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Things to do in Mariposa

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Grocery or Supermarket
“When passing through Mariposa stop at Pioneer Market for all your grocery shopping.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a great restaurant to go to if you are looking for a fancier meal for the end of your day. There is a nice calming ambiance inside.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place has good burgers and beer! It is also a nice place to go that is family friendly. In the warmer months, you can enjoy your meal outside!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Great wine and beer! They also have a nice assortment of food to go with your meal. Look for their live music too. Great place to bring kids since there is ample space outside for them to play while you sit and enjoy your beverage.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Charles Street Dinner House has large portions for food. The building is very historic and has some great characteristics in it. This place is very family friendly and the menu should satisfy a large group of people with different tastes.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Museum
“Want to learn about the history of the area? Then this museum is the perfect place to stop by. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
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“Serves breakfast and lunch 1950's style. The best french toast and pancakes. Wonderful staff and food.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Museum
“A great place to visit if you are into learning more about the beginnings of the gold rush.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nature
“Just a short drive down the road outside of Mariposa going towards Merced on Hwy 140. They have ziplining and an adventure course.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“If you are looking for organic and health food items this is a great store in Mariposa. They also have great salads, sandwiches and soup.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Full menu and bar in one of Mariposa's oldest buildings. Filled with Gold Rush era memorabilia. Live music.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“The BEST burgers around, on home-made buns, with a huge menu, and many types of burgers including vegetarian, all kinds of fries, and a salad bar.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Early riser and like to walk for an espresso? It's a 10 minute walk up the road and and across the main street. They open at 6 AM. Great selection of coffees and pastries. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Castillo's serves authentic Mexican food that is hard to beat! Holly (owner) runs a nice clean restaurant and my husband has a soft spot (no pun intended!) for the Chicken Chimichanga. If you are like me, the chips and salsa tell the true tale of a good Mexican food restaurant and these won't disappoint!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Hideout is a small Saloon in an historic building. They have great drinks and beer, food, and even music. Check them out for a real taste of Mariposa's night life.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A hometown favorite and great supporter of our local schools, Pizza Factory always serves the best pizza around. The "Big R" special is a local favorite, accompany it with a pitcher of cold soda/beer as you watch the game on the well placed t.v.s. and you have yourself a perfect night!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is a great restaurant to go to if you are looking for a fancier meal for the end of your day. There is a nice calming ambiance inside.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“This place has good burgers and beer! It is also a nice place to go that is family friendly. In the warmer months, you can enjoy your meal outside!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Charles Street Dinner House has large portions for food. The building is very historic and has some great characteristics in it. This place is very family friendly and the menu should satisfy a large group of people with different tastes.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“Serves breakfast and lunch 1950's style. The best french toast and pancakes. Wonderful staff and food.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“If you are looking for organic and health food items this is a great store in Mariposa. They also have great salads, sandwiches and soup.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Full menu and bar in one of Mariposa's oldest buildings. Filled with Gold Rush era memorabilia. Live music.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“The BEST burgers around, on home-made buns, with a huge menu, and many types of burgers including vegetarian, all kinds of fries, and a salad bar.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Castillo's serves authentic Mexican food that is hard to beat! Holly (owner) runs a nice clean restaurant and my husband has a soft spot (no pun intended!) for the Chicken Chimichanga. If you are like me, the chips and salsa tell the true tale of a good Mexican food restaurant and these won't disappoint!”
  • 11 locals recommend

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