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Picante Mexican Restaurant & Cantina first opened their doors to Lafayette, LA in 1995, on the North side of the city. Picante serves authentic Tex-Mex cuisine that is fresh and made to order. It’s the same cuisine that has had its patrons coming back time and time again. Many customers talk about Picante’s signature dishes. One of which is our Guacamole Tableside, with mashed avocados, bold spices and fresh tomatoes. Prepared at your table, and served with our made fresh daily flour tortilla chips. It is sure to spice up any occasion. May we suggest one of our varieties of margaritas to compliment your appetizer? Picante is well known for its exciting nightlife. For Karaoke, there is no other place to be than Picante on Friday and Saturday nights. See our event calendar). Our DJs really get the party started – voted Best Karaoke in The Times, Best of Acadiana. And our bartenders keep our famous margaritas flowing too – also voted Best Margaritas in The Times, Best of Acadiana. Picante is your ultimate destination for happy hour, bachelorette parties, professional meetings*, or any other group events.

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Do you have a large party or event coming up? Plan it at Picante, and do as they say, “Let the good times roll”. We also offer on and off site catering. Visit Picante’s menu area for our full catering list and further details. Call ahead for availability. So if you are looking for a relaxing meal or a throw down good time, Picante is the place to be. No matter what the occasion, we serve it up in a festive style, visit our events calendar to for our happy hours and live music. We look forward to seeing you soon!