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Picante!

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Mexican, Southwestern
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14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
17032222323
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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going to Picante for years, and the food is fantastic every time. Great fajitas, burritos and tacos...attentive staff and Margarita Mondays are not to be missed.

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Thank Patrick M
Fairfax, Virginia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here today for a quick lunch. I read over the menu and was excited to see they have their fajita meat shipped in from Tyler, TX. For me, being from east Texas, I was thrilled. So I ordered the single fajita taco lunch and WOW! they certainly delivered exactly what I wanted. Perfect! I was immediately transported home. I'll... More 

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

I'm always so pleased when I'm able to impress a Texan! Thanks a bunch for checking us out and having lunch here -- your review means the world to us. We have been here 22 years serving to Washingtonians a taste of Texas and Regional Mexican fare, please pass the word to all your Texan friends, they do not need... More 

Chantilly, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been dining here for several years, about one a month. Always have had great food and it's priced reasonably. Shrimp fajitas is my favorite.

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Thank Jkpeterson15
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

What an honor it's been to welcome you in our 22 years here over time and time again -- thank you for your continued support. we are proud and happy to know that someone in this world appreciates the time, effort and commitment that our employees have been putting in their work some of them for 22, 20, 18, 15... More 

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1,043 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

My boss and one of my coworkers took me to Picante as a going away. The place was busy and we were immediately seated. The menu is quite extensive with lots of options and our server was quick to come to the table. But after she came with the drinks and we were not ready to order, she disappeared. The... More 

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Thank jehenson81
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and leaving us some feedback online. I'm glad your experience was enjoyable overall, and that you eventually found your quesadilla tasty. Sorry for any negative time you may have had during your experience -- I do hope you'll join us again sometime soon. Sincerely, Guillermo M. Owner More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

My family has been going to Picante! for 20+ years. Excellent food, outstanding service and Tequilas available are terrific. Never had a negative experience in all the many times we have eaten here. My oldest daughter moved to NYC 10 years ago. When she visits she always asks to go to Picante!

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Thank BrooklynBoy52
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your loyalty over the past two decades! It means so much to us when we hear from our customers, but especially our regular ones! Loyalty and commitment is what we are here for, We'll be eagerly awaiting you and your daughter's next visit. Sincerely, Guillermo M. Owner More 

Chantilly, Virginia
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Close to our house, we limit ourselves to eat here once a month - otherwise we'd eat there every day! Love the place, clean, nice folks, great food.

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

We'd LOVE to have you everyday, but we'll settle for once every 30! Thanks so much for making us one of your go-tos, and for writing about your experiences with us online! I'll be looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Guillermo M. Owner More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The food and service are average and the ambience is not great either. However, if you like to dance Salsa or Pachata, Friday night at Picante is the night for you!

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Thank Heike T
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Our food has developed quite the reputation around town for being pretty excellent, Heike, but I can understand everyone's tastes being different. That being said, I'm thrilled to see you enjoy our Friday Salsitaaa and Bachatitaaaa nights ! Stop by again next week and dance the night away! Regards, Guillermo M. Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Food was wonderful. Service was quick. Prices were reasonable. Food tasted like home cooked as if I was back in Mexico. My husband ate way too much and hurt myself. It was so good. Can't wait to come back.

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

Can't wait to have you back, Pachilima! This review means a lot to our staff members. Glad you and your husband enjoyed everything when you stopped by. We want everything to taste just as good as you'd find it back in Mexico, so please know that your words mean a lot to us! See you again soon, Guillermo M. Owner More 

Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Love the atmosphere and service. Food was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the queso fundido and homemade tortillas.

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Thank Erin R
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Earning your recommendation is all we could ask for, Erin! I'm so glad the atmosphere, food, and service were all this impressive -- that means so much to me. I hope we'll get to welcome you back soon! Until then, Guillermo M. Owner More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This place, with all my respect to those folks who have given it 4 or 5 stars, it's overrated! Let's start by saying that it's not authentic Mexican food. They are probably from Peru or somewhere in South America but not Mexico. The margaritas are far from having any taste and it's way over price. They charged me $50.00 for... More 

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Thank marceloh635
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on our authenticity directly from Tlaxcala Mexico Marcelo, so I'm saddened to see you didn't enjoy your margaritas I am aware that our prices are not cheap, with a selection of over 120 Tequilas I do not know what you ordered but I do know that we have tequilas worth $37.00 a shot. we have wait staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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: 17032222323
Description
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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