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About Picante

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.

14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Suite B
Chantilly, VA 20151
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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

Cross Street:
Airline Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 263-9533

Website:
http://picantetherealtaco.com/

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!

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.

Picante! Catering Service ranges from authentic traditional Mexican restaurant dishes, classic American favorites to modern International flavors, all masterfully prepared.

Parking Details:
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

Additional:
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

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Kid-friendly (16)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Romantic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2016

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2016

We always enjoy going to Picantes. The food is Excellent! The service is always friendly & prompt. We love it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Incredible food in large quantities for lunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 20, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2016

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!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 12, 2016

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 !!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2016

Nice place for simply good Mexican cuisine.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 17, 2015

I'll come back when I'm in town. Thanks

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 4, 2015

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2014

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 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!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 5, 2014

great time for a special occasion. great entertainment!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2014

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

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 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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