Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Picante restaurant brings full bar to Santee Alley

Atop the crowded alleyway of Santee Alley lies a quiet, peaceful patio where on any given day a gentle breeze offers an escape from the crowded heat and a friendly waiting staff promises to keep you refreshed with the alcoholic beverage of your choice. That’s right, there’s a bar in Santee Alley.

It’s not just any bar. The full bar at Picante compliments the delicious menu of Latin-infused seafood dishes. The restaurant boasts “world famous” fish and shrimp tacos, and serves everything from Peruvian fish stew to shrimp BBQ flat bread, a house favorite. There are also a few chicken, beef and vegetarian dishes.

Upon the suggestion of our knowledgeable waiter we ordered fish tacos and the shrimp BBQ flat bread, both of which were delicious. The BBQ sauce on the flat bread is homemade and had just the right amount of spice to give the shrimp an extra kick. We received a complimentary appetizer of homemade chips with Picante’s own dipping sauce. Delish! Needless to say, we’ve found our new favorite spot in the alley.


Don’t be fooled: Go up the stairway on Olympic between Santee Street and Maple Avenue to get to Picante on the second floor.


1001 Maple Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-0201 

Mon-Fri 11 am - 7 p.m.
Sat-Sun 10 am - 7:30 p.m.



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