Address: 1328 Sixth Street, Berkeley CA 94710 / (510) 515-3121
About Us / Picante Cocina Mexicana History: Picante is an expression of love for Mexico. A celebration of real Mexican cuisine, not of those imposters that are poured out of cans. Love is why we grind corn daily for our tortillas, import Mexican herbs, spices, and chiles, and have local artisans craft cheeses that replicated the nuances of fresh Mexican cheeses. Love also explains everything from the naturally raised meats we grill, simmer and stew for some of our dished, to the Mexican folk art we sleuth out for our walls. Now, the traditional food at Picante may not be coming from a gradnmother's kitchen somewhere in Mexico. But, judging from the reactions we get, it's pretty close.