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Blanco Cantina – Calgary Kensington

4.3
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26 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mexican

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Offering casual dining for big appetites, over-the-top cocktails, and the hottest happy hour in the city (we call it #halfyhour) from 3-5pm and 9pm - close daily; we offer a mixture of semi-private booth seating, intimate lower seating around our perimeter and a cozy lounge where the energy is always high. Come see our indoor-outdoor bar seating and 40+ seat patio, it’s a one-of-a-kind in Kensington!

Blanco Cantina is the ultimate central spot for socializing and watching the game - we are always down to fiesta, whether you grab a quick bite or stay all night. Our tequila & spirits collection is off the hook, with over 100 hand-selected choices. We believe nachos should be as individual as you are, so build your own! We love brunch (ahem, day drinking) so join us weekend & holiday from 11am - 3pm. We have classic margaritas on the rocks, slushy concoctions, and a fun selection of feature cocktails & drinks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 26 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KiranN
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome margaritas. We were running late and they didn’t make a fuss!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Location great. Food , drinks and service mediocre at best. Kensington has better food options and Calgary had better Mexican options. I won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Not too good service

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Keys
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

I dont know if it was just a off night but service was terrible and the food was warm, ut not hot when it came out... i recommend going to 17th Ave location instead

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SCOMAC
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New location is great, great food, amazing margaritas!!

Blanco Cantina – Calgary Kensington
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review! I am glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you soon! Check us out for Happy Hour from 3-5 and 9- close everyday for discounted margaritas, draft beer, tacos, and tequila!! See you soon.

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vipRusty
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Server Vanesa was great. Happy hour tacos fantastic. Street corn was the most unpleasant experience, it was frozen corn rolled in Dorito crumbs, chucks of feta not hot or cooked piled on top, smelling like natural gas, from the supposed grilling ....they initially came out cold were sent back and came out luke warm and mushy....absolutely should mot be on the menu if fresh product with authentic ingredients aren’t being used. Really ruined our overall dining experience.

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MG70
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience3

Good food. Music was very loud couldn’t hear each other talking. Our service was not the best.

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Verna
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Blanco at this location. The tacos and Margs are so good.

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

The tacos were great, unfortunately the service was not. They also were out of at least 5 beers that they had on the menu. I would not return to this location.

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AriaB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place for tacos and margaritas. Food, service, and the patio were great. Can't wait to go back.

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AlisonC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Lively atmosphere. At times, hard to hear the person sitting across from you. Amazing food and deals!

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PerryC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great addition to the neighborhood. Great vibe and great food and drink. Highly recommend checking out Blanco in Kensington.

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ErinS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our evening and dining experience at Blanco. The food, service and atmosphere was great!!

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vipVirgo
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Restaurant is nice - good seating and layout. Food was a disappointment.

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KerriM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I definitely recommend the pork tacos! They are delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy hour half price is the best!! Location in Kensington is great. Small but cute inside. Service was great!

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SheriD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family lunch

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Jessica
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio experience was great!

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JayB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The mixed drinks were incredible. The mixologist on the night we were there could win international awards! The food was very good. Had the traditional tacos. Going to be more adventurous next time. Glad to see this restaurant as part of the Kensington food scene! JB

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So much great energy in the room! Could not have orchestrated a better experience for a first date! Also, our server Andy is basically my new best friend! She was so happy energetic and fun loving!

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vipFoodluva
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The service was horrible! Our server was too busy dancing around the restaurant and hanging out with staff than serving anyone. The table side guacamole was flavourless and not made table side-and she forgot the chips. We were given our meals 15 minutes before we were given cutlery-everything was ice cold. Our glasses were always empty for at least 20 minutes before asking for refills...in light of a horrible economy and opening a restaurant mid-pandemic, we would have thought that there would be more effort...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Super awesome experience! The watermelon Marg is amazing and the food is 🔥🔥🔥 check out halfy hour!!

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vipHeatherR
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was really good, only the jug of margaritas is not quite a jug so not sure it's worth the $60.

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REB2014
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Sons birthday

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PerryC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've lived in Kensington for over 20 years and Blanco is a great addition to the neighborhood. Great food, great drink, and great service, I'm confident Blanco will be a staple in the area for many years.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

Bartending wasn’t the quickest. Waited for our drinks longer than we should. Vanessa and Alison were amazing!

FAQs

Blanco Cantina – Calgary Kensington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 454-9602.

Blanco Cantina – Calgary Kensington is rated 4.3 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.