View Our Menu Featuring Mexican Classics

Our Objective

Deep in the hearts of Mexicans, there is a passion for food. This passion is a daily fascination. It is the fiber of our existence, and we celebrate with fervor each and every one of our meals.

For the Mexican, a meal is not an action, but a ritual; this inheritance from ancient times plays an important part in our daily lives. There is an old Mexican saying: “barriga llena, corazon contento” (when the stomach is full, there is a warm heart).

Mexican cuisine is continuously enticing the palates of peoples of the world. When the new world was discovered, the explorers thought they were conquering a continent and its cultures. Little did they know that the flavors and foods of the indigenous peoples would end up conquering the world.

How could the “conquistadores” know that the domesticated foods of the cultures of Mexico (corn, tomatoes, squash, beans, peppers, avocado, chocolate and vanilla) would one day be important staples for the peoples of the world?

The vast and abundant variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices gives “rienda suelta” (freedom) to our imagination and helps us create “manjares” (delights) worth our existence.

We at PICANTE! embrace this traditional creed with every meal we prepare; our objective is not only to create something that will satisfy your appetite, but something to spark your passion, fill your spirit, and leave you with a “corazon contento.”

"Buen Provecho"
(Enjoy)

Botanas “Appetizers”

  Tamales (Homemade) (D,G)

One

$ 4.95

Two

$ 7.95

Three

  • Pork seasoned with mulato, pasilla and guajillo peppers. (On husk or covered with guajillo sauce and cheese) (D,G)
  • Green filled with Chihuahua cheese, and jalapeño. (On husk or covered with tomatillo sauce and cheese) ( H,D,G,V)
$ 9.95

  Queso Fundido (D)

Baked Chihuahua cheese with bell peppers & onions. (traditional) (D,V)

$ 8.95

With poblano peppers (D,V)

$ 9.95

With mushrooms (D,V)

$ 9.95

With chorizo (D)

$ 10.95

With all of the above (D)

$ 11.95

  Chile Con Queso (D,V)

Medium

$ 6.50

Large

$ 8.00
1

  Chiles en Nogada (D,N)

A stuffed roasted poblano pepper with ground pork & beef smothered with fresh cream, walnuts, pecans & queso fresco.

$ 9.95
2

  Poblanos con Crema (D,V)

Poblano peppers and onion strips baked with cream sauce served with flour tortillas.

$ 9.95

  Sopes (2) (D)

Garnished with avocado, lettuce, tomato and queso fresco

Corn meal cups filled with shredded chicken in tomatillo sauce.
$ 9.50

  Picante’s Sample Platter(D,G)

  Nachos Especiales, tamales, flautas, veggie   quesadilla & chile con queso.

Half tray (serves up to 5 people)

$ 12.95

Full Tray (serves up to 10 people)

$ 18.95

  Ceviche(H)

Garnished with avocado slices

Seafood combination of scallops, fish, shrimp and squid marinated in lime, herbs, jalapeños, tomato, onion and cilantro.
$ 14.95

Mexican Antojitos “Cravings”

  Nachos Regulares (D,V)

Garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers.

Beans & cheese

4ea.

$ 5.50

6ea.

$ 6.50

8ea

$ 7.50

With guacamole

4ea.

$ 7.50

6ea.

$ 8.50

8ea

$ 9.50

  Nachos Especiales (D)

Garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers.

Bean & cheese, guacamole, chicken or beef fajita meat.

4ea.

$ 8.95

6ea.

$ 11.95

8ea

$ 13.95
5

  Chalupas (D,V)

Picadillo, Chicken or Black Beans.

$ 8.95

Guacamole and/or sour cream available at no additional charge.

  Alambres (D)

Sautéed green peppers, onions, mushrooms, bacon & tender sirloin beef smothered in Chihuahua cheese served with homemade flour tortillas.

$ 14.95

Add pico de gallo, cilantro and guacamole addl.

$ 4.50

Add shrimp addl.

$ 7.50
6

  Taco Salad (D,G)

Crispy flour shell filled with lettuce, tomato and cheese with your choice of picadillo, chicken, black beans(V) or refried beans (V) topped with guacamole, sour cream and black olives.

$ 12.50

  Quesadillas (D,G)

Served with green peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheddar & Monterrey jack cheese, and jalapeños. Guacamole and/or sour cream available at no additional charge.

Vegetable or Cheese (D,G,V)

$ 9.95

Chicken or Beef (D,G)

$ 12.95

Shrimp (D,G)

$ 14.95
4

Sopas ”Soups”

  Consomé de Vegetales (V)

Consommé with shredded chicken and vegetables.

$ 7.50

  Caldo Tlalpeno (H)

Garnished with avocado slices and fresh cilantro

Consommé with shredded chicken, spinach, chipotle sauce and chickpeas.
$ 7.95

  Sopa de Mariscos

Sautéed scallops, squid, fish & shrimp in a light and spicy guajillo, costeno, ancho peppers and tomato seasoned broth.

$ 14.95

  Tortilla Soup (D,G)

Garnished with tortilla strips and fresh diced avocado

Fresh pulled chicken seasoned with guajillo and ancho peppers, sautéed with fresh vegetables in a consommé topped with Chihuahua cheese.

$ 7.95

Tortilla soup available in cup size.

$ 3.00

Platos Ligeros
“Lite Plates”

7

Salads come with homemade tortillas, crackers or croutons.

  Side Salad (V)

Romaine and iceberg lettuce, red onions, olives and tomato. Served with our famous lime vinaigrette dressing.

$ 4.95

  Ensalada Verde (D,V)

Romaine and iceberg lettuce, red onions, olives and sweet peppers topped with queso fresco and fresh avocado. Served with our famous lime vinaigrette dressing.

$ 8.95

  Picante Salad (D)

A bed of romaine and iceberg lettuce, red onions, olives, sweet & jalapeño peppers, with sliced queso fresco & avocado topped with your choice of (4 oz) chicken or beef fajita and our famous lime vinaigrette dressing.

$ 13.95

Add crusty pan-fried tilapia or pan-salted shrimp addl.

$ 1.50

  Ensalada de Nopalitos (D,V)

Garnished with cilantro, queso fresco and avocado.

Tender cactus, tomatoes, onions and jalapeños marinated in lime juice and olive oil.

$ 9.50

  Artichoke & Chayote Salad (V)

Marinated artichoke hearts, chayote squash, roasted red peppers and thinly sliced onions in a vinaigrette. Served on a bed of mixed greens.

$ 11.50

  Cesar Salad (D,G,V)

Crisp romaine lettuce, croutons and parmesan cheese with a creamy dressing made of lemon, anchovies, pepper, garlic and Dijon mustard.

$ 9.95

Add your choice of grilled chicken or beef addl.

$ 4.50

Add shrimp addl.

$ 9.95

  Seafood Salad

Poached scallops, fish, squid and shrimp blended with Avocado tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeños and lime vinaigrette.

$ 14.95

  Cocktail de Mariscos

Poached scallops, fish, squid, and shrimp in select herbs with tomato sauce topped with diced avocado and served with crackers.

$ 14.95

Fajitas
from “Tyler Texas”

  Chicken, Beef or Mixed (D,G)

Served with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, fresh homemade flour tortillas and your choice of beans, cheese or rice.

Personal platter

$ 19.95

Half pound

(serves approximately 1–2 people)
$ 34.95

Pound

(serves approximately 3–4 people)
$ 55.95

Add shrimp addl.

Personal $7.50 - Half lb. $15 - Pound $30

  Shrimp (D,G)

Served with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, fresh homemade flour tortillas and your choice of beans, cheese or rice.

Personal Platter

$ 19.95

Half Pound

$ 35.95

Pound

$ 57.95

  Grilled Portobello & Roasted Pepper (Vegetarian   Fajitas) (D,G,V)

Grilled portobello mushrooms with roasted red and poblano peppers served on an iron skillet with melted Chihuahua cheese on top and flour tortillas.

$ 14.95

Add Frijoles A la Charra addl.

$ 2.50

Add Chicken or Beef addl.

$ 5.95

Add Shrimp addl.

$ 7.50

Add Fajita Condiments: guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. addl.

$ 4.50
15

Burritos

8

  Bean & Cheese (D,G)

With Monterrey Jack and cheddar

Regular

$ 7.95

Super

$ 8.50

  Beef or Chicken (D,G)

With cheese & beans

Regular

$ 10.95

Super

$ 11.95

  Rice & Vegetables Burrito (D,G,V)

A healthy combination of rice and eight steamed vegetables, wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Regular

$ 8.50

Super

$ 9.50

Add queso fresco or WET addl.

$ 3.50

  Healthy Burrito (D,G,V)

A healthy combination of fresh spinach, onions, white rice and black beans wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Regular

$ 8.50

Super

$ 9.50

Add queso fresco or WET addl.

$ 3.50

  Deluxe Burritos (D,V)

Any of the above filled with lettuce, tomato, sour cream & guacamole. addl.

$ 2.95

  Wet Burritos (D)

Any of the above covered with guajillo sauce, Monterrey jack & cheddar cheeseor covered with tomatillo sauce and Chihuahua cheese. addl.

$ 2.95

Tacos

9

  Crispy or Soft Taco (Corn) (D,G)

Seasoned picadillo or chicken with cheese, lettuce & tomato.

One

$ 4.95

Two

$ 8.50

Three

$ 11.95

  Beans & Cheese (Flour) (D,G,V)

One

$ 3.95

With chorizo add

$ 2.50

Two

$ 7.50

With chorizo add

$ 3.50

  Chile Verde (Flour) (H,G)

Seasoned pork and beef with tomatillo, green chiles onions and spices.

One

$ 6.95

Two

$ 12.95

  Adobo de Puerco (Corn) (G)

Lean pork cooked in a sauce made of ancho and cascabel peppers, chiles guajillo and herbs.

One

$ 6.95

Two

$ 12.95

  Beef or Chicken Fajita (Flour) (G)

Onions, green and red peppers topped with pico de gallo.

One

$ 9.50

Two

$ 16.95

  Al Carbon (Corn) (G)

Charbroiled seasoned thinly sliced steak served on a skillet with a side of pico de gallo, guacamole and frijoles a la charra

Two

$ 16.95
Add chihuahua cheese
$ 3.95

Three

$ 20.95
Add chihuahua cheese
$ 4.95

  Al Pastor (Corn) (G)

Thinly sliced pork marinated in achiote, pineapple and spices served on a skillet with a side of cilantro, onions, guacamole and frijoles a la charra.

Two

$ 16.95
Add chihuahua cheese
$ 3.95

Three

$ 20.95
Add chihuahua cheese
$ 4.95

  Carnitas (Corn) (D)

Seasoned pork with orange and cinnamon Michoacan style served on a skillet with a side of pico de gallo, guacamole and frijoles a la charra.

Two

$ 16.95

Three

$ 20.95

Enchiladas a la Carte

  Enchiladas a la Carte

One

$ 6.95

Two

$ 11.95

Three

$ 13.95

Or served with rice and beans

One

$ 10.95

Two

$ 13.95

Three

$ 15.95

  Cheese Enchiladas (D,G,V)

Red filled and topped with Monterrey jack/cheddar cheese and covered with guajillo sauce.

Green filled and covered Chihuahua cheese topped with tomatillo sauce and sour cream.

  Chicken Enchiladas (D,G)

Red filled with seasoned chicken and topped with Monterrey jack/cheddar cheese and covered with guajillo sauce.

Green filled with seasoned chicken and covered Chihuahua cheese topped with tomatillo sauce and sour cream.

  Spinach Enchiladas (D,G,V)

Filled with spinach, roasted poblano peppers and onions seasoned with sour cream and Chihuahua cheese, covered with tomatillo sauce and melted Chihuahua cheese.

  Enchiladas Tejanas (D,G)

Filled with picadillo and topped with guajillo sauce and cheese.

  Mole Enchiladas (D,G,N)

Filled with chicken, covered with our rich mole sauce and topped with queso fresco and onions.

  Flautas (D,G)

Beef or chicken wrapped in a corn tortilla and deep fried topped with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo.

  Combinations

Choose one from taco menu and one from enchilada menu.

Served with rice and beans     

$ 15.95

Tortas
“The Mexican Sandwich”

  Vegetable & Cheese Torta (D,G,V)

Garnished with pickled jalapeño.

A telera bread smothered with beans and sour cream, filled with avocado, onions, tomatoes and queso fresco.

$ 8.50

Add a cup of Tortilla soup addl.

$ 2.50

  Torta de Pierna (D,G)

Garnished with pickled jalapeño.

A telera bread smothered with beans and sour cream, sliced roasted leg of pork with avocado, onions, tomatoes and queso fresco.

$ 11.95

Add a cup of Tortilla soup addl.

$ 2.50

  Torta Cecina de Res (D,G)

Garnished with pickled jalapeño.

A telera bread smothered with beans and sour cream, thin sliced beef cured with salt, lime juice and herbs with avocado, onions, tomatoes and queso fresco

$ 12.95

Add a cup of Tortilla soup addl.

$ 2.50
10

Platos Favoritos “Favorite Plates”

Served with guacamole salad, rice,
a la charra beans and homemade
flour tortillas.

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  Picadillo Plate (G)

Seasoned brisket & ground beef.

$ 13.95

  Chile Verde (H,G)

Seasoned beef & pork with tomatillo, green chiles, onions & spices.

$ 14.95

Especialidades de la Casa

Served with your choice of
homemade corn or flour tortillas.

  Pollo en Mole (G,N)

Chicken breast smothered in a rich, dark sauce made with 16 ingredients, served with rice and beans.

$ 15.95

  Chile Relleno (H,D,G,N)

A poblano pepper stuffed with a flavorful dried fruit, ground pork and beef mixture OR stuffed with queso Chihuahua in a seasoned sauce made of tomatoes and onions with rice and beans.

$ 14.95

  Steak a la Mexicana (H,D,G)

Sirloin tips sautéed with onions, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeños, served with rice, beans and guacamole salad.

$ 16.95

  Sirloin Tips Chipotle (H,D,G)

Sirloin tips sautéed in garlic and chipotle sauce topped with Chihuahua cheese served with rice, beans and guacamole salad.

$ 16.95

  Carne Asada (D,G)

Tender charbroiled sirloin steak marinated in lime juice and served with 2 green cheese enchiladas, rice, beans and guacamole salad.

$ 18.95

The entrees listed below come with
your choice of side salad or ala charra beans.

  Cecina de Res (D,G)

A generous portion of thin sliced beef cured in salt, lime juice and herbs served with a dish of poblanos con crema, onion and poblano baked in a cream sauce.

$ 17.95

  Adobo de Puerco (H,G)

Lean pork cooked in a savory sauce made with herbs, chiles, guajillo, ancho and cascabel peppers served with white rice.

$ 15.95

  Camarones a la Diabla (H,G)

Shrimp sautéed in olive oil, seasoned in a (HOT) pepper sauce made with arbol, cascabel, and costeno peppers, served with white rice.

$ 16.95

  Camarones a la Mexicana (H,G)

Shrimp sautéed in garlic with tomatoes, onions, cilantro and jalapeños served with white rice.

$ 16.95

  Camarones al Mojo de Ajo (G)

Garnished with avocado slices, lime & lemons and served with white rice. Lightly seasoned shrimp sautéed in roasted garlic, served over finely chopped greens

$ 16.95

  Pescado a la Veracruzana (G)

Seasonal fish fillets marinated in lime and garlic and basted in a sauce made with tomatoes, olives, capers, jalapeño, banana peppers and herbs served with white rice.

$ 16.95

  Pescado al Mojo de Ajo (D,G)

Garnished with pico de gallo, sliced avocados, lemon and lime. Lightly seasoned fresh fish fillets pan fried in roasted garlic, served over finely chopped greens and white rice.

$ 16.95
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Side Orders

Sour Cream (D)

$ 3.50

½ Sour Cream (D)

$ 1.95

Cheese (D)

$ 3.95

½ Cheese (D)

$ 2.50

Pico de Gallo

$ 3.95

½ Pico de Gallo

$ 2.50

Tortillas: Flour (G) (3); Corn (4)

$ 1.95

Guacamole (V)

$ 8.50

Mexican Rice

$ 3.50

White Rice

$ 3.50

Charra Beans

$ 3.50

Black Bean (V)

$ 3.50

Chips & Salsa (to go) (G)

$ 4.95

Refreshments

  Sodas

Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Orange Soda.

$ 3.50
14

  Coffee, Hot tea, Iced tea

No refills on the following beverages:

Bottled mineral water

$ 3.50

Horchata

$ 3.50

Jarritos

$ 3.50

Shirley Temple

$ 3.50

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

$ 3.50

Desserts

13
16

  Buñuelos(G)

Cinnamon covered crisps served with honey.

$ 3.95

  Sherbert (D)

Refreshing fruit dessert.

$ 4.50

  Flan (G)

Creamy caramel custard

$ 4.95

  Churros (D,G)

Fried strips of dough, served hot and sprinkled with cinnamon.

$ 4.95

  Tres Leches (D,G)

Mexican white 3 creams cake with whipped cream frosting topped with fresh fruit.

$ 5.95

  Tres Chocolates (D,G)

Mexican chocolate 3 creams cake topped with fresh fruit.

$ 5.95

  Valentina (D,G)

Mexican white 3 creams cake with whipped cream frosting drizzled with raspberry and chocolate sauce topped with strawberries.

$ 6.50

  Vanilla Blossom (D,G)

A crisp flour tortilla, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar filled with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate and raspberry sauce then topped with fresh strawberries.

$ 6.50

Take Out Available

(703) 222-2323
Call in your order for faster service!
Chantilly Park Shopping Center
14511 - B Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy. Chantilly,
Virginia 20151
www.picantetherealtaco.com
gpicante@gmail.com

A Note to Our Valued Customers:

please ask your server for a description of your meal if you are unfamiliar with our menu. Available upon request are samples of some items and sauces.

  • There is an additional charge for substitutions
  • Chicken and fish dishes may contain bones
  • Our beans are cooked with a small amount of soybean oil
  • We do not “refry” our beans.

The following symbols indicate that a dish contains a certain ingrediente:

(H)=Hot, (D)=Dairy, (G)=Gluten, (N)=Nuts, (V)=Vegetarian