The finest casual dining restaurant in Ajijic/Lake Chapala.
From the Oceans of the World to Lake Chapala
Yves, the chef and owner of Yves’ Restaurant Bar, has been a figure in Ajijic for more than 20 years. Descended from a French family with strong roots in Mexico, Yves studied hotel management in Grenoble, France, before traveling the world aboard luxury cruise liners. After giving up life on the high seas, he became maître cuisiner, sommelier, executive chef and food and beverage manager of internationally-renowned 5-star hotels.
Yves’ Cuisine: A Blend of International Tastes
In addition to working in the best hotels in the world, Yves has successfully opened and operated restaurants in the United States and Mexico. These experiences have inspired Yves’ cuisine – a blend of the very best of international cuisines.
At Home in Ajijic
In 1989, Yves came to visit a family member in Ajijic. He fell in love with the town, the lake, and the people of Ajijic and has lived happily in his adopted home since then. Now officially retired, but still hands-on engaged in every facet of his popular restaurant, Yves continues to live his passions for good food and friendship.
The Yves’ Philosophy
Yves’ Restaurant Bar was created to provide diners with a complete dining experience – food, ambiance, and service are each equally important. Yves’ is never complicated or pretentious; it is dedicated to delighting all the senses while providing an excellent value.
French, Mexican, American, Italian and more!
Yves’ menu is a combination of the world’s best flavors. The extensive selection includes a wide variety of dishes, from traditional fare to creative creations that have become customer favorites. Each dish is carefully prepared with only the freshest ingredients, which Yves himself personally chooses every single day. And all meals are prepared while in accordance with the most stringent standards for cleanliness and hygiene.
Nothing Good Happens Fast!
Each dish you request is cooked to order to ensure the highest possible freshness and quality. For this reason, some dishes may require a bit of patience. Relax, have a drink, and enjoy the garden. The wait will be worth it!
The Salad Bar
Yves’ customers especially enjoy the extensive salad bar that is included with most entrees (and is only half price when you order an appetizer). This is not your ordinary salad bar! It is loaded with fresh vegetables (chosen by Yves the morning they’re presented for your enjoyment) and gourmet toppings and accompaniments, including marinated mushrooms and pickled beets.
Beautiful Garden Setting
Dine al fresco in Yves’ garden dining areas. The soothing sounds of the fountain, the birds and flowers in the garden, and the warm lighting create a lovely setting. The interior dining room is beautifully decorated with works of art, including watercolors of nature painted by the owner’s father.
Arrive as a Customer and Depart as a Friend!
The service of Yves’ staff of professionals is second to none. Yves’ customers are given personalized attention from the capable staff and from the owner. You will be greeted with a warm smile from the moment you arrive and served with care throughout your meal.
Yves is located on the Carretera Poniente #493 across from Villa Nova on the west end of Ajijic. Their phone # is (376) 3565.
We were there for a delightful lunch today and particulary enjoyed the service and free after lunch drink based on Bailey’s Irish Cream.
The lunch menu is very Mexican with many traditional dishes being offered.
Yves also has a comprehensive breakfast menu and interesting dinner menu with a very good rib eye steak.
Today I enjoyed a Kir Royale which is a favorite of mine and a very good decaf Cappuccino.
Also they had the fire lit today which was very welcome.