THE PICANTE FAMILY MAKES OUR HOME, YOUR HOME
Our festive and bountiful space is the perfect get-together place for your friends & family, work buddies or sports teams. We also have seating at our bar as well as on two outdoor patios for more intimate dining. We like to think of Picante as a zocalo, or plaza, where people gather. It's a place where you might run into old friends or meet new ones. Picante is a gathering place where everyone is welcome—even your pooch.
Jim Maser, a Berkeley native, opened Picante in 1994 and continues to travel to Mexico's seven regions exploring its cuisine. Many employees have been with us since the beginning, giving the Picante family a sense of tradition and purpose. Heartfelt joy is sparked when guests who grew up eating here, bring the next generation through our doors.
TO DRIVE HERE
Simply click on the map for directions. We have ample parking in two lots at the corner of 6th and Camelia.
TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
BART: Take the Richmond train to the North Berkeley station. We're located an easy 1.5 walk or hop on AC Transit bus 52 on Virginia & Sacramento and exit at Gilman Street. Walk 5 blocks west and turn left on 6th.
BUS: Lines 12 and Z both bring you within a block of Picante with many lines connecting to those.
BIKE: Click on the map for directions and lock your bike adjacent to our garden patio dining area.