Published June 17, 2003
Volume 11, Number 6

Feast Your Senses and Nourish Your Body at Hacienda's Eateries

“Eat to live, and not live to eat,” may have been one of Benjamin Franklin’s most famous quotes, but he might have had a different opinion on the joys of dining if he had eaten at some of the restaurants in Hacienda. Within the Park, we have some of the Tri-Valley’s best restaurants, with a variety of cuisine that should satisfy the most demanding restaurateur. Whether you intend to impress a client with an extravagant dinner, grab a quick snack, sit down for a tasty lunch, or find someone to cater a meeting, Hacienda has it all.

(Note that all phone numbers are in the 925 area code)

Amelia's Deli/Bistro
4825 Hopyard Road #2
Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-5:00pm, Sat. 10:00am-3:00pm
Everything in this eclectic lineup of gourmet food is made from scratch on the premises. At breakfast, Amelia's offers bagels, house-baked scones, muffins, rolls and sweet breads, along with specialty coffees and other beverages. For lunch, gourmet salads include taboulleh and curried turkey, a variety of deli sandwiches, soup and sandwich or salad combos, and house specialty sandwiches. Catering, party trays, and restaurant rental for special parties are available. 

Amelia's Deli/Bistro offers an eclectic mix of foods, all
made from scratch.

5900 Owens Drive
Mon.-Sat. 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun. 10:00am-9:00pm
Arby's offers roast beef specialty sandwiches, salads, chicken sandwiches, curly and home style fries, sides of mozzarella sticks, jalapeno bites and onion petals, desserts, and beverages. A drive-through is also available.

Bamboo Island
4889 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-9:00pm, Fri. 11:30am-10:00pm, Sat. 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sun. 5:00pm-10:00pm
Bamboo Island is a restaurant and bar featuring Pan-Pacific Asian cuisine. Fresh fish and grilled specialties include maple soy glazed roasted half chicken, grilled Hawaiian mahi mahi with tropical fruit salsa, smoked seared seabass with sweet and sour shallots, Korean style rib eye steak with coconut onion rings, sugar cane roasted black tiger prawns, double cut "kalua" style pork chop with preserved plum and apple chutney, and pomegranate marinated rack of lamb.

Bamboo Diners
Bamboo Island offers Pan-Pacific
cuisine in a relaxed setting.

Big Apple Bagels
4555 Hopyard Road #13
Mon.-Fri. 5:30am-4:00pm, Sat. 6:30am-3:00pm, Sun. 6:30am-2:00pm
Big Apple Bagels serves breakfast with bagels, coffee cakes, pastries and specialty coffees. For lunch there are fresh sandwiches, soups, deli subs or you can build-your own sandwich. Big Apple also serves up party platters.

Borders Cafe
4575 Rosewood Drive
Mon.-Sat. 9:00am-11:00pm, Sun. 9:00am- 9:00pm
Borders Cafe offers up coffee, snacks, and sandwiches to keep away the hunger while you read or study.

Carl's Jr.
4555 Hopyard Road #25
Mon.-Sat. 7:00am-10:00pm, Sun. 8:00am-8:00pm
Carl's Jr., has hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sandwiches, salads, fries, baked potatoes, onion rings, chicken sandwiches, desserts, a salad bar, and kid's meals. Breakfast is served each day. Eat in or take out.

5877 Owens Drive
Sun.-Thurs. 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri. and Sat. 11:00am-11:00pm
Chevy's offers a full range of appetizers, big salads, quesadillas, burritos, flautas, and fajitas. Create your own combos with two or three favorites like enchiladas, tacos, chili relleno, or tamale. If you can't decide, try a Durango, Laredo or Super Chevy's entree. The Fresh Mex grill features baby back ribs and fresh fish. Chevy’s also offers a full bar.

4801 Hopyard Road
Sun.-Thurs. 10:00am-11:00pm, Fri. and Sat. 10:00am-11:30pm
Begin with Chili's starters like lettuce wraps, egg rolls and fried cheese. For dinner, there are steaks, rib eye beef, grilled chicken, shrimp, ribs and fajitas, or a big Chili's salad. Try the tacos, pasta, quesadillas, pitas, soups, sandwiches, burgers, or Chili’s famous baby back ribs.

Faz America
5121 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-10:30am, 11:00 am-3:00pm, and 5:00pm-10:00pm; Sat. and Sun. 7:00am-10:30am, 11:00 am-3:00pm, and 5:00pm-10:00pm
Faz offers fine dining in an elegant but relaxed setting. Menu items include appetizers such as mussels and calamari and stuffed pepper, salads, selections of pizza, pastas, brick-oven roasted chicken, fresh fish, steak, pork chops, smoked duck, and kabobs. Faz America has a full bar and offers complete off-site catering packages and on-site facilities for weddings.

Food and Beverage
5696 Stoneridge Drive
Mon.-Thurs. 7:00am-10:00pm, Fri. 7:00am-11:00pm, Sat. 9:00am-10:00pm, Sun. 9:30am-10:00pm
Food & Beverage is a full-service convenience store one hour photo processing, balloons and gifts, premium brand liquors, beer and wine, pastry, a yogurt bar, and ready-made sandwiches.

4855 Hopyard Road #6
Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2:00pm and 5:30pm-9:00pm, Sat. and Sun. 5:30pm-9:00pm. Hasegawa has a fine dining atmosphere with a Japanese Tatami room. There is a well-stocked sushi bar and a menu with favorites like sukiyaki, tempura, and chabu-chabu. Catering is available.

Jamba Juice
4555 Hopyard Road #17
Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-8:00pm, Sat. and Sun. 8:00am-7:00pm
Jamba means "to celebrate" and you can do that with juices and smoothies at Jamba Juice made from fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mangos, bananas, peaches and oranges. There are snacks, breads and soups. Phone-in your pick-up order for a meeting or party. Jamba caters with their fare and made-to-order smoothies for your party or event.

McDonalds (inside Wal*Mart)
4501 Rosewood Drive
8:00am-9:00pm seven days a week
Visit the Golden Arches and enjoy McDonald's famous fries, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, breakfasts, shakes, beverages, desserts, and extra value meals. This is the place for Happy Meals for the kids.

Red Robin
4503 Rosewood Drive
Sun.-Thurs. 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri. and Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm
Red Robin offers hamburgers including bacon, guacamole and mushroom. Entrees include fish and chips, fajitas, platters and rice bowls. Salads, pastas, soups and sandwiches round it out. For dessert, try mud pies, sundaes and cheesecake. The full bar has beer, wine and mixed drinks, non-alcoholic mocktails, along with appetizers.

Red Smoke Grill
4501 Hopyard Road #2
11:00am-9:00pm seven days a week
Red Smoke Grill serves up Santa Maria style barbecue, sandwiches, salads, rotisserie chicken, baby back ribs, and prawns. A to-go menu is also available.

Roderick's BBQ & Seafood
5681 Gibraltar Drive
Tues.-Thurs. 11:30am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-8:00pm; Fri. and Sat. 4:00pm-9:00pm; Sun. 11:30am-6:00pm
Roderick’s serves barbecued pork, chicken, and links cooked to perfection in a floor to ceiling smoker named Gabrielle. Other specialties include catfish, snapper, fried okra, and brisket as well as a variety of desserts.

Round Table Pizza
4855 Hopyard Road #1
Sun.-Thurs. 9:30am-9:30pm, Fri. and Sat. 9:30am-10:30pm
At Round Table Pizza, you'll fine appetizers like garlic parmesan twists and buffalo wings, and Caesar, garden salads, and salad bar. Create your own pizza with veggies, meats, sauces and crusts or select from specialty pizzas. You can pick up, have your order delivered, or eat on the premises.

Sendo Sushi
4555 Hopyard Road #5
Mon.-Sat. 11:00am-2:30 and 5:30-9:00
Sendo Sushi is a new traditional Japanese restaurant serving sushi, udon, teriyaki, tempura and other specialties.

4825 Hopyard Road #4
Wed., Fri., and Sat. 6:00pm-2:00am; Thurs. 7:00pm-2:00am
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday cover charge includes dinner buffet. Go to ShBoom for an evening of fun and meet new people. You'll find 50s through 80s DJ music, dancing, theme nights and a full bar.

4555 Hopyard Road #15
Mon.-Sat. 5:00am-8:00pm, Sun.6:00am-7:00pm
Starbucks offers caffe latte, caffe mocha, espresso shots, drip-brewed coffee, Frappuccino blended beverages, cappuccino, cafe Americano, teas, and more. Condiment bar offers spices and sweeteners. Purchase whole bean coffees by the pound. Food includes muffins, scones, desserts, sandwiches, and salads.

4555 Hopyard Road #23
Mon.-Sat. 8:00am-10:00pm, Sun. 9:00am-9:00pm
Subway offers its famous sandwiches in different sizes with fillings of ham, turkey, roast beef, chicken and club. Look for the low-fat selections. Try the 6" classic subs and deli-style sandwiches. Salads, chips, cookies, desserts, specialty coffees, and drinks are also available. Call ahead to order for a crowd.

Sugandh Indian Cuisine
4515 Rosewood Drive #700
Lunch buffet 11:00am-3:00pm, dinner from the menu 5:00pm-10:00pm seven days a week
Sugandh Indian Cuisine serves a variety of Northern India menu selections. Dishes include lamb, chicken, and vegetarian. There is wine, beer and sodas. Catering is available.

Sweet & Savory
5694 Stoneridge Drive
Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-4:00pm
Sweet & Savory serves breakfast and lunch and makes almost everything fresh on the premises. Try the breakfast burrito, fried egg sandwich and freshly-baked pastries. Lunch menu includes grilled sandwiches, soup, pizza, and a sandwich selection. Salads and desserts are also on the menu. The cafe offers full catering with appetizers, platters, entrees, desserts, breakfast and salads.

Sweet & Savory
Sweet & Savories tempting salad selection.

Sweet Tomatoes
4501 Hopyard Road #1
Sun.-Thurs. 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri. and Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm
Sweet Tomatoes, a buffet restaurant, is known for its wide variety of fresh salads like tortellini with basil, Thai noodle, and turkey chutney pasta. Soups offered include tomato onion, turkey noodle, vegetable, and more. Enjoy hot chili, baked potatoes, pizza, muffins, hot pasta with sauces, fruits, desserts and beverages.

Sweet Tomatoes
Sweet Tomatoes' popular all-you-can-eat buffett.

TCBY Yogurt
4747 Hopyard Road #5
Mon.-Thurs. 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri. and Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm
Cool off on hot summer days with cold treats from TCBY Yogurt including soft yogurt, ice cream, cakes, desserts, pies, smoothies, and shakes. Take home a half-gallon of hand-packed ice cream or a wonderful frozen dessert.

Taqueria El Balazo
4515 Rosewood Drive #600
Mon.-Sun. 10:00am-9:00pm
Taqueria El Balazo offers Mexican food such as tacos in singles or in platters, burritos with steak, pork and chicken, including chicken mole, super and vegetarian burritos, seafood enchiladas, salads, and platters, salads, nachos and sandwiches, entrees, and appetizers. There are side orders, drinks and a full child's menu. A full catering service is ready to serve you.

The Cheese Steak Shop
4825 Hopyard Road #20
Mon.-Sat. 11:00am-8:00pm
The Cheese Steak Shop lets you select from Philly cheese, pizza cheese, plain, barbecue cheese, chili pepper cheese, bacon cheese, and other sandwiches. Choose from eight chicken and cheese sandwiches or try the Hoagies, Italian, ham and cheese, salami, cappicola and layered cheese. There are vegetarian and ham sandwiches along with sides and drinks.

The Honey Baked Ham Company
4555 Hopyard Road #11
Mon.-Fri. 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat.10:00am-5:00pm
The Honey Baked Ham deli cafe offers lunch with a full menu of sandwiches, desserts, coffee, and drinks. Special occasion platters feature turkey, cheese, braided sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres, nibblers, veggies, relish, fruit, and bread. A combo buffet with a 8 pound ham serves 15. Take home a MealDeal with ham, salad, cheese, and cheesecake, a turkey breast or BBQ rib combo for the family's dinner.  

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