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General Yazgan Sok. no 8/b | Asmalı mescit mah / Tünel /Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
+902122524753
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Ranked #124 of 11,160 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Istanbul, Turkey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great mexican food on istiklal street. Small place by the corner, feels very homely, decorated with a Mexican touch. They had 2 tables outdoor and small, cozy indoor area but the food was exceptional. The owners of the restaurant were there too, very friendly. They recommended to have the Fajita but we chose to go for Chicken Buritto, which was... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

You'll really like the atmosphere and the food and the late parties at Picante. Just try, you won't regret it. https://www.facebook.com/picanteistanbul

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

When you are craving for something else than Turkish food, this Mexican place is really great. It's very cozy, food is great and also the portions are quite big. The staff are very friendly too. Will definitely recommend it for Mexican food

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I eat here nearly once a week. The margs are great, the food is fresh and delicious, and the people who work there are super friendly. I can recommend my favorite dishes, but I'm pretty sure I've had nothing less than amazing. And it's particularly satisfying being that there is very little ethnic food variety in this massive city. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The chicken tacos and chicken nachos were well seasoned and margarita was yummy, the waitress was awesome and very helpful. She guided us to clubs and great bars. This place is a great gastropub! Prices are high but if you go during happy hour you get 20 % off. I loved it so much, that I wanted to go a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were a bit tired of Turkish food after 4 days and this little place just by the Tunel funicular stop was a great find. It is very small with a teeny outdoor space and about half a dozen tables inside. The Mexican food was excellent - very fresh and tasty, the drinks good value and the staff friendly and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have been back to Picante recently, one of my favorite resturants in Istanbul. As always the food was excellent. Good service, lovely owners, great music, fantastic margaritas and most importantly delicous food. A must see in Istanbul. Highly recommended.

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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

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