Blanco Tacos + Tequila a new modern Mexican eatery from the group behind North Italia just debuted near the Galleria.
The Fox Restaurant Concepts project opened right on schedule this week at 5115 Westheimer Road, Suite C2520. It’s the first Texas outpost for the Arizona-based brand, which operates several Blanco Tacos + Tequilas in its home state and one in Southern California.
Blanco’s menu features approachable offerings of tacos, burritos, bowls, enchiladas, and fajitas. Some standout dishes include a hamachi and watermelon ceviche with cucumber, avocado, jalapeño, dried pomegranate seed, and salted pistachios; Blanco’s riff on traditional elotes with ancho chile, lime, mayo, cilantro, and cotija cheese; plus short rib or fried shrimp tacos with pickled onion, jalapeño, guacamole and chipotle aioli; and wagyu carne asada fajitas with tomatillo soy marinade. There’s also a lengthy list of beer, wine, tequila, sangria, margaritas and cocktails like the Oaxacan Shandy with pineapple, blood orange liqueur, blanco tequila, mexican beer, and cilantro; or the Ginger Spice Paloma with grapefruit, Azuñia tequila, ginger, and sparkling grapefruit soda.
Blanco Tacos + Tequila is now open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.