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Picante, Chantilly, VA

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

21 Reviews
  1. DuaneB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, festive decor and Salsa lessons. What's not to like. A fun time was had by all!

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  2. JPB22

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Incredible food in large quantities for lunch.

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  3. DanaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant serves real Mexican food. The food tastes like you are in Mexico.

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  4. Margo1960

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Many options on the menu. The wait staff was well informed about the dish ingredients.

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  5. Jake

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second times here. The food is good. Stop by check it out.

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  6. DMat

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated right away. Server was attentive. Food (including desert) and drinks were great.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  8. RUEggsperienced

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  9. FoodVenturer

    Washington DC

    224 reviews

    3.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place for simply good Mexican cuisine.

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  10. nomnomnom

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  11. Jake

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'll come back when I'm in town. Thanks

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  12. Barb

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Surly staff. Blah food. Weak margarita. Empty at 7:30 on a Sat night for a reason. Very disappointing.

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  13. PGregory

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  14. jumpinjack

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly and attentive staff,with good food makes for a pleasant night out.

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  15. Ariana13xy

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  16. Alessandro

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  17. DandCH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  18. Alessandro

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  19. ZBnATC

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great time for a special occasion. great entertainment!!!!

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  20. Luvfood

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food for Cinco de Mayo celebration! Good music and good performance.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2007

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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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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.

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

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Google Map for Picante

14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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