The thing about any restaurant in the Sam Fox stable is that you can always count on change.
Change in a good way, course. Menus at the many venues will have the good old reliable items you love but new items are added on a regular basis just to keep diners taste buds tingling.
I had the opportunity to try some of those changes at Blanco Tacos & Tequila the other night as part of a media dinner. Sadly, we couldn’t try all the new changes, but the ones we did have were great and added special bites to the menu.
We began with two new cocktails: The Margarita of the Month, an autumnal mix of apple, cinnamon and tequila and the Spicy Ginger Paloma with tequila, ginger liquor, grapefruit juice and sparkling grapefruit soda.
For example, for as long as Blanco had been around the tacos served there have been of the street variety, in other words, soft tacos.
But now, Blanco offers a plate of two crispy ground beef tacos. The tortillas are perfectly fried and packed with lightly seasoned beef. Topped with greens and shredded cheddar cheese, these are a nice version of the quintessential taco.
We also sampled another new taco on the menu, the grilled avocado tacos. These are tiny tacos, just a bite or two, but they are filled with tastes and textures that are refreshing and savory. We were warned that they would be a little spicy, and they were, but the slaw that topped them was almost Asian in taste and texture.
We opted for one of the new fajitas on the menu and ordered the mahi which comes with flour tortillas. This dish, I think, was my favorite. The thick slab of mahi was grilled to a nice char. We grabbed one of the soft flour tortillas, piled a big bite of fish, seasoned sautéed veggies and sides (guacamole, sour cream, salsa and lime) on top and chowed down.
Blanco has also added the option to have a burrito in a bowl and the their quesadillas can be prepped as crisps, both clever ways to please the variety of diners.
Service was top notch with sincere smiles and attention to details. Add the stunning view from the patio and all in all we had a great evening.