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Adelita Bar and Grill

Independencia 124-A, 45915 San Antonio Tlayacapan
Phone: 376-766-0097
Hours: Monday - 12pm - 10pm, Tuesday - Thursday 12pm - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 12pm - 12am
Sunday - Closed; Reservations accepted; Ample parking in front of café

Live Music, Weekly Specials

UPDATE: Newly Renovated and Packed every night. Make sure to call for a reservation!
Directions: From Walmart, drive east about 1/2 mile to the second stop light. At the next street past the light, make a right. There is a hardware store on the right as you head down this road. Just past the plaza, the road will dead end. Make a right turn next to the plaza and then an immediate left Adelita's will be on the left, just past the church.

First Impressions

Adelita Bar and Grill looks like a cozy little café from the outside, but inside it is large, open, airy and modern as a result of the recent renovations.

The owners have done a great job remaking the dining room to accommodate more people and to create an al fresco feeling. The back of the dining room is open to the outdoors with a high ceiling partially covering the area.

Thursday evening is advertised as 'wing night' so that is when we decided to give Adelita Bar and Grill a try. The café was bursting at the seams with visitors and expats. This was our first visit and at that time, we not impressed. Everything has changed - for the better. Since the renovations, we have become almost regulars on Wednesday evenings.

Adelita Bar and Grill offers specials during the week - ribs, wings, and a deeply discounted Dinner Club night on Wednesdays. During the high season, there is a regular line up of live music performances.  A frequently updated webpage includes the daily menu and upcoming events and specials.

Menu and Service

The new staff of waiters offer prompt and friendly service. We recognized some of the waiters who had come from other restaurants in town. The menus are available in English and Spanish.

In addition to the specials, the regular menu includes comfort foods such as  hamburgers, pizza, wings, chicken fingers, steak, ribs, chicken and pasta. Warning: the house hamburger is huge, topped with fried onion rings and difficult to get your mouth around, but when you do, the reward is worth it. This may be one of the best burgers lakeside.

With the upgrades in the dining room has come an upgrade in the quality of the food and service. I was mildly disappointed in the food when we visited in December 2014, but since the upgrades were finished, we have returned a number of times and each time the food has been very good, served hot and cooked just right.

Adelita Bar and Grill caters to their - mostly - expat customers and is crowded almost every night they are open. If you go, make a reservation to ensure that you can get a table.


The atmosphere is so much nicer with the renovations. The acoustics are better and there is plenty of space between tables, and also the room to bring tables together for a large party. There are now cozy booths for more intimate dining and a modern bar that invites singles to gather.

Our Recommendation ****

Adelita Bar and Grill most definitely caters to visitors from north of the border. There is live entertainment during the week, the café is clean and the staff friendly and fluent in English. The renovations are wonderful and the food and service has improved greatly since our first visit in 2014. We can highly recommend Adelita's Bar and Grill as one of the best places to eat at Lake Chapala.

This post first appeared on Lake Chapala Restaurant Guide, please read the originial post: here

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