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West Ajijic Restaurants and Markets

West Ajijic is the “up and coming” area of Lake Chapala. Many of the restaurants and businesses that were traditionally in Ajijic proper have made the move out of the village, and with land still available, it is THE place to live and retire to in Lake Chapala.

Traveling from East to West as we leave the village of Ajijic, here are the places you need to know about.

Intercam Bank Ajijic, Lake Chapala

Intercam Bank is Ajijic's favorite "foreign" bank offering English speaking employees and excellent customer service. Special note: "tourists" can open an account with Intercam.

Mr Bull Carnicerias, Ajijic, Lake Chapala

Mr Bull is a chain butcher shop. Very popular with expats and locals alike.

Viajes Ajijic, Ajijic, Lake Chapala

From bus tickets to full fledged European vacations and everything in between, Viajes Ajijic is THE place for vacation travel.

Dr. George Podiatrist, Ajijic, Lake Chapala

Foot problems from walking on those cobblstone streets? Dr. George to the rescue!

Canadian Style Natural Food Store, Ajijic, Lake Chapala

Homemade "Canadian" style sauerkraut to ginger beer, the Canadian Style Natural Food store has many products to offer.

Barber Dog Pet Grooming, Ajijic, Lake Chapala

It seems like everyone has a 'fido' in their life and who's better company in your retirement years? Keep your loved one smelling fresh and looking sharp at Barber Dog.

La Fiesta Restaurant, Ajijic, Lake Chapala
Mexican Food Restaurant

Sky Fitness, Ajijic, Lake Chapala

After eating at all the great restaurants in West Ajijic, you'll want to work it off. Get active and keep fit at Sky Fitness.

Simply Joyful Food & Wine Bar, Ajijic, Lake Chapala

Simply Joyful Food/Deli and Wine Bar. Great food, great atmosphere.

Vinos America Vonos & Licores, Ajijic, Lake Chapala

An amazing selection on wines and hard liquors in a small store. Great prices too.

Jorge's has become a hugely popular hangout. Great burgers!

One of the best deli's in Lake Chapala. This is Liifher's second location. The first being right in the village of Ajijic on Colon Street.

Mexico's favorite chain breakfast place, this location is packed on the weekends.

Outdoor dining poolside with the rescue burros. Yves, is one of the restaurateurs to leave the village of Ajijic for the spaciousness of West Ajijic.

Need dental work? Dental express does it all and even provides pickup and drop off services.

No need to drive all the way into Ajijic for your prescriptions and pharmacy needs. This little hole in the wall place has everything.

The Blue Rose Bistro, in their great new location, attracts foreigners and Mexicans alike with their menu of steaks, pasta and a wonderful dining experience.

La Huerta strip mall is home to the La Huerta grocery store for all your essential grocery shopping needs. Why go anywhere else? Prices are great and they sell an amazing selection of products.

Fido feeling down? Lakeside Vet to the rescue!

For pampering yourself, go to Panache, who has all your beauty services in one location.

Buying or selling? Make It Cash handles everything used, including a great selection of books.

The famous West Ajijic Brew House (Corazon de Malta) started as a micro brewery and then got together with the owners of Adalita's Restaurant (in San Antonio) to start the restaurant side of the business. Some of the ownership has since changed but they've been a smashing success ever since. Try all of their 14 varieties of beer made on site!

The small mall by the Brew house is also home to the French Pastry House. Real French Pastries made by real French people, full of butter and all the good stuff. YUM!

Everything for Fido!

The Smoke House offers smoked on site brisket and ribs plus awesome burgers.

The The La Huerta building hosts the famous Tuesday Organic market (9:30-12:30) in La Huerta. It also holds events such as the 3 day annual Christmas bazaar, UFC fight competitions, weddings and craft fairs.

Fine dining Mexican food.

Costco products and nothing but. You can even order ahead and they'll bring it in for you.

Fresh fruits and veggies.

Yet another vet....and pet supply store.

Pay all your bills, get recharged phone service, snack, beer, gas and more. OXXO provides it all.

Pizza, pasta and more!

Breakfast too!!

Second location for this popular Mexican/pizza place.

The biggest newcomer on the scene has been Panchos Grocery Market. Panchos built his original store at the far east end of Riberas del Pilar but realized that he was missing out on half the market. His new building and store (opened November 1, 2022) is amazing and has space for other restaurants and businesses that are soon to follow.

If you stayed with me this long and are still reading, you deserve a good laugh. West Ajijic is farming country and you can still get cow or goats milk to go directly into your coffee or hot chocolate in the morning....with tequila, of course!

Thank you for reading. For more information about living in Lake Chapala, please

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