Jardin Plaza Jardin Oriente 2, 376-766-0039.
When I dined here, I met Gravy, an ex-pat from Manhattan who is not fond of tall buildings. A guy who is almost as colorful as Ajijic itself, he described the “Guad squad” that comes into town from nearby Guadalajara on weekends. “In their late 50s and 60s, all the men are looking for a nurse with a purse. This is God’s waiting room.” You might not meet someone this colorful when you dine here, but you can enjoy the view of the plaza from under large protective umbrellas while sipping on a bowl of exceptional tortilla soup and a nice cold beer. Just a few steps away are a plethora of enticing handicrafts shops with good prices.
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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers