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Picante

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Mexican, Vegetarian, Organic, Family Fare
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1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
5105253121
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Today
11:00 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/Brunch
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 32
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Excellent value, tasty dishes, very efficient service

I great place to stop with a family or as a couple. It's line service and offers takeout, but they are so efficient it doesn't bother one bit. They even offer a road side pickup service and have their own parking area. It's busy inside but the efficiency makes everything ok, and you overlook the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
GPToak
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Oakland, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Oakland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I great place to stop with a family or as a couple. It's line service and offers takeout, but they are so efficient it doesn't bother one bit. They even offer a road side pickup service and have their own parking area. It's busy inside but the efficiency makes everything ok, and you overlook the kids and other distractions. Their... More 

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Simsbury, CT
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Yup, arrange flight so I can head straight here. Straight forward good Mexican food...the kind where you eat yourself sick. Giant portions--great nachos, mole, best horchata. Someone is always making tortillas right in the restaurant by the register. It's not fancy--and believe me we do not have mexican food like this in CT! And if you have little kids you... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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245 reviews 245 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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, Organic, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?