Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico


At a Glance

Shrimp & fish tacos & tortas, pachola, chilaquiles, eggs & other items make up the menu at this small kitchen on the highway in Ajijic.

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Guide to Food & Restaurants in Ajijic & Lake Chapala, Mexico

This guide to restaurants in Ajijic, which includes a visual overview to some of the common types of Mexican foods found in the area, will help you when dining out at Lake Chapala.

Dining Out Guide

For the uninitiated, it can be tricky to figure out some items on the menu when you're ordering Mexican food. So it's easy to stick to something familiar like tacos or enchiladas, and you can end up missing out on some of the more interesting dishes to be had. What is carne en su jugo? What's the difference between a torta and a lonche? A sope versus a pellizcada? Check out the guide below to some of the common foods – comida típica – found at Lake Chapala. More foods will be added throughout the rest of 2019.

Restaurants & Food in Ajijic

Then further below, check out the guide to 30+ restaurants and food-related businesses in Ajijic, from ice cream made in barrels to yellow-corn tortillas and sushi. In addition to all of the wonderful local Mexican cuisine, we're also fortunate to have a wide variety of restaurants here, including Thai, Vietnamese, top-notch pizza, and many more. Some have been around for 50 years, some just popped up recently.

Dining Out Guide to Mexican Food at Lake Chapala

Food & Restaurants in Ajijic

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