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Blanco Tacos + Tequila In Fashion Valley

Happy #TacoTuesday! Let me introduce you to a brand new restaurant that just opened up in the Fashion Valley Mall, Blanco Tacos + Tequila. It took over the space that use to be California Pizza Kitchen before they switched locations. I really love how they remodeled the space and included a beautiful outdoor patio for those beautiful sunny days!

I ordered a little bit of everything from their menu during their soft opening last month and there wasn’t one item I didn’t enjoy. They have many options of tacos to try but don’t ignore their amazing fajitas as well. I don’t know about you but something about my meal arriving to my table on a hot crackling skillet really makes me happy. I saw a meme recently that said “If you want attention, go to a restaurant and order fajitas.” It’s too real! Everyone in the restaurant seems to turn around and look when the sizzling sound appears.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila In Fashion Valley

So what should you order on your visit to Blancos? Start with drinks! They are known for their margaritas and I was able to try 4 of them. Jarod and I each ordered two and a different one each time so I could sample multiples. For our first round we had the JALAPEÑO & PINEAPPLE Margarita with chile verde liqueur & habanero bitters and THE MARGARITA which is frozen margarita with Jose Cuervo Especial and Patron Citronge.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila In Fashion Valley

The second round we ordered the SMASHED WATERMELON margarita with white tequila & chile lime salt and the BLACKBERRY CLEMENTINE margarita with white tequila & hibiscus sea salt. My favorite? The Watermelon! It was surprisingly not too sweet and the spicy rim added a nice kick.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila In Fashion Valley

Next up, try an appetizer! I originally wanted to try the ceviche but they were fresh out. Which I guess means it’s delicious. So I went with the Mariscos Shrimp & Crab Cocktail with avocado, celery leaf, cilantro, and radish instead. It was a hot day and this cold dish really was a great starter. Fresh, citrusy and full of flavor!

Blanco Tacos + Tequila In Fashion Valley

Then it was time for the main course. Now, I’m a firm believer that you can’t go to a place that has TACOS in their name and NOT order tacos your first time there. So I went with SNAKE RIVER WAGYU CARNE ASADA TACOS with charred scallion relish, crushed avocado, and spicy garlic butter. Every bite was full of delicious smoky flavor. I loved them!

Blanco Tacos + Tequila In Fashion Valley

To mix things up for our other entree we ordered the HALF CHICKEN FAJITAS smothered in an achiote citrus sauce. A truly spectacular dish packed with tons of flavor that will make your tastebuds dance with happiness. I would definitely order this dish again.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila In Fashion Valley

Lastly we wrapped up our meal with the server’s suggested favorite, the flan. I was a bit stuffed at this point but thankfully it wasn’t too large and gave me that sweet treat fix I was craving.

Thank you Blanco Tacos + Tequila for having me during your soft opening! I can’t wait to come back and try more of the menu.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila San Diego

  • 7007 Friars Road #901 San Diego, CA 92108
 

 

Natasha
Natasha
Natasha lives in San Diego, loves cooking, dining out at local restaurants, blogging, photography and taking trips to Disneyland with her husband Jarod.

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