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Tina's Diner

American, Diner
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346 California St, Maricopa, CA 93252
+1 661-769-9495
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Watsonville, California
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269 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tina is hostess, waiter, cook, busboy and dishwasher. She welcomed me as I entered the restaurant. I took her advice and ordered the chicken dinner. The soup was excellent. The salad was huge. It appeared to be a pile of iceberg lettuce but underneath the lettuce was a potato, macaroni and carrot salads. I had two chicken halves with baked... More 

Thank 427BeatleBob
Alameda, California
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205 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This place did the trick. I was at a gas station and starving to death when I saw this diner around the corner. We had lunch and Tina took special care of us as if we were the only people in the world to ever need a meal. The nature show on the tv was about beavers and I learned... More 

2 Thank mackanna
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Got stuck in a horrendous traffic jam when mudslides closed the freeways back to SoCal, stopped and went into this establishment. Food was mediocre, but the atmosphere and the friendliness of the locals made up for it.

1 Thank Joethesailor2014
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Tina is so friendly it might throw you off your guard. She treated my like family the minute I walked in the door. Giant portions, delicious food. This place has a lot of character--if you're an Olive Garden type of person you may want to steer clear. There were a couple locals hanging out there, as well as a young... More 

1 Thank Sean R
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Tina is a very nice lady. This diner is in the middle of nowhere like the hotel. Tina gives an abundance of food. Not sure if she normally takes credit/debit cards. The food is average. Quaint/Country Diner. Tina is a one woman organization.

Thank Jerome A. W
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330 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Sweetest lady ever! Treated me like I lived there. Food huge portion that had to be brought out in more than one plate. It's not your fancy pants place but just cooking from the heart! If you miss this place your a bonehead. Go!

Thank Brian C
Sacramento, California
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169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is definitely one of a kind. If you like fast food or a stainless steel environment, keep going. However, you will get super friendly service and decent food here. The owner makes you feel right at home. A bit of housekeeping would improve the ambience. There is a lot of "stuff" everywhere, plus many hanging plants. It is... More 

1 Thank TravelLightOften
San Dimas, California
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We just happened across this place...well let's face it, Tima's (The sign-painter spelled it wrong as Tina) was the only place open for dinner. LOL Fatima is a very friendly lady, more than happy to talk about the town and the unique building the restaurant is in. She's been there for over 20 years, and is happy to chat &... More 

Thank A996ontrak
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Our recent dinner & breakfast were a genuine treat. Tina's room & food are a lost treasure from another time of back-road travel in the West . The people looking for it on Route 66 will find it there.

Thank 59singlecab
Marina, California
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166 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We were going to take one of the dirt trails over to the Carizza Plains but instead turned North on the 33 and found a little place called Tina's Diner where we had breakfast. The owner Fatima Johnson Pesante was our hostess, waitress, cook and we assume bus person. Despite the fact that it took a little longer than we... More 

2 Thank DeniSandi

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 California St, Maricopa, CA 93252
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Maricopa
  • Phone Number: +1 661-769-9495

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?