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1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1407
+1 510-525-3121
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (10 reviews)
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1407
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here during dinner hour on a Sunday evening. Interesting way to eat, similar to a deli, ordering food, paying at the cashier, then finding a table to have the food delivered by an attendant. The food arrived very timely, and was tasty. A drawback,...More

Thank gturay
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I went back to Picante after not eating there for about 15 years. It's still as great as I remember. Great vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Everything is tasty and fresh. Service is very fast. I wasn't very hungry this trip, so I had the shrimp...More

Thank rickspickelmier
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Fat efficient high quality good with good kids and vegetarian menu . Friendly staff Great atmosphere and authentic flavours

Thank chrislG1692VP
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Mexican fast food? This is it ! One stands in a (short) line; steps up, and orders cafeteria style. The food is freshly prepped while you wait with your cerveza (yummy) after a hectic shopping day. They bring your food to your table, and you...More

Thank saolsen11
Reviewed 8 August 2017

First visit and enjoyed it! Good Mexican food. Fast service after ordering at the counter. We lived in Berkeley 20 years ago and never ate here, obviously we should have. Liked the salsa too. I read it can get really busy but we were after...More

Thank mac45p
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I was pretty disappointed with my visit. I got their self service concept but I felt a little rushed, my appetizer and main meal were within 2 minutes of each other. Furthermore, the portions were so huge and I didn't feel like the enchiladas were...More

Thank Julz W
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 23 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
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30 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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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