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Picante

#141 of 11,312 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Mexican
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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: Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
it's ok

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
atravelbugfromlondon
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Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Bangkok, Thailand
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19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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57 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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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
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?