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The Prickly Pear Cantina

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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
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Casual Elegant

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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
Great

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
TravelerCharlotte
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Nipomo, California
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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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Alamo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My friends and I enjoyed a hot East Bay evening overlooking the fountains and ducks. The food was very good and satisfying. The guacamole was delicious. My burrito was enormous (took almost 1/2 home!) and delicious. My friends had fish tacos and a yummy looking salad. We all liked our meals and the wine. Drinks served at neighboring tables looked... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was the second time our family dined here. The first time was a busy Sunday afternoon and the place was packed, and I honestly don't have any recall of the experience as we were watching the clock to get to the airport on time. This second time was a Friday afternoon and we, ( 8 of us ), dined... More 

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

OK Main stream Mexican food. I was a bit disappointed. There were a couple of unusual items on the menu, but for the most part is was the usual fajitas, burritos, tacos, yada yada yada. The refried beans were so dry they were crusty. The outside seating was nice and the prices were reasonable..

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Elizabeth, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Prickly Pear is in the Blackhawk Plaza and was always one of my first picks for good Mexican food and tasty margaritas when I lived in the area. They have a nice outdoor patio, which is perfect on a hot east bay evening. Good friendly service. I really like their chicken nachos!

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Danville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's Cheers in Blackhawk, food is very good, service is great, and a fun vibe. They are very creative with the margaritas.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?