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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 #126 of 10,958 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Small restaurant, with limited seating. We went for a late dinner, therefore did not have to wait for a table. Margaritas - excellent! Food - absolutely delicious! Staff is very friendly and hospitable

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Discovered by accident but what a wonderful little restaurant. From the margaritas to start with through to a wonderful tequila sunrise steak this was a very enjoyable dinner. Staff we're very friendly and hospitable. Embru and Hakan (2of them the chef and waiter) we're great. I would strongly recommend this place for great food and relaxed atmosphere.

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Mumbai
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went there on a friend's recommendation with a lot of expectation, and this place lived upto it! the best mexican food u can get in this part of the world...guaranteed!

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Most of what I would say has been said in all the other reviews. I am reviewing from last November (2013), when we stayed at the Collage Pera Boutique Hotel just across the street and down the hill a bit. My wife and I are a diplomatic family...We've lived in many countries and enjoy the local food, wine, and atmosphere.... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is really a gem of a tiny restaurant near Sishane station in Taksim. I'm an expat who lived in California for ten years before moving to Istanbul, and had been dying to try Picante for ages. Mexican food, while EVERYWHERE in Cali, is a very rare treat in Turkey. To be honest, no, it is not the best Mexican... More

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Libya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I went there with a family was nice experiance it is something deferent in istanbul staff was very helPfully and food gooooood

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A small, brother and sister run establishment. There is a personal touch and care for the selection of meats, spices and fresh avocado. Always welcoming for locals and visitors alike. The interior is unique original decor offering a warm festive ambiance spilling into the streets of this area, Asmali Mescit, off Istiklal in the Tunel area. Bar hopping after your... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Welcoming hosts and guacamole that makes you crave more make this spot a lovely place to eat, even if you hadn't planned on having Mexican good when visiting Istanbul. OF NOTE: They cater to gluten-intolerants

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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

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