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The Prickly Pear Cantina

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Mexican
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3421 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4610 (Camino Tassajara and Blackhawk Road)
925-984-2363
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11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 6
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice outdoor seating

A very nice TexMex restaurant with a somewhat upscale feel. Very Nice dining area, and bar. The outdoor seating is great with plenty of shady spots overlooking the pond. The food is very good. I particularly like the Carnitas. Great margaritas and good beer and wine selection. Solid service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Dollyamas
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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I've had better tamales out of a can. How is it possible to make masa tough? They managed to do it here. Two small pieces of pork, and one was pure fat. Yuk! I would not try this place again.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very nice TexMex restaurant with a somewhat upscale feel. Very Nice dining area, and bar. The outdoor seating is great with plenty of shady spots overlooking the pond. The food is very good. I particularly like the Carnitas. Great margaritas and good beer and wine selection. Solid service. Overall a very good experience.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offers a good menu variety in an upscale setting. Ask for a table near the window to enjoy the outdoor fountain and stream. The staff was friendly and the food delicious. A bit on the expensive side however.

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stopped in for a quick dinner after going to a late afternoon movie. The temperature was cool outside, so we sat in the bar instead of out on the patio which is really nice on a warm day. The chips and salsa are really good, I always eat more than I should before dinner... I ordered the carnitas and... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

They have taken traditional Mexican dishes and made them even better. The food is delicious, comes out hot and is not greasy.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wife and I enjoyed an excellent meal, excellent service, and great atmosphere last night. We dine out often, favor Mexican food (especially chile rellenos) and found them here to be excellent.

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Nipomo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is not close to the freeway but I thought worth the drive. Their happy hour is excellent, and the food was plentiful. Homemade guacamole and all of our food orders were good. Most we took home since there is really a lot of food. Good drinks too. Waiter was a little too busy and not very attentive due to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Food was served promptly and sizes were great too. Check out the giant taco salad. Drinks and food reasonably priced

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Corrales, NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Nice place with great service. Food was not so hot. Appetizers were listless despite promising descriptions. The veggie quesadilla was very bland and tasted fried. Could not taste the mushrooms and squash. Nachos were soupy. The chipotle crema was flavorless. Taquitos were filled but one couldn't taste the filling with the heavily fried tortillas. Fortunately, the guacamole and salsa saved... More 

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Danville, ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Restaurant service is very good! Good Location, average food. Only one decent TV at the bar so if your there you watch what the bartender wants (wouldn't change the station for us).

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Additional Information about The Prickly Pear Cantina

Address: 3421 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4610
Phone Number: 925-984-2363
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3421 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4610
    (Camino Tassajara and Blackhawk Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: 925-984-2363

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?