Picante Restaurant

★★★★★
37.8635 -122.296
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510-525-3121

1328 6th St

Berkeley, CA

94710

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About Picante Restaurant

Hours
Mon-Fri: 11:00am-10:00pm Sat-Sun: 10:00am-10:00pm

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I eat Mexican food often, and usually have trouble finding a good, traditional Mexican food restaurant. I have been going to Picante for a couple of years now, and still find it to be one of the best restaurants. Everything I have tried, is absolutely amazing! Even the most simple foods, such as a kids bean and cheese burrito, is delicious! The food is very authentic and filled with flavor that will have you drooling for more. The service is really fast! You order, find a seat, wait about 5-10 minutes and an employee will come out with your food hot and ready to eat. The only thing I don't like about Picante is finding a place to sit! So many people go (because the food is amazing, and everyone knows it), so it's difficult to find a decent table at times. There are tables inside and out (with heaters out back just in case someone beats you to a table inside). A great place to go with the family, some friends, with a date, or alone. I recommend this restaurant to everyone, especially those who are looking to find real Mexican food!

5
★★★★★

I eat Mexican food often, and usually have trouble finding a good, traditional Mexican food restaurant. I have been going to Picante for a couple of years now, and still find it to be one of the best restaurants. Everything I have tried, is absolutely amazing! Even the most simple foods, such as a kids bean and cheese burrito, is delicious! The food is very authentic and filled with flavor that will have you drooling for more. The service is really fast! You order, find a seat, wait about 5-10 minutes and an employee will come out with your food hot and ready to eat. The only thing I don't like about Picante is finding a place to sit! So many people go (because the food is amazing, and everyone knows it), so it's difficult to find a decent table at times. There are tables inside and out (with heaters out back just in case someone beats you to a table inside). A great place to go with the family, some friends, with a date, or alone. I recommend this restaurant to everyone, especially those who are looking to find real Mexican food!

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It seems that everyone has eaten here that I speak to and many make it their Mexican regular. It is a great place to take the kids - they can watch the tortillas being made and will always be offered one while we are waiting to order.

Great to be able to sit outside. The portions are of fair size and always tasty.

Enjoyed the Pina Colada.

5
★★★★★

It seems that everyone has eaten here that I speak to and many make it their Mexican regular. It is a great place to take the kids - they can watch the tortillas being made and will always be offered one while we are waiting to order.

Great to be able to sit outside. The portions are of fair size and always tasty.

Enjoyed the Pina Colada.

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You can get most every kind of common Mexican dish at Picante. I am pretty partial to the burritos (the Chorizo y Papas is delicious) but everything is good.

It's really hearty, but not at all greasy or too cheesy like other Mexican places can be.

It's a counter-style restaurant which also does take-out. They make everything fresh there and it shows. They have an awesome salsa selection and a good beer library.

It's pretty kid friendly and pretty busy. There are definitely too many kids in here, unless you really like kids. You can usually get a table though.

They also do a brunch, which I haven't tried, but looks pretty delicious.

4
★★★★☆

You can get most every kind of common Mexican dish at Picante. I am pretty partial to the burritos (the Chorizo y Papas is delicious) but everything is good.

It's really hearty, but not at all greasy or too cheesy like other Mexican places can be.

It's a counter-style restaurant which also does take-out. They make everything fresh there and it shows. They have an awesome salsa selection and a good beer library.

It's pretty kid friendly and pretty busy. There are definitely too many kids in here, unless you really like kids. You can usually get a table though.

They also do a brunch, which I haven't tried, but looks pretty delicious.

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Picante is a special place - gourmet food, yet a casual, cafeteria style place. It has a full bar - and several types of tap beer.

What makes them special is they do authentic mexican cooking - with chile's that you wont find in the US. They make special trips to Mexico to get the best spices, and use local organically grown vegetables. They make their own tortillas. Everything is made from scratch.

The dishes I really recommend are: Either burrito's or platta's with the carnitas (pork), or chile verde. They also server brinch starting at 10AM - the best Huevo Ranchero's you will ever taste - outside of Mexico. Ranch eggs that are fresh...

I've been going to Picante since the 80's when it was under different ownership. The quality was good then, and its actually improved over time. The new owner has elevated the level of cooking and service and cleanliness.

PROS: The food is great, and its a real Berkeley experience
CONS: Can get busy (and noisy) around dinner time.

5
★★★★★

Picante is a special place - gourmet food, yet a casual, cafeteria style place. It has a full bar - and several types of tap beer.

What makes them special is they do authentic mexican cooking - with chile's that you wont find in the US. They make special trips to Mexico to get the best spices, and use local organically grown vegetables. They make their own tortillas. Everything is made from scratch.

The dishes I really recommend are: Either burrito's or platta's with the carnitas (pork), or chile verde. They also server brinch starting at 10AM - the best Huevo Ranchero's you will ever taste - outside of Mexico. Ranch eggs that are fresh...

I've been going to Picante since the 80's when it was under different ownership. The quality was good then, and its actually improved over time. The new owner has elevated the level of cooking and service and cleanliness.

PROS: The food is great, and its a real Berkeley experience
CONS: Can get busy (and noisy) around dinner time.

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A total kid-fest. I can't believe it sometimes when we go, how many kids and babies there are! The bonus there is they have a bar, so (if you are at all indulging yet, or for your husband and friends), margueritas are available to soothe those jangling new parent nerves!

The food is pretty authentic and very tasty. To top it off, it appears to be prepared in a healthy manner, unlike many Mexican restaurants that I've been to. The prices are reasonable and the staff are always friendly and efficient.

PROS: Kid-friendly, good food, never a long wait for the food
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4
★★★★☆

A total kid-fest. I can't believe it sometimes when we go, how many kids and babies there are! The bonus there is they have a bar, so (if you are at all indulging yet, or for your husband and friends), margueritas are available to soothe those jangling new parent nerves!

The food is pretty authentic and very tasty. To top it off, it appears to be prepared in a healthy manner, unlike many Mexican restaurants that I've been to. The prices are reasonable and the staff are always friendly and efficient.

PROS: Kid-friendly, good food, never a long wait for the food
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Message from Picante Restaurant

Picante invites you to celebrate with us, the regional traditions, flavors and artistry of Mexico. Enjoy food made from scratch and served quickly, in a place that is as affordable as it is friendly. With a large dining room we can accommodate your large group, or you can relax and enjoy a margarita on our tropical garden patio. Our tortilleras provide delicious entertainment daily, by sharing the ancient craft of tortilla making right in our restaurant. Children watching the tortillera often get handed a fresh tortilla straight off the comal, much to their delight. And if you see a line, donā??t be discouraged. Our fast service will have your food brought to your table shortly after you sit down with your drinks. You can view a current menu on our website at www.picanteberkeley.com We hope to see you soon!

More about Picante Restaurant

Our restaurant, located in the artsy West Berkeley area, is ideal for casual dining and is large enough to accommodate family celebrations and sport teams. We offer fast casual service for dining in, as well as take-out if you are on the go. Curbside service is available between 5-9pm daily to keep your busy life moving ahead. Just place your order by phone at 510.525.3121 or order online at www.picanteberkeley.com When your celebration is bigger than what we can handle at the restaurant, our catering team brings elegant Mexican fare to your home, rented venue, or even outdoor locations! From passed appetizers and cocktail party, to a formal, plated meal, Picante Catering can create a universally appealing menu all ages will love. Our goal is to help you relax and enjoy your guests. Our promise is to surpass your expectations. See our website at www.picanteberkeley.com

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The robust menu of Mexican fare at this bright Berkeley eatery includes empanadas, tamales, enchiladas and regional specialties like Baja fish tacos.

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