Food and Dinning

Tacos “Taqueria” Chuy in downtown Chapala Mexico

Taqueria “Chuy” is great recommendation that Access Lake Chapala wants to share with you, we encourage the local business and we want to make sure you always taste our local food gems. Jose de Jesus Zepeda Gonzalez, started his small taco business along with his wife Gloria 30 years ago with a small taco stand on the main avenue of Chapala. Man at Taco stand in Chapala Mexico As soon as the...

The Hot Dog Stand at Ajijic Mexico Plaza 2021

The best Ajijic Night food, Hot Dogs!! Access Lake Chapala loves sharing the best places to enjoy of good food with excellent quality, especially those places that are harder to find by expats  but well known by locals. If you are looking to have a taste of the great local food, a great option is to try the hamburger and hot dog stand “Hot Dogs La Placita” located in the main central park of the...

Food stall

Vegan festival in San Antonio

The first annual vegan festival was held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in the San Antonio plaza in Lake Chapala. I had seen many posters advertising it all over Ajijic and also a page and a half article about it in the Guadalajara Reporter. Tents Above is a photo of the outside of the tents..I decided to go, not expecting much. I have been to countless events in this area that turned out to be...

Decorations

The Feria de la Capirotada 2018 in Ajijic

The Feria de la Capirotada, also called the Spring Festival, was held again this year at the malecon in Ajijic. Capirotada is only made during the Lenten season. Lent this year is February 14th through March 29th. But the Capirotada is especially popular and served in many places on Good Friday, March 30th. The Entrance There is no fee for this event. It is held in the afternoon through the evening...

Chili booth

40th Annual Chili Cook-Off Ajijic 2018

This is a very special year for the Ajijic Chili Cook-Off. It is the 40th year. It started out very small at the Old Posada Restaurant which is next to the malecon. At that time the restaurant was owned by the Eager family. Morley Eager was so into it that he hired an elephant and headed the parade by riding on it. Unfortunately, he is no longer alive but his spirit lives on. Paper Mache...

The 37th Annual Chili Cook-Off, 2015 in Ajijic

The 37th Annual Mexican Chili Cook-Off was a great success. It started on Friday, February 27th and went through Sunday. It ended at five p.m. on Sunday, March 1st. It was held at the Tobolandia water park. This year the parade was very small. The Shriners were in it and the tour bus from Chapala. Instead of starting at six corners as it did on previous years, it started by the bank up on the Carretera....

The Old (Vieja) Posada, now Maria Isabel Restaurant in Ajijic

There is a new restaurant in town, at the end of Colon and across the street from the pier and malecon. Maria Isabel is the new name. It was opened by a couple recently retired from Guadalajara, Adriana and Leonardo Cornejo. Leonardo retired in September and they moved up to Ajijic. But Leonardo is a restless sort and not one to sit around. He started looking for things to do and within three months he...

The Tuesday Organic Market in West Ajijic

The Ajijic Tuesday Organic Market is an ever expanding success story. It started out in Carol Kindschi's Back yard in March three years ago. It was organized by a small group of Expat women. The idea was formed when a dear woman friend developed cancer. These women decided to bring the organic fruits and vegetables to one place so they could shop for her. They contacted all the organic farmers in the...

Monday Market at the Hole in One Restaurant

The Monday market is located below the Hole in One Restaurant in San Antonio. The address is: #89 Carretera.  It is easy to find. It is across the street from the Chula Vista Golf Course. Both the big buses and the small buses will stop there for you.  This market hasn't been open long. At first it was on Tuesdays but that conflicts with the organic market in the shopping center in San Antonio. So they...

Lake Chapala’s 33rd Annual Chili Cook Off in Ajijic

The Chili Cook-off is the largest fund raising event of the year in Lake Chapala. It was started 33 years ago with just six participants, a banjo and a barbeque grill. It has grown since then. Now the expected paid attendance is 7,000 people with more than 100 vendors, scores of entertainers, and 30 cooks competing for awards. This year was the largest parade in cook-off history, and over 250 volunteers...

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