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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Fantastic alternative to chains

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
dolaughlen641
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Fairfax, Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Farmington, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 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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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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Herndon, Virginia
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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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Roswell, Georgia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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15 reviews 15 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

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