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“Excellent food Alan Value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Picante: The Real Taco

Picante: The Real Taco
14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151
703-222-2323
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Ranked #19 of 129 Restaurants in Chantilly
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food Alan Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great place with good service. Fast turnaround. Fantastic fajitas . Always happy with food and service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
northern virginia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“this place is pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

You can't judge a book by its cover. Located in a small strip mall on Route 50 in Chantilly, Picante is a gem in the rough. Don't let the cheesy decorations fool you, this place is pretty good. The service is always lightning fast, the chips and salsa are awesome and the entrees are tasty. I love the cheese enchiladas and the ensalada verde. My husband is a fan of the ENORMOUS burritos. They also make a mean mojito & strawberry daiquiri. Make sure to check out the specials when you visit (like $5 mojitos!!)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Not bad, just very bland.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Recently had lunch here...ordered the chicken enchiladas with red sauce and rice and beans.

Was quite disappointed with the meal. Everything on the plate was bland or too salty.
- chicken had zero seasoning in it.
- red sauce was mediocre in flavor, and way too salty.
- rice and beans had no seasoning, and thus no flavor.

Nothing was "bad", just very bland.

Service was good, and very attentive.
Too expensive for the food offered.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Reno, Nevada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise - good menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled on this because it was close to our hotel. The menu had some interesting items. The tortilla soup was very good. I had the Pecadillo. I thought more heat would have improved it, but it was tasty and a very generous serving. I thought the atmosphere was a good fit with the style of food. Overall very nice dinner.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Picante in Chantilly - I've never been disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a nice family owned Mexican restaurant. The tortilla soup is amazing as is their house salad (simple but very fresh and crispy with a house made dressing). My favorite dish is the Pescado al Mojo de Ajo
Lightly seasoned fresh fish fillets sautéed in roasted garlic, served over finely chopped greens and white rice, garnished with pico de gallo, sliced avocados, lemon and lime. If you like fish this dish is delicious. Their burritos and other dishes are also very good. Pretty good for Chantilly, VA! -MJA (nana)

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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