5 Best Restaurants in Ajijic, Guadalajara

Ajijic Tango


Considered one of the top restaurants in Ajijic, this Argentine favorite has locals and tourists waiting in a line down the block to get inside. Many go for the arrachera (flank steak), lamb, or carpaccio. Reservations are a must on weekdays, but the eatery doesn't take them on weekends, so get there early.

Calle Morelos 5, 45920, Mexico
Known For
  • Argentine cuisine
  • No reservations on weekends
  • Flank steak and carpaccio
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues.

Brew House–Corazon de Malta


The only gastronomic brewery in Chapala, it offers craft beer and delicious food including burgers, burritos, tacos, and salads.

Calle de las Flores 25, Mexico
Known For
  • Craft beer
  • Burgers
  • Burritos
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.



Come to this intimate bit of Bavaria on the lake for German cuisine like sausages and goose or duck pâté. Main dishes come with soup or salad, applesauce, and cooked red cabbage. For dessert indulge in plum strudel or blackberry-topped torte. Come on the early side, though; this restaurant closes at 8 pm.

Blvd. Ajijic 118-A, 45920, Mexico
Known For
  • Delicious desserts like plum strudel
  • Duck pâté
  • Bavarian cuisine
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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La Bodega de Ajijic


Eat on a covered patio overlooking a grassy lawn and a small pool at this low-key restaurant. In addition to Mexican standards, the menu has Italian pasta dishes. Service is friendly, and there's live music—ranging from Mexican pop and rock to blues, jazz, guitar, and harp—most nights.

Av. 16 de Septiembre 124, 45920, Mexico
Known For
  • Live music
  • Friendly service
  • Patio dining
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

Mom's Deli and Restaurant


This fantastic stop for breakfast and lunch serves fresh, delicious food in a pleasant environment. Try the eggs Benedict and homemade muffins.

Calle Hidalgo 62-A, Mexico
Known For
  • Perfectly roasted coffee
  • Homemade pastries
  • No-frills environment
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. No dinner