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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)
+1 925-984-2363
23:30 - 21:00
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Sun 23:30 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 23:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 23:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I come here frequently, this place is great. Huge burritos and salads, or you can get items like enchiladas, tacos, and tamales a la carte for smaller portions. Prickly pear Margarita is excellent, and staff is friendly. Churro balls are a great dessert choice and the chicken tortilla soup is fabulous.

Thank Elizabeth M
San Ramon, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My posole was fabulous and so hearty! A meal in itself! Topped up with salsa and chips. The wait service was wonderful and brought us lots of salsa and chips when we requested it. Service was fast and very welcoming. I went there with a group first for dinner and returned for lunch on my own. Both times....excellent food and... More 

Thank tlwc2017
San Ramon, California
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98 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited on a Sun night for dinner. Wasn't hoping for much in terms of any authenticity, but food was uninspiring and average. Very little ambiance - esp for a Mexican joint. Place looked a bit ragged and unloved, in spite of being located in a very upscale area. Service just ok. Not recommended.

Thank johnmani
Danville, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A group of us ate here after visiting the Western History exhibit at the Blackhawk museum. The situation is nice next to the lagoon, but the food was unexciting. I wanted a small, light meal so I ordered the quesadilla appetizer but it was enormous and quite bland.

Thank Danvilledowntowner
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We sat outside where the ducks swam and it was beautiful. Chips and salsa to start was yummy! Authentic Mexican cuisine was a delight.

Thank Laura H
Dublin, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

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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192 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

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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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 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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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 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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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 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

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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
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
23:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
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: +1 925-984-2363

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