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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, grumpy staff

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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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132 restaurant reviews
408 helpful votes 408 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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109 restaurant reviews
421 helpful votes 421 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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Pleasanton Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The food is good, but I have had better. Good seafood enchiladas. Nice atmosphere on Main Street in Pleasanton. You can walk around town after you are done eating. It also has patio dining.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

I had not checked Tripadvisor before going here otherwise I probably would not have but thought it was much better than the grind reviews suggest. I had fish tacos which tasted fresh and were quite good. My margarita was plenty strong and also tasty. Service was average but location nice. Maybe they have new management or something because it was... More 

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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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