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Picante

#171 of 11,199 Restaurants in Istanbul
#186 of 11,654 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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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
Authentic Mexican taste in Kebabistan

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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>  > Beyoglu
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>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • 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?

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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