Six Corners or Seis Esquinas in Ajijic
On the way to West Ajijic is an area called Six Corners or Seis Esquinas by the locals. This is not a tourist area. It is more of a Mexican community. They have fiestas on that intersection and market days. I rarely see expats in this area. I see Mexican families and young people just hanging out. If you want to get away from the expat community and feel more like you are in Mexico, then walk to six corners. Or jump on the local bus. It goes right through that area. It is just a few blocks from downtown Ajijic. When you see six corners converging and a huge tree with benches, you are there. Get off the bus and sit on one of the benches for a while. You will see many interesting things.
If you get hungry, there is a great little lunch café near the corner. It has delicious sandwiches or lonches starting at 17 pesos. They mostly serve Mexicans, not expats, so you are going to get home cooked, inexpensive Mexican food, such as Carne Asada and beans.
The owners are friendly. It is clean and light. I was there once when the woman was making delicious smelling pies. I asked if she was selling them and she said I had to wait for the next day. They needed to cool first. I didn’t get a chance to go back and taste a piece but that is on my To Do list. If I had a To Do list, which I don’t. I live from day to day here.
It is a place mostly for the locals. They don’t speak English but it is easy to order. Just point to what you want on the menu. A family owns it. Sometimes the father waits tables and sometimes it is the woman or young girl. They are all very patient and friendly. They smile often. I like that. I always feel welcome when I go there.
After you fill up your stomach, you can walk down the street and fill up your spirit in the local Catholic Church.
Maybe you will be lucky enough to see a dancing horse or two along the way. If you are really lucky you will see a performance. I once saw dancers in feathered costumes. Several drummers were accompanying them. You never know what will be happening at Six Corners. I have not been there in the evening but I have heard that it can be lively. Another thing for my nonexistent To Do list.