Located just down the road from Amador Valley High School, Fiesta Taco is a staple of Pleasanton’s culture. This magnificent hole-in-the-wall offers a full menu of Mexican delights. Burritos as big as your forearm loaded with rice, beans, meat, guacamole, and sour cream – with a ‘mojado’ option. Smother your already beautiful burrito with mole sauce and cheese. Fiesta Taco’s walls are adorned with varsity team pictures and televisions that are always playing Mexican soap operas and soccer matches (always broadcast in Spanish). Fiesta Taco is a great place to grab a meal – and to hang out.
Another great downtown hangout, Gay Nineties Pizza probably offers the best pizza in Pleasanton. Located conveniently on Main Street in the heart of downtown, Gay Nineties offers take-out and dine-in options. This family-friendly establishment has a spacious, yet always crowded dining room, as well as outside seating for those who want to catch some sun rays. This pizzeria offers a menu including specialty pizzas, salads, pastas, and other options, but guests can also feel free to order a ‘build your own’ pie. If you’re into pizza and you’re in Pleasanton, check out Gay Nineties.
Gay Nineties Pizza, 288 Main St, Pleasanton, CA, USA, +1 925 846 2520
This place may be a bit out of the way, but it makes one of the best sandwiches in Pleasanton. Tucked away in the Atrium business building near the Stonebridge Mall, this cafe has a menu of sandwiches, soups, and salads sure to please anyone. The owner and his wife run a tight ship and will remember your face whether you’ve been there two times or 200. Shopping at the mall and looking for something to eat? Skip the food court and head to the Atrium Café.
Atrium Café, 5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd # 110, Pleasanton, CA, USA, +1 925 463 8284
With a menu full of American classics, and cotton candy accompanying the check, what’s not to like? Eddie Papa’s is a recent addition to Pleasanton’s dining repertoire, but it is one that has drawn in customers and curiosity since day one. With a menu boasting popular entrées such as chicken fried steak and bacon cheddar garlic fries, Eddie Papa’s pays homage to some of America’s classic dishes. Bring the whole family down to enjoy a meal and relax at Eddie Papa’s American Hangout.