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Alberto's Cantina

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Mexican, Spanish, Southwestern
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435 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-7326
+1 925-462-2316
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Thank Doug M
Concord, California
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Livermore, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank mlawer1
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Simon D
Danville, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Michael L
Mountain View, California
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85 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Pleasanton, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Skip M
Reno, Nevada
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank 7YOLO
Pleasanton, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant for 25 years. We arrived & were seated by 5:55, saw "Happy Hour" menu, were served water, chips & salsa. 5:58 Server arrived. Too happily, he told us" "Sorry guys, you missed happy hour by one minute." It wasn't 6 yet. Honestly, he couldn't allow us a first round? "Nope" he said. It was... More 

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Thank Shamrocks4me
Carmichael, California
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Every time we are in Pleasanton Alberto's Cantina is a must. The service is great and the food has the taste of homemade. My beef enchilada had a great flavor with a homemade tortilla. My friend ordered tacos which also looked very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Spanish, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?