Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Trip out of town to Lago de Chapala


Yesterday my friends Jack and Virginia took me for a drive in the country to a small restaurant in the town of Yamhill. It was an hour out of Portland, through the wine country. What a treat. Being in the restaurant was like being back in Mexico. The name of it is Lago de Chapala Mexican Restaurant and they served the most delicious Mexican food I have ever eaten. The mole was sweet and chocolaty, homemade. Everything was incredible. The tables and chairs were from Tonala. The waiter was from Guanajuato.  Thank you so much Jack and Virginia! I had so much fun. Here are some photos.
Even the table tops had drawings on them.
Jose, the waiter.
They have a four page menu, this is one.
This was my meal!
This was the mole
Car outside full of Westies, patiently waiting for their master.
The address of Lago de Chapala is 240 S. Maple St, Yamhill, OR and their phone number is 503 662 4300. It is worth the hour drive.  They have two restaurants. Check out their website. www.lagodechapalarestaurants.com  Their other one is in Newberg. 1906 Portland rd, Newberg, phone 503 538 3823

12 comments:

  1. WoW! My aunt and I admired those chairs when we were in Tonala. Wonder how they got them back to Oregon and how much that must have cost? But how strange that you had to go to Oregon to get the best Mexican food you have ever had :-)

    Looks like about half a dozen westies in that car huh?

    Tammy

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    1. Hi Tammy, Good to hear from you. I can hardly wait to be back there. Yes, there were five Westies in that car. Cute dogs.... See you soon. P

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  2. Wow...what a cool place! I bet it did make you feel at home. Wishing you a safe and easy trip back!
    Karen in VA

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    1. Hi Karen, Thanks for commenting. Very soon I will be on my way to Ajijic, with Fiesta. P

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  3. Wow! We have driven past that place many times since we only live 20 minutes North in Forest Grove. Thanks to you we will definitely stop in! Hard to find good mole'. We have questions re. traveling to Lake Chapala area. Could you respond to this via e-mail? Thanks! Jerry and Hilda
    jbarn49@hotmail.com

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    1. Yes, it is a great place. I love their mole and I have never found another one that I even like. I will e mail you now. P

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  4. Mmm-mmm this looks yummie! Must go there to get a flavor of your Mexico! LOL! Pam

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    1. Hi Pam, Thanks for commenting. Yes, this was a great restaurant. It really did make me feel like I was in Chapala, except for the weather. P

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  5. Well soon you will be back home in Mexico in nice warm weather :) One thing about being here in Oregon is it renews your love of the weather in Mexico! LOL! Pam again

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    1. Hi Pam, so true. Thanks for commenting. P

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  6. Well, that's the only drinking picture I have of myself, and it's not even with my wife!

    Jack

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    1. People will think we are alcoholics. P

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