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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

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    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 8
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Sorely lacking overall

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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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Pleasanton, California
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Love the food, but staff a bit grumpy ! Lunch time in Pleasanton and a nice break from the multitude of Italian restaurants here

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food here is pretty average (nothing great) and the service not too friendly either. We have had better Mexican food in the US and this is definitely not worth a second try. The prices of the entrees are pretty high (maybe due to the downtown location). The ambience and location of the restaurant are definitely plus points though and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The fish tacos were just right, and my dining companion enjoyed the steak fajitas. Nice atmosphere, good price, fine dinner. I would go again.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

People are really spoiled with good Mexican food in California, so the dishes you get here are probably below average. They are ok in the sense they are perfectly edible, but don't expect that super fresh/made from scratch/home cooking feel. What this place is really good for is being a stop on a bar crawl. The place is conveniently located... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Excellent traditional Mexican dishes and top-shelf margaritas served by prompt, friendly staff. They have an extensive tequila selection, some of which I'm pretty sure you will not find anywhere else. My wife worked there many years ago, and loved the quality of the food and drink served then. It is refreshing to see that the quality has not gone away.

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Shown to our table by a girl who didn't speak or smile. It was like we were bothering her. Ordered a Cosmo & it was made with Tequila. Told the waiter & he brought back the same drink &.said it was made with vodka. I told him to keep it. I know the difference between tequila & vodka. Ordered tacos... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Service is good, food is ok, but would be nicer with a little more care taken over presentation. Perfect for a quick family dinner or at sit and watch the world go by.

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Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Service is never great The food is ok and a bit overpriced Good location Enjoy other Mexican restaurants more--this one is convenient A fun atmosphere

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Additional Information about Alberto's Cantina

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

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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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