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El Picante
Cuisines: Caribbean, Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I got the enchiladas which were good but nothing too special. The salsa is very watery. My pina colada was excellent. The rice is white and not very flavorful. I was wishing that the beans were whole and not refried.

Thank cajrn57
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

For some reason most of the visitors to Utila do not know about El Picante. I assume because it does not sit on the busy noisy road way as most of the other restaurants. But it has the quietest and the best harbor view on Utila. Situated in the center of the harbor on the second story of a 3 story building it has the perfect island charm with open air environment. John, the owner and host, makes you feel like you are the most special person on the island. The menu is diverse and the food excellent. John serves up a tasty margarita by the way. A great place to dine watching the sunsets and boats cruising in the harbor.

Thank Sky S
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Great location, wonderful view, excellent service and great food! The best we have found on Utila so far.
Jean the owner is a super pleasant guy, going out of his way to make sure that the food is spiced correctly for each person. Complimentary chips and salsa are a very nice touch. The food was perfect, hot, tasty and served in a timely manner.
We will be back!

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We visited Utila for a week between late December and January and El Picante was easily the best food we had on the island. Nice, simple Mexican food -- the nachos and chicken fajitas in particular were highlights and the fact that you can get a decent glass of wine here is a nice bonus. Jean, the owner, is extremely personable and provided great service. We enjoyed it so much we returned 4 times during our week on the island. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

The staff were really attentive and gracious. Complementary chips and salsa are always appreciated and a definite plus. The portions were a nice size and the food was very tasty. No complaints!

Thank wmrtravels
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