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1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1407
+1 510-525-3121
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (12 reviews)
“nachos” (7 reviews)
“burrito” (9 reviews)
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1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1407
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is okay, don't get me wrong. The thing is, there are places in Berkeley that get the Berkeleyites all excited like their thing is the best ever. I will probably get hate mail for this but Picante is a pretty average Mexican food...More

Thank rjbouch
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is a favorite Mexican food spot of more than 30 years and still an essential go-to for locals. For evidence view the long line of cars calling in and picking up. It's a pleasant place to eat in too, with outdoor seating and a...More

Thank Gingembre
Reviewed 26 May 2017

A wonderful experience that I enjoyed twice during a short visit to the area. The service is incredibly fast, but it is the quality of the food that makes Picante a superb destination. Look forward to many return visits.

Thank Suzyankee
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Order at the counter, take a number sort of place. Everything is excellent and made in house, even the Tortillas. This is defiantly not a white table cloth Mexican restaurant. A great spot to take the kids, and enjoy good food at a good price...More

Thank sdkimbrough
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Picante is a bustling place. You stand in line to order your food, take a gizmo that will then buzz when your food is ready. Given the crowd, I thought it might take forever, but it was really quick. We sat outside on the terrace...More

1  Thank Pamwiltravel
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Their mango margaritas are exceptionally good, particularly when accompanying the cochinita pibil plate. The tostones are perfect, the rice savory, and the salsa is excellent. This is my favorite dinner here, with the salmon plate a close second.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

From the outside you wouldn't think much of the place.. Once inside you have a different attitude.. The smells are amazing .. The food is very good and the margarita's are the bomb.. We met the owners daughter. She is the nicest lady ever. She...More

Thank candy t
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Very Popular Mexican restaurant. Well organized to feed the local crowd with North American version of Mexican food. Pretty ordinary dishes with toned down spices. Kids love it.

Thank mNewmanStudio
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Yesterday, I had lunch at Picante, for the first time, I enjoyed the entire dining process. When you walk through the front door, there's a table with different menus available. You decide what you want, put your menu back & proceed forward to order before...More

Thank Dms06
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went because we were nearby at REI and heard they were veg friendly (in fact, they have a whole veg menu!). I liked the look and feel of this large-sized restaurant right away. I had the tamale plate, which included 3 tamales with butternut...More

Thank JDZatSF
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29 June 2016|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
Picante is pretty casual for a rehearsal dinner, but it may be just what you want, if you've been there and are familiar with the format. I'd second the recommendation of phoning ahead so they could, potentially, block off... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1407
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-525-3121
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