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¡Bienvenidos a Chapala Mexican Restaurant!
We’re a family business and we first opened our doors in April of 2019 with the hope of bringing authentic and delicious Mexican food made with love to the Denver area. Thank you for coming to dine with us, and we’re excited to provide y’all with the best food and service in town!

A brief history of Chapala:

Chapala is a town and municipality in the central Mexican state of Jalisco, located on the north shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest freshwater lake.

Until the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, nomadic Amerindian tribes, including the Nahuatl, occupied the Lake Chapala region. They migrated from northwestern Mexico and gave rise to the Aztec civilization. Chapala is named after the last chief of the Nahuatl, Chapalac. Ajijic, the second largest town along the lake’s northwestern shore, received its name from the Nahuatl word for “Place where the water springs forth.”

Lake Chapala in southeastern Jalisco is Mexico’s largest lake, occupying about 1,112 square kilometers (430 square miles). The lake provides critical habitat for several species of migratory birds, including the white pelican.

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapala,_Jalisco
https://www.expatsinmexico.com/lake-chapala-history/
https://www.history.com/topics/mexico/jalisco

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