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General Yazgan Sok. no 8/b | Asmalı mescit mah / Tünel /Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
+902122524753
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Ranked #136 of 11,049 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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50 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Quezon City, Philippines
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After 10 days in Turkey I was ready for food from a different non-turkish cuisine. I fell for the reviews in trip advisor and ate at Picante. The service was cordial and efficient. The place is small and there are only three tables, each for two people, for outdoor seating. The guacamole was bland. The vegetable dish was just like... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Cosy atmosphere, nice terrace in the heart of Beyoglu, best Mexican food with excellent menu, friendly staff and professional manager! Congrats!!!

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Istanbul
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

About the most delicious burrito and taco you will find in Istanbul. With a great margarita to go... Iv tried many others over the years, but I keep coming back to my little favorite picante.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Tried this restaurant last night, as a treat on our backpacking trip. They served yum food, however we felt it was a bit expensive for Istanbul and we decided against ordering Sangria due to the cost (105TL for 1Litre). Definitely check it out if you want a change from Kebabs and are happy to pay a bit extra for a... More

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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 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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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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