Like most modern conflicts, the rivalry between soft and hard tacos will not end until one side gets eaten by a bear. Broker a culinary truce with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale Mexican Fare at Maria's Cantina in Woodland.
From an open-air stainless-steel kitchen, the seasoned chefs at Maria's Cantina distribute dishes from a menu of fresh Mexican fare with a modern twist. Embark on dinner with bites of freshly mashed guacamole ($6) before ascending the food pyramid to the plato de carnitas ($18), slow-roasted pork mingling among caramelized onions, pineapple salsa, and black beans. A trio of street-style tacos is packed with no-nonsense herb roasted chicken, cilantro, and salsa, and enchiladas ($14) burst with wild gulf shrimp sautéed in an aromatic sauce and crowned by salsa verde and melted cotija cheese. Diners can round out meals or batter down gingerbread walls with three cream-filled churros ($7), deep-fried, rolled in sugar, and drizzled with Maria's caramel sauce.
Channeling the ambiance of the Mexican countryside, Maria's outdoor patio, stucco façade, and thousands of miles of sun-baked desert provide a cozy setting in which to enjoy fresh, locally sourced cuisine.
Maria’s Cantina cultivates a comfortable, homey feel from its implementation of Old-World recipes to its use of fresh, organic ingredients from nearby farms. The accommodating staff treats its customers like extended family, inviting them to lounge at sleek wooden tables as they sup on painstakingly prepared tacos, sip top-shelf margaritas, or leaf through the chef’s grandparents’ wedding album.
306 6th St.
Woodland, California 95695Get Directions