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1328 6th St # 1, Berkeley, CA, USA
(510) 525-3121

Picante Berkeley Reviews

Angeline Angeline
6 reviews
Feb 12, 2006
I finally got a chance to eat at Picante this Wednesday with some

people from work. Picante is a fun place to go-- it's very spacious,

brightly decorated, and the staff seems friendly. I'd been told before

going that Picante has got the best Mexican food in Berkeley. After

eating there, I agree that the Mexican food is good, but it wasn't the

best Mexican food I've ever had.


is located on 6th Street in Berkeley. Their burritos are huge; most

people probably won't be able to finish it. I got some tamales with

pork. They were warm and fresh, served with rice and refried beans and

a dipping sauce. The corn meal was 100% handmade, as was everything

else about the tamale. But I was a little disappointed with them. They

just weren't that flavorful. They tasted better when I ate them with

the sauce. In fact, I thought my rice tasted better than my tamales.


friend Jenny got a bowl of Picante's famous soup-- I had a few sips and

I would recommend this, especially on a cold and wet day. They also

serve many different types of agua fresca (over 12) and the variety is

refreshing. I like the menu because they offer so many choices-- they

even have a separate vegetarian menu and kid's menu. It looks like they

make all their food from scratch, including their tortillas.


want to give Picante a 4 because it's such a fun, friendly, and

authentic place, but unfortunately the food just wasn't tasty enough to

merit an exceptional rating. It's still worth your time, though.
my tamales
from bottom to top: taquitos, soup…
enchiladas with verde sauce
kevinw83 says:
Nice review, I might try to check this out next time I'm back in Berkeley!
Posted on: Mar 25, 2006
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