I first went to Picante in about 1989? when it had been around for a relatively short time. It was a good bit more humble then, but the prices matched, and the food was awesome, as it is now. (Well, maybe awesomer just a little!) I can't say it was hot in ºfahrenheit at Picante, but it was hot & hopping with customers as usual. I went to a quiet spot outside to sketch an abandoned table.
The bar is popular now.