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  1. Nice to see the former Ajijic Clinic has been rebranded as Hospital Ajijic and is getting a facelift. New facade, big plate glass doors, planting etc. Over the years I have had excellent care and even surgery in their operating room. I think they are poised to give the San Antonio Hospital a run for their money

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  2. The problem I always have with Paella is that the rice and peas get over cooked. Personally my favorite is at Bobby's la Terraza Gourmet  ( http://laterrazaajijic.com/our-food/dinner-menu/  No extra notice or wait time. Which I assume means that it is not a traditional Paella, but it is the best I have had lakeside.  Paella Bobby, saffron rice with chicken, sea bass mussels & shrimp with chorizo in a paprika tomato sauce with a touch of tequila …190 (and THAT includes an appetizer plate, soup and salad at that price). LOVE his new menu and dining concept



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  3. Live Music is always a tight rope for a restaurant. I don't want to hijack this post but we were at one of our favorite restaurants last night that offers live music on Saturdays. The owner noticed a lot of his guest were requesting tables seated "as far from the band as possible". He got it and this week when we went I noticed the band was playing soft romantic music that made it pleasant and easy to talk and then later in the evening moved into more dance-able songs. I was impressed.  BTW  LOVE Purple Garlic Bro....what a great addition to lakeside food scene

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  4. On 11/3/2018 at 8:50 AM, RetireEarlyLifestyle said:

    Hi There,

    I'm new to reading this forum and I apologize if this topic has already been discussed. I am looking to confirm a rumor or get some information on Abbeyfield, an active, independent adult living facility in Ajijic. I heard that it was sold, and that the previous owners were giving the residents time to move out, before this building complex is turned into "the next thing." 

    Does anyone have info on this that you can confirm?

    I am researching independent living facilities in the area.



    This might be helpful as it lists many of the lakeside options I think



  5. My understanding of the Abbeyfield sage (which maybe someone could confirm who has more direct information)- Is that the original owner, when she died left the property "for the benefit of lakeside residents". It was last year decided by the administrative board that using it as it was was really only benefiting a handful of people and that selling the property would create a fund which could then be used for the purpose the original owner intended. I was also told that since the residents had not received any increase in fees for many years that the current use was "upside down" and it was costing the board more money to run then it was generating. It seems to me that the board must still be trying to figure out the best way to fulfill their charter as opposed to misleading former residents. IMO with the current demand for rentable properties and the price they generate and the fact they would be able to eliminate overhead to almost nothing - this might be an option the board is exploring. OR perhaps it has been sold and this is the use the new owner has chosen

  6. I pay the same tip in Mexico as in the US at the airport. They provide me the EXACT same service. I am a Scottish Canadian and we certainly are NOT raised to throw money away, but I do tip appropriately. Obviously my opinion of what is appropriate does not match a few other posters here. That is their prerogative. I do not judge you. Please extend the same courtesy to me

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  7. 27 minutes ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    Ads for Thanksgiving meals in Nov. Ojo:

    Pedro's Go 

    Nueva Posada 



    Casa Linda


    Good recommendations all. I would just like to suggest checking out the Guadalajara Reporter and their ads as well. Many restaurants do not advertise in the OJO

  8. 5 hours ago, ComputerGuy said:

    The number of people that actually follow this board is probably .001% of the expat population, so even though a good restaurant review may cause a brief flurry of excitement for the owner, it's not at all indicative of the general attitude.

    I don't understand this comment. Why would you assume the 0.001% that you think are on this web board is not a genuine sample of the population. Your logic would discount every survey or poll ever taken because it does not represent the entire population. My observation is that the 33% of people on this post who are not happy that zombies take over the public plaza on a holy day (the culmination of a month of fasting and prayer  to the Virgin of the Rosary - where the devote march from 6 corners to the Ajijic plaza)  is a fair sample of the population lakeside. But Val had graciously offered to take that concern to the planning commission so I do not wish to reignite that discussion again.

  9. 5 hours ago, HarryB said:

    My wife has used wheelchair service all over the world. We have always given $30 US for the service of getting us from the plane, through immigration, have our bags picked up and taken to ground transportation. I have a feeling this hard worker sensed he was not getting his propina and therefore, made the comment. He had nothing to do with your money and costume jewelry loss on a previous occasion. 


    My partner is legally blind and when he travels alone the service provided by the special needs staff is incredible - getting him thru customs, from gate to gate, making connections, claiming baggage. $15 - $30 USD is our norm for a tip. A pet peeve is people  equating manual labor with ANY other work. I have NEVER heard that done in ANY other country except Mexico. I have never heard that to excuse leaving a bad tip or justify a bad salary in the US or Canada. Would you say that to a Doctor? To a Lawyer? To a Teacher? Manual labor is manual labor. Other jobs are other jobs.  I am sorry your ex wife had a bad experience. That is an exception and not the norm and your special needs person had NOTHING to do with her carry on luggage problem

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  10. 46 minutes ago, ComputerGuy said:

    Wow, talk about people sticking their noses into other peoples' business. Who would do such a sorry thing?

    Some people have way to much time on their hands. Pay attention to their actions it tells you everything you need to know about them. Imagine creating a problem that does not even exist.

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