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Which Blanco Cafe (in San Antonio) is which?

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Which Blanco Cafe (in San Antonio) is which?

Caseophile | Oct 14, 2004 11:34 PM

Hi Texans,

I live in New York, but I've been put in charge of recommending some good restaurants in San Antonio for a European friend who'll be visiting very soon, and has never really had Mexican or Tex-Mex food.

I've been doing my homework by searching old posts for recommendations, and one thing has me confused. There are a lot of recommendations for Blanco Cafe, but there seem to be several places in San Antonio named "Blanco Cafe," which have the following addresses:

1720 Blanco Road (just north of Fulton Avenue, 6 blocks south of Hildebrand)
5525 Blanco Road, Suite 119 (at Oblate Drive)
419 North St. Mary's Street (at East Travis Street)
1422 Nogalitos (just South of Cumberland, near I-35)

It looks to me like the one that y'all are talking about is at 1720 Blanco Road, but I thought I should probably confirm that. Someone said that the original place may have moved. And what's up with the other places? Has the original turned into a chain? Or are they unrelated and trying to rip off the original's name?

Thanks in advance for clarifying. Any new recommendations are also welcome, provided that they're Mexican or Southwestern food, and pretty close to where she's staying (between Hemisfair park and the river, as far as I can tell from Mapquest).

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