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1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1407
+1 510-525-3121
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (14 reviews)
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1407
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third visit here and the food is consistently tasty with huge portions. There are numerous choices of meat or vegetarian options so making a decoy may be challenging. I order the tostada with chicken mole. There agua fresca is delicious. I live...More

Thank Anne S
James M, Owner at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Anne, Thanks for trying us out several times. I am happy to hear your visit was consistently tasty, down to the watermelon agua fresca. It's so helpful on sites like Trip Advisor, when guests help set expectations for potential visitors, like explaining our service...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Been here so many times I think I have now found my favorite menu item! Al Pastor a half beef and half pork dish in pineapple Morita Chile sauce with all the trimmings. Second best is the seafood soup Sopa de Mariscos which is expensive...More

Thank northernneckinn
James M, Owner at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow! Thanks for being a regular and then taking the time to share your thoughts on Trip Advisor. I am go glad you love the Al Pastor. It was once a chef special that became a regular menu item due to demand. The Sopa de...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Worth a drive this has counter service food plus full bar. Hand pressed tortillas and great salsa sides. Very efficient service even when there’s a long line. Tastes like home made, very delicious.More

Thank GPToak
Barbara M, Public Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi, GPToak, Thank you so much for coming to Picante and then leaving such a stellar review on Trip Advisor. It's comments like yours I enjoy sharing with my staff! If ever we do fall short of a five-star experience, please reach out to a...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018

Where do I start...well, since I started with the guacamole, I will start there. It was perfect! Lots of chunks of avocados and tomatoes. Good flavor. Chips were not greasy. I had the chicken enchiladas next. They were a little skimpy on the chicken but...More

Thank SeekPeace
Barbara M, Public Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi, SeekPeace, Thank you for stopping by PIcante, not once, but TWICE, and taking the time to leave such a glowing review on Trip Advisor! Our chips are made in house from organic corn tortillas, so I am happy you liked them. We do have...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I’m from Phoenix. Do we have good Mexican in Phoenix? Oh, yes. You bet. Are there any this good? Very, very few. Pork dishes are superb. Never had pork shoulder done so well. Guacamole sets the bar.More

Thank Stephen M
Barbara M, Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

So glad you loved the cochinita pibil and guacamole! Reviews like yours are always fun to share with the staff at our weekly meetings. If you ever come back and we do fall short, please let a manager know so we can keep our high...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

Had been here before but wanted to eat here again on our current visit from out of state. We came fairly early on a Monday night so almost no wait and service was quick. I had loved the chicken enchiladas verdes so that was my...More

Thank caj4743
Barbara M, Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

We are so happy you have a great experience and got to share. The fish tacos are a guest favorite, but the enchiladas hit the spot for many. Thanks more making us a regular stop when you are in town! On behalf of everyone at...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

I'm not from the bay area, but come to Berkeley a lot and have eaten at Picante many times with friends and family. I've never had a bad meal here. Is it the best Mexican food you'll ever eat? Definitely not, but it's still very...More

Thank Valleyblue
Barbara M, Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

We are so happy to be on your list when visiting Berkeley. We'd love to dazzle you on your next visit and invite you to ask for a taste of something you want to try on the menu. Or let a cashier know the types...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Mexican food is hot these days (pun intended) and this restaurant is good for a number of things: parking, speed of ordering, selection of dishes and beers, kid friendly, efficient service for the many, many patrons. It’s a big place. Don’t expect the best Mexican...More

Thank George B
Barbara M, Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hey, George! Thanks for having us on your Berkeley stop and leaving such a detailed review. Sounds like you really like to people watch. You can certainly get your fix on that here. Too bad we weren't able to dazzle you more with the food....More

Reviewed 5 October 2017 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
Barbara M, Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks for stopping in. Our fast casual service style is a growing trend that we've had for 23 years, but allows us to use fine dining ingredients with casual dining prices. Sorry your guac didn't come first. That's just not right! All reviews are shared...More

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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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