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Picante

#188 of 11,340 Restaurants in Istanbul
#204 of 11,807 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Beyoglu
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: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 6
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  • 7
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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
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This place is a great find, amazing food, excellent break from Turkish cuisine, quite authentic Mexican with a twist. I had chile relleno

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place is a great find, amazing food, excellent break from Turkish cuisine, quite authentic Mexican with a twist. I had chile relleno

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good Mexican food in Istanbul!! Understood our vegetarian order properly. We ate the cheese nachos , which were very good, little cheesy (I would say less cheese next time), and the burrito which was also nice Recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Located on a really buzzing street in Istanbul, the nachos were amazing and the frozen Margaritas were so delicious on a hot night. The service was fast and the food was fresh.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

After a month in Turkey my friend and i were looking for something different and Picante was perfect. The food was good, margaritas delicious and great location. Good vibe with with friendly staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great little place, loved the decoration and general vibe. Dinner was good and service was too - lots of options available. The white wine sangria was delish as was the strawberry mojito! Later on there was more of a bar vibe with funky beats, lots of fun and we were given free fresh popcorn and tequila shots too! Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'm from California, meaning I grew up around and truly love real Mexican food. That being said, Picante hits the nail on the head with their Mexican food. I had the fajitas, which was both authentic and plentiful. The tortillas were on point, beef was cooked to perfection, and bell peppers were that crispy/juicy texture that is so hard to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Me and my husband visited this place, service was great food was yummy and there are loads of options!! and the desert was fantastic- it was ice cream wrapped in a wrap, topped with cinnamon and fried!! With a bit of Lime it tasted fantastic!! Really original! I would go again!

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Jerusalem, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A little hard to find, but the owner guided us to the doorstep via mobile. It is small, but so cozy and fun. All of the staff were friendly and attentive and the food was great...much better than anticipated (as I am spoiled from New Mexico food!). Margaritas were perfect and the owner gave us another shot of tequila for... More 

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Trogir, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you love this kind of food this is excellent choice!! Small place, but very charming and friendly... Owners are great!! So as food... And margaritas are the best - ever!!!! :)))

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighborhood Profile
Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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