JOCOTEPEC — Five of us had spent a great day exploring Guadalajara. We decided to take the long way back to my brother’s home in Ajijic so we could stop at this very rustic barbecue place. Our expat friends Donna and Mike had been raving about it so we decided to give it a try. It’s one of those unexpected finds. There isn’t even a sign out front, but the billowing smoke told us we were in the right place.
It was excellent barbecue and a fun experience. They cook in brick-lined pits, smoking chicken, pork, sausage, and lamb all day. Delicious! Though it was a little too much meat for my wife, Susan, who leans toward vegetarianism.
I believe they’re only open on Saturday and Sundays. This guy must make enough money those two days so that he doesn’t need to work the rest of the week. To find it, head north from Jocotepec on MX Route 15.