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“Lovely Spot in the Plaza”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Jardin de Ninette - MOVED

El Jardin de Ninette
Price range: US$0 - US$19
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Burlington, Canada
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely Spot in the Plaza”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This is a great spot to stop and try out when you are visiting the Plaza in Ajijijc. Very nice decor and atmosphere and good food too!

  • Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Ajijic
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“An honest meal, VERY slow service”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I don't understand the rave reviews. The menu is averge, nothing really interesting or "gourmet" as many people in Ajijic seam to think El Jardin de Ninette is. I have had good and not so good experiences. For a while the food had really gone downhill. I understand that the owner/cook was not in the kitchen for a while due to some health issues, and it was obvious there wasn't a train cook in the kitchen. More recently I have seen him back in the kitchen and the food is much better quality, though nothing creative. The menu hasn't changed in years.

Service is usually quite slow, occasional overwhelmingly loud music, but in general a fairly decent midscale restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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Thank G S
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
“Great food,great atmosphere”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Service great, atmosphere great, food fantastic!!!! They will often specially make items if they have the ingredients. Ceviche is to die for......

Visited March 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Our best meal in Ajijic”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

My wife and I and two other couples enjoyed a memorable meal that his wonderful restaurant, part of a intriguing B+B complex. The dining courtyard was quiet and inviting. Our wait staff were friendly, spoke English and served us attentively. Obviously one reason this establishment is so popular with the large expat community centered on Lake Chapala.
The bread and butter starter was a welcome change from the insipid chips and salsa we had experienced at other restaurants in the area. Butter in Mexico is so much better tasting than what we normally buy in the States. My wife and I split a cerviche, which was spot-on. The fish blossomed in the citrus-flavored brine. At the suggestion of our friends, we both chose the duck breast in black mole - a sauce we both crave. It was superb, rich and deeply flavored. A visit from the chef/owner at the end of our meal was a nice, personalized touch.
The entire evening was a wonderful finale to our time in Ajijic, and if we return, we'll definitely enjoy another evening at Ninette.

  • Visited March 2014
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Seattle
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere and Wonderful Food”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

El Jardin de Ninette has a wonderful new location with great atmosphere. This is white table cloth dining with an attentive waitstaff. We had an excellent meal at Ninette this March. The menu has a lot of variety, but I chose the steak and it was delicious. We appreciated the chef/owner's personal visit to the tables to check on our meals.

A definite "yes" in the lineup of great Ajijic restaurants with reasonable prices and good service.

Visited March 2014
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