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1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1407
+1 510-525-3121
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Charleston, SC
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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 sitting at a table. Inside & outside seating are available. I ordered the pulled pork... More 

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San Francisco, USA
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253 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 squash and poblano peppers, a big portion of rice and a big portion of beans.... More 

Thank JDZatSF
Alameda, California
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200 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Yum and lovely atmosphere. You can sit outside or inside or on a private patio. A festive place in a convenient location.

Thank mackanna
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for a number of years. I stop by when I'm in Berkeley since I don't live there anymore. Anyway, came in today to have the chicken tostada soup which has always been a hit with me and it was not at all what I was expecting. Just blah with very few tortilla strips and chicken in... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

having spent a week in california, we could not leave without sampling some good mexican food, and picante's is the place to get lots of it. there is both outdoor and indoor seating - everything is sparkling clean and nicely decorated. the food is ordered at a counter and then delivered to tables - all really fast and efficient. our... More 

Thank marbletraveler
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228 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday night and it was super busy but the service was quick. You stand in line to order your food and find a seat. We ended up snagging seats first since we had a party of 4 and the place was packed. I ordered a fish taco and a fried shrimp taco. Both tasted... More 

Thank maria c
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The food was terrible, the drinks are good , the prices are high as the food is terrible. This place use to be good, but not anymore. Will not go back.

Thank Sharon K
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This place is Amazing. Eco friendly, hormone free meat ..Never Ever Meat..no antibiotics for ALL MENUE items!!! Full Bar Pitchers of Mojito's, Pina Colada, Rum & Coke and Beer. Vegatarian..Menu Gluten-free Vegan Hand Made, Oeganic, Non-GMO corn tortillas Black or Refried beans

Thank Sodiego
Berkeley, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

OK, this is NOT haute cuisine. But it IS good, very tasty food, freshly made (you can watch the kitchen in action and all the tortillas are made daily on-site). It is not as cheap as fast food chains, the kids menu is very good value for the money and many adult meals are generous enough to split. We (and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?