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Blanco Cantina - South Common, Edmonton, AB

Blanco Cantina - South Common

4.2
4.2
29 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mexican
Welcome to Blanco Cantina, your fiesta HQ! As much fun as a trip to Mexico – just a whole lot closer. Whether you want to patio the night away or chill with your compadres, Blanco is up for anything. Our bright, colorful spaces, mouth-watering flavours, dangerous collection of tequila and great taste in music are all the escape you need. Vámonos amigos!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (587) 463-7620

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighbourhood

    Edmonton

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Edmonton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KZ

    KenZ

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blanco Cantina was exactly what we were hoping it to be. Everything we had from the street corn to the tacos and burritos all were very well made. Delicious! We will be back no doubt about it! Thanks for the service.
  2. G

    Gobljnn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our server was amazing, food was great and so were the drinks and they were very reasonably priced. However, service was a bit slow, not because of our server but because they seemed to be short staffed.
  3. MD

    MartinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I really enjoyed this restaurant. The staff is very friendly. The food is very good and nice presentation. Just the embiance music was a little loud and a little hard for conversation. I will return to eat and try other plates on the menu.
  4. A

    Angel

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    My husband and I love Mexican and blanco was not what we expected. We ordered nachos, and they were so soggy, was not enjoyable and my taco salad was drenched in sour cream. No flavor. Taco time salad is better. That’s how awe full it was. ( comparing it to fast food should tell you). We watched our server talk to the next table for 20 minutes before we got or bill. So sad. Hopefully things will get better
  5. CB

    CncBo

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant was out of supply for a number of items. My daughter enjoyed the quesadilla; however the steak for the steak fajitas was charred, overcooked and cut in to thick, larger chunks that was difficult to eat. The nachos were plenty. Did find the salsa rojo to be watery. The ambiance was good, but the music was really loud and we had to raise our voices over it, which only made the restaurant louder because everyone had to do the same. Consider it to be a step-up from fast-food Mexican, but not a Tres Canale.
  6. BS

    BryannaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Waited 45 mins before our food arrived. The drinks were mostly filled with ice and made it difficult to drink out of the glasses. The food was the most disappointing of it all. It was bland and didn't really have any flavor to it. We've had better tasting tacos from Taco Time and Taco bell. This place had a lot of hype but very disappointed and will not recommend it to anyone

    Blanco Cantina - South CommonResponded on September 13, 2022Hi Bryanna, would mind sending me an email to gm.southcommon@blancocantina.ca I'd love to chat and see if we can fix this for you. - Ashley Forton General Manager

  7. L

    Lacy

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It was our second time here, and overall, we pretty much enjoy the food.
  8. SD

    SarD

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food was tasty but the music was too loud for lunch hour!
  9. K

    Kw33nkill3r

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken tinga were my favorite and the chips they serve are delicious! We tried the fried avocado and were surprised we liked it as much as we did.
  10. A

    Alysa

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely will be coming back! Avery was an amazing waitress and very friendly and knew what she was doing even though it was only her second shift(definitely couldn’t tell it was her second day). Can’t wait to come back
  11. JW

    JanetW

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I recommend coming to check out happy hour. Then you can try the tacos and bevies at a lower price. Food was okay but my margarita was good! So that made up for it. Overall, it was an okay meal.
  12. TT

    TimT

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was under seasoned, I wouldn't call it authentic Mexican food....I've had much better in edmonton. Tortilla chips stale.
  13. l

    lizej

    Edmonton

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice to check out a new restaurant in South Common. Loved the 1/2 Taco Tuesday deal. Great service and nice ambience.
  14. KC

    KCon

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Incredibly slow kitchen. I understand they've only been open a few weeks but we waited over an hour for burritos for 4 people.
  15. AK

    AshleyK

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing server. Made my birthday memorable! She was prompt and very attentive
  16. JH

    JohnH

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Staff was friendly but food was just okay. I recommend Tres Carnales or El Cortez is Edmonton for the price and food
  17. M

    Marge

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service Small location Monday specials are a great deal I found the food however bland, definitely needed that extra hot sauce. Overall I would definitely return.
  18. j

    jess

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My only reason for rating the food lower is because there aren't really vegan options, I absolutely love the space and the margs are great but would be a 5/5 if there was a vegan option for tacos or :)
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered on the menu was delicious. We will definitely be back.
  20. L

    Lindsey

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such an awesome place for a date night! We went for my fiance's birthday and we got a free shot of tequila! the food was amazing, with so many different options, something for everyone!! will defiantly be going back again!
  21. M

    Michael

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    We thought it was a bar “cantina” but it was also a family restaurant with lots of kids. The tables we very close together and the acoustics are so loud you can’t hear the person across from you. I felt like I was on the date with the people next to me. It was very uncomfortable and we left after the complimentary nacho chips and one drink each. We won’t be back.
  22. W

    Whitty

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff was really great and accommodating for our gluten free dinner mate. They strategize to make something work and we’re willing to get creative. It’s a new place and there are kinks to work out but it will be amazing with a little more time. To level up: more salsa options. - salt and lime with table side quac - habanero corn bites are freaking amazing but need other sizing options. - sample platter - more hot sauce variety -refried beans -pepper selection for dishes (like jalapeño, habenaro, etc). - more Mexican flavour
  23. L

    Linz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been scoping out the progress on this new restaurant in South Common for weeks and I was so excited when it opened. I really appreciated how quickly someone would reply to my Instagram messages/ questions, too. My husband and I went on a Saturday (we made a reservation which I appreciated was even an option). The whole experince was amazing. The staff greeted us immediately and were very friendly. Our server was also incredibly friendly and personable. The chips and salsa you get while you are looking at the menu were sooooo good! I thought the portion was a little small, but then after we got our meals, i was so thankful i wasnt already full from chips! I had the chicken tinga quesadilla with habenero corn fritters (I think black pepper is hot, so these were wayyy too spicy for me, but unreal flavour!) My husband had the enchiladas with cilantro lime rice. Unfortunately we were way too full to try the churro chips or tres leches cake, but I'll be back for those, and the Mexican street corn soon! Amazing service and real cool atmosphere, too! We will be back very soon.
  24. c

    callyb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and fast. All employees were lovely and the decor was cute. Nice little spot located in south edmonton common. The patio wasn't open yet but can't wait to come back and sit outside.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic! Very attentive and quick! Food was amazing…. Will be back to try other items on the menu!
  26. CD

    ChristieD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Tacos were delicious! Enchiladas was ok, smaller portion than I would have liked and I'm a smaller female. Kids menu is either quesadilla or chicken strips and fries. Didn't have the quesadilla but chicken srips were overcooked with McCain krinkle fries. Drinks look fantastic and would definitely go for happy hour and cheap tacos but overall, there's better Mexican for similar price or less.
  27. S

    Sunshine

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was excellent ambience and the food was delicious. The price point is a bit high. The coconut margarita was so good and the bowlritto was really good but I would have expected a little more rice when you remove the wrap. Overall really good.
  28. KC

    KerriC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being there the second day this restaurant opened I truly wasn’t expecting it to be as organized and outstanding as it was. Very pleasantly surprised and we will definitely be back!
  29. T

    Tasty780

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on opening day and while it was busy, the service was amazing, all the staff were very friendly and attentive. The drinks and food were superb, plus the price was reasonable, even more so since it was half off margaritas and burritos! Would definitely come back again, especially for the smoked pineapple margarita!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Blanco Cantina - South Common offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (587) 463-7620.

Blanco Cantina - South Common is rated 4.2 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Blanco Cantina - South Common

1708 99 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1M5

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Edmonton

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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