Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Lonchería Mary

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This restaurant next to the Ajijic plaza serves great homecooked-style Mexican food seven days a week.

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Lonchería Mary serves homecooked Mexican food near the plaza in Ajijic.

What’s served varies from day to day, but you can usually count on eggs, chilaquiles, chiles rellenos, enchiladas, enfrijoladas, milanesa (breaded and fried beef or chicken), soup, tacos, lonches (sandwiches), and carne asada.

Treat the posted menus that you see on the walls as suggestions that are, hopefully, available. This is one of those places where instead of receiving a menu from the waitress, you ask her what’s available today. “¿Qué hay, hoy?” (¿Keeh ay oy?) “What is there today?”

The price for a meal and beverage here is around $70 pesos.

Last updated November 10, 2019

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Street View

Address

Parroquía #22

Ajijic

HoursOpen Now

Mon9:00am -5:00pm
Tue9:00am -5:00pm
Wed9:00am -5:00pm
Thu9:00am -5:00pm
Fri9:00am -5:00pm
Sat9:00am -5:00pm
Sun9:00am -5:00pm

Phone

376-108-4532

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Photos of Lonchería Mary

Inside Lonchería Mary at Parroquía #22 in Ajijic, Mexico.

Inside Lonchería Mary at Parroquía #22 in Ajijic, Mexico.

The restaurant is owned by Mary de los Ángeles Castillo.

The restaurant is owned by Mary de los Ángeles Castillo.

Owner Mary and cook Doña Licho.

Owner Mary and cook Doña Licho.

Mary prepares a chile relleno, which is a poblano pepper that's stuffed with cheese, then breaded and fried in oil.

Mary prepares a chile relleno, which is a poblano pepper that's stuffed with cheese, then breaded and fried in oil.

A prepared chile relleno in a bath of a non-spicy, tomato-based sauce.

A prepared chile relleno in a bath of a non-spicy, tomato-based sauce.

Carne en su jugo: a Guadalajara specialty which is a chopped beef and bean stew in a broth made from blended tomatillos (called tomates verdes in Mexico), cilantro and serrano chiles. Then there's a slice of bacon for good measure.

Carne en su jugo: a Guadalajara specialty which is a chopped beef and bean stew in a broth made from blended tomatillos (called tomates verdes in Mexico), cilantro and serrano chiles. Then there's a slice of bacon thrown in for good measure. It's topped off with chopped raw onion, cilantro, and a lime for you to squeeze.

Caldo de pollo: chicken soup.

Caldo de pollo: chicken soup.

Enchiladas with cheese or chicken inside.

Enchiladas with cheese or chicken inside.

Enfrijoladas: These are like enchiladas but instead of a chile salsa, they're covered in a salsa made from pinto beans.

Enfrijoladas: These are like enchiladas but instead of a chile salsa, they're covered in a salsa made from pinto beans.

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Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs a la mexicana, and beans.

Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs a la mexicana, and beans.

Agua fresca de frambuesa: blended raspberries and water.

Agua fresca de frambuesa: blended raspberries and water.

Agua fresca de jamaica (hibiscus flower).

Agua fresca de jamaica (hibiscus flower).

Great drip coffee.

Great drip coffee.

Meals come with homemade chips and a delicious molcajete-ground salsa made with roasted onions, tomatoes and chiles.

Meals come with homemade chips and a delicious molcajete-ground salsa made with roasted onions, tomatoes and chiles.

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There is outdoor seating in the back.

There is outdoor seating in the back.

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