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Picante!

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Mexican, Southwestern
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14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
+1 703-222-2323
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just never got the appeal of this restaurant when so many others are around for better price, service, and quality. Just my 2 cents worth. Others love it. It's average for me.

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Thank Michael G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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139 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Picante for the first time for dinner. This restaurant was selected primarily because they take reservations. We had a family dinner of 10 people, and were concerned that we could just walk in at 7 PM on a Friday night. They had our long table all set up and ready for us. The menu is very diverse. The... More 

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Thank WheelzUpGal
Chantilly, Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have been going to picante for years. Their restaurant Is nice looking and service has always been good. Salsa is a little too hot for me, but I'm sure it is fine for many. Burritos are my favorite. I like them deluxe and wet. Translation stuffed with lettuce sour cream and tomato. Wet is with a topping of sauce,... More 

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Thank Joanne K
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Let's face it, there are plenty of Mexican and Tex/Mex restaurants. Most are good, some are very good. Picante, however, is excellent! Everything on their menu is superior to what you have had at other places, but we always seem to get the Fajitas, mixed chicken and steak, as good as it gets. Plus the serving is Huge and the... More 

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Thank Thomas M
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We took our one year old son and noticed almost every table had kids. Very family friendly, friendly staff, fast service, great food. I can't have dairy and their menu was marked with G (gluten), D (dairy), V (vegetarian) for those with diet limitations. The menu had a huge selection and the restaurant was clean and well decorated.

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Thank Cassandra Y
Grapevine, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The chips were stale. The black beans were dry, the salsa was too spicy. The enchilada was a chicken enchilada and was bland. The waitress was not very attentive and we waited for about ten minutes before she refilled our water glasses.

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Thank pjfrinak
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Kind of a hike for us to get out there but worth it. Been here a few times. Each time was very good. Food seems to be fresh, unlike the larger chain Mexican restaurants. Traditional Mexican fare that is "homemade". Enchiladas and chili rejeños are very good and note worthy. Service is nice and friendly. Prices are similar to the... More 

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Thank Anil D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Picante for years, and the food is fantastic every time. Great fajitas, burritos and tacos...attentive staff and Margarita Mondays are not to be missed.

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Thank Patrick M
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

Happy to serve our customers for 22 years and many more to come, thanks so much Senor Patrick for taking the time to write this review, and for being a fan for many years of what we do. See you again sometime soon! Sincerely, Guillermo M. Owner More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Came here today for a quick lunch. I read over the menu and was excited to see they have their fajita meat shipped in from Tyler, TX. For me, being from east Texas, I was thrilled. So I ordered the single fajita taco lunch and WOW! they certainly delivered exactly what I wanted. Perfect! I was immediately transported home. I'll... More 

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Thank kcrclark
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

I'm always so pleased when I'm able to impress a Texan! Thanks a bunch for checking us out and having lunch here -- your review means the world to us. We have been here 22 years serving to Washingtonians a taste of Texas and Regional Mexican fare, please pass the word to all your Texan friends, they do not need... More 

Chantilly, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Been dining here for several years, about one a month. Always have had great food and it's priced reasonably. Shrimp fajitas is my favorite.

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Thank Jkpeterson15
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this review

What an honor it's been to welcome you in our 22 years here over time and time again -- thank you for your continued support. we are proud and happy to know that someone in this world appreciates the time, effort and commitment that our employees have been putting in their work some of them for 22, 20, 18, 15... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly
  • Phone Number: +1 703-222-2323
Description
Traditional Mexican fare offered backed by generous-sized portions! Picante! The Real Taco is also the spot to be on Friday nights, when our tequila lounge continues to be transformed into a salsa dance party starting at 8:30!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?