This restaurant could be considered to be the largest canteen in the world. It’s really just a large square flanked by columns and surrounded by restaurants and bars. During the Mexican Revolution it was a downscale and dirty place to eat and drink; now it’s one of the city’s main attractions, and mariachi bands frequently approach the tables to ask visitors if they would like a song. We recommend that you agree a price in advance.
This place, in the heart of downtown, is a favorite of locals looking for a mariachi band to get them in the party mood, or a classical serenade at midnight. It’s also a popular tourist destination, and although it’s not the most elegant or sophisticated place in the city, it’s one of the most original. You do need to keep a careful eye on your belongings, though.
For 100 pesos I bought the first song used in our video describing our little trip south, be sure to check the link in our bio to hear what these boys brought to the table. • • • • • #guadalajara #mexico #tourism #aov #tourist #cdmx #jalisco #mkexplore #mextagram #gdl #sonyimages #mexico_maravilloso #createexploretakeover #visiting #igersguadalajara #mexigers #instatraveling #sony #citykillerz #instapassport #meistershots #hsdailyfeature #ig_mexico #urbanandstreet #travelingram #vive_mexico #panama #yngkillers #hbouthere #igtravel
El Patio is a restaurant in the center of Tlaquepaque, a few minutes from downtown Guadalajara. It has a number of small rooms and estancias around a central courtyard, a very classic Mexican architectural style. There’s almost always some live music playing, whether it’s a trio, or one of their main attractions, female mariachi.
Guadalajara is well known in the rest of Mexico for its charros or cowboy culture, and there are a few restaurants around the city that reflect this. One of them is El Alazán y el Rosillo; the name refers to the names of the two horses that belonged to the original owner. Tequila, horses and grilled food are all perfect with mariachi music, and if you’re looking for that kind of experience, this is one of the best places to go.