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“Good texmex food”
Review of El Picante - CLOSED

El Picante
Cuisines: Caribbean, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good texmex food”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

I went to El picante twice. The food is good, the prices are reasonnable and the owner is very sympathetic. The location is really nice as it is away from the main street and the noise of the vehicles and looks out on the ocean.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, great service”
Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

We shared the chicken nachos and enchiladas and enjoyed our meal overall. What made it so great was the friendly staff who made us feel so welcome.

The food was tasty and the jalapeños very hot! I was a little disappointed with the enchiladas as they lacked filling, perhaps adding onions/peppers to the chicken might fill them out a little. Nonetheless, they tasted pretty good.

The setting is ideal, right on the sea front, and the atmosphere is brilliant for a lovely, relaxing meal.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Colite1990
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Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely experience every time!!!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Was on our go-to list at least once a week for six weeks - usually twice a week - especially once I found the chicken carnitas - yum yum yum. Friendly, warm, great margaritas, pina coladas, etc. etc. - and it's on the water, bonus!

  • Visited November 2013
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Utila, Honduras
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“No better view on the island!”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

El Picante is the PERFECT happy hour spot or date night location! It overlooks the bay and their margaritas are AMMMMAZING!!!! John takes care of you like you are life long friends and is genuinely interested in the well being of the island - a rare thing these days! Try their nachos, when not on a diet, they are AMAZING!!!!! Especially with a couple of margaritas! Make sure you make it on time for the sunset!!!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Katherine K
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing food, service and view”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Went to have dinner with me and 9 other friends and had a great time and meal. A good variety of Mexican food with your own choice of spicy/non spicy salsa. all the food was delicious and everyone had a very good dish. The drinks are cheap/reasonable and or lovely fresh. At the end we all got a free tequila shot of him (teenagers ey) which was great. The owner is the best! Definitely come here to have dinner :)

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Moos H
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