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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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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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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Adelita Bar and Grill Rebuilt . . . and Revisited

Adelita Bar and Grill Rebuilt . . . and Revisited

For the past 3 years, Adelita in San Antonio has been one of the best kept secrets at Lakeside. What started as a neighborhood bar and eatery with loud bands on the weekends grew and matured into an excellent restaurant with great food, great service, a great bar, and live bBands with a dance floor…

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Chez Chou Chou – Authentic French Cuisine in a Bistro Setting

Chez Chou Chou – Authentic French Cuisine in a Bistro Setting

After several years at Lakeside, we were convinced that a real French restaurant was the rarest of the rare in our area. There were certainly many pretenders who came and went at Lakeside and in Guadalajara. But after trying most of the French restaurants rated among the top 500 Guadalajara area restaurants, we concluded that…

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