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Cocina Michoacana

18730 State Hwy 120, Groveland, CA
(209) 962-6651
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Ranked #9 of 20 restaurants in Groveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chicago, IL
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We are a very picky family when it comes to Mexican food, since we live in Chicago, and there are numerous excellent places to choose from. We found this restaurant to have mouthwatering delectable food!!! I had some of the best tostadas that I've ever had!!!! Great wait staff, and great food make this a must do in Groveland!!!!!!

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I ate at Cocina Michoacana on the suggestion of our Inn Keeper. The restaurant had a lot of authentic Mexican dishes, and the food was a great value. The staff was friendly and seemed to welcome all travelers. On my next trip to Yosemite, I will be sure to stop there again. ***Tip, try the Horchata. Yum.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Along with the usual Mexican entrees, there were a few regional offerings from Michoacan, the owners' home state. Funky interior - maybe a little TOO funky. They badly need to install new cleaner looking carpeting. Soft drinks only.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I ate here after a long day of hiking on one of my recent trips out to Yosemite, and I was extremely satisfied. Firstly, the service was excellent. I came in around 9:50pm even though the restaurant was supposed to close at 10pm, and they were happy to seat me and accommodate me even right before closing time. My server... More

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Oakland, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We ate here after three pretty terrible dinners at other places in the area. For it's location, I would give it 5 stars. If it was in the middle of SF, maybe not, but the food was great after a day of long hiking. Also they have beer and pretty tasty sangrias. The ambience is cheerful and boisterous and the... More

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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Was I surprised to find a great Mexican restaurant in this tiny town outside Yosemite! We're from Oakland and this restaurant matched great Mexican restaurants in Oaktown. Family owned and operated, all family recipes from Michoacan, been in Groveland 23 years. We had tostadas and they were yummy. Also loved their cabbage salsa they serve with the chips. Worth a... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you are a fan of good "American-Mexican" style food, this is your kind of hole-in-the-wall, family-run kind if place. Servings are generous and the place is small, but for Mexican food fans, this place hits the spot.

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CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a local favorite. Not fancy, but the food is reliably good and good value. Extensive menu and friendly service.

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Amherst, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you idea of Mexican food is an unidentifiable mass of glop on a plate then this is the place for you. Everything ran together and all tasted the same.

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Janesville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I loved the cabbage slaw served with the chips and salsa before dinner. What a nice addition to the meal. The service was very friendly. I had the shrimp tacos and they were wonderful. The beans and rice were average, run of the mill . . . nothing extraordinary. Everyone else at the table enjoyed their meals as well. I... More

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