• Cocina Michoacana

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Vegan items are the rice, whole pinto beans, vegetable red sauce, guacamole, pico de gallo, chips & salsa, corn & flour tortillas, soy meats (chicken, beef, al pastor), vegan green sauce (chile verde), cheese, sour cream, etc. Note the regular green sauce (chile verde), refried pinto beans, red enchilada sauce are not vegan. Vegans can order veggie tacos, tostadas and vegan chicken enchiladas. Servers are knowledgeable about veganism and can help veganize most menu items. Uses vegetable oil for frying and olive & soybean oil for food. Try #18 and the #10 as they can make them with only veggies or even soy meats. Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-8:00pm, Thu-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

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26 Reviews

First Review by jasminemaciel


Points +36

10 Apr 2023

...wonderfully authentic & Vegan, too!

...oooh, we ordered tamales, enchiladas, burritos to our specific preferences - all Vegan...great service & ambience... :)



Points +150

25 Feb 2023

Great option in a non-vegan friendly town

I love that this is an option we can depend on when passing through Oakdale. They have a vegan section on the menu with a variety of options that include vegan cheese. Enjoy a fountain drink or michelada with your meal. Must try!


Points +22

13 Oct 2022

Would give it 5 stars if I could!

Wow, awesome vegan menu with a full suite of options. All veganized. Really sweet staff, passionate and proud about their vegan options. Vegan burrito was packed with chick’n, guac, salsa, rice, beans, vegan sour cream and cheeze. Highly recommend stopping by!


Points +153

14 Jun 2022

This place is fantastic!

My friend and I were returning from a wedding in Yosemite and when I leave there, I always try to eat MX food in Oakdale. This time I couldn't remember which restaurant I liked so we stopped where I usually do and the restaurant no longer looked familiar. It was hot, we were hungry! We got back in the car and drove further and saw Cocina Michoacana. When we went in and looked at the menu, we were delighted to be able to ask for a VEGAN menu. What???!

The separate menu was extensive, the food "normalized" Mexican food. Vegan everything! And it was delicious! Even though we were there on an off hour we had great service. We left there so happy and full and energized for the rest of the drive home. Thank you Cocina Michoacana!

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Conscientious of vegan sensibilities and helpful, Delicious food

Cons: It's far from where I live


Points +1420

09 Mar 2022

Entire Separate Vegan Menu!!

They have a special vegan menu with ample options. I’ve been to a lot of Mexican restaurants in my life, but this is the first time I’ve been to one with an actual vegan menu. They even offer vegan cheese and sour cream! I’m so impressed! It is so hard to choose one dish. I absolutely love their refried beans! I could just eat a whole bowl of those alone. 10/10 if you like Mexican food, don’t miss this place.

Pros: Lots of delicious vegan and veggie options, Perfect place to eat with a mixed diet crowd, Inexpensive compared to other restaurants

Cons: They aren’t in my town.


Points +37

09 Sep 2021

Tasty Vegan Chicken Enchiladas!

Very friendly waitress who was familiar with veganism. Tasty food, as well!

Pros: Multiple vegan options

Cons: A bit pricey


Points +31

16 May 2021

good veg. tamales

I got the Dos Tamales meal with vegan refried beans (& cheeze,) rice, and vegan sour cream. The red sauce was great! Nice people they were accommodating to vegans (& even made a teeny burrito for my niece!) Would go back to try sopas, torta, or tacos.

Pros: Vegan versions of Mexican classics, Vegan sour cream, Good service

Cons: Had to correct an error in the order


Points +149

25 Jan 2021

The gem of Oakdale

Friendly staff, clean restaurant and food to go!

Pros: Vegan menu with lots of options , Delicious flavor

Cons: Burrito was $15 but was BIG


Points +16

22 Jan 2020

Full vegan Mexican menu - delicious!

Awesome to find a Mexican spot in Oakdale with a full vegan menu! Everything was delicious - will definitely be back on our next SF-Yosemite journey or whenever we can. (I’d give it 5 stars, but the app limits ratings to 4 stars unless a place is fully vegan.) Thanks, Cocina Michoacana!

Pros: Full vegan menu, Delicious and authentic Mexican food, Great service and vegan understanding


Points +16

02 Nov 2019

Mexican vegan food on your way to Yosemite!

So thankful for this restaurant to provide vegans with their own menu to select from. Great stop on your way to Yosemite or if you live around. The food had great taste and we had lovely service! We will be back.😊

Updated from previous review on 2019-11-02

Pros: Vegan food , Mexican flavors and great service, Chips and salsa & pickled cabbage


Points +30

09 Oct 2019


I love the veggie fajitas with rice and beans, and flour tortillas. It’s so yummy I get it all the time.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Workers understand veganism, Yummy food


Points +18

20 Aug 2019

Hella sick bud

A mecca in a mainly meat eater's paradise. Has a vegan menu to accommodate others!


Points +19

28 Jun 2019


Seperate vegan menu with a lot of options. The tamales are delicious with the salsa verde and added vegan sour cream. Friendly service. Food does take a while to come out but worth the wait. Will definitely go again.

Pros: Seperate Vegan Menu

Cons: Not too fast


Points +252

23 Jun 2019

Plenty of options.

Friendly service. Separate vegan menu with several options including vegan cheese and sour cream. Family friendly. Our family ordered tacos, tostadas & sopas. Delicious!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly service , Sports displayed on 3 different tv’s

Cons: None


Points +18

17 Jun 2019

So yummy and so friendly!

I was so excited to try this place out for their separate vegan menu. It did not disappoint. I can never eat the rice at most Mexican restaurants as it is always made with chicken broth. But I could eat it here. Yay! Definitely going to come back.


Points +398

10 Jun 2019

Vegan Menu

Came across this restaurant while on the long drive back home to the Bay from the Eastern side of the Sierras, hoping to find some food before hitting traffic. This cute restaurant hit the spot! And they have a vegan menu! Dining is available inside and out. The bean dip is fantastic, and they even have a vegan Michelada! Will definitely stop again the next time we are coming through here.


Points +42

15 Apr 2019


I just keep coming back for more! That bean dip alone is worth the trip. Free bean dip when you make a review!

Pros: Lots of vegan food , Yummy, Excellent for the family


Points +98

08 Mar 2019

Great find in Oakdale!

Service was fast and friendly, tasty food. They have a vegan menu with many dishes, even vegan cheese and sour cream. The owner's daughter, according to our server, is vegan and convinced her dad to include a separate vegan menu. They can also veganize most of the other dishes from the main menu. Our server knew right away what sauces and ingredients were vegan, obviously knowing when "vegan" means. I'll go back again next time I'm passing through. Who woulda thunk a vegan menu in a cowboy town?

Pros: Fast and very friendly service., Separate vegan menu., Great food.


Points +37

01 Feb 2019

Amazing find in a small cowboy town

Vegan menu, excellent service.

Pros: Vegan menu, Alcohol, Patio is pet friendly


Points +63

07 Jan 2019

Worth the drive

Delicious vegan Mexican menu, a favorite! I've been many times and tried nearly everything on the menu. Classic Mexican food vegan style! Yum!

Pros: Many vegan options , Reasonably priced , Delicious


Points +18

28 Dec 2018


Great food, decent prices, lovely atmosphere and staff. Highly recommended. The vegan menu is fabulous.


Points +210

17 Sep 2018

Pleasant experience

We were pleasantly surprised that this unassuming looking Mexican place had a vegan menu. And even more pleased by the good food and service. Highly recommend.

Pros: Vegan menu and very good service

Cons: None


Points +681

24 Jul 2018

Separate vegan menu!

Didn't expect to find such a vegan friendly gem in such a small place! Great selection. I had the fajitas which was a large enough portion for two dinners. Drinks selection is nice too (if you're into the sugary type). Very yummy. My vegetarian friend wasn't very thrilled with the tamales though.

Lovely atmosphere too, with decorations, Latino music and a back garden.


Points +16

17 Jul 2018

Amazing vegan options!

My server suggested the vegan menu after I tried to order tostadas without dairy and meat–I was thrilled! So many great options to choose from; I ended up getting the tamales which were excellent. The fact that I could get vegan cheese on the side made it even better. Very pleasantly surprised. Love this place!


Points +21

11 Jul 2018

So good!

We really enjoyed our first time there. Service was good, food was fantastic, we’ll definitely be back.


Points +32

12 Apr 2018


The #18 vegan is so good! Their rice is vegan, they have whole beans, chips are fried in vegetable oil, table salsa is spicy af but so good, and the customer service is dope! They love helping you make a vegan option!

Pros: Great service, Amazing food, Awesome vibes

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