Chapala's Fonda ---
Located on the right hand corner of the Plaza. Specialties include a
very good Chile Relleno. $4-$5 plates makes Chapala's popular amongst
locals. Open everyday B-L-D
Tacos Stands --- What
would Mexico be without Taco's? Tasty and quick they can be had for about $0.50
depending on location. Lonches are also available for $1.50-$2. Available
daily, but at night there are many.
Cucumber's --- Popular
with the Gringos and the breakfast omelets are a great value.
Ham/mushroom/cheese omelet with Hash browns Bacon, Toast (home made bread) coffee/tea. B-L-D
Closed Thursday. Just off the Plaza, easily found.
Joe's --- Across the
way from Cucumber's Joe's pork spareribs are the best in Chapala. $4-$5
served with potato salad and beans. Very loyal Gringo and Mexican following.
Closed Monday B-L-D
Lucy's Pizzeria --- Located just
outside the bus station. Try her Special Pizza, by the slice. 2 -
10 PM daily, Closed Tuesday
Giardino - Located on the main road in Chapala a quarter block from the
Plaza, this Italian Tratoria offers incredible fish dishes, a large selection of
pizzas, angus cuts of beef, salads, daily specials. Madro #430, Tele: 108. 0350 Cel 331. 314. 2657
Letra CH - Carretera a Mezcala,
González Gallo No.4, Las Redes, 45900 Chapala, Jalisco. Past the old train
station and the glorieta, Letra CH is a really fine restaurant with delicious
appetizers, mains, mini plates and bar. Open daily at 1pm to 8:30pm, but closed
Wednesday. Phone 376 765 3004 Definitely worth a visit!
Churros --- Ernesto's
been here on the Carrettera 10 years. A real local treat. You'll love them. Open 9 - 2, 6 - 10 PM Everyday. Tamales
are available in the evening, filled with chicken and pork. Dessert tamales too!
Liquado Stands ---
Juice bars that offer fresh squeezed orange, papaya, carrot or any other
fruit in season, and they have a huge variety. Really a great value and
Jonhy's Place and Don
--- Same owners, same food. The bestt Shrimp Empanizado in Chapala. Really
great brochettes and the best Margaritas in town. Jonhy's
has billiard tables, while Don Juan has a fabulous view of Lake Chapala.
La Lena --- Arranchera with a grilled blistered Jalapeno Chile, onions, beans, salsa, and of
course tortillas. Wine by the glass. 18 years here on the main street
coming into Chapala. A meat eaters treat.
Open daily 12:00 - 11:00 PM.
Located on the East end of the Malecon. Try the
delicious smoked marlin tacos and the shrimp & octopus
cocktail is perfect. 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM, Closed Tuesday.
Romeo y Julieta --
The absolute best Italian gelato in town. Ramon Corona 8A across from the
Malecon. Look for the striped awning.
Cenadaria Elva ---
Pozole! This is where the locals eat dinner. Good prices. Closed Tuesday Burritos, VERY CLEAN. 7 PM- 11:30 PM
Located in the historical Casa Braniff (from Braniff Airlines) by the lake in
Chapala, this restaurant has outdoor seating and specializes in chamorro
(grilled pork shank). Paseo Ramon Corona #18, reservations: 765-2162, open 1pm -
8 pm daily, closed Mondays.
American Legion ---
#114 Morelos, Chapala. Telefono:765-2259. Open 9
AM - 3:30 PM , serves breakfast and lunch. Great place to meet other Expats,
lots of services provided like passport renewals, visas, residency, mail
services, volunteer opportunities etc. Get involved both with other
Expats and with the local culture! Offer your services and expertise.
El Tejado de
Don Eme --Miguel
Martinez #433, 1/2 block from the Glorieta, Chapala, Jalisco Tele: 333.
956. 7760 or 331. 320. 9796 - serves the best Chamorro (roasted pork
shank) at the best price in town.
Located outside of Chapala
but close by
La Nueva Posada
Hotel/Restaurant/Bar --- an old colonial style restaurant located at Donato
Guerra #9, Ajijic, Jalisco. Telefono: (376) 766-1444, 766-1344, Fax 766-2049.
Open daily, Noon 'until closing'. One of the town's favorites for family
gatherings and romantic interludes.
Tony's --- Located on the
Carretera between Chapala and Ajijic, #149 in San Antonio, near Super Lake
Shopping Center, Tony's offers fresh and frozen meats and seafood, quality
breads, butters, and spreads. There is a restaurant as well, with an all you can
eat salad bar. Open daily noon to 9:30 pm, closed Wednesdays.
Restaurant Hidalgo 90, Riberas del Pilar, 45906 Ajijic, Jalisco, CLOSED
TUESDAY Tele: 331. 301. 9862 Consistently good food, reasonably priced.
Casa Gourmet - a new
imported grocery with all your favorite mustards, syrups, chocolates, soups,
spices, teas gluten free and more. Located across from Wal*Mart on the Careterra.
Tele: 376. 766. 5070
Alex's Pasta Bar -
Juan Alvarez 61 y 63 in Ajijic. Closed Sundays. Tele: 01. 376. 766. 2034
Adelita Bar and Grill Great
food, live music, dancing, dinners at big discounts on certain nights. Famous
for their BBQ ribs. Open daily at noon. Independencia 124-A San Antonio
Tlayacapan Jalisco, Mexico 45915 Tel: (376)766-0097 Email:
La Una Restaurante - Located in
Ajijic, La Una has some wonderful tapas and beautiful main dishes. Garden
seating. Marcos Castellano #9, Ajijic, Tele: 376. 766. 2072, Cel: 045. 331. 145.
Lake Chapala Farmer's Market -
Organic meats, prepared meals for singles or couples, quiche, sprouted breads,
more... La Huerta W. Ajijic - in Sunrise Restaurant. Tuesdays 10am to 12:30pm
Ricki's Restaurant --
Japanese and Thai food. If you are looking for something different, Ricki's
serves up some great Asian dishes. Their Tempura is awesome, the Grilled Salmon
Teriyaki is a decent portion and you must try the barbequed eel. Scrumptious!
Marcos Castellanos 27A, Ajijic, Jalisco, Tele: 376. 766. 1627
Mi Tango Restaurant *
Bar -- Located in swanky Ajijic, Mi Tango has cultivated a loyal following
of both Gringos and the local Mexican crowd. Offers a full range of appetizers,
salads, entrees and desserts with excellent coffee as well. Service is decent,
prices are reasonable, food is dependably good. The semi-open air atmosphere is
very pleasant in a garden setting with contemporary artwork on the walls. Often
there is a waiting line for tables. Morelos #5, Ajijic, Tele: 01.376.766.2458.
Tabarka - Cocina
Mediterranea Espanola -- just moved from their location on the Carretera just outside of Ajijic on the
way to Jocotepec and is now located in Ajijic - Ramon Corona #2-A Col. Centro
Ajijic, 45920 Chapala, Mexico. Owner is David Abadia. Tel: 01. (376) 766. 1588 Daily
specials of fresh fish, serves wine, port and cappuccinos.
Yves - Carretera Poniente 493
in Ajijic, across from Villa Nova. Tele: 01. 376. 766. 3565