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Fonda Los Jarritos

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Wonderful food at excellent prices at this homestyle fonda.

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Fonda Los Jarritos is a fonda: a small, mom-and-pop restaurant that serves down-to-earth standards at very affordable prices.

Though fondas take on a variety of forms these days, they can oftentimes feel like you’re eating in someone’s home. And sometimes you actually are.

At Fonda Los Jarritos, that’s just the case: owners Sandra Hinojosa and her husband, Max Macías Arceo, live in the back of the building. Out front, they serve great homecooked tacos, lonches, tortas ahogadas, burritos, hamburgers and a few other items. For breakfast, there are chilaquiles, eggs, molletes and other dishes.

They also serve bírria and pozole on the weekends. And on weekdays there’s a daily blue plate special that includes agua fresca for $50 pesos. Sometimes that turns out to be mole with chicken, gorditas, a soup, beef strips with cactus or whatever Sandra feels like whipping up that day.

Fonda Los Jarritos gets its name from the little clay jars, called jarritos, that hang in strands throughout the restaurant. It’s located where Ricki’s Japanese & Thai Food restaurant used to be just north of the highway in Ajijic on Marcos Castellanos.

Last updated November 10, 2019

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Marcos Castellanos #27

Aijic

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Wed8:00am -4:00pm
Thu8:00am -4:00pm
Fri8:00am -4:00pm
Sat8:00am -4:00pm
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331-337-1255

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Inside Fonda Los Jarritos at Marcos Castellanos #24 in Ajijic, Mexico.

Inside Fonda Los Jarritos at Marcos Castellanos #24 in Ajijic, Mexico.

The building is the same place where Ricki's Japenese & Thai Food used to be.

The building is the same place where Ricki's Japenese & Thai Food used to be.

A chile relleno (stuffed pepper).

A chile relleno (stuffed pepper).

Birría de res: bírria is a meat stew from Jalisco, usually made with goat or beef.

Birría de res: bírria is a meat stew from Jalisco, usually made with goat or beef.

Beef with nopales (cactus).

Beef with nopales (cactus).

Caldo de albóndigas: meatball soup.

Caldo de albóndigas: meatball soup.

Gorditas, filled with beans, beef or chicharrón.

Gorditas, filled with beans, beef or chicharrón.

Carne en su jugo: a beef, bean and bacon soup from this area of Jalisco.

Carne en su jugo: a beef, bean and bacon soup from this area of Jalisco.

A lonche with pierna (pork leg).

A lonche with pierna (pork leg).

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Caldo de res: beef soup with corn, zucchini, carrot, chayote, and onions.

Caldo de res: beef soup with corn, zucchini, carrot, chayote, and onions.

Strawberry agua fresca.

Strawberry agua fresca.

Agua fresca de jamaica.

Agua fresca de jamaica.

Sandra and her cook prep tortillas for an order.

Sandra and her cook prep tortillas for an order.

Customers wait for an order at Fonda Los Jarritos.

Customers wait for an order at Fonda Los Jarritos.

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Sandra Hinojosa and her husband, Max Arceo, also sell tortas ahogadas in front of the restaurant on the weekends.

Sandra Hinojosa and her husband, Max Arceo, also sell tortas ahogadas in front of the restaurant on the weekends.

Outside Fonda Los Jarritos at Marcos Castellanos #24 in Ajijic, Mexico.

Outside Fonda Los Jarritos at Marcos Castellanos #24 in Ajijic, Mexico.

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