Move Over Taco Bell Here’s the King at Lake Chapala

April 4, 2012

Hi Everyone, My name is Betty Benton. The newest writer for
First a little about me and husband Larry.
Sid gave my husband Larry and me our first introduction to the Lakeside area when we came on vacation several years ago.
When Larry retired in November of 2010 we knew we wanted to move to the Lake Chapala area. So, in April of 2011 we packed up the car, sold our house and headed for Mexico. We made the trip through Mexico with no major mishaps and found a rental home in Riberas.
By June, Sid’s associate Barbara had helped us find a house that we fell in love with and we began to settle in at Brisas de Chapala.
We are extremely pleased with the decision we made to move here and count our blessings every day. One of the most enjoyable things about living in the Lake Chapala area is the abundance of fabulous eating places.
Marco, Your host
One of those places is Rey Taco (Taco King in English) , in Chapala, close to Soriana. If you leave the Soriana parking lot at the exit by the Coppel store, turn right, then turn left at the “T”, you’ll find Rey Taco just a block up, at the top of the hill.
Don’t let the name fool you – there are lots more choices to be had here than just tacos. I’ve never had the tacos, but I’d be willing to bet that they are wonderful because we haven’t ever ordered anything that wasn’t absolutely delicious.
Let me share with you the lunch that Larry and I enjoyed today.
Our meal started with chips and an assortment of four excellent salsas; my favorite is the one made with cucumbers. I really like that I can find my soft drink of choice here – Pepsi – but if you prefer that “other cola”, they also carry Coke products. Also beer, juices, wine, margaritas, etc.
Today, Larry ordered the stuffed potato with chicken and I had the grilled chicken, which included grilled veggies and a baked potato. Doesn’t the picture below just make you want to run out and order one for yourself????  
Other options that we have tried are the stuffed burrito (can I just say “YUM YUM!”), the shrimp shish-ka-bob (you can also get chicken, beef and combo), the grilled fish and the pork ribs.
The quality of everything is way up there on the delicious meter!


Also available are steaks, liver and onions, and molcajete.
So, the next time you want some really good eats, give Rey Taco a try.
You will be made to feel right at home by Marco and his wife Elba, and you’ll probably even see one or all of their three sons; the youngest was just born in February. They are open Monday through Saturday, 12 noon to 8 pm.
All for now.
  • Marjorie Weber

    Enjoyed Betty, it is almost noon in  Dallas, TX and it is making me hungry.
    Glad you are enjoying Chapala.  The tornados missed mine and John’s
    homes.  Marjorie Weber

  • Jose

    Ok Betty, we will take your word, we love tacos better than Taco Bell, Thanks. see you both Sat. 9am
    Jose / Martha

  • Judy N Bob

    Everything we’ve eaten at Rey Taco has been terrific.  The prices are great, too.  And the owners are warm and welcoming. 

  • Betty, guest writer

    Hi Marjorie! Glad you and John are safe — the US has really been experiencing some frightful weather this past year! When you guys come to visit, Rey Taco willl be one of our first stops!!

  • Betty, guest writer

    Thanks for adding your endorsement too! Hoping that we can introduce more folks to this great place!

  • Betty, guest writer

    It’s a terrific place, Pastor Jose! Maybe we can visit  it together some time! Looking forward to Saturday.

  • Mark Terry

    Maybe you could make a fortune by franchising TACO REY.  Somebody found McDonald’s, and decided to expand it to become a chain of restaurants.

  • Betty, guest writer

    Great idea, Mark, but I really don’t need millions of dollars (that would probably bring its own set of problems!!) — just want to share a great place to eat with others so maybe they’ll stop by for a visit and enjoy the food there too! Who knows — we might be sitting a a nearby table and have a chance to make some new friends!!

  • Patti

    Wonderful article! You write as well as you make cards (0= Now I’m totally hungry and know I won’t find anything that good around here!

  • clays2

    What a great article, makes me hungry and want to visit! 

  • Betty, guest writer

    Thanks for coming by, Patti! Chapala is always a welcoming place for visitors and residents alike!! Let me know when you’re coming — we’ll meet you at the airport in Guadalajara!

  • Betty, guest writer

    Glad you enjoyed the article — you’ll enjoy eating at Rey Taco so much more!! Come on down!!

  • Janet_scribner

    hey Betty, can you tell that I have just been too busy and tired to even read my personal e-mail.  Work has just been crazy and by the time I get home, I just want to veg…  I am still hoping beyond home that we will find a way to Mexico this year.  I am taking a week off in November and really do want to check out the bus option.  We could leave early, spend a week and come back home the following weekend.  I love your article about Rey Taco and hopefully we can have a meal together there in November.  Donnie’s health remains unpredictable.  He has had some afibrilation issues (i know I didn’t spell that right.)

    I am working tons of overtime during the week and on weekends so I am just exhausted.  However, we must ‘make hay while the sun shines’.  Talk to you again soon.

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