Mesón Don Quijote Restaurant – Ajijic

Mesón Don Quijote Restaurant – Ajijic

A new restaurant in Ajijic with a Spanish chef sounded intriguing to me. Mexican restaurants certainly have their charms, but the ability to prepare Spanish dishes has never been one of them. In fact, the Mexican interpretation of paella is normally dreadful. It was therefore really exciting to hear of a new restaurant in Ajijic with a…

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Ignorance Can Be Dangerous To Your Health

Ignorance Can Be Dangerous To Your Health

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to choosing doctors in Mexico. In fact, ignorance can be dangerous to your health. “Common knowledge” among the expat community is that private doctors are the best doctors in Mexico. But, in fact, public hospital doctors are generally the best trained and most likely to be up-to-date on the latest…

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Pian Thai Restaurant – REAL Thai Food created by a REAL Thai Chef

Pian Thai Restaurant – REAL Thai Food created by a REAL Thai Chef

One of the great mysteries of living at Lakeside is why it has been so difficult to find a Chinese, Thai, or Japanese restaurant worth visiting. There have been a number of new attempts, and some were at least edible in the early going. But oriental restaurants always seem to fall to internal squabbling by owners, new…

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Traveling the Highway of Death

Traveling the Highway of Death

Our first travel on Mexico Highway 101 was shortly after buying our home in Chapala. The Chapala to San Luis Potosi to Brownsville, Texas trip was memorable for the beauty of the treacherous mountain highways and the magnificent countryside—but, most of all, for our first encounter with the Zeta drug cartel. Two truckloads of “federales”…

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CocinART – Charming, Fun, and Perfect for Brunch

CocinART – Charming, Fun, and Perfect for Brunch

Although CocinART has been open more than a year, it is surprising how many people still do not know about this restaurant. That’s really a shame because CocinART (Cooking Art) is a restaurant worth searching for. Owners Oyuki and Arturo have created a friendly comfortable setting in the heart of Ajijic that combines good food,…

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Richard’s Restaurant – Take 3

Richard’s Restaurant – Take 3

Richard’s Restaurant first opened in Chapala a couple of years ago. It was basically a hobby restaurant, opened by Richard and Ros Freed. They were unhappy with restaurant choices at Lakeside, and wanted something else to do in retirement. But Richard and Ros were no ordinary people: they had backgrounds in restaurants from Ros’ beginnings…

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