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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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Berkeley, California
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 point.

Thank sdkimbrough
Arcata, California
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180 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Picante is a bustling place. You stand in line to order your food, take a gizmo that will then buzz when your food is ready. Given the crowd, I thought it might take forever, but it was really quick. We sat outside on the terrace which is a lovely place to eat. The food is delicious. I tasted my friends'... More 

Thank Pamwiltravel
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Their mango margaritas are exceptionally good, particularly when accompanying the cochinita pibil plate. The tostones are perfect, the rice savory, and the salsa is excellent. This is my favorite dinner here, with the salmon plate a close second.

Thank Daniel S
Norco, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside you wouldn't think much of the place.. Once inside you have a different attitude.. The smells are amazing .. The food is very good and the margarita's are the bomb.. We met the owners daughter. She is the nicest lady ever. She sat with us while we ate and we learned a lot about the surrounding area.... More 

Thank candy t
Charleston, SC
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Dms06
San Francisco, USA
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259 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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206 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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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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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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?