Focused on authentic Mexican food made from scratch, the staff at Picante focus on details left out at many other restaurants--from freshly ground corn for its tortillas to artisan cheeses which reflect the true offerings south of the border. Ample seating is provided in the spacious dining room, as well as near the bar and on two outdoor patios. Picante is family-friendly while still offering adults margaritas, mojitos, wine and 11 beers on tap. On weekends and holidays a brunch menu is served between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and a special vegetarian menu is always available. Fernando, the manager, is happy to tell you about the history of assorted masks and artifacts which decorate the walls and make this Berkeley establishment unique.