Taste the Island Life: Blanco Cocina + Cantina Set to Open in Coronado!

  • Mexican
  • Coronado
  • $$

Island life is about to get a lot tastier when Blanco Cocina + Cantina opens its second San Diego location on Coronado Island! The restaurant is part of Fox Restaurant Concepts, founded by Sam Fox, behind Coronado’s wildly successful all-day eatery, The Henry.

Blanco offers a vibrant twist on Sonoran-style Mexican cuisine and an extensive margarita and cocktail menu, with a laid-back yet chic coastal vibe that locals and visitors alike are sure to love.

Blanco Cocina + Cantina

Fox thanked the Coronado community for embracing The Henry and praised his team’s operational excellence and hospitality. He’s amped about opening a second location on the island.

“We think Blanco perfectly captures the spirit of Coronado island—it’s good times with good people, and great margaritas of course! We can’t wait to open our doors.”

Rich Sonoran-style Flavors

Blanco’s menu is filled with rich flavors showcasing a commitment to quality: handmade corn tortillas, all-day braises, and summer produce fresh-squeezed for margaritas. Every dish is crafted with care and attention to detail.

You can look forward to menu favorites, including:

  • Tiger Shrimp Fajitas with spicy garlic butter
  • A variety of tacos (like slow-cooked BBQ Pork with roasted corn slaw, pickled onion, and crema fresca)
  • Twists on Sonoran-style classics like the Roasted Poblano Chile and Tomato Cheese Crisp
  • The Short Rib Machaca Chimichanga (made “Sam Style” by adding a crunchy taco)

Or just go for the drinks! Standouts include:

  • Blanco’s signature Smashed Watermelon Margarita with chile con sal
  • Frozen Palomas and Margaritas on tap
  • The Tamarindo Mule with spicy tamarind and ginger beer
  • Refreshing agua frescas

Walk-up Taco and Marg Window!

The Coronado location will also feature a walk-up taco window with a selection of Blanco favorites, letting you enjoy quick bites and margaritas on the go or when visiting the beach for a picnic.

Blanco’s design seamlessly blends laid-back California cool with a touch of Mexican charm. The bright and airy space boasts a central bar and rich earth tones punctuated by pops of vibrant artwork.

Exposed wood beams and natural textures create a sense of warmth, while subtle metal accents, lush greenery, and ample natural light complete the picture, setting the stage to enjoy good friends and great food.

The restaurant spans over 5,600 square feet and will feature both indoor and patio seating options.

See you there!

Blanco Cocina + Cantina is located at 1301 Orange Ave., Coronado Island. It will offer lunch and dinner service on Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM and on Sunday from 11 AM to 9 PM.

You can make reservations starting July 17. For more information, visit their website here and follow them on Instagram and Facebook for more updates.

See you there, San Diego!

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