Picante Taqueria in San Rafael

Picante Taqueria in San Rafael
4 / 5
50 reviews

340 Bellam Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901-4804, San Rafael

Overview

Cuisine
  • Mexican
  • Spanish

Restaurant Hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

00:00 - 17:00

Friday

00:00 - 17:00

Do you cater weddings?

I'm not sure if they do.

Review

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Picante Taqueria
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Daniel Reynoso
google
12.05.2020
5/5

The best Mexican food around! Carnitas super nachos... you will not be disappointed!!!!

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Combinations Founder & Owner
google
07.22.2018
5/5

Best in Marin!!#OneTwenty15Media #Combinations

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Michael Roesner
google
07.21.2018
5/5

Always love coming here. Al pastor is my favorite but their chicken, carne asada is great. Burritos are huge and satisfying. Great horchata and salsa too

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Chuck Davidson
google
07.20.2018
4/5

My favorite taco shop in San Rafael! My go-to is the carne asada!

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carmen ching
google
07.20.2018
5/5

Been going to this place since I was a kid, now I bring my kid here. Feels like a home cooked meal at this point.

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Perry Price
google
07.16.2018
5/5

Going just to experience great Mexican food. Love the fact they charge for chips and salsa, fair food prices and quality service. Sad that some CMF's gave this establishment less stars because it actually charges for chips and salsa!. It's a restaurant and deserves to charge and serve whom it pleases.

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Nelida Pulido
google
06.03.2018
5/5

Carnitas burrito was hella good

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Angela L
google
05.25.2018
5/5

I loved the patio which was relaxing. The prices were very reasonable. I had tasty burrito and a yummy horchata. The staff is very nice. I would definitely go there again.

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Jake Stillman
google
05.10.2018
5/5

My favorite Mexican food place anywhere outside of Mexico. The tostada cant be beat. It’s amazing...

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Milton Davis
google
05.03.2018
5/5

All I can say is I have been eating here the last 15 years at least, one of my favorites without a doubt! I often get catering done here as well and they always over deliver.

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Dexter Nelson
google
04.08.2018
3/5

Used to eat here all the time and I gave it a 5 star review. Moved away for years and now it just mediocre mexican food. The quesadilla sucks, you have to pay extra for stuff to go, there is no salsa bar now, the vibe and the menu is different. I no longer come here. Your money is better spent at any other taqueria within 10 minutes.

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Christine lasus
google
03.21.2018
5/5

Great Mexixan food. I love the Mexican Caesar with chicken. Their guacamole is fresh and delicious. Try the watermelon juice too.

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Christina Collins
google
03.19.2018
5/5

Family friendly, super clean, yummy food!

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Jennifer Braxton
google
02.25.2018
5/5

Hands down the some of the best food you will ever eat. Fresh, quick and inexpensive. Fish tacos are to die for and their breakfast which I recently tried after 4 years of going here is amazing as well. This place is the main reason I'm sad to move across the county. I will be coming back when I'm in town!

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Andre Denais
google
11.27.2017
5/5

This place is LEGIT. It reminded me of home so much, I shed tears. Home is south Texas. Think what you want about Texas, the tacos are incredible. They’re not incredible, they’re religious. Those tacos are blessed by the virgin mary each and every time and they are blessed right here in San Rafael.

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will mendoza
google
11.20.2017
5/5

Continues to be my favorite Mexican restaurant in the canal after so many years, they truly know how to keep it fresh

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matthew briggs
google
11.12.2017
5/5

Best Mexican food in Marin and cheap.

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Orlando Rodas
google
11.07.2017
5/5

The best tacos in Marin.

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Charlie Johnston
google
09.04.2017
5/5

Even when busy for lunch, I got my order within 10 minutes. Great food. Only downside is while waiting in line, a person can order over the phone, while you wait for the cashier to take the order.

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Kyle Hollingsworth
google
08.06.2017
5/5

Easily the best Mexican food in the entire Bay Area, at an incredible price! Nowhere compares to Picante

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stacy jackson
google
08.05.2017
5/5

Authentic Mexican Fare. good service, priced well.

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Sarah Bessing
google
07.22.2017
5/5

Love this place. Nice restaurant, spacious, beautiful decor, and excellent food! The meat is tender and juicy (I don't like ordering chicken usually because restaurants make it dry... Nope, not here!), salsas are fresh and tasty. Very decent prices. We took a school group of 7 here and our lunch was well under $70. Score! I will definitely be back here soon! Chips are fantastic and super crunchy. Mmm.

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Colleen Kraft
google
05.16.2017
4/5

Good traditional Mexican food reasonably priced. Very ample portions. You won't go away hungry. You order at the counter and pick your food up at the cook station when it's done. It's hard to hear them when they call your order though, so pay attention. My chicken fajitas sat for awhile before I figured out they were mine. They serve beer on tap as well as bottle and a good selection of sodas. I recommend them when you are in town and want good solid food and a beer.

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GIJoeIceberg
google
05.01.2017
5/5

You want some authentic food come here get burritos your way! They make their own tortillas and the salsa right there in the restaurant. Amazing Cooks. If you want an authentic Mexican restaurant in Marin County go here.

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George Pilloton
google
04.24.2017
5/5

Where else can u get great authentic Mexican food for such a low price?! This is the real deal!

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Asha Gama
google
03.25.2017
2/5

This neighborhood joint used to be good, now its underwhelmly disappointing. I had ordered a torta de pollo weeks ago and it wasn't good. There were several pieces of chicken that wasn't cooked properly, and it was mostly onion slices. Today my father and I ordered some nachos to go. I asked for chicken. Got home shortly after(I live nearby) and saw that they gave me carne asada. I don't eat red meat cuz I get sick, not to mention its gross. We called them and the person gave us sass about the miscommunication. Really? Um we communicated in Spanish and have proof cuz the receipt said "Pollo". The person mentioned that its ok just eat it, it's good and to take out the meat, if its such a huge issue. Really? Hello there's like there's bits everywhere and it's embedded with the cheese. Not to mention some pieces look on the undercooked side. I completely lost faith in this place and I'm sticking to my usual spot at Taqueria la familia.

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Joan White
google
03.21.2017
5/5

Yummy food. Quick service. Decent price

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Luis Rivera
google
02.18.2017
4/5

Good atmosphere. Prompt service.

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Gina Leguria
google
01.16.2017
3/5

Food was okay. Rice was fluffy. Decent quesadilla. Seems popular with locals with a lot of to go business.

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A'sHat SelfieStick
google
01.05.2017
4/5

Good for its prices, although the line can get long and seating might not be available.

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Ashley Nanayakkara
google
11.25.2016
5/5

Awesome street tacos!

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Mark Schwab
google
11.25.2016
5/5

Great burittos

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Los Leyva Western wear. Vaquero
google
11.19.2016
5/5

Great mexican food. Love it 😃

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W Mullins
google
10.22.2016
5/5

This spot provides superb service as well as tasty food. One of the best restaurant in town. The food came out fast and the prices are inexpensive. Will definitely recommend this place.

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Michele Maiken-Kfouri
google
07.20.2016
4/5

Love this neighborhood hang out within walking distance of my house. Food great. Really tasty, quality good. Staff AMAZING. Only slight complaint is that prices are bit high.

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Justin Magner
google
07.18.2016
5/5

Good food. Excellent habanero hot sauce.

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Sophie Powers
google
07.09.2016
5/5

Picante House Salad with chicken is huge and really good!

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Eric Lowe
google
07.06.2016
4/5

Quick service and tasty menu. Not to be confused with another restaurant of same name in Marin. For more traditional recipes, the San Rafael location is amazing however.

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Carlos V
google
06.19.2016
4/5

Freshly made plates, delicious tacos and great burritos served in an indoor patio atmosphere. It's a San Rafael fave. Try it and I'd be surprised if you weren't satified. Nuff said.

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Ed Brock
google
06.08.2016
5/5

Spicy salsa that is actually spicy! Be careful with the yellow stuff. Tacos are great AND at a reasonable price point. I had a super burrito with carne asada on my last visit. It was perfect. Some people equate shady hole-in-the-wall taquerias with quality food. They are right. This place is quality, authentic, super CLEAN and spacious. It beats all other taquerias in Marin overall. I do have my favorites at other places, but this place is rock solid and a class act. I'd expect no less from a chef/owner that cut his teeth at some of the top fine dining restaurants in Marin. Bravo!

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Mike Bates
google
05.12.2016
5/5

Great food, good price!

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Althea Marks
google
04.19.2016
5/5

Great food and high quality ingredients. Quick counter ordering and plenty of comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. New favorite Mexican spot!

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eddie estrada
google
04.18.2016
4/5

Butternut squash burrito was fantastic. Huge portions here if that's what moves you. The only gripe is that they do not offer complimentary chips. That's Mexican food 101.

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jorge pinedo-montes
google
04.14.2016
1/5

Customer satisfaction poor. Cashier needs smile. GOOD FLAVOR in tacos and papaya agua fresca.

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Blanche Bichette
google
04.06.2016
5/5

Their Al pastor tacos are literally the best Al pastor tacos I have ever had in my life. This place is a hidden gym right behind Cardenas in San Rafael and I come here quite often for a fish and Al pastor taco combo plate. The interior is gorgeous and the tacos themselves are the best tacos. Everything is so fresh and delicious.

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Julia Merris-Miché
google
03.27.2016
4/5

This place was a ways from the freeway surrounded by residential and I found it by accident. The interior is beautiful with mosaic murals on all the walls of the dining room. I ordered carnitas soft tacos and the meat was tender and juicy.

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Angie Waller
google
03.27.2016
5/5

Great food!

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Mrc HVAC Burke
google
03.21.2016
5/5

Always delicious! super tasty spot for lunch. I've only tried the chicken caesar salad and the chicken burrito also the salad in the picture they're all very good. Highly recommend this spot. this place is so good. I find myself in here at least once a week.. 😀

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Latrina Coley
google
02.22.2016
5/5

I've always loved Picante!! First time at this location but, the food was still delicious

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will Mendoza
google
02.12.2016
5/5

Consistently a good place to eat for gourmet Mexican food, great staff as well.

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