Picante Mexican Grill

What do you get when you put together an American, a French, a Peruvian, a Portuguese and an Italian? Apparently, the outcome is a Burrito Bar – at least that’s how Picante was born. Opened just last month near Victoria Station, Picante is the product of the owner’s passion for Mexican food.

Jason, American-born and raised in California (where there’s a massive influence of Mexican culture) has been living in the UK since 2003, and really missed the tacos, the different types of chili and everything else the Latin culture has to offer. Over the years, he also made a note of the huge amount of Americans in London missing the exact same things due to the lack of really authentic Mexican restaurants in town. Thus, Picante.

But as in London everything turns multicultural, as you can see from the intro here, no Mexicans integrate the staff. Not to worry, as Jason’s team have got enough Mexico in them to make great bespoke fajitas, quesadillas and burritos – the house special – prepared right in front of you, with choices of meat and vegetables, Mexican rice, black or pinto beans, cheese, lettuce, jalapeños, salsa, sour cream and hot sauce. Currently open Mon-Fri from 11:30am-3.30pm, Picante has already become a highly sought after choice for lunch time and a take away might be the best option – it looked even more petite especially with the queue of people carring on out into the street. What’s more, Picante is looking to be open for dinner soon, helping you fix your Mexican craving for a more relaxed part of the day.


Picante Mexican Grill
18 Greencoat Row
London SW1P 1PQ
0207 8340027

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