La Cocina de Ana is located in the Gold Zone, just a little South of Dairy Queen (DQ is a favorite landmark). To get to it, you can either take a right at the Dairy Queen, then a left at the next street (Laguna) where you’ll find it a little ways down on the left; or continue walking down Av. Cameron Sabalo and then go through the breezeway at the Plaza Valencia.
La Cocina de Ana is open Monday through Saturday from Noon until food runs out. Food is served cafeteria style, and you pay by how much your plate weighs. If you want tortillas or a beverage (which changes daily), just ask the cashier (usually Ana).
The dining room isn’t large so seating is limited, and they’re VERY popular with the locals so get there early! Food will run out, and if you’re there much after 1 pm you may find little left to enjoy! If you are in the mood to dine al-fresco, take-out containers are available, and Camaron beach is just a short walk away.
Food options change daily, but there are standards like arroz, frijoles, gorditas, and various desserts. Wednesdays are Chinese day. Be forewarned that Ana’s version of Chinese food is Mexican-Chinese, much like American-Chinese, and has very little to do with actual Chinese food.
La Cocina de Ana is one of the best values for good food you’ll find in all of Mazatlán, and should be on your list of places to try. Remember to go EARLY!