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Picante: The Real Taco

14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Ste B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
703-222-2323
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Ranked #12 of 129 restaurants in Chantilly
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Came after visiting air and space museum. Thought it would be your typical Mexican restaurant. How wrong we were! Very good food. Service was impeccable. Impressed.

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Peterstown, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My friend and I went here and I started feeling ill before we even ordered. Ultimately, we decided to have our server, Sandra, change our order to go. She was extremely understanding and did so. She also offered to change our drinks to a to go cup as well. On our way out, she made a point to stop me... More

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Seminole, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

When we walked into this restaurant, I was taken by the color everywhere from the walls to the fixtures and the banner squares hanging from the ceiling. Our waitress came from Columbia and was really sweet. She patiently went over the tequila list for us (nice list) and told us the differences between them. So, we started our dinner with... More

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Osage City, Kansas
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We took a party of 10 and had a taco extravaganza! We order fish, beef, and two different types of pork. We had chips, dip, beans and rice. We were also served excellent margaritas. The staff was friendly and accommodating. It was a good experience .

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wow what a way to celebrate cinco de mayo. Great time with local in house talent and family friends. It was a fiesta of song and music. The food was great and all of us sampled something different. The chicken and beef fajitas fresh and tasty, the pescado al mojo de ajo( fresh fish and garlic) ,camarones al mojode ajo(... More

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Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The food was tastey and there was a friendly bartender. The real rave is for the queso dip, which we were practically elbowing each other out of the way to dive into.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Started with the ceviche my new favorite fresh seafood combo appetizer. Then on to the two special for my guest and I. Pescado al mojo de ajo usually my guest only eats half and saves the other half for next day lunch at work. I on the other hand finish my camarones al mojo de ajo. The fish and shrimp... More

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Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been going here for years. The frajitas are fabulous as is everything we have had. The waitstaff are friendly and efficient. It is our favorite Mexican restaurant. We haven't found a better one yet.

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Bristow, Virginia
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323 reviews 323 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Found this restaurant through a google search. Husband was wanting Mexican food but didn't want to go to Uncle Julia's (too loud) or drive into Vienna. Restaurant is located in a strip mall a bit difficult to access with construction on Route 50. Restaurant appeared clean on the inside. Our waiter was ok, could have been a bit more attentive.... More

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Moneta, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Often the lowly chalupa is the third entree in a Mexican combo platter. Picante has elevated the chalupa to a dish of its own. The lettuce and tomatoes were fresh and the cheese and beans rested on a crispy tortilla.

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