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1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
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Ranked #55 of 606 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $6 - $16
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegetarian, Organic, Family Fare
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You order at the counter, and then sit down and a server brings the food to you at table. Service was fast, but that is probably explained by the fact that the cook didn't waste (spend) any time on seasoning. The food was really flat & bland...that's probably why they have ketchup-sized bottles of hot sauce everywhere (you'll need it!).... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I'm confused about Picante. Many people rave about it. I find it below average at best. My last meal there consisted of nachos and a cheese enchilada. The chips for the nachos were very hard -- they didn't taste stale so I imagine there weren't. But they were too hard for normal eating -- very thick. Maybe this is a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really enjoyed our dinner here, especially considering we were a large group with a dog thrown in to boot! The food was outstanding Mexican food with a wide array of dishes including guacamole (fantastic) and chicken mole and shrimp tacos. You order at the window, and then you are given a table beeper and the food is brought to... More 

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Berkeley, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an East Bay Favorite, often crowded and loud, but usually quite delicious and fun. The line to order looks daunting at first, but it moves quickly, and you will have your food very quickly as well, making this a favorite with families (there is room and tolerance enough for kids to move around a make a little noise).... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I wanted to try everything I saw! The nachos are really good - such a far cry from what some places call a nacho - crispy chips w/guac and sour cream and jalapenos atop black beans - one order could be an appetizer for four, a hearty meal for two people. The chicken enchiladas w/salsa verde are exquisite - such... More 

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Milan, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

been here twice in the last couple of weeks: the food is good (burrito al verde excellent) and the restaurant offers a wide variety of draft beers. the location is very nice, the waiters pretty friendly. if you are in Berkley and you feel like having good mexican food at a reasonable price in a fun place, this is the... More 

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Petaluma, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My 10 yr old kid had the Mexican red rice, beans and cheese burrito today ($4.85). A good size for a kid. Fresh tasting flour tortilla. The root beer tasted really good and was made with agave and not corn syrup. It didn't taste very fizzy but the straw kept creeping up. The chips were very crunchy. The salsa was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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241 reviews 241 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very good lunch today with a friend at Picante in Berkeley. You order the food and drinks at the counter and they bring you your food at your table that you select (inside or outside). We had a pitcher of Mexican Beer and shared some Corn tortilla chips and Salsa with Tomato, Onion, and Serrano Chile, and Cilantro. I ordered... More 

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went there with a big group of 10 on a Monday and didn't have any trouble finding seating at 6:30. Liked the cheerful, bright decor and restaurant was very clean. I have been going there for over 15 years now and it is a dependable, solid restaurant. The Pros all the dishes are flavored perfectly - haven't had a bad... More 

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Napa, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Don't let the repurposed industrial setting turn you off. In fact, the location is quite brilliant, allowing easy access from either the city proper or the freeway. If you're caught in traffic on the 880, turn off and eat here. The food is very good, with nice little extra touches, such as pickled vegetables and a little cup of cotija... More 

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Additional Information about Picante

Address: 1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone Number: 5105253121
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian, Organic, Family Fare

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