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14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
+1 703-222-2323
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (15 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (7 reviews)
“camarones” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151-1511
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is great and the food is even better. Huge portions and authentic as all get out. Never have had a bad meal ever.More

Thank Rich P
Guillermo M, Manager at Picante!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and sharing what you loved most about your visit! We are very proud to be able to serve you our 5 star authentic Mexican dining experience. Thank you for the feedback and we can't...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place with ethnic Mexican decoration and even though restaurant was not full but the place appeared lively. Fajita was delicious and tasty and drinks were well prepared. Servers were very attending Will visit againMore

Thank Arun G
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Picante!. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, from our traditional and authentic atmosphere, to the food and drinks, and to our staff. This certainly sounds like the type...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

We invited neighborhood friends to join us at Picante for their first visit. Initially they were impressed with the variety of dishes on the menu. They selected Camarones Al Mojo De Ajo (a sauteed shrimp dish) and Shrimp Fajitas for dinner. The end results that...More

Thank Alton M
Guillermo M, Owner at Picante!, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear Mr. Alton, thank you for sharing your experience at Picante! We are thankful you chose us to entertain your friends. We’re delighted to hear that you all loved your classic Picante! dishes and drinks across the board and that your friends will definitely be...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

Recently my wife, daughter and grandkids spent a weekend getaway up in the D.C. area. We ended up staying in Chantilly as it was a good location near the Smithsonian Air Museum near the Dulles airport. When we left home the sun was out with...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Had dinner at Picante with the family, spouse and two boys, and we were left with very mixed emotions after the dinner. Service is fantastic and some of the food is out of this world, but some of the food was mediocre and the margaritas...More

Thank EagleFlyer
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My first time here. I had shrimp diablo with charro beans and tortilla soup. The shrimp were really good but careful, they are spicy hot. Works for me but it may literally hurt some folks. Charro beans look and taste like pinto beans so I...More

Thank jimwilkins
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I have been visiting Picante since it opened 20 years ago, it never disappoints. I have watched it grom from the 5 table hole in the wall to it's present full scale bar/restaurant and the quality of the food and service has remained excellent throughout....More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Today for lunch husband and I went again to Picante! Don't let the strip mall scare you. Picante has been there for more than 20 years! There is a reason. Real tamales, enchiladas, tacos like your Mexican grandmother used to make. The service is wonderful...More

Thank BBeachBum29
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I had heard great reviews from friends so we decided to try it out. Many items to choose from. I got a dinner for less than $15 which included an entree as well as soup and dessert. Everything was very tasty. The only reason I...More

Thank Mom_from_Virginia
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Best Mexican food in the greater Washington, DC area!! It's authentic Mexican food from various regions. We plan to go back and try other dishes. What did we have this time? I ordered two Tacos al Pastor, rather than three. They could have easily served...More

Thank TravelBugVA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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