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Whitewater Excitement is located halfway between Placerville and Auburn, California, and like many other places in the world, these two towns offer an abundance of great dining experiences. We are recommending dishes served at these restaurants . . . well reported to have inspired and dazzled the taste buds.


Coloma’s coolest eatery providing fresh & healthy Mexican cuisine overlooking the American River. Look for Salsa dancing, live music, tasty margaritas, and fun!
Open 7 days a week.

Sierra Rizing Bakery, Catering & Coffee House

Breakfast and lunch fare, locally roasted coffee and espresso drinks, fresh baked goods, European breads, and fine desserts are served in this busy shop. Open daily year round 5:30am to 3pm.

Sierra Nevada House

Upscale casual dining, with outdoor seating in summer. Daily steak, chop, seafood specials, great burgers, sandwiches and vegetarian options. Cocktails, craft beer, and local wines. Live music on weekends. Lodging and event facility.

Cafe Mahjaic

Dinners at Cafe Mahjaic are New American, a mixture of all ethnic backgrounds. All foods, sauces and breads made from scratch using naturally raised organic meats and grains. Daily specials. Restaurant now open Wed. – Sun.

Coloma Club Café

Café open 6:30 a.m. Full bar, live music every weekend. Garden available for private parties.

Marco's Café

Great outdoor seating and wonderful on warm summer afternoons and evenings after a great day of rafting or hiking. LIve music is played on the weekend making Marco's a favorite local hangout.

American River Pizza

American River Pizza, located in Cool, CA (about 10 miles from Coloma) has some of the best pizza in the Coloma-Lotus Valley.  You’ll often see the WWE guide staff there after trips. They serve a variety of great food including, Appetizers, Ray's Famous BBQ Ribs, Salad Bar, Sandwiches, Burgers, Wraps, Pasta Dishes, Pizza, Beer, Local Wines, and Beverages.