Restaurant Reviews

Lake Chapala may just be paradise for those who enjoy dining out and eating wonderful, creative food. This guide to our favorite restaurants is just that - our very own favorites. We have ranked them according to their menu selections, service, ambiance and price and have personally eaten at them all, sometimes more than once. If you think we have left out a really good restaurant, it is probably because we haven't eaten there yet. Let us know and we will make a visit and add our review to this guide. Buen Provecho!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sunrise Restaurant

Address: Carretera  #149 C, San Antonio, Tlayacapan
Phone Number: 376-766-6123
Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Closed Mondays

Directions: From Walmart, head east on the Carreterra approximately 1/2 miles to the intersection of the Carreterra and Ramon Velasquez. The restaurant is on the right (lakeside) next to the Ferreteria. If you pass the Oxxo, you have missed it. 

First Impressions

Courtyard Seating at Sunrise Restaurant
The entrance to the Sunrise Restaurant, from the Carreterra, looks uninteresting, even dreary, and for this reason we put off trying this wonderful little place for a long time.

We finally decided to have lunch here one sunny Saturday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised. The dining area, situated around a hidden courtyard, is lovely. In addition, the food is very good.

The Menu

For lunch, we had the "Combinacion Mexicana," a quesadilla, chicken enchilada and chile relleno served with fresh tortillas, so thin you could almost see through them.

We also tried Avocado Stuffed with Shrimp Salad.  Both dishes were excellent and very reasonably priced, lunch entrees average about $80 pesos. For dessert, we shared the flan, another good choice. It was creamy and delicious. Sunrise Restaurant has a full bar and daily drink specials.

Update: Sunrise Restaurant also serves a delicious breakfast - eggs cooked just right, bacon, sausage, baskets of fresh warm bread, hot coffee topped off by the waiter.   


The servers at Sunrise Restaurant are prompt and friendly. They made sure we never waited long for our drinks and brought salsa and chips to our table as we waited for our meal.
The restaurant is scrupulously clean with some of the best restrooms of any restaurant lakeside. 

Our Recommendation  ****

We highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a great place to eat in San Antonio Tlayacapan for breakfast or lunch.


  1. Do they serve waffles here?

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