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The Merendero Lake

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Colon and Constitution, Ajijic, Mexico
+52 33 2415 2434
12:00 - 10:00
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Mon - Wed 12:00 - 07:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 10:00
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Naples, Florida
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

One block south of the plaza. Good people watching corner. Best burgers, great bar, on street parking

1 Thank HarryB72
College Station, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is more than a hamburger place. My husband had the Merendero Burger and I had the Merendero Shrimp. The shrimp is in the most wonderful cream sauce and is served with a delicious salad with fresh mushrooms and tiny bread slices. Probably my favorite meal all week, and that is saying a lot because the food in Ajijic is... More 

1 Thank CarynCB
Ajijic, Mexico
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

one block from plaza on Colon, light, bright, airy, super clean, nice bar, specials, chic decor, friendly service

Thank harryb370
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Servers are friendly and the food has always been tasty. Burgers are very good. Drinks are also good. I recommend margaritas.

Thank BeelzebubUK
London, Canada
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

During the week you get 2 blended margaritas for 45 pesos...that's less than 4.00 Canadian! Very friendly service. Some people we met there took in their own fresh strawberries (very cheap here in Ajicic), and they prepared strawberry daiquiri for them. Burgers (blue cheese) very good.

Thank Ellen H
Ruskin, Florida
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Wide variety of burgers to choose from and just as many beer choices. Small dining area, and usually full of patrons. Burger was good and price was comparable to other tourist places.

Thank crescentloft
Holden Beach, North Carolina
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

I wanted an ostrich burger and my fella wanted the venison burger. I wanted onion rings rather than the fries ... Well ... fresh out of ostrich, fresh out of venison and of course no onion rings. The server laughed when I asked if they were also out of margaritas! My stud muffin ended up with a delicious lamb burger... More 

Thank geechie52
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I have eaten at the Merendero many times, mostly for late lunches. It's primarily a burger place but the burgers are very good. And you can get a beer, a glass of wine, or fairly much whatever you prefer to go along with your meal. It's not a big place but it's very convenient being right on Colon across from... More 

Thank Bruce J L
Sherwood Park, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Last night my husband and I ate dinner at The Merendero Lake. Just after ordering the area had a power outage these amazing restauranteurs handled it like old pros. We first received a candle for our table and then our drinks, Margritias cold and refreshing. We watched all kinds of street action as we waited for our amazing hamburgers. I... More 

1 Thank eyesgreen
Stuart, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Lamb, Ostrich, and Beef burgers with cheese or pineapple, or chipotle sauce. The creative and tasty menu makes me come back when I need a great burger.

1 Thank jbkgb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 07:30
12:00 - 07:30
12:00 - 07:30
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Colon and Constitution, Ajijic, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Ajijic
  • Phone Number: +52 33 2415 2434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?