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Picante

#176 of 11,151 Restaurants in Istanbul
#195 of 11,607 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Pizza
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General Yazgan Sok. no 8/b | Asmalı mescit mah / Tünel /Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
+902122524753
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice change from the surrounding cuisine

Had a great meal here - the owner was very friendly and dispensed welcoming drinks etc. We had a great meal with a good pitcher of margaritas and complimenting their super hot sauces were promptly given bottles of our own to take away (great on scrambled egg it transpires!). Small place with great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great meal here - the owner was very friendly and dispensed welcoming drinks etc. We had a great meal with a good pitcher of margaritas and complimenting their super hot sauces were promptly given bottles of our own to take away (great on scrambled egg it transpires!). Small place with great service, well worth a visit.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Go have lunch, go have dinner, go have drinks, go have snacks, go have friends :) Just try, you'll enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I couldn't decide between 3 or 4 stars so I decided on 4. I thought the restaurant was expensive. Although the food tasted good, I didn't find it authentic. Mexican food is spicy/hot due to the condiments added and is not hot without these. My burrito was extremely spicy and while I like spicy foods, it may not be for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

On a week long trip to Istanbul we needed a break from mezze and Picante obliged. Small restaurant but great food, service and music. Easy to find with google maps and in the middle of a buzzing part of town so lots of choice for pre/post drink. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great mexican food and drinks. Especially nachos and margharitas are excellent.Very cousy atmosphere and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This restaurant makes excellent Mexican food and drinks in a small cozy atmosphere. If you are in Taksim you should definitely try.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A small place serving Mexican food, we were looking for a place serving latin food and found this place in one of the back streets of Beyoglu. Ordered chicken wings and guacamole as starter and burritos for main. not impressed with chicken wings at all and guacamole was the weirdest i have ever had with not properly smashed ingredients but... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nice, start with mozzarella sticks, go with meat fajitas. Good quality ingredients, tasty dishes. Quite expensive for a fajita dish but I think there isn't too many alternatives in town so .... Amazingly small & cozy place, only 5-6 tables inside & even less outside. Think about booking a table for WE nites ! I'll be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A little pricey and a bit hard to find but the food is wonderful and the staff are so friendly, definitely worth a go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant was a great escape from Turkish food. The first thing i have to compliment them for is the home made hot sauce, it is amazing, better than most anything you can find in supermarkets anywhere in the world. It has a kick to it and livens up any dish you are having... More 

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Additional Information about Picante

Address: General Yazgan Sok. no 8/b | Asmalı mescit mah / Tünel /Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +902122524753
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: General Yazgan Sok. no 8/b | Asmalı mescit mah / Tünel /Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +902122524753

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?