Blanco Cantina – Calgary Kensington

4.6
132 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mexican
Offering casual dining for big appetites, over-the-top cocktails, and the hottest happy hour in the city (we call it #halfyhour) from 2-5pm 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 132 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MWolfe
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have never had bad service, always exceptional. The food and drinks are amazing and a great location. Doesn’t get much better!

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CaitlynB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always! Prefer this location, just feels a bit less crazy and more relaxed!

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Lizzy
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Tacos, definitely worth it to go during the happy hour and always a good time with good company as well!

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Annomynous
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Will come again! Had vege tacos and quest dip!

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Dineout
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was good quality, and reasonably priced. Service was top notch, got busy as the night went on, but never got too loud.

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ColleenC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and very upbeat. Drinks were very good as well were the tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Loved the guacamole!

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ShefunA
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time at Blanco ! The Margaritas as epic ! And happy hour is well worth it :)

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ShefunA
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was super attentive and made some
Great recommendations. Fun easy going atmosphere with greet staff !

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a hidden gem in Kensington! We had heard about Blanco. But never visited. Well, we are certainly happy we did tonight. What a surprise it was. Our server, Quinta, was fun and attentive as well as friendly and knowledgeable! It’s a great atmosphere for for friends and for date night! We enjoyed margaritas, classic and raspberry jalapeño! We started with the Chips and Guacamole, which was prepared tableside. So good. Then we had grilled red snapper fish tacos and enchilada mas grande! The food and drinks were fantastic! Overall, 10/10! Thanks for a fun night out. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service , food quality and price point!

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muskyrainbows
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Go during happy hour for best deal (3-5pm & 9pm to close) Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, atmosphere and food!
It was a win win.

MB
MichaelB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We had a great night. The place was good. Our service was awesome. The margs were good, not great. My surprise was the bill! 3 pitchers of margs. 7 tacos , Guac and queso dip - $300. I guess I don’t get out much but found the price high for chips and salsa and avg margs! But a good night overall .

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ShefunA
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great ambience and vibe . Food was on point with good portions and amazing flavour!

Tried their classic margaritas and was not disappointed!

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SarahW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, food and drinks were fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy hour brunch here was awesome and great value! We will absolutely come back for more! 😉

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fabulous. Our waitress was fantastic and the food was outstanding. My only little complaint was the music was a tad too loud. Hard to have conversation across the table.

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Skyred
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Great service. The people were nice. Atmosphere felt dingy and food was mediocre - didn’t enjoy much of it at all. Drinks were nice and boozy.

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DBoy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was great, everyone friendly and supporting each other clearing dishes etc. Drinks could be a little stronger but were tasty, need more non tequila drinks. Some more hot sauces to go with tacos to change up the flavors, they end up tasting similar. Corn appetizer was so fun.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food was average. Fish in Baja Fish Burrito was dry. Won’t be rushing back.

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Gwen
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our new favourite family restaurant! Great food, service and ambiance.

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Coop
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

The music was too loud and the service was slow. They did not have beer in stock. You can have a Corona or a Corona. The food was expensive and terrible - and that’s being kind!

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ColleenC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Our waitress was very friendly and we never had to wait long for anything. Taco Tuesday deals are also a great bonus

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SCOMAC
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fun experience and great food and drinks!!

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EllyK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and amazing service by Max. Will def be back :)

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TerriO
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was tasty. The service was slow (but friendly) for not being a full restaurant. The music was extremely loud.

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Greetz
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sunny location for the patio. Great place to meet up for 1/2 price tacos and margaritas during happy hr.

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Christinab
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They had me at Poodle. (A bulldog but with Prosecco).

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Anon
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Jalepeno Raspberry margarita is amazing!! Had a great time and great food at Blanco.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really great food!

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GinaC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Max was a great server... the deals were great and so was most of the food and drinks

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Shannie
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Music was great but very loud to talk over. Food was great but very slow to come. Server was kind and friendly. They reminded us that we were at our time limit to leave based on the reservation but they had not yet given us our bills and the food was so slow to arrive it was hard to stick to the time limit do to the slowness of the food showing up and the lack of them not giving us the bill.

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fanofza
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food, and friendly service; it was a great day to sit on the patio for brunch, and price was right! It was a laid back atmosphere and I'll definitely be back. Cheers!

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AprilB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Booked a table for 6pm and I was told at least twice that I needed to be out of my table by 730 pm. That’s fine but service was slow and staff barely check on us. Didn’t order dessert because we were informed out table was needed. I won’t be back when there are friendlier options in the neighbourhood.

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Emilio
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server Emma was fab !
Food good quality

Love it!

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, super nice staff. Food was amazing

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AmyK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, amazing food, really cool decor and ambiance! We will be back for sure!

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JanelleC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service! It really has a cosy atmosphere.

JK
vipJenniferK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food excellent , server Kylie was AMAZING and the ambiance terrific! Would highly recommend!

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 4.6 stars by 132 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.