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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%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (60 reviews)
“tortillas” (34 reviews)
“breakfast tacos” (21 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1703
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow, what a surprise. The Original Blanco was recommended by our hotel. This is a local joint with wonderful food (and it is cheap). Very authentic and frequented by locals. Get there early and the already reasonably priced food is on special. Get the Huevos...More

Thank MillboroGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some great homemade food with a great staff and atmosphere! We dined in for breakfast one day, and to go the next. Both times food felt as if my mom made it. Great homemade tortillas! Will eat here again and highly recommend it!

Thank dj e
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was staying at a hotel (St Anthony) about a block away. I found The Blanco Cafe on trip advisor. It is a little "local" type restaurant just off the beaten tourist path. It was a 4 minute walk and well worth it. At 8...More

Thank moondog1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We escaped from our hotel dining room to this clean, efficient and TASTY breakfast. Came back ever morning.

Thank Lake_Guys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel concierge recommended this local Mexican restaurant for great breakfast and she was sooo right! We were seated right away and our server, Angela, greeted us with a big smile and got our drink order immediately!! There were only 2 regular “American” breakfasts so...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is only open from around 6 am to 3 pm on weekdays. Obviously a lot of local business. My husband is an early riser and is it close to the Wyndam and Marriot Courtyard in the Riverwalk area. My husband went early and...More

Thank Lois J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel valet recommended this place as a spot locals go to that wouldn't be super touristy. He was right and the food was awesome. Definitely recommend.

Thank julietsmith2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for lunch. Place was crowded with locals and tourists but staff was busy clearing tables as soon as a customer left. I only had to wait about 5 minutes. This restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Sat. I ordered a combo...More

Thank vaughanm1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here twice during our visit to San Antonio. They have the best breakfast tacos. We had the asada taco, brisket taco, and the bacon and egg taco. All were filled to running over and so delicious. The first morning our server, Dora,...More

Thank TNgirl518
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I use a weighted 5-point scoring system where 4.0 is Excellent Venue: Blanco Cafe, Downtown San Antonio Date Visited: 10/19/2017 Disclaimer: None Companion: Work Wives #2 and #3 & 2 friends What He Had: Chicken Tortilla Soup What She Had: Chicken Tortilla Soup Location: This...More

Thank Joe K
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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