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Picante!

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14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151
17032222323
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Traditional Mexican fare offered backed by generous-sized portions!...
Traditional Mexican fare offered backed by generous-sized portions! Picante! The Real Taco is also the spot to be on Friday nights, when our tequila lounge continues to be transformed into a salsa dance party starting at 8:30!
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and food!

Had a great visit with great service as the highlight. My wife and I had the Alhambra and my son had the shrimp quesadilla. The Alhambra were awesome! Although my son was not crazy for the quesadilla, they weren't too bad either! Again great service! Highly recommend to folks with families!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
LTRedford
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Herndon, Virginia
via mobile
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Chantilly
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best fajitas and burritos. Great catering. Consistently excellent quality. Whenever family visit or have large parties, Picante's is always requested.

Helpful?
Thank jggrayson
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

To hear we're always at the top of your household's list is a compliment I won't soon forget! Thanks so much for the kind words on the food -- I hope it won't be long before we get to serve up fajitas to you! 'Til then, Guillermo M. Owner More 

Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be one of the saddest restaurants I have ever been to. The service itself was not bad it was quality of the food, as well as them trying to nickle and dime us on every single menu item that we asked about, as well as just ridiculous answers to simple questions and lastly after taking our order... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mike P
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us, Mike, as it is not typical of Picante at all. We're all about the freshest, most flavorful Mexican food at the most affordable prices. While we do tend to stick to our menu in order, a meatless request is not our of the ordinary and should have been accommodated without concern.... More 

singapore
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is one of our favorites!! Yes it's Mexican food, but you shouldn't order the usual Mexican faire, their soups are unique and so so good. The ceviche salad, tortas, shrimp dishes and Carne asadas are amazing. For the appetizer you should try "sopes "or "alambres". Getting Mexican usuals are good here but not their strength. They have so... More 

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Thank krs90
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Thrilled to be one of your favorites! Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with others. It means a lot to us and we hope to serve you again soon. Take care, Guillermo M. Owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The food here is always consistently good, and well prepared. Over the years, the ownership and staff have built a great family restaurant. In addition to a wide variety menu and daily specials, they have over 100 flavors of Tequila, homemade Margaritas, and a nice wine list. Its a great testament that many of the staff have been there for... More 

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1 Thank Eileen L
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Way to make our day, Eileen! Thrilled to hear you think the food and service are consistently good -- that's the goal. Thanks for sharing and come back again soon. Take care, Guillermo M. Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Great food and great service! Had a cheese enchilada with onions and the queso fondida. It's a must try!

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Thank Sebastian L
Guillermo M, Guillermo M. Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Thanks for the stars, Sebastian! I'm thrilled to hear you love everything from the enchiladas to the queso. Hopefully, we'll get the chance to welcome you back again soon. Take care, Guillermo M. Owner More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and atmosphere! My new fav little place! We will go again for sure!! Taco salad and the tamales were amazing!

Helpful?
Thank Christen H
Guillermo M, Guillermo M. Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Honored to be your new favorite, Christen! I'll make sure to share your compliments about the taco salad and tamales with the team. Thanks so much for the stars and come back again soon. Take care, Guillermo M. Owner More 

Herndon, Virginia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Had a great visit with great service as the highlight. My wife and I had the Alhambra and my son had the shrimp quesadilla. The Alhambra were awesome! Although my son was not crazy for the quesadilla, they weren't too bad either! Again great service! Highly recommend to folks with families!

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1 Thank LTRedford
near Washington, DC
Level Contributor
114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I enjoyed lunch here yesterday. The service is first rate, and the food is fine. It is not a fancy place, but it is well-kept, bright and clean. How many chain restaurants have you visited with dirty restrooms? I've seen too many. I appreciate cleanliness. I first tried this restaurant on Mother's Day, a couple of years ago, I suppose.... More 

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1 Thank DCpumpkin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
199 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We recently had lunch at Picante!, a nice Mexican restaurant located in a small shopping center. We've been here several times over the years, and like the food and service very much. Each time we go, it's apparent that the management has made the place a little nicer for his customers. Portions are large here, so come hungry or be... More 

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Thank nancysid
Herndon, Virginia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I stopped into Picante! today for lunch on a recommendation of a co worker, sadly it was less than expected. Although I am off Mexican descent and just moved east from California I try to be open minded when visiting a new place. The restaurant is bright, clean and colorful. I ordered the Chile Verde plate which comes with beans... More 

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Thank Joe G
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Joe, I'm so disappointed to hear you weren't satisfied with your recent visit. That's the last impression we wanted you to leave with, and we're truly sorry you weren't a fan of our chile verde plate. We appreciate your feedback and I plan to discuss your review with the team at our next meeting. I hope you won't write us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly
  • Phone Number: 17032222323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Traditional Mexican fare offered backed by generous-sized portions! Picante! The Real Taco is also the spot to be on Friday nights, when our tequila lounge continues to be transformed into a salsa dance party starting at 8:30!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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