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The success of Ricardo’s Place or 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, and devoted to making every occasion memorable. This tradition of thoughtfully prepared recipes was passed to Mamacita Alicia who brought all of this knowledge to Southern California some 40 years ago. Along with two brothers, Arnulfo and Mario, and eight children: Rosa, Raquel, Ricardo, Bertha, Estela, Alejandro, Belén and Minerva. Mamacita Alicia made the journey to Southern California and was ready to introduce her unique and flavorful culinary style to this growing community.
Almost 40 years later, the recipes that Mamacita Alicia brought to Southern California continue to remain as delicious as the day Grandma Juana created them back in Jalisco, México. The entire family is dedicated to maintaining 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.
And so, Ricardo’s Place was born, opening it’s doors on April 16, 2003.
Words cannot explain how Thankful I am. Ricardo, you have given so much to the community, I honestly do not know how to repay you and Rosita…Berlin Armenta, Miss Orange County
Mr. and Mrs. Beas,
Thank you for your generous donation in gift certificates. We were blessed to have you join us at our event…Thank you for your partnership in Catholic Education.San Juan Capistrano Serenade Choir
Thank you very much for being so kind to my high school students.
Your generosity and wisdom are appreciated!Mike Weinell, Dana Hills High School
Thank you so much for taking the time to come to San Juan Hills and speak to our students. You did a great job telling them about your life and experiences. You are always so supportive to our students. Thank you so much for being their mentor and giving them the opportunity to learn and grow.Judy Bradley, Career Preparation CUSD
Dear Ricardo and Rosa,
Thanks are not enough for all the support you Ricardo give to the Friends of the Library. Without your great effort the Night of the Arts wouldn’t have happened. Your contributions are so much appreciated.San Juan Capistrano Friends of the Library
Dear Rosa and Ricardo,
I wanted to Thank you for your financial support for the Bear Project Reception entertainment. You are truly an Angel of the Arts. On behalf of the Angels board, Saddleback students and Faculty Thank you for caring about the Arts.María Chávez, Secretary of the Angels for the Arts Board, Saddleback College
We wish to express our sincere Thanks for your generous donation for our fundraiser. It was a wonderful success and we greatly appreciate your support of the Mission.San Juan Capistrano Mission Women’s Guild
Dear Mr. Ricardo Beas,
Thank you so much in supporting Breakthrough and myself. I really enjoyed meeting you. I’m really fascinated in the way you sacrificed so many things to become a successful person. You are not just successful but an inspiration for so many.Amy Fabian, St. Margaret Episcopal School
On behalf of the San Clemente Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, I would like to Thank you your donation for the raffle held on our Spring Fashion Show and luncheon fundraiser.Eileen West, Daughters of the American Revolution
Thank you for supporting the Sheanivale Gala to benefit the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Center. Your auction donation helped us to raise over $700,000 to improve the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horse-related programs.Dana Butler-Mohburg, Executive Director, J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center
Voted 2013 Best Taco and Best Salsa (People’s Choice SJC Dispatch)
Voted 2013 Best International Eating Place (People’s Choice SJC Dispatch)