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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
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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Fairfax, Virginia
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Picante is a little tricky to get to - if you miss the turn you have to double back - but it is tucked in a quiet shopping strip and inhabited by friendly staff. The food is good - try the fajitas - and the drinks are good and reasonably priced. Skip the flan dessert which while really big, is... More 

Thank Muffarah M
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was really looking forward to some Mexican food, but this did not live up to expectations. First off, the nachos especiales with beef were fabulous! The homemade chips and salsa were also good. However, they had a good collection of tequilas so we decided to order one with herradura reposado, on the rocks, and they used bottled margarita mix.... More 

Thank Traveling91012
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been in the Washingtonian best cheap eats for a long time for a reason. I have been going here since 1996 and it is great family run business. I have seen the same faces since I began coming here. The mole burrito is fantastic and the al pastor addicting. The food is well priced and I would... More 

Thank pospy
Tampa, Florida
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure this is authentic. But who cares, as long as it's GOOD! I had t he chicken fajitas and a cup of tortilla soup. The soup is unlike any I've ever had. Instead of mostly tortillas, they are just a sprinkle on top. The real surprise? LOTS of avocado and nice, tender chicken in a brown broth. Possibly the... More 

Thank PFirth
Clermont, Florida
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had takeout lunch. Delivery was quick, and food was delicious...very authentic! Had chicken enchilada with beans and rice. Chicken was shredded to perfection. Enchilada was well-seasoned. Beans and rice were a nicely added touch to a great meal.

Thank Donna Y
Smithfield, Virginia
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501 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Once a week when we lived in area. Now anytime I'm near, I stop in. Still excellent even after the expansion which improved the place. Now have a huge selection of tequila. Ask for help. There is a guy there who teaches tequila classes. He'll get you a fine drop.

Thank cjdotheworld
South Riding
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Our family of nine members came to celebrate a birthday here. We were welcomed immediately when we arrived, although we did not all arrive at the same time. Chips and salsa arrived at the table as we sat down. The food is very good. I had a taco bowl salad, which was excellent. The only problem we ran into, was... More 

Thank london42lover
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Great salsa and margaritas! And the service was fabulous but the steak and chicken fajitas were the bomb!!! Fresh fresh fresh. And fresh pineapple too!! Love love!!

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

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed some of our classic dishes, along with great service! Fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine is something we absolutely pride ourselves on at Picante!, and I’m glad this was evident to you. We’ll look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, Guillermo Manoatl, Owner More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Use to live and work closer so we eat here a lot. Now I only get to eat here a few times a year. This is some of the best Tex-Mex I have found in NOVA. My wife and I love Tex-Mex And will try any and all of them. This is by far one of the best we have... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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202 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The food at picante is pretty standard latin american fare. Tacos, burritos etc. The food is reasonable without being out standing. There are both some vegan and vegetarian choices but not a lot. There are also health options such as healthy buritos etc which was very nice and makes it a cut above other lain american restaurants. The restaurant has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?