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Picante

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1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
5105253121
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here is consistently excellent and though we've been coming for so long, we have not become tired of it because there are always new items on the menu. They've gone through multiple refreshes over the years and it's clear that the owner really cares about the cuisine, the atmosphere and the workers. We come here with friends and... More 

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Thank Andrea S
Albany, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Order at counter and find a place to sit. They will bring the food to you. Super casual and very family friendly. The kids can watch them make the tortillas and great food choices for kids, but with very high quality food. We don't have kids but frequent this place anyway. Two outside eating areas. Don't be put off by... More 

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Thank Russell H
Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located NW of Berkeley, many parking space (1 hour), fast service, pick up available, clean, friendly staff. Had the carnitas burritos, enjoyed it. Wish their homemade salsa sauce a bit more spicy; it is possible we eat more spicy back in Tejas? Overall nice atmosphere and do-able pricing for Berkeley area.

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Thank Eindhovenha
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

A nice set up in that you go in, order, pay, sit down and they come to you.... but I really wanted a salad with shrimp on it and a side chile Rellenos ..... but had to order three separate dishes and got much more than I wanted or needed.... or ate. Margarita was strong enough but not very flavorful....... More 

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Thank yumseeker2015
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Picante is a good restaurant for a business lunch if you are looking for Mexican food. Good service. I liked the beef ground burrito and the shrimp taccos... I have been to few better places, but for a quick business lunch, Picante is a good place to it at.

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Thank Noel M
Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Normally I go to Gordo's, occasionally Cactus. Picante is sometimes a bit too "Berkeley" for me. Stopped by here for a lunch, though. Still pretty Berkeley, filled with aging hipsters. Burrito is better than I remembered, though significantly more expensive than, say, Gordo's on Solano or College. They bring it to your table now. Anyway, I'll try it more often... More 

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Thank Richard H
Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This place has an excellent menu, very good food and very good service. It's hard to find fault in any way with this place. It can be loud in the evening but outside it's quieter if the weather is good. Healthy choices, mixed drinks, good Fruitas and beer. Handmade tortillas, perfect pork beef and chicken. Good fish dishes too. Good... More 

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Thank MattCantor
Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

What I love best is the Sopa de Mariscos which my favorite spicy seafood soup full of mussels, cockles, shrimp and whitefish along with a medley of veggies. Almost too hot to taste when served with a nice quarter of an Acme baguette it slowly makes its way down until the last perfect drop! A meal that you will remember... More 

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Thank northernneckinn
Benicia, California
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49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here before. You order first and the sit down. The atmosphere is lively, staff very good. I just wish the food was a little more high end. It's good and made fast, but at least for me is a little lacking. I will probably eat here again. It is a convenient location and you do get served... More 

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Thank csutt
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Great little authentic Mexican restaurant. Order up at the front cafeteria style and the food is then brought to your table. Tons of seating and great place for kids. Food is served quickly and is very tasty. Recommend the Azteca soup. Would definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $16
Cuisine
Mexican, Vegetarian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 5105253121

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