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La Una

There is a restaurant that everyone has been talking about for breakfast and lunch and recently they opened for dinner.

This is very good news and jolly good timing as we have lost one of our best chefs, Laurent, to South America.

My friend (who had enjoyed an amazing brunch at La Una) and I decided to try it for dinner and we were not disappointed. For dinner the appetizers include: Marinated Olives, Pan Lomo which is oven baked pork loin covered in brie, a delicious House Salad, Garlic Baked in the Oven, Vegetable Terrine, a Two Pate Plate, Grilled Baby Octopus, Carpaccio and a Three Cheese Plate.

The Entrees include: Cornish Game Hen, Fresh Fish Filet of the day which is a specialty of the house, Gambas as Ajillo which are giant shrimp in butter, garlic and chili, Seared Pepper-Crusted Ahi Tuna Steak, Tenderloin “La Una” in a creamy wine and mushroom sauce, Filet Mignon, Duck Breast a la Frambuesa and Lamb Chops.

At the moment they offer two desserts apple pie and flan.

They have some excellent wines which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had a Casa Madero (the oldest vineyard in Mexico) Chardonnay and I had a wonderful Muscatel y Palomino dessert wine (to my taste reminiscent of Chateau D’Yquem) with an excellent cup of coffee.

Prices for such gourmet food are very reasonable at $130.00 – $220.00 pesos.

Breakfast at La Una includes Yogurt, Fruit Plate, Muffins, Waffles, House Special, Eggs, Croissant, Chilaquiles, Eggs Benedict and Steak and Eggs with prices ranging from $40.00 – $120.00 pesos.

They also sell an excellent raspberry jam to go.

Lunch is Soup del Dia, Croissants with a variety of fresh and delicious fillings to choose from, Salads, Filet Mignon prepared in a variety of ways, a Rib Eye and T-Bone steak. There is an al a carte menu as well and an assortment of non-alcoholic drinks and some lovely wines such as Vino Blanco Montevina de Casa Madero and Vino Tinto Montevina de Casa Madero and Vino Espumoso Chambrule L.A. by the popular vineyard L.A. Cetto. These wines are $50.00 pesos per glass or $195.00 pesos per bottle.

La Una is located across from San Andres Church in downtown Ajijic on Marcos Castellanos #9 and you can reach the owners, Douglas and Susanna at 331 145 5551 or for reservations (376) 2072.

If you like great food and wine call today!

Buen Provecho!

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