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“Better than last time; much better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bruno's Restaurant

Bruno's Restaurant
Oriente 20, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico | Oriente 20, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico, Ajijic, Mexico
+52 376 766 1674
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Ranked #12 of 93 Restaurants in Ajijic
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Over 25 Years of Mesquite Grilled Imported Meats, Seafood & Pasta's. Now Open for Lunch With Special Homestyle Cooking.
Guadalajara, Mexico
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Better than last time; much better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Known for its big chunks of flame-broiled beef; try the “baseball” filet mignon, rib eye, or prime rib. Plus a nice little salad, a great baked potato, and tasty corn-on-the-cob. A go-to place on the main highway, according to locals, especially when Bruno personally presided over the staff to ensure quality of food and service. Bruno’s not around much anymore, but his daughter is now onsite and service is improving. $$$

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ajijic, Mexico
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Ajijic's original Steak Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Don't know how Bruno does it but the best steak in the area and his special baked potatoes are tops in my book.

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ajijic, mexico
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“BRUNO'S - One of Ajijic's Oldest and Consistent Steak Restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We have a Semi Monthly Dinner group that chooses the best restaurants in Ajijic to dine at. We all are permanent residents of Ajijic.

Six of us from our Semi Monthly Dinner group ate at Bruno's Restaurant on Friday June 1. Two of us had the famous Baseball Filet, one had the Ladie's Filet, one had the BBQ ribs, tender and delicious, one had Prime Rib and one had Sea Bass in Garlic sauce. First the meals are served with a Caesar Salad with pine nuts. A very tasty and crunchy Dinner salad. All the meals are served with a large Baked potato with a chunk of butter and a quarter ear of buttered corn. You can ask for sour cream for your potato.

Everyone loved their meals. Bruno's is one of the oldest restaurants in Ajijic, only outdone in years by Manix and the Old Posada. The prices are reasonable.

You may not see Bruno around much as his health has been declining over the past two years. His daughter Vicky runs the restaurant now. She closed her own restaurant Vicky's Hideaway.

BRUNO'S Restaurant - 766 1674
Open 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ajijic, Mexico
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“Great Steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Bruno's is a favorite of mine, the steaks are great. They serve a fillet (called a 'baseball') that is just great. The meal starts with a fresh green salad and then the main meal of steak, baked potato, and a deep fried cauliflower. I hope you are hungry because there is plenty to eat. Bruno's is a great steak house! If you order anything other than a steak, the quality is often less than steller, and that is just a word of caution. The service is hit or miss, depending if the owner/manager is there, and also how busy they are. The wine selection is good, but overpriced. Highly recommend this steak house.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Try The Filette Base Ball”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Have gone back twice for this delicious and perfectly cooked steak... the service is great with very pretty young senoritas doing an excellent job. This ample steak is a bargain at $140 Pesos and the baked potato is wonderful just with butter... nice sweet corn on the cob (actually on the cob on a stick) and a deep fried cauliflower floret or mushroom maybe for decoration but is tasty as can be.

They have recently opened for lunch and is next on my hit list... most entrees at $50 Pesos or less and they look great!

Maybe a reservation in the evening.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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