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Blanco East Village Taqueria Set To Debut In Downtown San Diego

June 17, 2017

Set to open this summer in the Petco Park-adjacent space that was last occupied by the short-lived Como Ceviche eatery is Blanco East Village Taqueria, a Baja-style taco shop.

Blanco Taqueria is inspired by the historic street taco stands in Mexicali and Tijuana. The 2,000-square-foot space is being renovated to make customers feel like they just crossed the border into Mexico, with a decor comprised of gun-steel chairs and bar stools, vintage metal and porcelain tables, and antique Mexican soda signs. There will also be an outdoor patio where customers can enjoy tacos and micheladas.

"Blanco is not a California taco shop, it's an authentic taco place with a real taco stand culture," said owner John Renison, who previously operated the Bajamed pop-up Blue Quetzal Artisanal Baja Cuisine before running for state senate last year.

The menu at Blanco will be comprised on mainly tacos, including tacos de arrachera (steak), adobada (marinated pork) carnitas (pork) and camaron (shrimp). The restaurant will also serve authentic elote en vaso (corn in a cup), fruit cups with tajin and specially prepared Clamatos and micheladas.

Blanco East Village Taqueria is anticipated to open on June 22 at 317 10th Avenue in downtown San Diego. For more information, visit the company's Facebook Page.