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Picante's Mexican Grill

Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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801 Central Avenue, Suite 22, Hot Springs, AR
(501) 623-2300
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

(501) 623-2300

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Beware of clumsy servers

Location is good and easy access and parking. They only down side was our server was a bit overwhelmed. She dumped dishes and food on me when clearing the table. Didn't even comp my meal. That's not right.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Little Rock, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I had lunch with a friend early in the the year there while visiting Hot Springs and l have ate there ever since when l visit. I had dinner lastnight and thought l should review. Let me start by saying their razorback special is amazing! The rice tasted great with the queso and the chicken and shrimp were cooked just... More 

Thank GiselaOrtiz
Chico, CA
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Inedible enchilada sauce, rather poor quesadillas in a smoke filled odd smelling restaurant. Overall, I would say avoid this place. I think it needs a top to bottom scrub and rework. We were in a hurry or we would have left.

Thank Porter93
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Location is good and easy access and parking. They only down side was our server was a bit overwhelmed. She dumped dishes and food on me when clearing the table. Didn't even comp my meal. That's not right.

Thank HOGRIDER1949
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The atmosphere was "rough" (to say the least) and not very family appropriate. The place itself is dirty and it astounds me that this is considered passable for the health department. As for the food, I was very disappointed in terms of both aesthetics and quality of taste. Meat was undercooked and questionable. Rice was hard and cheap tasting. Just... More 

Thank Amanda L
Gray Court, South Carolina
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had the Fajitas Tipicas that were very good. One order at our table asked for no cheese but it came with. Some of the staff don't speak great English but food was great and service was good.

1 Thank KurleyHT
Navarre, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good and and staff was very nice and quick. I was disappointed in my margarita though. When we walked in it was very hot. I asked the waiter if there air was broke and he said yes that they are only able to use half the air units because the others are broke. We had a... More 

Thank Angelia a
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We end up eating here every trip when another option doesn't work out. Lol. I like the salsa but the margaritas are unexceptional. I tried the shrimp soup for the first time and will order it again.

1 Thank Yvette S
Benton, Arkansas
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Service was okay as well as atmosphere, nothing fancy or special. We were in the hurry when we came and shared order of Seafood Nachos. It was very delicious and will definitely order it again when I return. Little the expensive side for the area, but not horrible. If I'm in the mood of Mexican cuisine in the area, I... More 

1 Thank Lukas D
Little Rock, Arkansas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband had the beef fajitas which were enjoyable. I had the shrimp, chicken cheesy rice, can't remember the name but it was delicious. The salsa was kind of weird but ok. I had a margarita, which was OK, The waitress was pretty new and moderately attentive. This place was ok, but not great. Small place, kind of hard to... More 

Thank Beth G
Orange Beach, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The service was horrible. And they had two more hours until they closed (one more by the time we left). There were three of us and at the same time we were all oUT of our drinks and waited to get them filled as the waiter talked to someone who also worked there for 5 minutes. It took about 30... More 

1 Thank Dalena L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 Central Avenue, Suite 22, Hot Springs, AR
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: (501) 623-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish


(501) 623-2300

Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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