in Chapala

Coffee Hour

A young crowd, good tunes, high-speed wi-fi and great coffee equals the perfect coffee house in our book.
Seafood in Chapala

Beer Garden

This Chapala institution has drawn crowds to the lakefront since 1925. Enjoy shrimp, whitefish and, of course, beer on the rambling patio. There's regular live music.
Mexican in Chapala

La Leña

Get away from the rather sanitized restaurants around the malecón and try a slice of delicious local life at this semi-open-air place on Chapala’s main street. With a great selection of meaty dishes, the specialty i…
Mexican in Chapala


There’s nothing like a collection of cattle skulls to whet your appetite! This friendly local restaurant could actually be really charming were the TV not always blaring telenovelas (soap operas) into the main room.…
Seafood in Chapala

Isla Cozumel

The best of the touristy lakefront restaurants, Cozumel stands at the end of the waterfront and is very popular with visitors who enjoy the complimentary margaritas as a prelude to the seafood-biased meals – everyth…
Mexican in Chapala

Chapala's Fonda

For something more down to earth than the glossy restaurants around the lake check out the simple restaurants under the portales (arcades) of the main plaza. By far the best regarded of these is Chapala's Fonda, w…