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3814 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-2636
806-793-8304
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great burritos; choose wisely

We were driving through Lubbock on a Saturday morning and found this spot through Trip Advisor. These are not the best breakfast burritos in the world, but they are delicious and filling and easy to eat on the road. And two burritos for $7 is hard to beat. I had the potato and egg, which was heavy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2014
zulu5
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Abilene, TX
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Picante's was okay. The wait was long and the gorditas were bland. The carne guisada was good, but the portions were too big. I don't think we will return, there are better places that are cheaper and faster, with more flavor.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

I took my sons out for lunch. My bill was $29.18. They charged $291.18. They maxed my card at $207 and I paid the$29.18 with another card. The manager owner? Prob has food managment but no public relations at all. I wasted a whole day trying to prove my point while he didn't even offer me a drink of water.... More 

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Abilene, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were driving through Lubbock on a Saturday morning and found this spot through Trip Advisor. These are not the best breakfast burritos in the world, but they are delicious and filling and easy to eat on the road. And two burritos for $7 is hard to beat. I had the potato and egg, which was heavy on potato, but... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

By the time we we received our food, I was prepared to give Picantes a four. But, that is where the meal went south. The food wasn't the problem. The food was very good. The service is what lowered their score, overall. I ordered lemon with my drink. I did not get it. The waitress disappeared and was unseen for... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

In Boston it's baked beans, in Annapolis it's steamed crabs. In Lubbock, TX the every day local favorite is Mexican cooking. Most of the good eateries are small, locally owned with one of the family members usually on the premises to greet you as you walk in. Eating out with either family, or friends usually starts with "where?" and Picantes... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Wow!! Again this place amazed me!! I love it. It is so authentic. The food is amazing. Anyone who wants to eat real food from Mexico, go to Picante's. They make true enchilada sauce. It is not your typical tomato sauce or chili bean sauce (places that sell GRAVY should be closed down!). Please go by and visit this place... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We ate here yesterday for the first time. The waitress, lety, seemed to be the only waitress working , which left us waiting for quite some time for menus and drinks. Once other patrons were taken care of, we had pretty good service from her. She recommend the special of the day; a burrito with chicken fajita meat smothered in... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Picantes must be known for the humongous burritos. The carnage asada is our favorite. Their enchiladas are another favorite. This is authenic Mexican food. Service is fast. Prices are in line with other Mexican food places in town. Staff is attentive and friendly.

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Bangor, Maine
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I had the carnitas plate while my partner had the steak plate. It was good and tasty, although my reheated carnitas smelled a little off...reheated pork/lard tends to smell. I wished I had gone for the stewed pork in red sauce. I asked the waitress for a recommendation between the two and she chose the carnitas. The complimentary chips and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Was looking all over Lubbock for a restaurant that served gorditas, and this was the only place that did (as far as I know). The meat was really good and with the right amount of spices. Rice and beans were flavorful and were a good combination with the main course. Salsa was more tomato-based, but good overall, and the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3814 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-2636
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: 806-793-8304

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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