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The Best Kept Secret in Ajijic, Lake Chapala

La Sima del Copal Restaurante is an excellent Mexican restaurant with the best view of  Lake Chapaal I have ever seen.

We were lucky enough to go there last Thursday evening with 15 or so family members.

We got there in time to enjoy the amazing view and the food was excellent too.  All manner of Molcajetes (which is the name of the dish in which the food is served with meat and cheese and spices or seafood, cheese and spices.

There are Chicken and Beef Fajitas, Guacamoles of all types, Arrechera,  and many other Mexican dishes.  Everything was delicious and I had the Coconut Shrimp with Manga Sauce which I loved.

It is clearly the very best Mexican food we had had in Ajijic, Lake Chapala which is exactly what we wanted for our Canadian and American family members.

The Owner/Manager is Joaquin Cuesta.  The location of La Sima del Copal is Carretera Ajijic – San Antonio#545, Piedra Berrenada, Sa Juan Cosala Jocotepec. It is before you come to the Racquet Club on the carretera on the way to Jocotepec across from all the seafood restaurants on the lake.  You cannot miss it as it is a Palapa halfway up the mountain easily seen from the carretera.

They are open from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm and can be reached at (387) 761 0405 for reservations.  Their email address is: and they have a Facebook page for more information: La Sima del Copal.

We all had a wonderful time with a great attentive staff and I would recommend you get there early enough to enjoy a spectacular sunset.

Buen provecho!

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