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Restaurante Viva Mexico Tia Lupita

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Porfiro Diaz #92, San Juan Cosala 45900, Mexico (Formerly Restaurante Viva Mexico Tia Lupita)
+52 387 761 1058
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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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314 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden Gem...Hope every one finds out about Viva Mexico in San Juan Cosala.. Authentic MexicanRestaurant cooking up out of this world flavours....So hard to choose...so many mouth watering dishes.. There were 5 of us..and all had something different & all choices were equally enjoyed.. The out door dining is a bonus...quiet & peaceful.. Will have to return many more... More 

Thank Victoria477
Ajijic, Mexico
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually eat here at least 2x a month. Recently we ate there in 2 successive Sundays. The first I tried the smoked filet of beef. It was almost melt in your mouth tender. So we went back the next week and I tried it again to see if they could repeat their performanc eof the previous week. Well, they... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Augustine is the wonderful owner of this charming restaurant. We have been going there for 10 years and it just gets better and better. They make salsa and guacamole at your table. Augustine gives back to his community and is like the Mayor of this small town. We love coming for lunch Sunday after Open Circle at the Lake Chapala... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

First time for having chili en nogales. The only restaurant in the lakeside area with chile en nogales on their menu all the time. Some restaurants in the area only offer this dish on special occasions.

Thank WpgWoman
Toronto, Ontario
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Hard to find better Mexican food in the area. Dishes are true to Mexican cuisine with a bit of a modern twist. Service friendly and efficient. Comfortable place, with patio and indoor seating. Owner hires and trains locals. So go just to support local workers. Some pretty good local art for sale. Damn good Margaritas.

Thank Mike C
Miami, Florida
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

what a surprise and a very good one at that. Had an incredible meal at viva Mexico tia lupita. nice atmosphere and friendly service. Everything was wonderful, watch out the margaritas are strong....Worth a visit

Thank mychoice1
Ajijic, Mexico
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

There are so many restaurants here at Lakeside, but not too many really fine Mexican ones. We are always asked where the best Mexican ones are. We always tell people the best one is Viva Mexico. It's well worth the short drive to San Juan Cosala. They actually serve their house specialty Chiles en Nogada year round....they freeze the pomegranate... More 

Thank Leonafritz
Caledon, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

The service was attentive and collegial. The food was delicious. All members of our party enjoyed their dinner, while I tried a new Mexican dish (that I've never had before), and I suspect it is an aquired taste. (It is the chocolate beef). The atmosphere was casual Mexican, - the walls covered with numerous paintings by local artists, stone floors... More 

Thank fanofdeliciousness
Ajijic, Mexico
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Viva Mexico is one of only a few Mexican restaurants at Lakeside. As a rule the food is very good. There is a wide variety from which to choose. There are always specials which I like to try. The enchiladas and chili rellanos are both excellent. Also, the lamb or pork shanks are very goo. The pork shank is so... More 

Thank James L
San Juan Cosala, Mexico
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2016

With a newly updated menu, Viva Mexico retains its reputation as the best authentic Mexican food lakeside. Agustin has also continued his exploration into new and delicious twists on traditional favorites. His daily specials are outstanding. We had the rabbit and the fish stuffed with shrimp on our last visit. This warm and welcoming restaurant is just 10 minutes from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porfiro Diaz #92, San Juan Cosala 45900, Mexico (Formerly Restaurante Viva Mexico Tia Lupita)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  San Juan Cosala
  • Phone Number: +52 387 761 1058

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?