3810 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820929.461359 -98.466531
Neighborhoods: Central San Antonio, Mahncke Park
Best Mexican Food in Town – I agree. Run, don't walk. The lunch menu is to die for and fast. I never pass up the chance to have lunch there. Sundays mean Picante Grill and family dinner after church. There is a new item, well two new items, on the menu. One is chocolate, need I say more? It's Mexican chocolate and gluten free. The mango tart is wonderful and melts in the mouth. Mmmmm. Now I'm hungry! Got to get there in time for lunch and chocolate!
The Best Mexican Food in San Antonio! – I have been going to Picante since they opened and have stopped going to most other Mexican food places.
At Picante you are treated like family. Every experience feels like a meal with family and friends. The service is friendly and professional as are the owners.
I have tried every item on the menu and some that are in the works for the next menu. I am constantly surprised by the depth of the flavors and the combinations of ingredients. The plating and presentation are exquisite. The variety of items available keeps me coming back at least twice a week to get reintroduced to each of the dishes.
I recommend Picante for small and large dinners of all kinds, parties, buffets, catering, the new bar in the back for drinks and dates, and even for take-out. I enjoy every moment spent in this establishment!
Great family run place!! – My family and I have been going to this place for years. The food is always great and they have such a variety. The prices aren't bad :-)
My favorite is the Chile Nogada , yum!!!
Rip off & poaches with an r in bathroom – I knew we should have left when we went into the ladies bathroom and the 4 little girls in there wouldnt go into one of the stalls because of the (it wont allow me to write a word that sounds like poaches) then my friend saw a couple of dead ones on the window sill. The food was ok but not nearly good enough for what they charge for it and not nearly enough food for the cost. We ordered fajitas and two kids cheese enchiladas and paid almost $50. They charge $1 for a very small condiment dish of watery sour cream which usually comes with fajitas, $1.50 for the same size dish of shredded cheese, neither is enough for even two fajitas. Both of the kids enchilada plates had refried beans the serving size of a .50 piece so we had to ask for more, $1.50 for you got it, a serving in the same small dishes that the sour cream & cheese came in so I told him they were not full and we would need more because neither of the girls liked the enchiladas and were filling up on beans, so they bring out a dish of beans in a bowl the size of a kids fist and charge $3.00 When we got tired of the grizzle in the fajita meat, watery sour cream & looking at dead poaches, I asked for the check and was dumbfounded. I asked our waiter about the charges so he went to get the manager who was automatically on defensive so you could tell it was something that they deal with on a continuous basis. Well, if you would serve food that deserves the prices, you dont have to be defensive. I for one do not mind spending $50 or more on great real mexican food, I do it all of the time but this place is a joke and one of the dirtiest, worst tasting food places I have ever eaten at & I even love small hole in the wall places, the bigger nicer places and any & everything imbetween everywhere I travel. After speaking with several people around San Antonio (unfortunately too late) and a couple of friends from here, they all gave very similar stories to mine. Maybe it was a bad night for them but again with about 10 people telling me the same thing, I dont think it was a single occurance. Choose wisely, you would be better off waiting to get into the mexican place down on the Riverwalk for an hour then going straight in this place. Which should have been another clue, great food usually causes a stir at 7ish on weekend and this place was dead except one graduation party that clearly waited to long to book any other place.
Wonderful and Unusual – I absolutely LOVE this place! I think I've gone through the entire menu, with my favorites being their two lamb dishes and duck breast dist (try to find lamb or duck at another Mexican restaurant in town!) but also love their "mixed grill" which is a shiskabob of shrimp, beef and chicken. As others have mentioned, their waitstaff are very professional and friendly, and their side dishes of beans and rice are worth the extra calories and carbs! I usually leave them on the plate at OTHER Mexican Restaurants, but not here! The last time my husband and I were there it was a bit off...food lukewarm and not as fresh-tasting as usual, but it was an odd time (between lunch and dinner) on a Saturday, so I'll forgive them, and go back as soon as I can. Oh, and the Chico platter is great for the best "traditional" Mexican food around. Right across from the Whitte, it's very convenient and fun. Atmosphere is usually calm and restful, their sangria is very tasty, and while the wait time from order to table is sometimes a little long, it is SO worth the wait. Enjoy.
A delicious piece of Mexico – After hearing about the excellent comments of a friend of mine, we all decided to go and I was convinced that Picante Grill was HOT. Definitely one of the best enchiladas and fajitas my family and I have tried!! Especially the borracho beans that come with the sizzling 1/2 pound of beef and chicken fajita was incredible. The food is not only outstanding but also the service with a wonderful crew of waiters and waitresses. I would highly reccomend this place which by the way has a beautiful decoration on the inside.
Ouch ! It's Hot ! – The restaurant has a good crowd, mostly nearby locals. The guitar player was a delight to hear. I'm not much for spicy food so I could not handle the picante salsa served with chips. I'd recommend it for people who like it <<HOT>>. The meal started off with ceviche , seviche?. It tasted like it had ketchup in it? It was different and tastey though. The entree was a 1/2 pound mix of chicken and beef fajita's with boraccho beans, spanish rice, guacamole/salsa mix and a side of tortillas. The meat was tender and tasted pretty good. I would recommend more onions and peppers in the presentation of the hot plate. I shared my meal with a dining companion. I'd return with friends but try something different. It's a nice restaurant with friendly staff and management.
The best fajitas around – The best fajitas and mexican food all the way around is found at Picante Grill. It's located across from the Witte Musuem on Broadway. I found it a couple of years ago when we decided that Tomatillos was way over rated and not worth the wait for a table. We have thrown several parties there and have had a lot of good food and great service. The best part is its not too expensive either we usually get out under 20 bucks. Oh yeah their picante sauce is AWESOME.
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