Restaurants in Lake Chapala & Ajijic, a Real Treat...
One of the really special treats in the Lake Chapala area is the incredible abundance of excellent restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. You’ll be astonished at the variety and pleasantly surprised when you get your bill at the end of the evening. Unlike north of the border, your bill won’t automatically appear – you must ask for it. It is considered impolite to present you with your bill when you haven’t yet requested it. The table is yours for as long as you wish. After all, you’re a guest!
One of our favorites is an Argentinean restaurant in Ajijic where you can get a U.S. imported steak dinner perfectly cooked to order for about $10 USD, and would you believe a bottle of decent Chilean red wine for $10 USD? Doesn’t get much better than that. Plus the waiters speak English and the menu is in both English/Spanish.
Lake Chapala restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisine:
- Japanese (even Sushi)
- English Fish & Chips
- Good old-fashioned home cooking and of course
- Mexican (plus many more).
and entertainment too…
Many of the restaurants in Ajijic also have live entertainment, from Classical Guitar, Mariachi, Country, Jazz, Oldies, Ball Room, Irish, Rock & Roll, Big Band, and Easy Listening (you name it). You never know who you’ll meet; don’t be surprised if you get to meet Ron Baker, who played guitar for Charlie Pride for years as well as Dewayne Blackwell, a famous songwriter from the U.S. with hits such as 'Friends in Low Places,' and 'Mr. Blue.'
Eating in some of the smaller basic Lake Chapala restaurants can be even more economical and somewhat of an adventure as you try to decipher what’s on the menu.
Some reviews from past guests of the focus program:
|Pat Clarkin –Bradford,RI, 2007, 18 Aug to 25 Aug
|"The food and entertainment were totally awesome! My favorite was the country & western restaurant, and I don't really care for country music. I could go there every night."
|Jim Cronkwright -Bella Vista,AZ, 2007, 14 Apr to 20 Apr
|"The food and entertainment well chosen, excellent quality and a great testimony to the variety and quality of food available."
|Patti Kirkpatrick - Bellevue WA (Focus program November 24, 2006)
|"The Hotel – Excellent – service and accommodation great and friendly. Food and entertainment - great variety of food (oink) and I ate every morsel. What a great variety for such a small town."
|Daniel & Roberta Racicot -Brockville,ON, Aug 9 - 16, 2008
|"The food was outstanding, the atmosphere in the restaurants was genial, the entertainment was fascinating."