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Cocina Michoacana

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$$ - $$$
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18730 State Hwy 120, Groveland, CA
+1 209-962-6651
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Orinda, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled thru Groveland dozens of times and saw no reason before to stop for food. Wow, was I missing something great! Extremely tasty, authentic home made, helpful staff, hearty portions, and deep menu with both standard and unique offerings. I had chicken mole poblano and thought I was in heaven. My wife had chicken tostados filed with fresh ingredients, not... More 

Thank Tdavid2015
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food. Ate to much! Staff very friendly, and fast service. Had the pollo sope (chicken and masa with refried beans and lettuce) yummy.

Thank John G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My 37 years in Houston makes it hard to find Mexican food in California that compares but for me this is good, solid Mexican fare that you would find in most of the local small eateries in Houston or San Antonio. Clean and neat, its not fancy but unless your a snob you will find this place comfortably authentic in... More 

Thank Thomas T
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unimposing from the street, I wasn't sure whether to keep going and look for somewhere else, but boy I was glad I stopped here! I got my fix of a fajita salad and it was fantastic food. so many great flavours and a really generous helping. The staff were very friendly, although service was a little on the slow side... More 

Thank mackaroni
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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233 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

There is only one other stop to eat before you get to Yosemite. I would suggest stopping in Groveland if you have gotten this far. Because this place is on the way to Yosemite, I would have expected something more. Seems to be more of a local hangout. The food was good but nothing special. Service was good. I wouldn't... More 

Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We saw the restaurant on our way into the Yosemite area and decided to make it our lunch when we were leaving. From the outside we were uncertain what to expect. The service was very good. Food was extremely good, portions were large and I managed to find the room.

Thank K D
Prunedale, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We enjoyed nontraditional foods with appropriately sized portions. Great service. Good wait staff, and short wait to be seated.

Thank shannonmcmillan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice place for Mexican food. Good service, friendly, nice place to stop coming from or going to Yosemite.

Thank John G
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188 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very small restaurant, but the food is very good. Very quick and efficient, friendly service. The usual Mexican beers available. The menu is huge. There are a very large number of plate combinations, and an a la Carte section. We felt the cheese enchiladas, guacamole tostadas, and the salsa were excellent. No reservations about going back. Well worth it!

Thank Vermont68
Tofino, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is our third visit to Yosemite and our third time visiting this restaurant. The food and service are excellent.

Thank marypatterson324

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18730 State Hwy 120, Groveland, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Groveland
  • Phone Number: +1 209-962-6651

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?