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Picante

4.2
4.2
21 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Looking for traditional Mexican fare in a fun and vibrant setting? If so, Picante in Chantilly, VA is a perfect choice. With a large menu of familiar favorites, diners can also enjoy some unique specialties of the house. Guests of Picante should begin with the amazing appetizers that include homemade soups, ceviche and sampler platters. House specialties include many seafood dishes such as the shrimp al mojo de ajo or a la Mexicana. There are meat and poultry choices too, and traditional dishes such as enchiladas, tacos, burritos, enormous fajita platters and combo plates ensure something for anyone who pops into Picante. The desserts are extensive and worthy of a visit too.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00aqm - 5:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 263-9533

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We are focused on helping clients create a memorable catered event whether it is a casual family gathering, a corporate business luncheon, wedding, or even an upscale formal affair. <br /><br />Picante! Catering Service ranges from authentic traditional Mexican restaurant dishes, classic American favorites to modern International flavors, all masterfully prepared.

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Chantilly

  • Cross street

    Airline Parkway

  • Parking details

    You will find free parking at the Strip Mall we are located at.

  • Entertainment

    Join David Norton & special guest instructors every Friday for the best “Suburban Salsa Party” at Picante! Enjoy dancing to your favorite Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha- Cha, & Mambo in the smoke-free, chic Picante Restaurant!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 21 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DB

    DuaneB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, festive decor and Salsa lessons. What's not to like. A fun time was had by all!
  2. JP

    JPB22

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Incredible food in large quantities for lunch.
  3. DS

    DanaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This restaurant serves real Mexican food. The food tastes like you are in Mexico.
  4. M

    Margo1960

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Many options on the menu. The wait staff was well informed about the dish ingredients.
  5. J

    Jake

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second times here. The food is good. Stop by check it out.
  6. DM

    DMat

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated right away. Server was attentive. Food (including desert) and drinks were great.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the shrimp fajitas which was a very large portion and came with a side of rice (choices included beans and cheese as well) with salsa, sour cream, cheese, guacamole and four flour tortillas. The is also the option of getting corn tortillas with every dish. The shrimp fajitas tasted amazing; my friends who ordered the bean & cheese chalupa and the ground beef tacos also loved their dishes and said the portions were very generous. We went at dinner time on May 4th (a Wednesday) and the restaurant was not too crowded, but definitely had a decent amount of customers. The ambiance is very lively, colorful and authentic & the service was quick and polite as well! I will definitely be back!
  8. RU

    RUEggsperienced

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. The owner comes out to talk to you about where in Mexico the dish originated and how the type of spices and chiles used. He gave us samples of the various sauces. We really had a good for our large group of 9 people. We will go back !!
  9. v

    vivalavida

    Washington DC

    210 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice place for simply good Mexican cuisine.
  10. n

    nomnomnom

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been eating at Picante for over 15 years and are never disappointed. The food is consistently good, the service is always wonderful, the staff is incredibly friendly and the atmosphere is casual. If you are in a hurry and want to avoid fast food~~this is the place for you! They have salsa dancing and drink specials too.
  11. J

    Jake

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'll come back when I'm in town. Thanks
  12. B

    Barb

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2015

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Surly staff. Blah food. Weak margarita. Empty at 7:30 on a Sat night for a reason. Very disappointing.
  13. PG

    PGregory

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is authentic Mexican food with a great variety of dishes and incredible flavors. Picante may be located in a strip mall, but the food and friendly, attentive service are way above average. The grouper special served on Valentine's Day was better than at most seafood restaurants in the area. Ask to sit on the side of the restaurant by the bar - the ambiance is nicer. If you are lucky enough to meet the owner, he will share the rich history of many of the dishes and the region they come from. I've made a few visits now for both lunch and dinner and it has never disappointed.
  14. j

    jumpinjack

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2014

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Very friendly and attentive staff,with good food makes for a pleasant night out.
  15. A

    Ariana13xy

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  16. A

    Alessandro

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  17. DC

    DandCH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    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.
  18. A

    Alessandro

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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!
  19. ZB

    ZBnATC

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great time for a special occasion. great entertainment!!!!
  20. L

    Luvfood

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food for Cinco de Mayo celebration! Good music and good performance.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2007

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    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!

FAQs

Picante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 263-9533.

Picante is rated 4.2 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Airline Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Chantilly

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00aqm - 5:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    You will find free parking at the Strip Mall we are located at.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Join David Norton & special guest instructors every Friday for the best “Suburban Salsa Party” at Picante! Enjoy dancing to your favorite Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha- Cha, & Mambo in the smoke-free, chic Picante Restaurant!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 263-9533

  • Catering

    We are focused on helping clients create a memorable catered event whether it is a casual family gathering, a corporate business luncheon, wedding, or even an upscale formal affair. <br /><br />Picante! Catering Service ranges from authentic traditional Mexican restaurant dishes, classic American favorites to modern International flavors, all masterfully prepared.

  • 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.

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