Our Favorite Ajijic Restaurants

Gourmet Ajijic Restaurants, quaint cafes, balconied bistros, waterfront dining, street food carts, bustling bakeries, and ice cream parlors abound in Ajijic. Although you’re in central Mexico, this melting pot town pulls culinary influences from around the world. Within walking distance of Casa del Sol Inn you will encounter Mexican, Japanese, Italian, Thai, Spanish, American, and even French cuisine.


Ajijic Restaurants

You can learn more about each restaurant by clicking on their name below.

Teocintle – Mexican fusion served in a colorful corner bistro just a half block away. Chef Gloria Rodríguez Villaseñor’s seasonal menu changes every few months and is influenced by Mexican dishes from across the country, such as Oaxaca, Veracrúz or Tlaxcala. Reservations recommended for dinner.

Pasta Trenta – Open until 10:00pm and this nearby Italian restaurant is great for late arrivals to town. A block and a half away and recognized by a wide green painted trim and tiny terracotta flowering plants dotting the front wall. Chatty servers and bookcases lined with cookbooks offer pleasant company.

Elegante – Less than a block away, swirling wrought-iron letters against a white wall announce you have arrived. Continental cuisine with baked brie, truffle potatoes, and even tiramisu have graced the often changing menu. And they are known for their fixed price three course meal for 300 pesos (about 15 dollars). Holiday dinners are often hosted such as Christmas (deleted) and New Year’s Eve.

La Paceña – Sit outside under a billowing canopy or inside at tables nestled around the bar. The specialty is seafood with Mexican and international influences. You’ll find one-of-a-kind sushi rolls and enchiladas on this menu.

St. Remy du Lac – Located on a sprawling estate complete with a vine covered hacienda, St. Remy is perfect for weekend brunch. A complimentary starter platter with oysters and fine cheese pair well with bottomless mimosas and?to a live harpist or pianist. This French restaurant is popular on the weekends. Reservations recommended for late risers.

Palé – Spanish food served in a bright space with copper-orange walls and intricate wood palette decor. Dine inside or out on the small patio. Recognized for their creative flavor combinations like white chocolate salmon. Reservations recommended.

Masayume – Sushi Chef Allan Brambila worked at another popular restaurant in Ajijic before opening his own in 2017. It’s prime location on the main road into Ajijic makes it an easy and delicious choice. Japanese favorites like miso, tempura veggies, and teriyaki can be found on the menu along with their sushi specialities like sashimi, nigiri, and maki.

Pâtisserie Français – Freshly baked croissants in Ajijic? Yes! Stop in for coffee and pastries in the morning with an outdoor patio overlooking the town. Purchase your bread and cakes for the week at the same time.

Machimá – An organic, vegetarian restaurant serving seasonal dishes. Many of the dishes are vegan or vegan friendly and the restaurant’s mission is to be as sustainable using only compostable disposable containers. You’ll find smoothies, acaí bowls, chilaquiles, burgers, and omelets on their menu. Meditations and buffet nights are often hosted on the garden courtyard.

Garufa – This unassuming Argentinian steak restaurant off of Plaza Principale hides expansive outdoor seating and bar for dining under the stars beyond the interior dining area. Towering trees and tiled floors add well appreciated design elements. A private dining room, carved into rock with crawling vines and a tree trunk forming the doorway, makes for a romantic dinner.

Want to visit a restaurant that is in a nearby town? Don’t stress about how to find it or where to make reservations. Let us coordinate a personal driver to take you to and from your destination. We’ll also make the reservation for you to ensure it is taken care of.