Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

La Iguana de Piedra

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Under the palapa tree just you & me (plus a couple hundred weekend visitors from Guadalajara).

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La Iguana de Piedra is one of about 20 restaurants which congregate west of San Juan Cosalá along the Lake Chapala shore at Piedra Barrenada.

These restaurants, which primarily serve seafood trucked in fresh from the coast, fill up on the weekends with visitors who come from Guadalajara to enjoy some time outside of the city.

Take your pick — but La Iguana de Piedra is one of the most popular, with dozens of steak, shrimp, fish and more exotic seafood choices.

Last updated November 9, 2019

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Address

Jocotepec-Chapala Highway #636

San Juan Cosalá

HoursOpen Now

Mon11:00am -9:00pm
Tue11:00am -9:00pm
Wed11:00am -9:00pm
Thu11:00am -9:00pm
Fri11:00am -9:00pm
Sat11:00am -9:00pm
Sun11:00am -9:00pm

Phone

331-529-9257

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Photos of La Iguana de Piedra

One of the grand palapas at La Iguana de Piedra keeps off the sun and rain.

One of the grand palapas at La Iguana de Piedra keeps off the sun and rain.

Coconut-breaded shrimp.

Coconut-breaded shrimp.

Shrimp a la veracruzana, a style of cooking seafood using a sauce made from onions, garlic, jalapeños, green olives and tomatoes.

Shrimp a la veracruzana, a style of cooking seafood using a sauce made from onions, garlic, jalapeños, green olives and tomatoes.

This restaurant fills up on the weekends.

This restaurant fills up on the weekends.

There are a number of seating areas at La Iguana de Piedra.

There are a number of seating areas at La Iguana de Piedra.

Palapas are open-sided dwellings with roofs made from thatched, dried palm leaves. They are common on beaches and in deserts in Mexico.

Palapas are open-sided dwellings with roofs made from thatched, dried palm leaves. They are common on beaches and in deserts in Mexico.

Music sometimes goes on, performed by a small group during a show or by musicians who will play for you or other tables for a small fee.

Music sometimes goes on, performed by a small group during a show or by musicians who will play for you or other tables for a small fee.

The namesake iguana greets you when you arrive. (Don't worry, it's just a statue.)

The namesake iguana greets you when you arrive. (Don't worry, it's just a statue.)

There should be plenty of parking available on both sides of the highway.

There should be plenty of parking available on both sides of the highway.

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