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Alberto's Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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435 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-7326
+1 925-462-2316
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Union City, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The food is & margaritas are good. You can substitute a salad for the rice & beans, which is a plus. The prices are spendy, but it is Pleasanton. We sat out on the large patio, great people watching on a warm Saturday! Now, the service needs a Major Overhaul! We had to ask several times for everything, except our... More 

Thank jandgherrera
Brentwood, California
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Came upon Alberto's Cantina after another restaurant was closed for the day. The restaurant staff was very nice seating us immediately. The decor is nice but it was cold , our server even had his hands in his pocket to keep warm. We were seated at a table in a very dim lit room . The complimentary chips and salsa... More 

Thank James V
San Jose, California
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are looking for a good margarita, TV's , lively atmosphere and good quick service on Mexican food this is your place. Nothing special about the food. It is very middle of the road but ample portions and quick service at reasonable price

Thank Doug M
Concord, California
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Were there on a Saturday afternoon, not very busy. We were seated right away and the waiter came over right way and took our order. After that, it went down hill. We ordered fish tacos and chili rellano - several customers who came in after us received their food before us. We had to call the waiter over and ask... More 

1 Thank jcwillis1
Livermore, California
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Ole saint nick was there sucking down a brew in his red suit...too funny. The bar was slammed as usual. 9 people in our group. Food isn't always the best but its a downtown anchor. Lots of help. Lots of people. The one picture of margies i was told was bad so they deducted it from the bill. Large portions.... More 

Thank mlawer1
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was nearly put off by some of the negative comments that Alberto's' has attracted recently but they were misleading. This is a busy, quite large place and, in the bar area, well equipped with sports TV coverage. The beer arrived quickly (definitely a good point) and the food was not long after. I had the shrimp enchilada special and... More 

Thank Simon D
Danville, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Alberto's Cantina has been consistently excellent for the almost 20 years that I have been going there. Just yesterday I took my cousin from the east coast looking for great Mexican food. She confirmed! "Great, choice!" They have indoor and outdoor dining. The outdoor patio offers a great view of Pleasanton's intimate downtown.

Thank Michael L
Mountain View, California
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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I don't often get too critical and try to highlight the bright spots in a review but the food here is not very good. We met another couple for dinner on Saturday night at 6:15 and enjoyed the outdoor seating along the sidewalk. The weather was awesome. Service seemed to take a long time from the bar and reordering required... More 

1 Thank Patrick_J_Lane
Pleasanton, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

they have wonderful margaritas and the service and staff are great. Alberto is a real gem and runs a fine place

Thank Skip M
Reno, Nevada
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

first time here and it was really good!! i totally recommend the Shredder beef burrito was very delicious!! the ambiance it's very good. good service. please request to seat in the Patio great views! ENJOY.

Thank 7YOLO

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-7326
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasanton
  • Phone Number: +1 925-462-2316

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