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Picante: The Real Taco

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14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Ste B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lorton, VA
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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: The Real Taco, 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
2 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: The Real Taco, 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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: The Real Taco, 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 3 reviews
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: The Real Taco, 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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: The Real Taco, 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
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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: The Real Taco, 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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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: The Real Taco, 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 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Ok so we ate at Picante two nights ago. The chile relleno was awesome. Dinner came out really fast. And the servers were friendly. The food was excellent the servers could learn a little English. Female server extremely hard to understand but was very kind and attentive.

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Guillermo M, Manager at Picante: The Real Taco, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit at Picante! We will work on our costumer service to offer you the best attention. More 

Roanoke, Virginia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited this restaurant last evening and had a below-expectation dining experience. Prior to being served the entree, nacho chips, for a party of four, were served in a tiny bowl. We are accustomed to the chips being served in a basket, but so be it. The two shrimp dishes ordered were served cold. The salad ordered by a guest... More 

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Guillermo M, Manager at Picante: The Real Taco, responded to this review

We appreciate your time to write a review. Your opinion is very useful to help us improve our costumer service, we are currently working on it. Thank you for choosing Picante and we hope to see you back again. More 

SE Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is one of the best overall experiences I have ever had at a Mexican restaurant. The food was tasty, the service was crisp and attentive. Very inexpensive for what is was. Credit cards ok, full bar, with drink specials. Ok for families, and by yourself. If you like mexican, you'll love this place. Look out for the Bull Dog... More 

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Guillermo M, Manager at Picante: The Real Taco, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments! We are blushing :) Nothing makes us happier than a satisfied costumer. Come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Ste B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly
  • Phone Number: 703-222-2323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 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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