enchiladas in town..

Review №56

The staff were all very nice. This place needs a good deep cleaning and updating restroom was gross bench seats were torn up. Enchiladas had barely any cheese inside. Rice was very bland. Also found a rock hard piece of rice on my plate. Nicer places with better food in the neighborhood. Left disappointed.

Review №57

They have the BEST flour tortillas ever. Taste just like my mamas. I go for the Fideo Loco & Bean and Cheese Nachos Be prepared to wait a bit for a table they get very busy about lunchtime.

Review №58

Food is og. Been goin since 97'

Review №59

Awesome food but website link on this google page needs to be updated or deleted because it links to a competitor's website instead of this restaurant's website.

Review №60

Such great service, great food everyone just deals with the cozyiness during lunch rush hour. Definitely recommend the Fideo Loco i always keep coming back. Chicken Puffy tacos are also very much recommended.

Review №61

Family tradition great food

Review №62

Very good tacos & enchiladas.

Review №63

I have tried many enchiladas in different restaurants and these are The best enchiladas in town

Review №64

Friendly, clean, very good food.

Review №65

I ordered the carne guisada, beef fajitas and potato and egg tacos. They were all delicious! This place has a homey atmosphere and a friendly staff. I would come back here and definitely recommend to anyone looking for GOOD Mexican food!

Review №66

Friendly and efficient staff! Very good mexican food!

Review №67

Really Good ~ but the Enchiladas sauce was different from the one on Fred ~

Review №68

Was kind of disappointed went for the special which was brisket & homemade potato salad. They were out of it. So settled for chicken mole. Don't give enough rice or beans. And it was mostly bones. No chicken .

Review №69

Great food (tortillas to die for) at a great price. Our waitress was so accommodating. I am from Austin but wish I lived closer!

Review №70

Best enchiladas and carne guisada in SA & TX & U.S. period!

Review №71

Been coming here for years. Still good stuff. They have lunch specials. Plate plus drink $7.99. Can't beat that

Review №72

Great place. Very popular for good reason, authentic , affordable.

Review №73

Great food and staff

Review №74

Best enchiladas in town!

Review №75

Breakfast Chilaquiles! It was GREAT! I normally go to the Fred location, first time at this one.

Review №76

Food taste is better than other. Prices are reasonable. The thing we didn't like. They took long in serving us. It was pretty busy life in a cafeteria. If you don't mind is a choice yo keep in mind.

Review №77

Excellent in all aspects.

Review №78

Our first time here and it was so good! I got the mini tacos and my husband got the enchiladas and they were delicious!!! The flour tortillas are so amazing we wanted to buy some to take home but they didn't have any to sell. Our waitress was awesome too. The atmosphere is very casual and the food is super authentic.

Review №79

Delicious food.

Review №80

Es really good! The best machacado plate and horchata I've had in a while. The tortillas were on point. Delicious tortillas are a must in 5 star review from me. Definitely a locals spot. Friendly and attentive service.

Review №81

Amazing food and great service. This place gets busy especially on weekends. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for some good food! Be aware that parking can be a nightmare because they are that good and just that busy!

Review №82

It was awesome but wait it's always delicious I've been going here for over 30 year's see you soon

Review №83

Great service, friendly staff, awesome food!

Review №84

Love there homemade tortillas.

Review №85

The food is really good for the price. The atmosphere is comfortable and almost like being at a family members home for dinner. Better food is available for a lot more money elsewhere, but if you want really good Tex-Mex at at a really good price, this is the place. I had the Deluxe plate which was good and plentiful, while other family members said their plates were also very good. The waitress was super personable, and fixed a minor order mistake with a replacement dish. Two thumbs up for this Tex-Mex restaurant.

Review №86

Amazing food at cheap prices, with huge plates you can almost feed 2 off of (almost). super fresh tortillas and the shredded chicken is very tender and juicy

Review №87

Enchiladas were pretty good. My sweet tea was really good.. Beans ok, rice kinda ehh, my beef puffy taco was good. Husband loved all 3 kinds of enchiladas he got. Chips n salsa you pay for which I thought was odd, so we ordered some, we could see why no one around us had any on their table, not too good, salsa was warm not chunky or spicy, mostly like a sauce, thin with onions, it was just ok. Pricing was normal, under 30$ for 2 people with 2 drinks.

Review №88

Love this place for good Mexican food at a very fair price. Its like going to your grandma's house for a home cooked meal. The enchiladas are the best!

Review №89

7 tacos for over 26 dollars and 3 were bean and cheese . Over pieced for below average tacos . Should of just gone to Dannys cocina .

Review №90

First visit, ever! The place was packed, so, people clearly love this place. They have a quaint little walk-up counter where people can sit that reminds you of a diner from the 50's! To spite being extremely busy because it was their lunch rush, the food arrived in almost no time at all and was perfectly delicious! Can't wait to go back!

Review №91

Excellant weekend breakfast spot, old school, like I had growing up

Review №92

I have been going to this location for years, and they have had consistently the best Mexican and Tex-Mex flavors of anywhere I've been in the city. The food is simple, but perfectly executed and that's why they have won so many awards for their enchiladas over the years. The cheese enchiladas are definitely the star of their menu, but that isn't to say that anything else is less perfected. Their fideo loco is unmatched in flavor, and their tacos and chalupas are phenomenal. Even the breakfast menu, which I feel is their weakest offering, is better than most other restaurants in town, much less the local area. I also think this is by far the most consistent and best tasting Blanco Cafe. Other locations have always been hit or miss in my experience but never this location. If you have never had Blanco's cheese enchiladas, I can't possibly recommend them enough. You won't be disappointed unless you're the type that refuses to look past an older decor or atmosphere. This place is always busy for a reason, and you won't regret finding out why!

Review №93

Best food on Blanco rd and maybe all San Antonio,TexasEverything on the menu is fair price for homecook meal.

Review №94

Love love love Blanco Cafe! I would give some food suggestions but I'm in love with the Enchilada plate! It's my go-to. Tacos are great though too! Super efficient waitstaff. Good prices too!

Review №95

I ordered a potato and egg with bacon and a bean and cheese taco. The potato and egg taco was not hot. The bean and cheese taco was pretty good. I like the cheese they put on it. The customer service was lacking.

Review №96

Chalupa shells were store bought, rice was plain with no flavor, refried beans tasted like they were bagged dehydrated beans and the prices were horrendous when applied to such low quality food. Only gave it one star because the tortillas were good. Will not be going back

Review №97

Delicious food. Best enchiladas!

Review №98

Great place to eat

Review №99

This is one of my all time fav spots. I love this place great food affordable and the service is outstanding. You can NEVER go wrong here. Lunch time (12pm) is a very short wait. But it's worth it.

Review №100

Luv this place Its a great place not fancy or expensive and the food is great homemade great waitress every time I'm in town I have to go here and take home some flour tortillas

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4.5 Rating
  • Address:1720 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 210-732-6480
  • Mexican restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:6AM–7PM
  • Tuesday:6AM–7PM
  • Wednesday:6AM–7PM
  • Thursday:7AM–3PM
  • Friday:6AM–7PM
  • Saturday:6AM–7PM
  • Sunday:6AM–7PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
Health & safety
  • Mask required:Yes
  • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
Popular for
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
Dining options
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Historic:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Usually a wait:Yes
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