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Picante: The Real Taco

14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Ste B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
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Ranked #12 of 127 Restaurants in Chantilly
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Roswell, Georgia
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Fairfax, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

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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Roanoke, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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SE Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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135 reviews 135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Additional Information about Picante: The Real Taco

Address: 14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Ste B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
Phone Number: 703-222-2323
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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