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Reviewed July 5, 2021

Having requested a table in the patio area - as we were standing by the table ( which still had to cleared from the previous patrons ) - the gentleman seating us used the back of his hand and forearm to clean the heavily faded...and dirty plastic tablecloth. It got worse from there. The complimentary salsa and nachos arrived shortly - with a complimentary long dark hair peaking out from under the lining of the basket. As if things weren't already going in the right direction our entrees arrived pale and tasteless. Hooray! What a great experience. Place appears to by owned or run by someone who doesn't care, and staffed by young adults with the same mindset. Great night out for Hindus looking to fast.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

We had a birthday to celebrate for my daughter’s fiancés birthday. Seven of us came. We sat at a long table in the front. The decor is fun Mexican with famous people on the walls. A television was a little too loud for me but...did play fun Mexican music. I had a great margarita wig a beer that poured in slowly as I drank it! Fun! I had a chimichanga that was great! We all had yummy food with a bow of the head to their guacamole! Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Ambiance was great. TV was distracting to some.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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PicanteSW, Owner at Picante's South West Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

Birthdays should be treated like a special occasion, and we're honored to see that we were able to do that for you guys. As for the television, you're always welcome to ask your server to turn the volume down for you guys, we're all about...More

Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday evening. The food was great and reasonably priced. Very nice atmosphere. The only issue was that we only saw 2 employees. One was primarily the bartender who occasionally helped the one lone server who was taking care of both...inside and outside tables. We felt bad for him. He was doing his best but was very overworked.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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PicanteSW, Owner at Picante's South West Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2019

Delicious food, a nice atmosphere, and great service all makes for the perfect Saturday night, and we're thrilled to see that we were able to provide that to you. As for the lack of employees on the floor, we were a bit understaffed but we...More

Reviewed August 26, 2019

this is in the parking lot of the motel I stayed, making it convenient. The food was good, service was good. They have indoor/outdoor seating and a bar. Nice addition to the area.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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PicanteSW, Owner at Picante's South West Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

Delicious food, great service, and fresh air all make for an amazing time, and we're glad to see that we were able to provide that to you during your visit with us. Hope to see you the next time you're in the area! Warmly, Jose...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Great food! Love the Guacamole! The Chimichanga is delicious! Reasonably priced! Can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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PicanteSW, Owner at Picante's South West Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

The best way to start any meal is with a bowl of guacamole, right? The Chimichanga is one of our favorite dishes to make, so it's great to see how much you enjoy it. We're already looking forward to your next visit! Warmly, Jose R.,...More

Reviewed August 3, 2019

We were staying nearby and decided we wanted Mexican food. So I looked up some restaurants and we decided to come to Picante’s South West Mexican Grill. It is such a cute place and you feel like your in Mexico. It’s a small but very...cozy. I was with a friend and we ordered the guacamole and the muscles as an appetizer and shared. Both of the dishes were delicious. I had the chorizo chimichanga and my girlfriend had the Mexican hamburger. We enjoyed the food very much. They also have a lot of specials so look at the board. Definitely going to go back the next time we are in town. They also have a full bar and the margaritas were the best!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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PicanteSW, Owner at Picante's South West Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

You guys picked some really amazing dishes, Vivian, and I'm thrilled to see that you guys enjoyed eating them as much as we enjoyed making them. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with an authentic atmosphere to go along with our authentic dishes,...More

Reviewed June 22, 2019

My wife and I have dined here three times. Each time the food has been authentic, high quality and superb. The service is friendly and efficient. By far the best Mexican restaurant in the area. Worth a drive to.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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PicanteSW, Owner at Picante's South West Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

The best in the area? That's a huge compliment, and we couldn't thank you more for it. Seeing that we've exceeded you and your wife's expectations every visit puts a huge smile on our faces. Hope to see you and your wife again soon! Best,...More

Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

So when we checked into our room at The Inn at Iron Masters there was a menu for Picante'Southtwest Mexican Grill.We were hungry so we took a short walk from our room to the restaurant.We were entranced with the atmosphere..so authentic with Mexican music playing...and the decorations on all the walls.The woman in charge was gracious and friendly and we were told that all the locals love the place.Our food was so delicious and filling.It was the best Mexican food I've had in recent memory.If you are ever in Lakeview Conn stop in and have a fantastic authentic Mexican/Southwest mealMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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PicanteSW, Owner at Picante's South West Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Welcome to Lakeville, Kevin! Providing our community with an authentic Latin American experience is no small feat, and we're thrilled that you were able to experience it. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to the team -- they love seeing that they were...More

Reviewed February 23, 2019

We found this place by chance one night and have gone back several times. From the warm and friendly greeting to the delicious food, this place is fantastic. Last night we shared the chicken tamales appetizer and a house salad (huge and filled with great...stuff for only $5) and the chicken fajitas. The fajitas are delicious - a nice portion and seasoned so nicely - no commercial fajita powder on these, just moist, delicious, and flavorful. On previous visits we've tried the molcajetes, which are these big stone bowls filled with delicious things. They have many different kinds and they are unique and delicious. If you like things hot, ask for their house made hot sauce. They also have a lot of specials so do look at the board.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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PicanteSW, Owner at Picante's South West Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Our molcajates and chicken fajitas? You sure picked some great options. We're really dedicated to providing a great experience to you guys, and it's amazing to hear that we were able to do just that. We'll have some chicken tamales waiting for your next visit!...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic little spot. Food was excellent but service was even better. I took my daughter and a few friends to celebrate her birthday and our waiter went above and beyond to make sure everyone was having a good time and a great meal....Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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PicanteSW, Owner at Picante's South West Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Some of our greatest memories come from birthday celebrations, and we're honored that you allowed us to help you guys celebrate your daughter's birthday. Our team loves hearing that they've helped make your great experience even better, so I'll be sure to pass your compliments...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

Surprisingly great food at a great price. Very friendly staff. Not your American mex. Go on line to check the menu and try it

Date of visit: January 2019
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PicanteSW, Owner at Picante's South West Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2019

It looks like you planned your meal out perfectly, Brandon. Thanks for stopping by and giving our authentic Latin-American dishes a try. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Jose R., Owner

Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is a hidden gem in sleepy Lakeville, CT. The place is hard to find, but once there, you will not be disappointed! Fresh, tasty Tex-Mex served in a welcoming atmosphere by friendly folks. The quesadillas are great, the guacamole served fresh at tableside, the...entrees are generous and delicious. Apparently they aren't allowed to put up a bigger sign as yet, which is a shame, as the place is just too good to pass by.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

The guacamole and the beans are very good. The sangria was okay but tasted more like a non-alcoholic punch. The pico de gallo was tasteless. The chicken in the enchilada was good, but the sauce was over salted and almost nonexistent – this was also...the complaint by two others in our party. It is unlikely that I would go out of my way to come back here.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

This fairly new restaurant in town has been fun to watch blossom. It seemed they had to jump through some hoops to do it but they were patient and it was well worth the wait! The food, ambiance & service are stellar. We go at...least once a month. It was weekly for a month or two but...too much of a good thing n all. HaMore

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Service was great, very attentive and genuinely concerned that I was a happy customer. Had steak Tacos: very good, clean taste, not overdone with too much spice very tasty. A perfect "Flan" for dessert. Will certainly return with family for Margaritas and dinner!! Thank you

Date of visit: January 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5