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The Prickly Pear Cantina

Mexican, Southwestern
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3421 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4610 (Camino Tassajara and Blackhawk Road)
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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San Ramon, California
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159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We haven't been here for a while, nothing specific, just didn't have a memorable experience the past couple of times. But we had family in town and after a visit to the Museum at Blackhawk we stopped here for lunch. Pleasantly surprised by our visit. Yes, service was a bit slow, but it was fairly early on a week day.... More 

Thank JDB68
San Ramon, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good standard California Mexican chow. If you like caliente, try the diablo enchilada. Good service. Acceptably clean. Med to large portions. Good drinks. In up-scale Blackhawk plaza. Large dining room and super patio dining during nice weather...right on the duck pond. Great carnitas.

Thank Dick F
Walnut Creek, California, United States
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266 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I expected a lot more from a Rodney Worth establishment. We came in while the hostess was dealing with a party. She sat them down, then came back and began to escort us to their table, without asking anything. When I said we had our own reservation, she said, "Just a minute" and then disappeared to do more for the... More 

Thank Denise K
san ramon, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Serves good Mexican food. Portions are large, and , if you ate the chips, it's hard to finish your meal. Good for group parties, and great to sit outside when it is not cold.

Thank Daisy P
Sanibel Island, Florida
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The Prickly Pear Cantina describes itself as a California-Inspired Mexican restaurant, and the description is right on. My wife and I found it to be a contemporary restaurant with great service and some unique menu offerings. We started off with a round of margaritas - not the best we've ever had but pretty darn good. I followed with a large... More 

Thank FFlyer42
Rancho Cordova, California
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We were super excited to try another restaurant from the Worth Group. Our favorite place is Peasant and the Pear which is an absolute amazing 5 star restaurant. We had our first date there and return every couple of months. Unfortunately the Prickly Pear is nowhere close to the same level. Business seemed steady and decided to sit in the... More 

Thank deltaisg21
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195 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

I had the Mexican Flag enchilada platter and it was very good. Each of the tree enchiladas offered something very enticing. The chips and salsa were very good as well. The service on the other hand was almost non-existent. They appeared to be staffed adequately, were decidedly not busy at all, but still couldn't help doing their best ghost impersonation.... More 

Thank Blaine C
Aurora, Colorado
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I just ate here for lunch and it was horrible and slow. It took 30 minutes to get my water. Our food arrived before our drinks. It seemed as though all the tables experienced the same service. The. My burrito was dry. Will never eat here again.

Thank mollymhoon
Danville, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

nice tables outside next to the water features. food was great. they had healthy , but I wanted refried beans and they had it too.

Thank RSV-CA
Edmonds, Washington
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Met a few coworkers here after work. Happy hour menu was good and the margaritas were great as well. The soft tacos were amazing. The extra guacamole we ordered was also fantastic.

Thank Tiffany S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?