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The Prickly Pear Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican,
3421 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4610
+1 925-984-2363
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good45%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“taco salad” (5 reviews)
“tamales” (4 reviews)
“bean dip” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3421 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4610
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Sunday brunch for a party of 10. Restaurant was ok, especially on the patio. Nice lake view from there. Generous portions, food was ok, nothing outstanding and service a bit disjointed. Probably a consequence of being a party for 10, food came out at intervals...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in on a Sunday after a visit to the Blackhawk Museum. We requested a table outside and after the hostess checked for an open table, we were sat at a table that hadn't been wiped down from the previous guests...More

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Great place for Mexican food and margaritas, nice selection of high end tequilas should you want an upgrade from the house margarita. If alone, you can eat at the bar and take in the action. The chips and salsa are complimentary and really good. Parking...More

Thank rickmO1846GT
Reviewed 27 August 2017

When we lived in Blackhawk this was our fave Mexican Southwestern restaurant, so I'm always eager to have a meal here when I'm in town! During my last visit I had lunch with a friend one day and ordered the Shrimp a la Plancha. The...More

Thank RJ J
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner on a Tuesday evening. The first thing we noticed when we opened the nice menus were the salsa stains on the pages. We ordered shrimp a la plancha for appetizer for $16 we got 5 shrimp hanging...More

Thank RALU P
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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...More

Thank tlwc2017
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...More

Thank johnmani
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...More

Thank Danvilledowntowner
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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)  >  Tri-Valley  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: +1 925-984-2363
  • E-mail
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