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#85 of 11,842 Restaurants in Istanbul
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General Yazgan Sok. no 8/b | Asmalı mescit mah / Tünel /Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 252 4753
11:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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496 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,739 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place after seeing good reviews on the site. Very good place, deliciously prepared, good staff, ate nachos there meat and drank different drinks, even for the action they give free drinks or shots, in general I advise! Best Mexican Restaurant in Istanbul!

3 Thank archil a
Istanbul Province, Turkey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The best Mexican Restaurant in Istanbul! I come to eat here every now and then. Strongly recommended. Especially fajitas.

Thank cgokcen
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We spent couple of hours there for dinner time. The food and taste was great, the price was a little high. I really liked the decoration

Thank Adele S
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the food and we really recommend the nachos despite it was a small restaurant but the food is good😻

Thank Mohammed A
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

It's nice, for Istanbul. The margarita was good, but the pitcher to pour it into the cups just kept spilling all over the table

Thank Nicholas M
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious mexican food in a cosy place @ asmaliimescit district of taksim.we ate tacos and nachos actually two nachos and it was great. :)

Thank berkedere
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Cozy intimate atmosphere full of character. Great guacamole, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. And great margaritas as well! Definitely some of the best Mexican/ Tex Mex food in Istanbul!

Thank takingtea
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I really enjoyed the excellent Mexican food in this little restaurant in the heart of Istanbul. We had nachos, fajitas - really very nice. And of course also margaritas have to be part of an excellent Mexican dinner. Also the staff was very nice and giving full attention to the guest. Prices were also adequate.

Thank WolfmanGlobal
Cape Town, South Africa
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We had nachos, enchiladas, fajitas and margaritas! Cosy little place for intimate get together soon with friends. Great margaritas and awesome music! Good prices. Recommended!

Thank Merelou_J
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Picante. This cozy taqueria delivered delightful Mexican from margaritas and guacamole to chimichangas as burritos. We enjoyed the chimichangas and enchiladas.

Thank Kyle R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Yazgan Sok. no 8/b | Asmalı mescit mah / Tünel /Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 252 4753

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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