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“Go here for the food not the ambiance”
Review of Picantes

Picantes
Ranked #188 of 619 Restaurants in Lubbock
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed April 14, 2012

This is a classic small Mexican restaurant with virtually no ambiance and absolutely scrumptious food. We went here for lunch and the place was packed with locals and college students, both of which we took to be good signs. The staff are very friendly and the service was very fast. The al pastor platos was spicy and very tender and the portion size was enormous. My wife's supreme burrito was covered with a thick, rich quesa. The salsa had just a bit of a bite and the chips were fresh and thin. Definitely one of the best Mexican meals we have eaten in quite a while.

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Reviewed February 29, 2012

most of the best mexican restaurants in Tx have fresh food. this place serves frozen food. the salsa is ok, rice and beans ok. lacks the old world charm of an old mexican restaurant

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Reviewed January 6, 2012

This is not The place to go for fancy dining or gourmet foo-foo food. If you want great Mexican food and lots of it for no muncho dinero---this is the place to go!!! The carne al pastor tacos are finger-licking good. The gorditas come in breakfast varieties (eggs, potatoes and lots of bacon optional cheese) or you can have them stuffed with barbacoa or also carne al pastor, yummmy! Their sopas(soups) seem expensive on the menu until they bring you out a huge bowl full of seafood or beef or chicken depending on which you order, with warm tortillas (corn or flour). The basics are all excellent, enchiladas, burritos, carne guisada, tacos or chiles rellenos. Make sure to ask for the potatoes instead of the rice, you will be glad you did, papitas like Mama made for breakfast! Grab a Mexican praline to take home with you, you won't have room for it after you eat all that great food!

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Thank gerberdt
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Fajitas were great. Good place to get authentic food.

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Thank AJLowell
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

Great food. Burritos are the best here. And there white queso is great.

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Thank Bevot9
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