Great meals, cheap drink deals and a friendly environment is exactly what the new Picante Sports Cantina brings not only to Fort Worth but to Texas Wesleyan students.

Students who bring their Wesleyan student IDs will get an automatic discount on their meals. The new cantina is now open and located off the intersection of E Rosedale St. and Highway 287.

Picante is open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. The cozy Mexican restaurant and bar is mixed with modern and vintage decorations that can fit anyone’s taste. Picante also has flat screen TVs throughout the place, great for watching the Cowboy’s games.

There is also a patio outside with flat screens, so patrons can enjoy the nice fall weather while catching up with sporting events.

The food is reasonably priced with good lunch specials. I  had the chicken fajita meal with beans and rice for only $8 and chips and salsa for $2.

Picante is a Mexican restaurant but also offers other bar foods such as buffalo wings.

They have drink specials during the week with happy hour 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.

During happy hour, Picante has domestic and imported beer for $2 per draft.

For those who show up during a Dallas Cowboy’s game, Picante offers $.50 off Miller Lite drafts. Picante does not just serve beer, liquor and margaritas are also available with a full bar by the front entrance.

Friday and Saturday nights after 9 p.m. Picante has a DJ who will play music until 2 a.m., almost like a club scene. There is no cover charge for people over 18.

The outside patio is also open late and will sometimes have a separate DJ playing, having two separate parties going on at the same time.

If dancing isn’t your scene, Picante offers singing Karaoke Night on Sundays. Sometimes Picante will also feature live bands for customers to come watch and listen.

I really enjoyed the Picante Sports Cantina. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The working staff was polite, attentive, and friendly as well.

If you are looking for a nice place to eat, drink and relax but on a college budget, Picante Sports Cantina is the place to be.

— Emma Fradette,