We stayed there a couple of nights last October on the back to San Francisco from Yosemite. All the praise on Tripadvisor is more than justified. Much nicer to stay here than in Yosemite itself (with its health risks!). Mary Ellen recommended some lovely places in Mariposa to eat (Charles Street Dinner House great, nicer than Savoury's which is all big business hustler and bustle, both in the centre). You'll need to take a cab if you want to have drink. Just beware: some of these other establishments are not anywhere near the village centre at all!