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The Original Blanco Cafe

) #35 of 4,048 Restaurants in San Antonio $ Mexican, , Latin
419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1703
+1 210-271-3300
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (59 reviews)
“tortillas” (38 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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LOCATION
419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1703
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Food is really good. Enchiladas are great but the beef soup was DELICIOUS. A very generous bowl with cabbage, legumes, beef and the original Mexican flavor, very hard to fine somewhere else.... Enchiladas are good, but the advise is also try the other options.

Thank Alejandra M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place for lunch upon the basis of Trip Advisor reviews. This is a modest looking place with excellent Mexican food. I had cheese enchiladas and a crunchy taco. I took the fixings and put them in their delicious flour tortillas! I'm more...More

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend recommended this restaurant and I glad he did. We ate breakfast there and the food was great. The waitress was friendly and kept us floating in coffee. ☺

Thank bpair2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stopped at this restaurant for lunch on the way out of town because of the reviews on TripAdvisor and because we were looking for some authentic Mexican food. It definitely does not have the curb appeal that you would like, very...More

Thank Nikki6or3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleased by the immediate, friendly greeting and got to sit at the table I wanted. My order was taken quickly and the waitress made a good recommendation. I had a fantastic breakfast and it was inexpensive. I noticed local business people also favor...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We asked to a native for an authentic Mexican restaurant, nice and cheap...she told us about this fenomenous place and we decided to go right away to have luch! Ordered, Flautas, carne asada plate, Steak Ranchero and they were amazing!!! We are a 6 party...More

Thank Sofia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying downtown and looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant, so tried the Bianco Cafe and was glad I did. The chicken enchiladas were delicious! The place was packed, and I certainly see why. Great place for lunch!

1  Thank David_J_from_Cville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding food and attentive service is a great formula for success. We arrived for a late lunch at around 2pm on a weekday and were quickly seated inside(our request). We were able to take advantage of terrific drink specials which were promptly served and ice...More

Thank LandR22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in the area and wanted to visit a local eatery. After reading good reviews, we decided to visit this place. It is a few blocks away from the main area of the riverwalk. I had the chorizo and egg plate and my wife had...More

1  Thank surfinbird81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, great tacos, chorizo breakfast (amazing!!). Probably some of the best tortillas I've ever had. You will not regret eating here. I can't wait to come back and try their award winning enchiladas :)

Thank Gretchen G
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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
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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
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