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Picante!

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14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151
703-222-2323
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11:00 am - 10:30 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice TexMex hidden in the corner of a corner hidden next to a higway ramp.

It's actually quite hard to get to Picante. Even if you see their sign on US-50WB at VA-28. You have to get in the parking lot a block back at the 7-11 and then wiggle yourself through the parking lot. Very weird. Anyway, they have great wholesome food. I loved their cheezified burrito and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
kbpneacl
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Lorton, VA
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Herndon, Virginia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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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 

Bristow, Virginia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a real gem located in Chantilly, VA. We went on a friends recommendation and were not disappointed. The salsa is homemade and very good. The tortilla soup was wonderful with fresh avocado pieces. The menu had a great selection, much more than just traditional burritos and tacos. I had a pollo con creama chipolata that was great. It... More 

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

Thank you Gregg for all of this great feedback about our place. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your first experience at Picante! And thanks so much for this awesome recommendation of our food. Hope you'll visit us again soon! More 

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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great chips and salsa. Great service. The food? Well i ordered tacos de carne asada. They put chili flavor in the meat. Not flavorfull at all. If i wanted a bowl chili i would have ordered one. A millón times around the World carne asada and have never had chili flavored/seasoned. Co-worker rated his Pork dish a 6/10.

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

Thank you Steven for the compliments on our chips & salsa! I am very happy to hear that you were satisfied with our service too! I will make sure to pass this information along to our staff. I am sorry you were not a big fan of our tacos and hopefully you can give us a second chance Just out... More 

Lorton, VA
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's actually quite hard to get to Picante. Even if you see their sign on US-50WB at VA-28. You have to get in the parking lot a block back at the 7-11 and then wiggle yourself through the parking lot. Very weird. Anyway, they have great wholesome food. I loved their cheezified burrito and the carne asada was enough for... More 

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Guillermo M, Manager at Picante!, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you liked the food and drinks! And we are pleased to hear that the service was fast. Here at Picante! it is very important for us to make our customers feel welcomed Unfortunately the construction on 50 has affected most of the establishments around the area for a while now. We hope... More 

Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The place is cute with a nice ambiance but the food is dissapointing. The margaritas are a bit weak and the food is subpare. I got the tamales and they are possibly the most bland thing I've ever eaten. On the upside, bland doesn't mean it tastes bad; it simply tastes like nothing.

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Guillermo M, Manager at Picante!, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are working on it so you can give our tamales and margaritas a second chance! More 

Farmington, New Mexico
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had dinner here with friends. The server had no problem waiting for us to finally open the menus to order and offered to do separate checks at the end of the meal. Great food as always and wonderful margaritas and selection of tequila.

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Guillermo M, Manager at Picante!, responded to this review

Thank you for stoping by at Picante! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to have you back soon. We have more than a 100 tequilas you can choose from! More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I eat here about once a month- traditional dishes are great. Jalapeno stuffed appetizer is wonderful, also try the Tortilla soup. Will make you want more. Kids love the beef soft tacos and enchiladas. The grilled ceggie platter and shrimp salad on greens are out of this world. Don't miss gge mexican cake and the chocolate cake- not what you'd... More 

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Guillermo M, Manager at Picante!, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review! We are glad you feel comfortable bringing your family and enjoy our food! We'll make sure to congratulate the chef! Hope to see you around soon :) More 

Herndon, Virginia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited based on the very good reviews here. The atmosphere is clean, bright, and festive. The service was excellent and pleasant, but of course there was only one other table of customers besides ourselves. The "individual" portion of beef fajitas was very large, possibly enough for two, and looked good...unfortunately the quality of the beef was average at best, first... More 

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Guillermo M, Manager at Picante!, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, our costumer's opinions are very valuable to us. We apologize for the inconvenience during your visit. We are working everyday to improve our service and recipes, hope to see you back again. More 

Roswell, Georgia
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227 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I almost felt like I was back in Texas. The food is very good and inexpensive. The enchiladas are delicious with the "right" kind of cheese. Tacos come on a separate plate with an abundance of lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.

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Guillermo M, Manager at Picante!, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments on our enchiladas! This is a great way to know that we are doing it right with the cheese selection. If you liked the enchiladas, then you should try our fajitas from Tyler Texas! More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is our go to restaurant! The service is always excellent. The food is always good and is pretty inexpensive. It is perfect for families or even singles.

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Guillermo M, Manager at Picante!, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you like to come here and enjoy the music and environment at Picante! We work everyday to ensure our costumers get the best experience. 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: 703-222-2323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?