About Maria’s

About Us

Maria’s has been serving fresh Mexican food to loyal locals and visitors alike in Downtown Grass Valley since 1992. We pride ourselves on offering you a comfortable setting where you will enjoy our authentic Mexican cuisine. Our dishes are prepared fresh daily using family recipes created in Mexico and handed down through the generations. We feature daily specials (ask when you visit!) and host many fun and interesting events such as our Tequila Tasting Dinners where you can taste and learn about different tequilas while dining on a 6 course meal.

Owner Maria Ramos learned to cook from her Mexican born mother and grandmother and has brought all of the authenticity and passion to Maria’s Mexican Restaurant. While the regular menu is full of every Mexican favorite you can imagine, she is constantly trying new, fresh ideas. There is ALWAYS something new to try each time you visit.

“Eating in Maria’s patio is as close to Mexico as you can get without a passport!”

The original building housed a burger place before Maria took it over in 1992. The adjacent land went up for sale in 2005, so Maria decided to expand, completing the expansion and renovation in 2010. The new Maria’s added an outdoor patio, patio bar and a new round indoor bar.

Maria's Mexican Restaurant

“We made the patio look and feel as if you’re IN Mexico,” said Maria of the patio which features a bell tower, fountain, shade awnings, Mexican artwork and sculptures, plants and seats more than 60 diners. The outdoor patio bar features two large high-definition televisions and plenty of great cocktails, including Maria’s famous margaritas. Throughout the summer and fall months, live entertainment can be enjoyed on the patio. Our newly expanded bar now features over 70 quality tequilas.

Maria’s is open 7 days a week serving Lunch and Dinner starting at 11am and on Saturday and Sunday we open at 7am serving authentic Mexican and American traditional breakfasts!

We provide prompt Carry Out Service – all our menu items are available To Go, so find out what you want on our menu pages and then call (530) 274-2040 or stop by the restaurant.

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant can also cater your next event! We can provide catering services for corporate functions, family gatherings, outdoor events, weddings and more.

Maria’s outdoor patio built in 2010.

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant can also cater your next event! We can provide catering services for corporate functions, family gatherings, outdoor events, weddings and more.

Click here for more catering information.