Mexico’s National Chili Cookoff

2021 Chili Cookoff

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic, the board of the Mexico National Chili Cookoff has opted to cancel the event for 2021.  We look forward to a successful Cookoff in 2022!

Our 2020 Contest Winners


  • 1st  Hot Dog Shop
  • 2nd Mama’s Musical  Bar
  • 3rd Perry’s Pizza
  • Peoples’ Choice-Awesome Sassy Salsa

Chili Saturday

  • 1st- Mama’s Musical Bar
  • 2nd – Lanny Overall
  • 3rd – Always Smokin’
  • Peoples’ Choice – Always Smokin’

Chili Sunday

  • 1st – Hacienda del Lago Hotel
  • 2nd – Centro Desarrollo
  • 3rd- Lake CityCraft Burger
  • Peoples’ Choice- Hacienda Del Lago Hotel


  • 1st- The Cocktail Bar
  • 2nd- Casa Bonanza Bar
  • 3rd – Blue Bistro
  • Peoples’ Choice- Casa Bonanza Bar


Welcome to the official web page of the Mexican National Chili Cook-Off.  2020 marks the 42nd. year of the largest and most important annual fund-raising event Lakeside.  During the 3 day event we expect thousands of attendees who will enjoy more than a hundred vendors selling the finest crafts and services available, non-stop entertainment, 4 different competitions to garner bragging rights, a village-wide parade and the colorful opening ceremony all leading up to our goal…… helping our charities financially to meet the  communities’ needs.

Mark your calendars and encourage everyone you know to join us this February 7,8,9, so we can make this Cook-Off the most successful yet.  Come take advantage of the bargains from our selected merchants, stop by our T-shirt tent to pick up a keepsake for yourself or family, enjoy the variety of live entertainment, and sample our margarita, salsa, and chili competitions.

The Cook-Off Organization is proud to be funding the following worthy charities in the year 2020.

                                                     Cruz Roja Delegacion de Chapala

                                                Programa Ninos Incapacitados del Lago

                                                          Centro de Desarrollo Ajijic

                                                        Casa de Ancianos de Chapala

                                                         NCA, Los Niños de Chapala y Ajijic 

                                                 The School for Special Needs Children

                                                              Love in Action Center

                                                       The Lake Chapala Shrine Club      

                                                             The Sunrise Rotary Club