Gallo Blanco is owned and operated by Chef Owner Doug Robson, born in Mexico to parents of French Vietnamese and English decent. We are committed to supporting local community and farmers sourcing local ingredients to create a menu of flavorful and healthy fare inspired by the foods that he grew up with. Please also visit our sister restaurant, Otro Café while we move Gallo Blanco Cafe to it’s new home.
To our customers: A simple, no fuss dining experience. Tantalizing food that is prepared from fresh, local ingredients. Down to earth staff that has a passion for great food and strives to always deliver a pleasant experience.
To team members: A family restaurant environment that rewards passion and commitment to deliver on our customer promise. A place to call home and that will support employees and their families in their personal and professional pursuits.
Gallo Blanco is an urban neighborhood café with an open dining room and bar with bright modern interiors and upbeat atmosphere. The knowledgeable staff is enthusiastic and friendly and ensure an unfussy and comfortable dining experience.
Gallo Blanco offers a selection of new world American and Mexican food prepared from fresh, local ingredients.
Visit our Sister Location at 6035 N. 7th Street (NE Corner of Bethany School next to Healthy Habit).
Please see restaurant to order gift cards in denominations of $1 to $500
For four years, Doug Robson, chef-owner of Gallo Blanco Café, the restaurant inside the Clarendon Hotel, has been quietly kicking out top-notch Mexico City-style eats in Central Phoenix. But his new restaurant, Otro Cafe now open for lunch with dinner to follow on Monday, March 11, most likely won’t enjoy such an easygoing scene — it’s smack dab in one of the Valley’s hottest new dining hubs. story
~Laura Hahnefeld, Phoenix New Times Blog 2/28/13
Gallo Blanco’s Doug Robson to Open New (and Slightly Different) Mexican Restaurant in March 2013: Otro Cafe. According to Robson, Otro, which means “other” in Spanish, will complement Gallo Blanco but won’t be a carbon copy of it. Story
~Nikki Buchanan, Phoenix New Times 11/7/2012
Chef Doug “Robson is opening a Mexican restaurant called Otro — “other” in Spanish — in a north-central Phoenix intersection that is becoming a growing dining scene. “This is the other side of the menu that complements Gallo Blanco” Story
~ Jennifer McClellan, AZ Central 2/27/13
Chef Doug Robson takes you back to his Mexican roots at this cool spot. The standouts include pollo asado, carne asada and cochinita pork tortas and tacos, and the signature chicaharron de queso, a brittle take on pork rinds made from crisped Manchego cheese. story
Howard Seftel - azcentral.com May 30, 2012
Full-bodied flavors and local ingredients shatter stereotypes of goopy Mexican food at this hip hotel restaurant.
Does the mere mention of Mexican food stir up images of gloppy, cheese-smothered enchiladas and greasy tacos?
“Mexican food gets a bad rap,” says Doug Robson, chef and owner of the hip Gallo Blanco Café and Bar at The Clarendon Hotel in midtown Phoenix. Robson, the former founding chef at La Grande Orange, is on a mission to dispel the myth that all Mexican food is stereotypical, hotter-than-hell goo. story
Gwen Ashley Walters - Phoenix Magazine May 30, 2012
6 pack of Tacos • Dinner with Chef Robson • Wine tasting & Appetizers for 4 • Breakfast for 2 • Two-fer (a Gallo Blanco & Otro treat) • Basket of local farm goodies • Coffee or Appetizers with one of our local featured artists • VIP seating and 2 drinks during Flamenco night • Gallo T-shirt • Free Appetizer • Appetizers and special presentation from the Hipstorian • Local farm tour with Chef Robson • Gift certificate for your favorite local charity silent auctions/raffles
Chef Robson comes to your house and cooks for up to 6 people
Winners will be chosen randomly through mid-February. All participants will be eligible for the grand prize drawing at the end. All 15 winners will be notified by email and celebrated on social media.
(Must be 21 or older to receive any prize that includes alcohol.)
Thank you for being part of our community and we look forward to a great year ahead.