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Five generations of the most authentic, affordable Mexican Cuisine, now delivering to your events…

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Catering is not just about food, it’s about the experience. We can help turn your special occasion into a once-in-a-lifetime …

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About UsA little something about who we are

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.

Meet RicardoGet to know Ricardo

our chef
Ricardo, the third oldest child and an entrepreneur since an early age, encouraged Mamacita Alicia to share her recipes with the Community. As an alumni of San Clemente High School, Ricardo knew that the residents of this once small town were in need of excellent and affordable Mexican cuisine.

And so, Ricardo’s Place was born, opening it’s doors on April 16, 2003.



AccoladesAwards & Distinction

Voted 2013 Best Taco and Best Salsa (People’s Choice SJC Dispatch)

Voted 2013 Best International Eating Place (People’s Choice SJC Dispatch)