Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

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 June 11, 2019

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Address

Marcos Castellanos #24

Aijic

HoursClosed Now

Mon----
Tue8:00am -4:00pm
Wed8:00am -4:00pm
Thu8:00am -4:00pm
Fri8:00am -4:00pm
Sat8:00am -4:00pm
Sun8:00am -4:00pm

Phone

331-337-1255

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Photos of Fonda Los Jarritos

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.

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

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

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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Gorditas, filled with beans, beef or chicharrón.

Gorditas, filled with beans, beef or chicharrón.

A lonche with pierna (pork leg).

A lonche with pierna (pork leg).

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.

The Virgin of Zapopan Visits Chapala

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Customers wait for an order at Fonda Los Jarritos.

Customers wait for an order at Fonda Los Jarritos.

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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