The success of La Cocina de Ricardo is dedicated to the family tradition of excellence that began with Grandma Juana in Mixtlan Jalisco, Mexico. She ... More
La Cocina De Ricardo
The success of La Cocina de Ricardo is dedicated to the family tradition of excellence that began with Grandma Juana in Mixtlan Jalisco, Mexico. She was the main chef of her town and would prepare the food for small and large events, from parties to weddings, making every occasion memorable. This tradition of thoughtfully prepared recipes was passed to Mamacita Alicia (the current chef and Owner), who brought all this knowledge to Southern California some 30 years ago, along with two brothers & eight kids Ricardo, a San Clemente High School Graduate, and with his enterprising spirit inspired by his Grandpa Arnulfo convinced Mamacita to share her recipes with the Orange County people and so she did , opening their first restaurant in the middle 1980s. Ricardo, Alicia, Guillermo & Mario as well as the rest of the family, are dedicated to maintain a clean establishment, the best, healthiest and most affordable Mexican food around. We thank you for your business and consider you an important part of our family tradition.
This to me is mexican food. I have only been to Mexico a few times and each time this is the type of food I have eaten when I was there. I love the Pozole and this is the only place I will get it now. They put in huge chunks of pork, lots of hominy, and give you all the cabbage, lime, etc. on the side to put in it. YUMMY! They also have good shredded beef (insert taco, burrito, etc). Their menu is huge and the prices are low. I would rather eat here than Don Jose's or El Torito. The guy that owns the place and is usually at the counter is very polite.