We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Write a Review

31 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abilene, TX
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lubbock, Texas
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lubbock, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangor, Maine
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Craving a heart breakfast burrito? This is your spot. Looking for ambiance? Focus on the burrito and pretend you're somewhere else.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Picantes also viewed


Been to Picantes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Picantes

Address: 3814 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-2636
Phone Number: 806-793-8304
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Picantes staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?