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1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1407
+1 510-525-3121
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“tortillas” (12 reviews)
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1407
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 23 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 1 week ago

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

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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 Odysseusaz
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 23 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

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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 19 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 23 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 12 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 4 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 12 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 10 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

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

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

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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

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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
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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