Falafel, it goes without saying, specialises in falafel. Served in wraps or pitta bread, this is great Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian food in the heart of Guadalajara and an excellent option for a quick lunch in and among exploring the city. The hummus is also an added delight, and we recommend making sure you try it. Couscous and chickpea croquetas also make an appearance on this well-rounded menu. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6.30pm.
Address & telephone number: Calle Marsella 164, Guadalajara, Mexico, +52 33 3615 7237
Often described as a hidden gem of vegetarian dining in Guadalajara, this is one to visit before it grows too much in popularity. Lúcuma offers a simple menu, featuring some permanent items and a two option specials menu, updated daily. The flavors are out-of-the-ordinary and inventive, with highly recommended rosemary and watermelon flavored waters on offer as well as some great vegetarian burgers and desserts. Try out the cauliflower wings with buffalo sauce, or the plantains with strawberries. Fine dining, vegetarian style. Opening hours: Tue-Sat 2pm-10.30pm, Sun 1pm-5.30pm.
Address & telephone number: Justo Sierra 1733, Guadalajara, Mexico, +52 33 4040 6047
The daily menu that only costs 50 pesos (about $3 US) per person is a huge draw at the lovely María Tomate. This budget option includes salad, soup, and a main dish, and is well worth the (small) investment. The outdoor seating is lovely, albeit small, and you can indulge in a little people-watching as it looks right out on to the street. If the daily menu doesn’t take your fancy, choose between pasta dishes, portabella burgers, and even quiche. The desserts are also worth taking a look at, particularly the delicious banana bread. Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12.30pm-6pm.
Address & telephone number: Justo Sierra 2202, Guadalajara, Mexico, +52 33 3615 3895