Cocina de Ricardo
'The Taste and Spirit of Mexico'
success of La Cocina de Ricardo is dedicated to the
family tradition of excellence that began with Grandma
Juana in Mixtlán Jalisco, México. 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.
We now offer full bar service - Join us at La Cocina for the best margaritas in town!