DIETARY Q&A

What is Creme Fraiche?

Pico’s version of sour cream.  It’s French.

What is Cotija?

Pico’s go-to cheese.  It’s a firm, salty, white cheese.  It is nothing scary, spicy, or blue and you should try it!

What is Lizano?

Lizano is a sauce used as a condiment in Costa Rica much like we use ketchup in the USA.  Its ingredients include water, sugar, salt, and various vegetables and spices.

Are your Costa Rican black beans vegetarian?

No, they contain bacon, lots of bacon.

Do you UTILIZE local food sources?

Yes, we use local businesses whenever the season allows.  On any given day, the following items may be sourced locally: tomatoes, corn, Thai basil, lettuce, red pepper, jalapeño, and various melons.  We also source special items locally for our specials, like scrapple, chorizo, micro greens, and sweet potatoes.

What local sources do you use?

Terrapin Farms in Berlin, MD

B-dat Farms in Bloxom, VA

Perennial Roots Farm in Accomac, VA. 

We are always looking for local businesses to source from.  If you are a farm or local business who would like to start a relationship with us, please contact us!

I am vegan. What can I eat?

*Always alert the cashier to any serious dietary restrictions.* 

  • The Deep Hole is our vegetarian taco and can be made vegan upon request.
  • Our homemade tortillas contain lard, but we have vegan tortillas upon request.
  • A Deep Hole Bowl can be made vegan by substituting corn & black bean salsa for our Costa Rican black beans. 
  • Our cilantro and lime rice, salsa, pico de gallo, and guacamole with chips are all vegan.
  • Our salad is vegan, although the dressing contains honey.
  • Dessert nachos can be made vegan by excluding the whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

I am vegetarian. What can I eat?

*Always alert the cashier to any serious dietary restrictions.* 

  • The Deep Hole is our vegetarian taco.
  • Our homemade tortillas contain lard, but we have vegan tortillas upon request.
  • A Deep Hole Bowl can be made vegan by substituting corn & black bean salsa for our Costa Rican black beans. 
  • All of our sides, salad, and desserts are vegetarian except the Costa Rican black beans.

I'm allergic to _________. What can I eat?

*Always alert the cashier to any serious dietary restrictions.* Here are the most common allergies we see at Pico Taqueria.  If you have an allergy not listed here, please alert the cashier upon ordering, and they will be able to tell you what you can and cannot eat.  

  • Peanut - Our regular menu is peanut-free and we do not use peanut oil.  Please ask about our specials.
  • Tree Nut - Our regular menu is nut-free and we do not use nut oils.  Please ask about our specials.
  • Coconut - Our regular menu is coconut free and we do not use coconut oil. The coconut shrimp taco is a very popular special; please tell us about a coconut allergy.
  • Gluten intolerance/Celiac disease - Please see our info about gluten free items above.
  • Soy - Our recipes and fryer use olive and vegetable oils, but we occasionally use soy sauce in our specials. Please tell us about a soy allergy.
  • *Fish and Shellfish* - Fish and shrimp are cooked on the same flat-top grill as our other meats and tortillas. Oysters (and sometimes coconut shrimp) are fried in our one-and-only fryer with our tortilla chips.  For this reason, we suggest that folks with fish and shellfish allergies get a taco bowl or a salad with chicken or pork, as they do not go onto the flat top grill with fish and shrimp.  We apologize for any inconvenience!

Pico’s kitchen is very small.  We do our best to accommodate a wide range of allergies.  We will never pressure you to order anything you are not comfortable with, and please don't pressure us into making something we are not comfortable serving to you. ❤


OTHER Q&A

How many tacos should I order?

We suggest at least 2 tacos and a side for a good-sized meal.

How can I order ahead?

Call us during open hours at (757) 785-9920 to place your order. Please have your order ready when you call. We will not have time to read the menu to you. We take call-in orders until 7:30pm.

do you offer online ordering?

Not yet - but we're considering it! If you would order online, give us your email address in the form in the footer so we can let you know if/when we start taking online orders.

Do you deliver?

Not at this time, sorry!

When are you open?

We are open from late April until early October.  During questionable times please check our website, Facebook, or call to hear a recording, to make sure we are open.

Does Pico Taqueria do catering?

At this time, we do not offer catering services.  We hope to add this in the future.

what kind of seating is available?

We have bar top tables for you to stand and enjoy your meal, but we do not have sit down seating.

Where can I buy gift cards?

You can buy a Pico Taqueria gift certificate at our restaurant or right here on our website!


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