We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Original Blanco Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1703
+1 210-271-3300
05:30 - 15:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 05:30 - 15:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 229: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on the recommendation of a local tour guide and were not disappointed. The restaurant was busy- a mix of locals and tourists. The service was so fast that we were out in 20 minutes with a belly full of tacos, enchiladas, rice, and refried beans. Our waitress was cheerful and the other diners looked as happy as... More 

Thank Allison S
Level Contributor
62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped in one morning for breakfast. It was still early and on a weekend so kinda empty still. The salsa was insane. I loved it. I ordered 1 chicharron taco and I think 1 barbacoa. They were pretty good. The waitress was sweet and attentive and it was only about a mile walk from our hotel.

Thank Christinashawaii
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a great chorizo breakfast and fantastic cheese enchiladas and it's only a few blocks from the river walk.

Thank tlopas1967
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this online and decided to eat breakfast here. It was the best decision we made all week. We ended up eating here again the next morning. We were a large group and got a variety of breakfast items, all of which were exceptional. The staff was helpful and very friendly. Do yourself a favor and eat here as... More 

Thank sage103
Orlando, FL
Level Contributor
93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Give this place a try for lunch (I think it closes in the afternoon). Very good food at a fair price. Liked the service. Not great ambience but the food makes up for that.

Thank Hy R
Tampa, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When a place has been in business for ages you know they have to be doing something right! When you see the chef of the Sheraton eating lunch there too you have to think hey this place must be good, right? That's what we said anyway, when we were seated for lunch today! Looking around we appeared to be the... More 

Thank 2flyby
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a morning walk along the River walk and decided to grab breakfast. Upon the recommendation by the bellman at a local hotel hotel we checked this place out. There were so many great choices, we asked the server to make something for us, and she came back with the most amazing breakfast tacos ever. So good we took another... More 

Thank Bijon W
Lago Vista, Texas
Level Contributor
56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like breakfast here. It is very good and reasonably priced. Looks like a lot of locals here instead of tourists.

Thank jacu23
West Virginia
Level Contributor
108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous omelettes for breakfast. Convenient location to downtown hotels. Quick, friendly meals at a good price.

Thank krondor100
Level Contributor
119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick, friendly service at a fair price for basic breakfast food. Nothing amazing, but nothing bad, either.

Thank jloug

Travellers who viewed The Original Blanco Cafe also viewed


Been to The Original Blanco Cafe? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1703
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-271-3300

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Original Blanco Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Wentzville, Missouri

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Original Blanco Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?