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Which Mexican food restaurant in town is the best?

Original post made by Lee, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Feb 21, 2011

After eating at all the local Mexican food restaurants, we have concluded that they are all very similar: bland food, so so service. Does anyone have a recommendation for one in the Tri-Valley area?

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Posted by Try Los Pericos
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 21, 2011 at 9:47 am

"Los Pericos" in Dublin - authentic mexican food.


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Feb 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

Try Anita's in Livermore. It's on Railroad Ave.


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Posted by kay
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Feb 21, 2011 at 10:19 am

Blue Agave on Main St. in Pleasanton and Casa Orozco in Livermore are our two favorites.


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Posted by norton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

Fiesta Taco ... loved by all who have gone or have kids who have gone to Amador.


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Posted by norton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

Oh ... I agree with kay CASA OROZCO in Livermore ... but sit in the bar area


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Posted by Mexican Food Lover
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Fiesta Taco!


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Posted by Kristi
a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

Denica's in Dublin off Dougherty....great mexican food!


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Posted by AvFan
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

It has to be Fiesta Taco. Anytime you find the police and firemen eating somewhere you know it's good. Fiesta has become the defacto AVHS food hangout. Miguel and Jose have been especially good supporters of Amador over the years.

The ranchero burrito rules...


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Posted by Curious
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

X4 for Fiesta Taco. Best chips in the area!


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Fiesta Taco...the food is great, and you have to admire the way the owners/staff treat the Amador kids with respect, and the kids seem to return the courtesy. This place is a huge asset to Pleasanton and deserves our support.


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Posted by Julie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Julie is a registered user.

Fiesta Taco is not my favourite, but my family loves it and I also appreciate how my teenagers feel comfortable there. We also like Fernandos on St. Mary St. I believe it is also a family business. And I have to plug Mexico Lindo....many of us Amador parents hang out there. The service has always been exceptional & I think the food is good.

I'm glad to hear the suggestion of "Los Pericos". I work near there and have always wondered. I will definitely try it.


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Posted by judy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Sad to say, but we go to Casa Orozco Livermore..but guess I should try Fiesta with the comments above.
I'm originally from Tucson, and My Northern CA favorite is ElBurro on the outskirts of Newpark Mall for 20+ yrs, and the original ElBurro 30+ years in The Pruneyard in Campbell.... best authentic red gravy and sauce...huge facility. Our family meets there from all parts of the greater Bay Area for all BDs, etc. They do receptions, etc too. My favorite Sun afternoon is driving thru Sunol canyon, across Mowrey, left right after cross over of 880.


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Posted by S2
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I grew up in San Jose and was spoiled with various authentic Mexican restaurants. Unfortunately in Pleasanton/Livermore/Dublin the closest I've found is El Balazos (the one in Walmart is better). I know Casa Orozco is very popular but it's not at all authentic and I think for that reason appeals to the masses. Another recommendation is The Pupusa House in Livermore, which is Salvadorian but thought I'd include it in this post since they have great pupusas.


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Posted by S2
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Correction - the El Balazo's by Walmart (not in Walmart lol)


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