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Picante

#167 of 11,112 Restaurants in Istanbul
#183 of 11,558 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Still great even getting better everyday :)

Go have lunch, go have dinner, go have drinks, go have snacks, go have friends :) Just try, you'll enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Dilek G
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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daffydana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?