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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 - 10:00 pm
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All 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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Dublin, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at Prickly Pear Cantina, 3 for dinner on a summer night before a movie at the Black Hawk theater. Made reservations ahead of time to avoid long waiting time on a busy Saturday evening. We requested the patio area and was seated their within 5 min. of arrival. We were greeted by our server and chips and salsa... More 

Thank mikeshophead
Lafayette, California
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently went to the Prickly Pear Cantina, and found the food to be a bit disappointing. The quality was not as good as expected, and the entrees were served luke warm, not hot. The chicken seemed to be undercooked, and in fact I had a major stomach ache later in the evening. The mole sauce seemed to be re-heated... More 

Thank markltennis
Frutillar, Chile
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

4 of for dinner on a weeknight. I had the the fish tacos, they were flavorless and the veg quesadilla the same. would never had know they were Mexican. Also, no chips or salsa offered... service was average. Will not be returning.

Thank greeleyteri
Visalia, California
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Three adults, an infant and a toddler we're referred here by friends. We arrived about 11 AM on a Sunday so were seated right away. We sat outdoors in the shade with a lovely view of the lake, water falls and ducks. The kids were entertained by the ducks which gave the adults time to enjoy an exceptional lunch. Two... More 

Thank Packlady2015
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Located in Blackhawk Plaza, it's a nice casual option, with excellent food. One of the Rodney Worth group, it always has excellent and creative menu options. A great option for movie night, within walking distance of the BH movie theater.

Thank Gregory M
San Ramon, California
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176 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This restaurant is at the Blackhawk Shopping Center. It has a large outdoor deck facing the "pond" which runs throughout the center. On a warm evening, the setting is very nice. Unfortunately the ducks living in the pond also like to frequent the patio- hoping for handouts. While the ducks didn't come into contact, they sit by your chair hoping... More 

Thank awm1
San Ramon, California
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171 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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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293 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
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?