Picante

Picante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://picantetherealtaco.com/
  • Phone: (703) 263-9533
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm


    Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm


    Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout
  • Catering: Picante! has been serving our customers since 1994 with the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine. We have a passion for food, which we celebrate with fervor. With the vast and abundant variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices we give "rienda suelta" (freedom) to our imagination to help us create "manjares" (delights) worth our existence. Our catering services offer you a full menu which includes, upon request, many other flavors of the world direct from our independent catering kitchen which can compliment any event. Please call our catering offices at 703-263-9533
  • Private Party Facilities: Celebrate your next special event in our warm and inviting lounge with a seating capacity for 50 complete with traditional Mexican decor and a full tequila bar. Dance floor and DJ available.
  • Private Party Contact: Guillermo 8886080971
  • Entertainment: Salsa Lessons @ Picante!
    Every Friday 8:30pm - 9-30pm Latin Dance party 9:30pm - 1:30am

    Clasicos de Salsa
    Every Saturday 9:30pm-1:30am

    Tequila Education Class
    Upon request, call for reservations (703) 222-2323
  • Special Events: Choose from one of our six group menus, or create your own. For dining in and take away. We make it easy and within your budget.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Airline Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Picante
Picante! Restaurant and Catering Services, specialize in new-world recipes that appeal to everyone. Conveniently located in the heart of Chantilly, you'll find a casual family atmosphere where you can enjoy traditional-style Mexican cuisine for dine-in, takeout, delivery, and catering. Picante! has been serving the Northern Virginia area since 1994.

Deep in the hearts of Mexicans, there is a passion for food. This passion is a daily fascination. It is the fiber of our existence and we celebrate with fervor each and every one of our meals. For the Mexicans, a meal is not an action but a ritual; this inheritance from ancient times plays an important part in our daily lives. There is an old Mexican saying: "barriga llena, corazon contento" (when the stomach is full, there is a warm heart). Visit Picante! today!
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Picante reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelQuiet
great for lunch (2)neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (1)good for groups (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Authentic Mexican cuisine
    Ariana13xyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food, attentive service. Lots to discover on the extensive menu. Wish I had been there for pleasure, rather than a business lunch - plenty of tempting margaritas on the menu. Great fajita option for vegetarians with portobello mushrooms and a hearty side helping of cheese if requested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 7 reviews are from the Picante reviews archive.
  • Best Mexican Food Around
    AlessandroVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    While some people prefer the generic chain Tex-Mex restaurant that offer a consistently decent menu tailored for the average American palette, my wife and I enjoy authentic, regional Mexican cuisine. Picante gives us exactly that - excellent dishes mainly from the state of Chihuahua but also from other parts of Mexico. The great food and the very attentive and friendly staff makes Picante a pleasure to visit time and again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Looking for GREAT Mexican?
    DandCH
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I was hoping this would be a neighborhood gem, but the food was only fair to good. I had a tamale, very heavy and not good flavor, a green tomatillo enchilada--eh. And a mole enchilada--substandard. The margaritas, although made individually--(I heard the blender) were bland and flavorless. The server was sweet and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • Great Mexican food (and lots of it)
    AlessandroVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife ordered Alambres, sauteed green peppers, onions, mushrooms, bacon & sirloin beef smothered in cheese served with homemade flour tortillas. I ordered Adobo de Puerco, lean pork cooked in a savory sauce made with herbs, chiles, guajillo, ancho and costeno peppers served with white rice. Both were delicious. There was enough left over for another complete meal which we enjoyed again that very evening. Service was very friendly and helpful. We just found our new favorite Mexican restaurant!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • cinco de mayo dinner
    ZBnATC
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    great time for a special occasion. great entertainment!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    LuvfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great food for Cinco de Mayo celebration! Good music and good performance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was great and our server was great. It was nice that we weren't rushed through dinner. Nice date night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a bad place to go to on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/15/2007
    Not a bad place to go to on a Sunday afternoon if you're in the mood for some genuine mexican food and some shots of tequila!
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    • Noise LevelModerate