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Picante

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Mexican, Vegetarian
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1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
5105253121
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bring your reading glasses to read the menu

If you are a neophyte, it may take some time to make a decision as the menu print is on the small size, and the choices many. You stand in line, which went fast (1 pm weekday). You arrive at the cashier and you place your order. You take a numbered electronic device with you so they can find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
R L
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Oakland, California
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Mountain View, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite places for Mexican! Super fast service! Its a laid back place. You have to order at the counter and they give you a number. Then you can just take any open table. They have a big indoor seating area and outdoor seating too. We ordered Guacamole and Chips (they make fresh chips in the restaurant), Fish... More 

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Thank travelbuzz2015
Oakland, California
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88 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you are a neophyte, it may take some time to make a decision as the menu print is on the small size, and the choices many. You stand in line, which went fast (1 pm weekday). You arrive at the cashier and you place your order. You take a numbered electronic device with you so they can find you... More 

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Thank R L
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213 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I have loved coming here for years. Great Chips and Salsa, Carne Asada, Pinto Bean Nachos, Ceviche, and Carnitas. You really can't go wrong anywhere on the menu. The fruit Bebidas are refreshing. Service is fast and prices reasonable.

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Thank albebuc
Berkeley, California
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Picante has a fast-food atmosphere with restaurant-quality food. The prices were a little high (especially for the drinks), and I was disappointed that chips & salsa did not come free with the meal. The salsa that came with the chips was a little bland, but the taquitos were excellent.

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Thank wanderlust3142015
Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I went with our family to Picante for supper last night. It was packed nearly all the tables were full. We had corn chips with an avocado and a tomato based salsa which were freshly made crunchy ad the dips tasty. Then we had a salad platter which came with black beans and was again fresh and tasty. I had... More 

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Thank 13out
Tappahannock, Virginia
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359 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Authentic food production and pretty nice setting with a few outside tables. Ordered steak tacos with black beans and found it very satisfying quality and quantity. You will like the salsa fridge which had four different salsa sauce styles, just go to the fridge and help yourself! Tacos always washed down with a glass of cold beer - perfect!

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Thank northernneckinn
Berkeley, CA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This Mexican restaurant is consistent and wonderful. It is especially busy on week-ends, after soccer games and other family activities. They offer outside seating for nice weather days and evenings, as well as authentic delicious, something-for-everyone fare. They even have a bar with a full variety of tequilas and beers from South of the Border. This used to be called... More 

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Thank shalestyle
Berkeley, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The food may become boring if you go too often. But after a while you may miss it. Although the menu does not seem to change, the choices are good. Perhaps because they don't change. Try their Cesar salad or, better, the cocinita peril (I love it). The ambiance is cheerful and informal (you order at the counter) and everybody... More 

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Thank Marcoce
Berkeley, California
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A colleague who grew up in Berkeley suggested three of us meet there for a business lunch. I had never been. It's almost a cafeteria style as you order first and then the waiter brings your food to your table. I had the fish tacos and they were delicious. We sat at a booth and were able to talk away... More 

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Thank Azolene W
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Took a client for lunch. Both ordered enchiladas. Chicken was dry and not good. The salads looked great, but didn't try one. I didnt even finish my food. It was cold by the time I was way done. I'm on the fence with recommending this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 5105253121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?