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Reviewed 17 April 2020 via mobile

We have long enjoyed eating at El Jardin de Ninnette at this and his previous location and watching his young family grow. Oscar is a fabulous chef. We have been enjoying his daily cooking videos at noon on Facebook and today he made an Asian...chicken salad that looked divine so we decided to order delivery tonight of 2 of these salads and 2 orders of the awesome black bean soup we saw him cook earlier this week. Oscar himself delivered our meal and the soup was nice and warm and the salad was beautifully chilled. While we would prefer to enjoy our upscale experience at Oscar’s lovely restaurant, we totally enjoyed the food he prepared along with a lovely piece of bread. We had a beautiful dinner for an amazingly reasonable price. Please consider supporting this talented chef and his beautiful family. I have seen Oscar support many wonderful causes in our community. Now is the time to rally around the restaurants you would like to still be here when the crisis has passed.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 11 April 2020

Spent two weeks in Ajijic and discovered this restaurant in week 2. Ate there 3 times. Owner is exceptional and speaks superb English. We were concerned that border may close (Covid 19) and he gave us good advice. My husband was going to run out...of Insulin if he got stuck in USA on our return: The owner got a dr at next table to write a prescription. Wonderful of the dr also. When Covid situation got a bit more serious, owner spread out tables, removing some and put some extra hygiene practices in place. Food and service truly terrific. Price is right. $25.00 USD for dinner for two. LOVED it all and cannot wait to return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020

We made a reservation for dinner here based on the reviews.. I ordered the duck breast with mole and I have to say it was the best duck I have ever eaten. My husband ordered the tequila shrimp and veggies. He also loved his meal....The meal came with a lovely green salad and veggies well prepared. We ended the evening sharing bananas flambe. It was a wonderful experience and we had the opportunity to meet the chef/owner who spoke excellent English. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020

We ate there 3 times over our 2 week stay in Ajijic this time. We have been going there since it opened, it is one of our favourites when we are in town.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2020 via mobile

Nice, clean restaurant w/ good ambiance. Solid food and service. Had the tequila shrimp and my husband had pork chops. Had high expectations going in. It did not wow us, but worth giving it a try. Since the place is small, reservations would be a...good idea.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 January 2020

I visit El Jardin de Ninette frequently, where my absolutely favourite light lunch is Mussels in White Wine Broth, accompanied by sides of delicious spicy fries and homemade bread with herbed butter to soak up all that delectable broth! Favourite dinner...DEFINITELY the lamb. Consistently EXCELLENT...food and friendly, attentive service equals a truly fi e dining experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 16 October 2019

Great evening of 1st quality delicious tapas and flamingo guitar music for only 300 pesos. Great evening , great quality

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 October 2019

We had heard from other guests at our hotel that the food was good so we gave it a shot. We were not disappointed. Wife loved the chalkboard menu (because items come and go and the menu can change whenever needed) and got the chicken...coco; I tried the duck breast. Wow is the best and easiest compliment. Unexpectedly good! By that I mean that we have food at some very posh and expensive or upscale restaurants in lots of places. The food at Ninette's is right up there with the best I have had. The orange sauce on the duck was unique and quite delicious; I'd love to have that recipe!! Her chicken was crispy, tender, and moist and loaded with coconut and flavor. Next night we came back for more. Waiter showed us a plate as he walked by to serve the table next to us, and wife's mind was made up already. She had the tequila shrimp! I had the beef tenderloin. Over-the-top good. We called it a tie. Both were winners.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019

Thank you waiter Fernando and the chef for another great meal at El Jardin de Ninette. The olive plate and the tapas plate were a great start with our cocktails. My husband's Tequila Shrimp was so good I almost didn't get a taste! I tried...something new - beef saute - and was glad I did. Sauteed beef strips in an incredible mushroom sauce. The beef so tender you could cut it like "buttah". Too bad our summer in Ajijic has come to an end. Looking forward to another meal at this great restaurant when we return in June! Gracias Oscar!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 27 August 2019

I’m glad that I listened to my wife. It wasn’t on my list of places to eat ..... WOW ..... was I wrong. Probably one of the best places we’ve eaten at in Ajijic. Nice wine list, wonderful salads and exceptional entrees. We had the...lamb loin and tequila shrimp. To top if off, the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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El Jardin de Ninette is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5