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Yves Restaurant Bar

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Calle Poniente 493, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
+52 376 766 3565
08:30 - 20:30
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Thu - Tue 08:30 - 20:30
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Bayfield, Canada
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yves is one of the kindest men we have ever met. He has a love of life, people and animals. His restaurant feels like home. Staff is friendly and efficient. All food is tremendous. It is fresh, authentic and delicious. Yves takes time to personally circulate around the grounds and in the indoor restaurant talking with all the patrons. Yves... More 

Thank svbmvb
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten there many times, alone, with friends and with groups and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. Everything is always fresh & delicious.

Thank Mexico4amigos
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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337 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good menu plus a genuine salad bar. Setting includes tables around a lovely pool as well as 2 cute well kept white donkeys in the front yard. Two of us ordered chicken with mushrooms and brandy--delicious. Two of us ordered sea bass--not so delicious but the coconut caramel pie made up for it. We were there on a holiday weekend... More 

Thank Susan S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had a good feel. I knew I would love it when I saw the two white donkeys munching away in the pretty garden. We learned from the owner they are mother and son and were rescued. Their story is heart touching, read their story inside or hopefully you will meet Yves, the owner, an animal lover. This is... More 

Thank Debbie W
Saskatoon, Canada
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here Monday afternoon. Service was quick, our items ordered were tasty and the setting was very pleasant. Yes we would return.

Thank DustyRose54
Rancho Cordova, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great spacious but warm restaurant. The wifi works great, the service is great and the food was excellent. I ate there every day for a week. It is closed on Wednesdays but what a great staff and grounds!

Thank Larry K
Draper, Utah
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189 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We chose to dine at an outdoor table where the ambiance is wonderful. Our group chose chips with fresh and excellent guacamole, great rolls and butter, a filet mignon, fajitas, shrimp with linguine. Accompanied by an excellent salad bar, it was near perfect experience. Except for the fact that I felt a splat and discovered that a bird in the... More 

Thank Namealreadyinuse
Chapala, Mexico
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I enjoy good food and good service. Yves has just what I really enjoy. The food is delicious, healthy and served in good sized portions. The atmosphere is comfortable and just a little bit zanny (You've got to see Vino Blanco - the restaurant mascot donkey and the comedy painting located on the walls inside and out. The owner always... More 

Thank hithereterry
Jalisco, Mexico
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Yves is my favourite restaurant in the Lake Chapala area. I eat here often, frequently bring visiting family and friends, and am always satisfied. Wait staff are all friendly and welcoming, and treat your return with an effusive welcoming hug. At the end of your meal, you're treated to a complimentary Kahlua-on-the-rocks...a wee additional treat. Simply a consistently delightful dining... More 

Thank ContentedNomad
Ajijic, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Dining under the trees by the pool in a lovely garden. Yves is the perfect host. His long time wait staff treats everyone like family and the food is reliably good.

Thank cswolaure

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Poniente 493, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Ajijic
  • Phone Number: +52 376 766 3565
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?