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Alberto's Cantina

Mexican, American
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435 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-7326
925-462-2316
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We have been going here for many years, and they are a very popular place. The food is very bland, but the patio and the atmosphere is good. Margaritas are ok.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
CBrusch
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Pleasanton, California
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San Francisco Bay Area
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really like this Mexican restaurant. Great sized portions, decent service, and good food and drinks.

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Thank sjst1
San Leandro, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great cheese enchiladas, chips and salsa so good. Great tamales. Service is outstanding. Ice tea is fresh. Incredible margaritas. For a quick eat great law to go.

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Thank Suethebaker
Burbank, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Visiting friends living nearby in Pleasanton and decided to have Mexican food for lunch. The chips and salsa were good, although my wife prefers spicier salsa. The service was pretty good in contrast to what other reviewers have said. They were quick to refill the chips and salsa. Their beers are huge, so complaints from me. My wife had their... More 

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Thank Donald C
Dublin
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The atmosphere is fun. Friendly service. The food is great and they give you a lot of it. Good place to meet friends, take the family or just hang out.

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Thank paulsV5537BK
Livermore, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A friend and I ate dinner there a few days ago. The food was fair. At the end of our meal I tried to order an item "to go" for a family member, but the waiter said the kitchen was closed. I asked what time it closed and he said 9pm. It wasn't 9pm yet, but he refused to take... More 

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Thank romie49
Pleasanton, California
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We have been going here for many years, and they are a very popular place. The food is very bland, but the patio and the atmosphere is good. Margaritas are ok.

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Thank CBrusch
Copperopolis, California
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157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There are not many places where I can honestly say it's authentic, but I can here. The "Pozole" and the "Mole" are excellent. Of course you have the standard rice and beans but the main items of the dish are cooked to perfection. "Mama, can I have more" are at the tip of my mouth. Good beer selection, cocktails and... More 

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Thank onebreakfast
Fremont, California
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3,543 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,962 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have enjoyed having tacos for lunch at Alberto's Cantina in Pleasanton. It is on Main Street area in the restaurant area. We had margaritas with our lunch. Overall its an average place for Mexican food. We sat on the patio.

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Thank mini
Livermore, California
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Unfortunately we had a pretty sad experience here. We waited aprx 10 mins for a server to come around. Then we ordered Chimi changa, tamale , pazole and a quesadilla and a margarita. The margarita had a harsh metalic taste. The pazole was not very brothy and the overall flavor was bland. The tamale and chimi changa were bland and... More 

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Thank asweet81
Pleasanton, California
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Mexican food is pretty good. I get food for work and bring it to the office quite a bit. They also have a great drink menu. Drinks with friends while sitting on the outdoor patio is good fun.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 435 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-7326
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasanton
  • Phone Number: 925-462-2316

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?