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The Prickly Pear Cantina
The Prickly Pear Cantina

The Prickly Pear Cantina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Email: info@thepeasantandthepear.com
  • Phone: (925) 984-2363
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Rodney Worth
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our Banquet and Catering Manager at the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more details on Private Parties or Banquets.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camino Tassajara and Blackhawk Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Prickly Pear Cantina
Traditional Mexican food with a Southern Calilfornia flair. Top shelf tequila bar, cocktails, beer and wine.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Love this place for $2 tacos! The only thing this week was that it was super loud; more than what we usually remember. But service and food were great!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Food was great and our server was exceptionally great!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Unfortunately I found the food to be very disappointing. I ordered a tamale and street taco and it appeared they just microwaved the food as it was very dry and overcooked. Based on the pricing of the food I expected a much better meal. The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice but loud. The margarita was very good but they need to work on the food preparation."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I am visiting my sister and wanted to explore Mexican restaurants. Found this on Open Table, liked the reviews and now they will be returning with my other sister for her birthday!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "everytime we have gone here we have had poor service. they bring out all the food and then tell one person they no longer have the food they ordered. why tell that person when everyone else was given their food? We all wait and then everyone's food is cold. It doesn't make sense. We had to ask for refills, water, utensils, salsa etc. Food is good but just bad service."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Terrible acoustics; I could not even hear my wife on the other side of table. Unattentive service; had to ask for water several times. Got two out of four orders wrong. Didn't bring drinks until we were half way through meal. Have dined here since their opening, but this was the worst ever experience."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Very kid friendly- the noise level was so high you have to almost shout. This was Saturday night, the waitress said it is always very loud Sat night. Wait staff was excellent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We've eaten here a few times. Always had really good food and drinks. Indoor and outdoor seating. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been too PP many times and really enjoyed each experience. This last time we went we were ignored for almost 15 minutes before we were served. The food has also slipped and was not up to par. We will likely go back but if this pattern continues, it will be the last visit."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Good food, good price ... sums it up well. Our drinks did not arrive until we were half finished our food, but the server was apologetic and otherwise very nice and helpful. We were sitting a little too close to the next table and their conversation was a bit distracting. I would love to go back in warm weather and sit outside as the patio looks fantastic. We'll definitely go there again. I do appreciate the opportunity to reserve online."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is a pretty jumping mexican spot in Blackhawk. The service was great, but food sort of average. I'd go again knowing what to expect"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I made a reservation for 5:45. We were on time. The hostess said it'd be a half hour wait, & waved around a paper with a wait-list of handwritten names. Okay. We went to the bar for a drink & waited. An hour later we re-approached the desk. She looked bewildered, then pointed to her computer screen like "oh yeah, you're over here on *this* list...", then said it'd be another 5 minutes. Right. She said she'd transfer our bar tab to the dining room, then sent over the bar waitress, telling her that we needed something? Huh? Everything this hostess touched went sideways... In other news, the waitstaff were friendly & efficient, even though they were very busy. The food was tasty, if not super special. And it was ridiculously loud. Too loud."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The Prickly Pear is a really good Mexican Restaurant. My "test" dish for Mexican food is Chile Relleno--if that is good, it's a good Mexican Restaurant! This one was delicious! Crispy batter, soft tasty pepper and creamy cheese. Excellent! I also had the Prickly Pear Margarita, which was wonderful. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "House margaritas at $8.50 a piece were awful. There were four of us for dinner and three of us ordered them. We all agreed that they were the "worst ever." If they tasted decent, we would have had another round but the three of us didn't even finish our first ones due to the poor taste. Costco margarita mix is 150 times better tasting than these were. We were very disappointed although the food was average as expected due to New Years Eve."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went to the Prickly Pear on a warm fall evening and had a great meal, as well as music. The drinks were really good and all the food we ordered was really good. This is not your traditional Mexican food, however, it is special and unique, all in a great atmosphere. If it's a warm evening, make sure you request a table outside."
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "This restaurant has never disappointed! The decor is nice but the back patio is beautiful, it is right on the water and there are swan, ducks, and other birds swimming in the large pond as we'll. the Carnitas are the best ever here. All around great food at a fair price!!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We always go to Prickly Pair for a great family meal. The portions and price are fair, and the food is always great. Our service at the most recent experience was not the best, but we will go back."
    Dined on 10/12/2013