The Original Blanco Cafe
419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Blanco Cafe/The Original Blanco Cafe
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin American
Price Range : Below Average
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I had lunch here.
I had a cheese enchilada and rice a la cart. They were both very good.
The salsa verde and the floor tortias were excellent.
The lunch plates were priced a little high but they also had a lot of food.
I would like to see a smaller portioned, lower priced lunch meal.
I will go back.
08/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This is a very good place to eat in San Antonio. The service is great and the food is excellent. As the name suggests, it is definitely a ""cafe""...not a nice restaurant to impress anyone.
My only complaint is that they served NO red picante sauce. The only hot sauce they had was verde. It was spicy, but not flavorful (to my taste). I didn't realize how much I loved red tomato-based salsa. I'm usually easy to please, but it totally ruined my meal. If red picante sauce is not a requirement for you when eating mexican food, this place is wonderful. If I had known there was none, I would have brought my own and been satisfied.
05/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This place is not on the Riverwalk with the overrated high priced restaurants. This is a simple, high quality place that has fresh food with an authentic taste. The staff is friendly and this is where the locals eat. It is a 5 minute walk from most Riverwalk hotels on St Mary's and simply is the best. It is only open for breakfast and lunch, unfortunately. We had chorizo w eggs, refried beans, carne guisada and fresh tortillas and coffee - wonderful!!
Expect friendly and very quick service from this downtown Mexican cafe. Expect to wait a bit if you arrive close to noon, but your lunch will be served shortly after you place the order. Prices are slightly higher than what you would expect, but not unreasonable. They have recently expanded to accomodate even larger crowds but seating can still be a challenge.