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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“enchiladas” (60 reviews)
“tortillas” (39 reviews)
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06:00 - 15:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1703
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. We love cafes with a story behind them. And this place was great. Right on the riverwalk so we walked down once we finished eating breakfast! Highly recommended!!!

Thank Chasity J
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 14 August 2017

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 13 August 2017 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 10 August 2017 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 29 July 2017

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 27 July 2017 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

1  Thank Sofia D
Reviewed 26 July 2017 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 25 July 2017

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 23 July 2017

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
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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
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 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
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