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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.
Chantilly, VA 20151
Mexican, Tex-Mex, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00aqm - 5:00pm,
Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm,
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join David Norton & special guest instructors every Friday for the best â€œSuburban Salsa Partyâ€ at Picante! Enjoy dancing to your favorite Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha- Cha, & Mambo in the smoke-free, chic Picante Restaurant!
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.
Picante! Catering Service ranges from authentic traditional Mexican restaurant dishes, classic American favorites to modern International flavors, all masterfully prepared.
You will find free parking at the Strip Mall we are located at.
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: (888) 608-0971
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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.
Picante Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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