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The Prickly Pear Cantina

292 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Kid-friendly
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Traditional Mexican food with a Southern Calilfornia flair. Top shelf tequila bar, cocktails, beer and wine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 984-2363
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rodney Worth
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for more details on Private Parties or Banquets.
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Please contact our Banquet and Catering Manager at the restaurant for more details.
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Cross street
Camino Tassajara and Blackhawk Road
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day

Extexan (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on April 2, 2017

My "house" margarita was unexceptional & weak.
Service was pretty good until our waiter forgot about us towards the end of our meal. (Had to flag down another waiter for a water refill.)
Food was no better than your average Americanized Mexican food restaurant.
The hostess was very accommodating, however.

vipRachillin (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

Trying this place out for lunch. We had the best server, Sergio. Thank you for everything. He was attentive and so helpful in ordering. You made our lunch a delight! The beef enchiladas was a bit on the salty side...but my girl friend's seared ahi tuna salad was good.

MarissaJ (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

This is a regular place for us as we are nearby. Enjoyable food and ambiance.

Cece (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

This was the worst dining experience I have ever had. I was very disappointed since I heard the food was good and service was good as well. The hostesses (there were 2 at the front) sat us, a table of 6, at a table and didn't bring menus. We waited 10 minutes for menus even though we asked multiple servers who walked by as well as reminding the hostesses who sat us and when we finally did get them, they acted like it was an inconvenience to bring them over... it took our server 30 minutes to process any type of request: drink and food order, and was barely seen for the 2 hours we we there. The food came and the presentation looked great but it tasted very salty and my tacos, rice and beans were cold. The server gives us our check and vernatim tells us to "hurry up and close out our bills" because management wants him to go home...? I wish I could say that was a joke. Absolutely disrespectful. I will never be going back.

JayPea (Portland)
4.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was just fair this time. I enjoyed the same enchilada dish much more on previous occasions. Also, the chips this time were overly salty and tasted like they were from a store-bought bag. The salsa was still good, though. We hope the food will improve to its former standard in the near future.

vipKitski (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 26, 2017

I ordered two tacos (one beef and one chicken). The taco shell was filled with lettuce and some tomatoes on top. I had to ask my husband where is the meat? The beef and chicken were nowhere to be found except when you get to the bottom of the taco shell there were few pieces of meat. Very disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

Food was average and so was the service. The cloth dinner napkins on the table were dirty when we sat down. I had to ask the waiter to bring new ones that didn't have stains on them.

Tzintzuntzan (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2017

This restaurant provides a decent Mexican meal in this area. The restaurant is clean and spacious and comfortable. The quality of the food was a notch above the average. However I did not find the food to be worth the price. The mahi tacos at $5 each on Taco Tuesday were dry and less than fresh. The service was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

When I first heard about this place I assumed the service would be was not. I waited 15 minutes before anyone came over to take our drink order. I was also very disappointed with the food, however once or order was taken it came out very quickly. Overall the Prickly Pear Cantina is not worth the money, it was a very low quality experience. You should go somewhere else if you are looking for a quality experience.