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“Miss this, You'll Miss Great Food”
Review of Bruno's Restaurant

Bruno's Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 149 Restaurants in Ajijic
Price range: US$3 - US$11
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bruno's Steakhouse EST. 1985
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Miss this, You'll Miss Great Food”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Doesn't look like much from the outside, but Bruno's has been a fixture in Ajijic since the 1990's, when it was started by Bruno. It is now run by his grandson Kelton and his mother Vicki (a very experienced restauranteur).

Here's what you won't find: over priced food, an extensive wine list, a fully stocked bar and "to die for"ambiance [but you can't eat ambiance].

But here is what you will find:
• The best steak, hamburgers, arrechera, prime rib specials, liver & onions, meatloaf and mac & cheese + much more
• Unbelievable baked potatoes, corn on the cob, veggies
• The ultimate in salad dressings, from a "secret" recipe handed down thru three generation
• A friendly and attentive staff, with Kelton or Vicki in attendance a lot of the time
• A spotless kitchen, and front grill area
• Fantastic prices: lunches start at $55 MXN and don't go much higher; a nice size filet (known as Lady's Cut-the "smaller" cut - plenty for me!) at dinner is only $140 MXN, with the sides.

To say that Bruno's is my "go-to" restaurant is completely accurate. Whether it is lunch or dinner, I can depend on the quality and service. BTW - if you are in Ajijic during the high season, you may have to call ahead for a table...yes, it is that popular. And if you can't get a seat, try again another time...or get take out.

Do not miss this Ajijic gems!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jonathan K
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English first
Encinitas, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Steakhouse in Ajijic”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Surprisingly good (and inexpensive!) steaks with baked potatoes, corn on the cob, and salad.... like an American meal in the middle of Mexico! On Tuesdays, they have prime rib, but you have to order ahead. Worth the trip if you are yearning for home cooking. (But strange decor, I have to say...)

Visited April 2014
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Thank susan l
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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“Love those baked potatoes”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

When I get hungry for a " I don't want to be disappointed" cut of beef, and a "I want this to taste like a russet" baked potato.....Bruno's is the place I go. It's funky, it's comfortable, and Vicki makes you feel at home.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Sarah C
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Ajijic, Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Brunos.....My Favorite in Ajijic”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I love Bruno's....Go there at least once a week. Have never had a bad meal at Bruno's. I love the Grilled Sirlion....the Califlower and corn are fabulous. And the dressing on the salad is the best any where!!!! I have been eating here for many many years

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Tis_DD
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Chapala, Mexico
2 reviews
“Ribs at Bruno's”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Excellent ribs, outstanding baked potato....best in Lakeside.

Have been on prime rib night with friends, who were all disappointed in the prime rib and said it was tough and favorless. This is a second hand opinion as I don't eat prime rib.

Service is good and pleasant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Barbara C
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