Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

David’s Café

At a Glance

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

More Info

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 July 12, 2019

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Street View

Address

Hidalgo #21

Ajijic

HoursClosed Now

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

Phone

376-766-2341

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Restaurant Menu

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Photos of David’s Café

Inside David's Café at Hidalgo #21 in Ajijic, Mexico.

Inside David's Café at Hidalgo #21 in Ajijic, Mexico.

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.

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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.

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Day of the Dead Skull Wall

Candlelit Skull Wall on the Day of the Dead

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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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