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Picante's Mexican Grill

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801 Central Avenue, Suite 22, Hot Springs, AR
+1 501-623-2300
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Miami, Florida
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445 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Early lunchtime, we were walking around and saw this restaurant open. What a great find! The food was authentic Mexican food, nice and spicy, lots of meat and cheese. Enjoyed thoroughly.

Thank CliffKol
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was authentic and fresh. The Seafood quesadilla was tasty and made to order. The customer service was outstanding!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here after a cheer competition. Great food and great waiters. The quesadillas are the best ever.

Thank Billie C
Shreveport, Louisiana
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We came here after a cheer competition and the food was really good. We ordered the queso.... it was white queso, we don't really care for that kind but it was not insulting. We ordered the grande burrito and it was superb - could have been a little warmer but it was great. Also ordered quesidillas and they were delicious!... More 

Thank biology10
Sherwood, Arkansas
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129 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was the worst Mexican food I've ever had. I ordered the chicken enchilada with cheese sauce, and got a cheese enchilada with cheese sauce. Rather than send it back, I ate it, but the texture was very rubbery with absolutely no taste. My daughter had a beef burrito which she said was good, but she's had better. Nothing special... More 

Thank Walklady
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102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ventured upon this gem while walking bathhouse row. We are from Texas, so we know Tex-Mex. This Mexican food was different than what we are used to, but in a good way. The food tasted fresher. I had a cheese dinner shrimp, chicken and steak with rice that was very good. My husband doesn't venture far... More 

Thank texasgirl75
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Yummy food and our waitress was very nice and attentive. We had appetizer quesadillas and a sampler appetizer and the portions were very large. We will be back.

Thank Virginia M
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Picante is supposed to be a flavor between mild and hot with lots of fresh tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. But just the dirty windows and dirty tables made me get cold feet. I love Mexican food! This place has nothing unique or novel to offer in that the grill business.

Thank Arkansas Traveler Ruth
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Best chimichanga I've had in many years. Very good food and great staff. Margaritas were delicious, too.

Thank Radbunny
Union, Nebraska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went for lunch as a group of 8. It was not busy at the time. Instead of pushing two tables together, they split us up into two tables. The food was good-not the best Mexican I've had, though. Price, service, and food overall was worth it.

Thank Lilvid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Central Avenue, Suite 22, Hot Springs, AR
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-623-2300
(501) 623-2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?