Picante

★★★★★
  • 25606 Crown Valley Pkwy

    Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

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  • 949-364-7100

About Picante

Hours
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30a.m.-3:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Food

Food
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I used to work at Picante Restaurant and had the best experience with my customers and the management! That review about the management is so obviously bogus!!! There is no pregnant server at Picante and there was never Flamenco music advertised for THURSDSAY night. If your going to pretend to review a restaurant get the facts straight at least and don't assume people reading these reviews are stupid!!! The managers and owners are very professianal but some employees are not! TERMINATED EMPLOYEES WHO WRITE RIDICULOUS REVIEWS ARE UNPROFESSIONAL! GET A LIFE!!! If you want the best service and want to feel special eat at Picante Restaurant!!!

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★★★★★

I used to work at Picante Restaurant and had the best experience with my customers and the management! That review about the management is so obviously bogus!!! There is no pregnant server at Picante and there was never Flamenco music advertised for THURSDSAY night. If your going to pretend to review a restaurant get the facts straight at least and don't assume people reading these reviews are stupid!!! The managers and owners are very professianal but some employees are not! TERMINATED EMPLOYEES WHO WRITE RIDICULOUS REVIEWS ARE UNPROFESSIONAL! GET A LIFE!!! If you want the best service and want to feel special eat at Picante Restaurant!!!

Pros: food, service, staff

Cons: none

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On Saturday night I took my wife to Picante restaurant for our anniversary. I had heard alot of good word of mouth about this place for months. When we arrived we were greeted by the hostess by our name and told "Happy Anniversary". We were taken to a beautiful table decorated with rose petals and candles!
Our server was extremely courteous and knowledgeable. We had a delicious shrimp scampi prepared and flambeed tableside. The server suggested a great tempranillo wine to accompany our main course. We had filet mignon cooked to perfection and an awesome seafood paella! For dessert the manager personally brought to our table a Spanish flan on a plate that had a ring of fire and written in chocolate was "Happy Anniversary" and our names! At the same time the jazz band in the bar was singing happy anniversary to us as well. My wife was quite impressed by all of the attention. We finished off our meal
with a couple of great ports. They moved us out on the patio by the fire to have our expresso and enjoy the jazz music! My wife has declared this "our" new favorite restaurant. From the moment we walked in the door until we left we were treated like royalty! Thanks for making our anniversary so special and a special thanks to Ernesto!

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★★★★★

On Saturday night I took my wife to Picante restaurant for our anniversary. I had heard alot of good word of mouth about this place for months. When we arrived we were greeted by the hostess by our name and told "Happy Anniversary". We were taken to a beautiful table decorated with rose petals and candles!
Our server was extremely courteous and knowledgeable. We had a delicious shrimp scampi prepared and flambeed tableside. The server suggested a great tempranillo wine to accompany our main course. We had filet mignon cooked to perfection and an awesome seafood paella! For dessert the manager personally brought to our table a Spanish flan on a plate that had a ring of fire and written in chocolate was "Happy Anniversary" and our names! At the same time the jazz band in the bar was singing happy anniversary to us as well. My wife was quite impressed by all of the attention. We finished off our meal
with a couple of great ports. They moved us out on the patio by the fire to have our expresso and enjoy the jazz music! My wife has declared this "our" new favorite restaurant. From the moment we walked in the door until we left we were treated like royalty! Thanks for making our anniversary so special and a special thanks to Ernesto!

Pros: tableside cooking, wine list, service

Cons: none

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One of the true culinary gems of South Orange County. This restuarant has quickly become a family favorite and we've never came away disappointed after eating here. I've eaten at Picante's at least a dozen times and the food and service have always been outstanding. We've taken friends and family from Texas, Montana, and England and they've absolutely loved it and have already asked to go back when visiting again this month. Go hungry as you will want to save room for dessert -- the chocolate souffle is to die for.

I'm surprised to see the negative comment about the cleanliness - especially from someone with the same login name as the owner.

2
★★★★★

One of the true culinary gems of South Orange County. This restuarant has quickly become a family favorite and we've never came away disappointed after eating here. I've eaten at Picante's at least a dozen times and the food and service have always been outstanding. We've taken friends and family from Texas, Montana, and England and they've absolutely loved it and have already asked to go back when visiting again this month. Go hungry as you will want to save room for dessert -- the chocolate souffle is to die for.

I'm surprised to see the negative comment about the cleanliness - especially from someone with the same login name as the owner.

Pros: Great food, service, and atmosphere

Cons: A little pricey

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This restaurant had been on my "to-do" list because so many different people had recommended it to me before. We absolutely loved it! The decor is beautiful! They have the nicest patio in orange county. The food was marvelous. Every entree we ordered was outstanding, very nice blend of spices/flavors. We did have a couple picky eaters at the table and the chef prepared their entrees to their liking!!!! We happened to go on a Wednesday, which turns out to be their night for Flamenco dancers and live music, and it was very exciting and tasteful. I recommend this restaurant to everyone! I will definitly be back!

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★★★★★

This restaurant had been on my "to-do" list because so many different people had recommended it to me before. We absolutely loved it! The decor is beautiful! They have the nicest patio in orange county. The food was marvelous. Every entree we ordered was outstanding, very nice blend of spices/flavors. We did have a couple picky eaters at the table and the chef prepared their entrees to their liking!!!! We happened to go on a Wednesday, which turns out to be their night for Flamenco dancers and live music, and it was very exciting and tasteful. I recommend this restaurant to everyone! I will definitly be back!

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: nothing

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This is one of the most beautiful restaurants! Decor is magnificent. I had my friend's baby shower here and they made us a special menu and gave us a private room and our service was awesome! The price was reasonable for all the food that we got and they made the planning so easy! Definitely reccommend Picante for banquets! My kids love it there to with the special 3 course kids menu including churros for dessert! Everthing I have ever ate there has been delicious and priced fairly for the quality of food, service, and ambiance! The seafood is always my favorite- the Chilean Sea Bass (excellent & hard to find around here) & the scallops & salmon all very fresh and prepared to perfection! My husband loves the great selection of Spanish wines too. Flamenco show on Wednesday nights is alot of fun on the patio!!!

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★★★★★

This is one of the most beautiful restaurants! Decor is magnificent. I had my friend's baby shower here and they made us a special menu and gave us a private room and our service was awesome! The price was reasonable for all the food that we got and they made the planning so easy! Definitely reccommend Picante for banquets! My kids love it there to with the special 3 course kids menu including churros for dessert! Everthing I have ever ate there has been delicious and priced fairly for the quality of food, service, and ambiance! The seafood is always my favorite- the Chilean Sea Bass (excellent & hard to find around here) & the scallops & salmon all very fresh and prepared to perfection! My husband loves the great selection of Spanish wines too. Flamenco show on Wednesday nights is alot of fun on the patio!!!

Pros: service, ambiance, quality of food, patio

Cons: nothing

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My name is Cris and i had dinner with my wife over 9 times at Picante Mariscos in Ladera Ranch,i don't know why somebody would complaint about the beautiful restaurant(Picante),i got to know Cyntia Ghalami,she is the owner of the restaurant,last time we were there she was verry verry helpful and verry profesional,the restaurant is verry clean,excelent food and excelent service and i would like to recomend this restaurant to everybody.I have not seen a place like this before,so beautiful,i apreciate the decoration and the dedication for this bussines.This my favorite restauran.Cris

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★★★★★

My name is Cris and i had dinner with my wife over 9 times at Picante Mariscos in Ladera Ranch,i don't know why somebody would complaint about the beautiful restaurant(Picante),i got to know Cyntia Ghalami,she is the owner of the restaurant,last time we were there she was verry verry helpful and verry profesional,the restaurant is verry clean,excelent food and excelent service and i would like to recomend this restaurant to everybody.I have not seen a place like this before,so beautiful,i apreciate the decoration and the dedication for this bussines.This my favorite restauran.Cris

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my girl friends and i went to picante last wednesday night, and doscovered that it was ladies night! we sat outside on the beautiful patio and listened to the "jazz band" and his friends play the sax and keyboard. it was very fun and the service was wonderful, as always. we ordered a few appetizers/tapas, and i was impressed by their inventive new take on classics. the owner introduced herself to us and told us the head chef is from mallorca!! we will definitely return again soon.

2
★★★★★

my girl friends and i went to picante last wednesday night, and doscovered that it was ladies night! we sat outside on the beautiful patio and listened to the "jazz band" and his friends play the sax and keyboard. it was very fun and the service was wonderful, as always. we ordered a few appetizers/tapas, and i was impressed by their inventive new take on classics. the owner introduced herself to us and told us the head chef is from mallorca!! we will definitely return again soon.

Pros: food, atmosphere, the patio!!, wonderful service, live music

Cons: a little on the expensive side

 

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