Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

David’s Café

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This restaurant has been serving up hearty American- & Mexican-style breakfasts & lunches 7 days a week for the past 19 years.

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No, his name is not David. Call him Jesús or Chuy.

For the past 20 years, David’s Café has been open for breakfast and lunch, but the original owner, David, is long gone. Now the owners are chef Cecilia Gómez and her business partner Jesús Fonseca, a.k.a. “David.” Chuy (pronounced CHU-ee) is the nickname for Jesús.

Come to David’s Café for a mixture of American and Mexican breakfasts and lunches from pancakes and eggs to enchiladas suizas and hamburgers.

Last updated January 7, 2019

Street View

Address

Hidalgo #21

Ajijic

HoursOpen Now

*

Closed the last Tuesday of each month.

Mon----
Tue8:00am -2:00pm
Wed8:00am -2:00pm
Thu8:00am -3:00pm
Fri8:00am -3:00pm
Sat8:00am -3:00pm
Sun8:00am -3:00pm

Phone

376-766-2341

Restaurant Menu

*Prices are subject to change without notice

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Photos of David’s Café

The dining area at David's Café.

The dining area at David's Café.

Inside David's Café.

Inside David's Café.

Inside David's Café.

Inside David's Café.

Backyard patio seating where you may smoke.

There is also backyard patio seating where you may smoke.

Eggs poached on toast with hash browns and bacon.

Eggs poached on toast with hash browns and bacon.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Aztec dancers at the Virgin of Zapopan procession

Aztec Dancers

Aztec dancers, also known as concheros, lead the procession for the annual arrival of the Virgin of Zapopan in Chapala.

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Huevos divorciados with bacon. (Eggs with red and green salsa.)

Huevos divorciados with bacon. (Eggs with red and green salsa.)

Breakfast sandwich with sausage on an English muffin.

Breakfast sandwich with sausage on an English muffin.

Omelette a la mexicana with ham, hashbrowns and toast.

Omelette a la mexicana with ham, hashbrowns and toast.

Enchiladas suizas (Swiss enchiladas), which gets its name from its slightly tart tomatillo- and cream-based sauce.

Enchiladas suizas (Swiss enchiladas), which gets its name from its slightly tart tomatillo- and cream-based sauce.

Chilaquiles: Fried tortilla strips with salsa.

Chilaquiles: Fried tortilla strips with salsa. These are divorciados with both red and green salsa. It includes an egg prepared however you like it, with crema and cheese and a side of beans.

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Chilaquiles.

Chilaquiles.

Carne con chile.

Carne con chile.

Breakfast burritos. Choose from bacon, ham or sausage.

Breakfast burritos. Choose from bacon, ham or sausage.

A waffle with fruit.

A waffle with fruit.

The fruit plate.

The fruit plate.

A licuado de fresa. Licuados are made from fruit and, usually, milk, though some fruits go best with water.

A licuado de fresa. Licuados are made from fruit and, usually, milk, though some fruits go best with water.

A banana licuado.

A banana licuado.

Fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Every gringo's favorite, the iced tea, is good here.

Every gringo's favorite, the iced tea, is good here.

Inside David's Café.

Inside David's Café.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Frida Kahlo Catrina

Frida Kahlo Catrina on the Day of the Dead

A woman dressed as a catrina of Frida Kahlo on the Day of the Dead in Chapala, Mexico.

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Inside David's Café.

Inside David's Café.

The outdoor seating area in back.

The outdoor seating area in back.

Outside David's Café on Hidalgo Street.

Outside David's Café on Hidalgo Street.

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