Five Places to Eat Well in Downtown Pleasanton

Downtown Pleasanton has a lot of things to do. Whether shopping for gifts and antiques, looking at history, or getting to know more about Tri-Valley wines, the area has it all. But all of this sight-seeing, shopping, and strolling can work up an appetite. Whether your taste runs to formal or casual fun, here are five eateries you’ll want to check out:

� Casa Madrid, at 436 Main Street, is newly remodeled in a classical Spanish style. The new decor only adds to the already fabulous food, from Tapas (appetizers) to homemade desserts. The Spanish foodstuffs available at the restaurant make nice gifts, too! Call 484-3877 for more information.

âÂ?¢ The Pleasanton Hotel, at 855 Main Street, won’t let you stay the night (it no longer functions as a hotel), but it will invite you to try some of their Pacific salmon or lamb shank. Call 846-8106 for more information.

âÂ?¢ For a more casual dining experience, try the Pleasanton Main Street Brewery at 830 Main Street. Special beers on tap, a wide variety of burgers and sandwiches, and wireless access are all part of what’s in store. Call 462-8218 for more information.

âÂ?¢ For dessert and a cup of hot coffee, try TortaBella at 349 Main Street. Don’t leave without sampling their chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake. And if you aren’t hungry at the time, ordering a cake or other baked goods will certainly keep you ready for holiday guests.

âÂ?¢ At 201 A Main Street, Vic’s All Star Kitchen is another casual dining spot that’s an ideal place for breakfast or lunch. Why not make a day of it, and start your morning at Vic’s, with plenty of time left for shopping and fun?

You can find more eating establishments listed on Pleasanton Downtown Association’s web site, www.pleasantondowntown.net.

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