This restaurant is the warm heart of this community, largely due to the owner, Agustin, who is a generous, artistic, friendly multi-dimensional man who is everyone's friend and favorite restauranteer! The margaritas are killers, the food imaginative and beautifully-plated. Those of us who live nearby come numerous times a week and Agustin is drawing a wider and wider range of customers from Ajijic and beyond. San Juan Cosala is a small village just a few miles west of Ajijic. It is well worth the drive and you will find that once there, it is hard to leave. This restaurant is the "Cheers" of Mexico...with wonderful food thrown into the mix. Don't miss the experience of Viva Mexico. Guests who visit me always choose this restaurant as the one they want to return to. Try the mixed Mexican plates, the mocajetes--especially the ones with green sauce, the fish, filet mignon and pork shanks. Hey. Try everything!!! The flan is prepared by a local women's cooperative and is exceptional. You will love Viva Mexico. Work by local artists fills the walls and a huge mural by local artist Isidro Xilonsonchitl tells the history of the area. If you don't have a car, buses run every 15 minutes from Ajijic. Ask to get off on the street that runs by the plaza. Viva Mexico is on Porfirio Diaz just a block and a half west of the plaza. Look for the church spires. The church is opposite the plaza. Everyone will know where Viva Mexico is, so just ask!
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