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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
+1 703-222-2323
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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South Riding
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of nine members came to celebrate a birthday here. We were welcomed immediately when we arrived, although we did not all arrive at the same time. Chips and salsa arrived at the table as we sat down. The food is very good. I had a taco bowl salad, which was excellent. The only problem we ran into, was... More 

Thank london42lover
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Great salsa and margaritas! And the service was fabulous but the steak and chicken fajitas were the bomb!!! Fresh fresh fresh. And fresh pineapple too!! Love love!!

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Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed some of our classic dishes, along with great service! Fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine is something we absolutely pride ourselves on at Picante!, and I’m glad this was evident to you. We’ll look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, Guillermo Manoatl, Owner More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Use to live and work closer so we eat here a lot. Now I only get to eat here a few times a year. This is some of the best Tex-Mex I have found in NOVA. My wife and I love Tex-Mex And will try any and all of them. This is by far one of the best we have... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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190 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The food at picante is pretty standard latin american fare. Tacos, burritos etc. The food is reasonable without being out standing. There are both some vegan and vegetarian choices but not a lot. There are also health options such as healthy buritos etc which was very nice and makes it a cut above other lain american restaurants. The restaurant has... More 

Thank Sushila N
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I just never got the appeal of this restaurant when so many others are around for better price, service, and quality. Just my 2 cents worth. Others love it. It's average for me.

Thank Michael G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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146 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We visited Picante for the first time for dinner. This restaurant was selected primarily because they take reservations. We had a family dinner of 10 people, and were concerned that we could just walk in at 7 PM on a Friday night. They had our long table all set up and ready for us. The menu is very diverse. The... More 

Thank WheelzUpGal
Chantilly, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We have been going to picante for years. Their restaurant Is nice looking and service has always been good. Salsa is a little too hot for me, but I'm sure it is fine for many. Burritos are my favorite. I like them deluxe and wet. Translation stuffed with lettuce sour cream and tomato. Wet is with a topping of sauce,... More 

Thank Joanne K
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Let's face it, there are plenty of Mexican and Tex/Mex restaurants. Most are good, some are very good. Picante, however, is excellent! Everything on their menu is superior to what you have had at other places, but we always seem to get the Fajitas, mixed chicken and steak, as good as it gets. Plus the serving is Huge and the... More 

Thank Thomas M
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We took our one year old son and noticed almost every table had kids. Very family friendly, friendly staff, fast service, great food. I can't have dairy and their menu was marked with G (gluten), D (dairy), V (vegetarian) for those with diet limitations. The menu had a huge selection and the restaurant was clean and well decorated.

Thank Cassandra Y
Grapevine, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The chips were stale. The black beans were dry, the salsa was too spicy. The enchilada was a chicken enchilada and was bland. The waitress was not very attentive and we waited for about ten minutes before she refilled our water glasses.

Thank pjfrinak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly
  • Phone Number: +1 703-222-2323
Traditional Mexican fare offered backed by generous-sized portions! Picante! The Real Taco is also the spot to be on Friday nights, when our tequila lounge continues to be transformed into a salsa dance party starting at 8:30!

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