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“A sweet spot to hang out.”
Review of El Picante - CLOSED

El Picante
Cuisines: Caribbean, Mexican
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 October 2014

The view is beautiful. The vibe is mellow, breezy, friendly and fun. Jean is charming and well loved, so this can be a good place to meet all kinds of people and make connections. The menu depends on what's available locally. The food is clean, simple, yummy and affordable. We were there for several meals and snacks.

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Thank tr0picalbreeze
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5 - 9 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2014

Food was good. 2nd story, Oceanside. Sunset and a nice Carribean breeze. Menu was nothing special service was fine and Jean the waiter was a wealth of local knowledge and island life. The food was slow to arrive, and the wine was not the greatest.

Thank James M
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

The owner was always corteous and had a nice smile for us the two times we went to El Picante.

First night we had these delicious nachos. The ´salsa´ was simply worth for a comeback. A couple of beers left us ready for some bar-hopping. Unfortunately, they couldn´t make the exception to give me the discount from PromoDias.com - I know I told the owner when he brought the bill, but there was no restriction about that when I bought the membership and it´s not like it was a formal accounting system either. Well... the owner had a nice attitude to deny the discount, and that counts too.

The second night we mainly went for a couple of cocktail drinks, but we couldn´t resist to the temptation of a ´Chip & Salsa w/ guacamole´ dish.... it was more than delicious! A truly recommended drink is the Gorilla one!

All and all... that little detail of the discount does not make me give a bad review of this place. Totally recommended!

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Thank carlosvirgilioa
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We (group of 4) came to El Picante on our first night in Utila, seating is outdoors on a large veranda. There was already a large group seated and waited for their meal. The gentleman who ran the restaurant was honest and said it would be about a 45 minute wait. We said as long as you have drinks, we can wait. We ordered some chips and salsa to keep us going too. When we received our meals the portions were generous and good.
To be honest the service was the highlight, the gentleman was so gentle and funny and we chatted about life in Utila. He made us a banana rum cocktail and it was DELICIOUS! He later excused himself leaving the restaurant to us as he jumped on his scooter and went to find a member of the large group that had dined there to give them back a camera they left behind!

Thank you for a memorable night!

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Thank Marshgiggle
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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Went here twice. First time both of us not big fans of our margarita. When John noticed as he brought over the bill, he took them off. Food great both times, John attentive. Lovely evening out.

Thank REd13MX
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