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The Original Blanco Cafe

419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1703
+1 210-271-3300
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (77 reviews)
“tortillas” (53 reviews)
“breakfast tacos” (27 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1703
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1 - 10 of 353 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The way I would describe this is authentic fast food Mexican place. My food was out in 3 minutes after ordering. Like my experience was quicker then Chick-fil-A. The meat in my Chile rellano looked like McDonald ground beef, like it was white. Price point...More

Thank Grant I
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate breakfast here 3 days in a row and each time we were very pleased at how good the food and service was. Cindy took great care of us each time and the food came out quickly and was delicious. On our last day...More

Thank sgiles68
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for lunch. The food was good, fresh, and the service was adequate.If you are looking for fancy, this is not the place as it is basically a Mexican diner. I did not give it a 5 because they did not...More

Thank 391russelln
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at the original Blanco cafe during my first visit to San Antonio over Labor Day weekend. After seeing all the reviews and awards I decided to try the enchiladas. They were amazing! All the food in my plate was hot, tasty and fresh, but...More

Thank Extraordinary545404
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, big portions, pocketbook friendly. Doorman at the hotel recommended and it did not dissapoint. I WILL BE BACK!!!

Thank chwillchwill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped by during our recent first to San Antonio due to the reviews. The atmosphere in the restaurant gave it a very local- hole in the wall kinda of vibe, which we love. The service was very good and our food...More

Thank April G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional breakfast, had the huevos rancheros which were pretty good, the sauce was not overpowering. The service was great and a nice clean place.

Thank torino7788
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found The Original Blanco Cafe on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try for lunch. From the onset, it has a small restaurant/cafeteria feel to it. We were seated right away. Service was pleasant and efficient. We ordered and a short bit on,...More

Thank heliuman2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my mother to lunch while downtown a few days ago. We wanted a little Tex-Mex; and were not disappointed with the offerings at The Blanco Cafe. I had the Enchiladas Verde (which were loaded with chicken and very flavorful. My mother had the Chile...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were tired of the chain restaurants and loud noise on the Riverwalk, looking for something with local flavor and a staff member at the hotel recommended The Blanco Café! OUTSTANDING! Great breakfast and fantastic lunch...not open for dinner. This is a hidden gem for...More

Thank Tom H
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Llrn
12 January 2017|
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Response from Jill H | Reviewed this property |
They only serve breakfast and lunch, do don't think there was a bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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
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