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Picante

General Yazgan Sok. no 8/b | Asmalı mescit mah / Tünel /Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
+902122524753
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Ranked #80 of 10,797 restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Typically small Beyoglu food place just off Main Street. Small menu but we had very simple but nice Fajitas and a decent glass of wine. Friendly staff and quick service. Price pretty standard for similar places.

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Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This nice mexican place is near Isteklal street, food was delightful, very helpful staff, very recommend mexican / spicy food lovers.

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Mountain View, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Good Mexican food in Istanbul. Try out the hot wings (buffalo wings). Not too many Margaritas options but the available ones are good.

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A real gem, small but comfortable with fresh Mexican food including all the classics. Well worth reserving in advance and a great place to start an evening. English spoken by owner who also mixes a mean margarita with rock salt. Only suggestion is that they should stock more brands of tequila for the more discriminating customer but the house blend... More

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Baku, Baki, Azerbaijan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This Texan approves wholeheartedly of the Tex-Mex/Mexican cuisine being served here! It is difficult to find, but well worth the visit. The owners make you feel at home and are genuinely happy when you like your meal. No, it isn't cheap, but it isn't expensive either. Come here for an excellently prepared meal with LOTS of flavor, and the heart... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited Picante during a trip to Istanbul. We struggled to find reservations elsewhere on a Friday, but were so lucky to find this place on Trip Advisor. We have both lived in Texas for over 8 years so we know good Tex Mex when we have it. Service: Service was the highlight of the meal. We... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

What a great little place. Extremely tasty Mexican food and drinks with cool vibe and accommodating service. Had the enchilada's and a margarita both were quality. If you are in the area make this your first choice and go!

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Ankara, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This bar is very small. I had to move my table more than once to let people pass or sit. I ordered a salad and what they brought me is like a sample to taste. The taste of the salad and the main dish is far away from the taste of Mexican food. And it's super expensive. The food isn't... More

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Hakan A, Sahibi at Picante, responded to this review

I am extremely sorry that you did not have a positive experience at your visit. Me and my staffs most important policy is the %100 guest satisfaction policy. And it has been for 21 years since ı ve started this brand. I wish that you have at least let us know that you were not comfortable at your seating we... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Keeping to our family tradition, to have Mexican in all the countries we visit we found Picante! What an awesome find it was! Living in the UK & being from Texas makes it hard to get a good mexican fix, but thats just what happened here! My daughter & I ordered beef fajitas, my husband tacos, other daughter beef enchiladas... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Ate here after reading all the wonderful things written here. Waiters are very friendly and polite and the interior is fabolous.. The music in the background fits well to the setting, but the food is only average. Beef fajitas is missing some flavours and the guacamole had a tad too much lemon in it. Prices are reasonable, and nice gesture... More

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