The Best Late Night-Eats in Guadalajara, Mexico

Tacos al pastor
Tacos al pastor | © Max Falkowitz/Flickr
Stephen Woodman

Guadalajara’s lively bar and club scene is matched by its late-night snack culture, so you won’t be too short of options if you’re gripped by hunger after a night on the town in Mexico’s second-largest city. There are not many fine dining experiences in the early hours, but there are excellent restaurants open until midnight. Here’s our pick of the top spots for late-night eats.

Tacos El Güero

Restaurant, Mexican

Never too far from the top of any local’s recommendation list, Tacos El Güero has become something of a post-bar institution in the city. Just off Chapultepec Avenue, the city’s nightlife hotspot, the taco stand is noted for its speed and affordability. The specialty is the taquiqueso, a double tortilla packed with cheese and meat. Top up your taco with spicy sauce, vegetables and beans from the wide and delicious selection of extras they have on offer.

Taquería Minerva

Restaurant, Mexican

If your love of tacos knows no timetable, this is the place for you. Open 24 hours, the Taquería Minerva has a broad menu but its undoubted standout is the taco al pastor (made with spit-grilled meat). The restaurant is spacious, so you won’t have to stand as you might if you bought tacos from a street vendor. The service is incredibly quick at all times of day and night.

I Latina

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Mexican, Asian, Mediterranean, Seafood

A must for foodies, this trendy eatery has established a reputation as one of Guadalajara’s best. Located a short distance from the historic center, the menu offers an innovative and experimental blend of Mexican, Asian and Mediterranean flavors. The service and atmosphere are first-rate, and the restaurant has an impressive selection of cocktails and craft beers.

Pig’s Pearls

Restaurant, Kebab, American, Beer

This is a burger joint with a difference. In just five years, Pig’s Pearls has become one of Guadalajara’s most popular restaurants. The menu features ten different burgers, including maple, pesto, and portobello mushroom offerings. The lamb burger with goat cheese and black olives is the most delicious dish on the menu, and probably one of the best things you’ll eat in Guadalajara. The service is top-quality, and the restaurant offers a huge selection of Mexican craft beer.

Saloon del Bosque

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican, Beer

With its smartly-dressed waiters and a menu that has barely changed in 25 years, this is one of Guadalajara’s most traditional and authentic cantinas. The establishment also offers some of the city’s best Mexican cuisine. One delicious option is the arrachera (steak) which is served with guacamole and handmade tortillas. The enchiladas verdes de pollo (tacos with green tomato salsa, chicken and cream) are another favorite.

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