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Av. Francisco Javier Mina 172, San Juan de Dios, 44360 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
More than just a neighborhood bar, the cantina plays a central role in Mexican life and lore. Yet as local entrepreneurs look to capitalize on global trends, the traditional cantina is being replaced by hipster bars. Fortunately, there are also...
Calle Eva Briseño 152 Interior 1, Centro, Zapopan, 45100 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
Mexico has no shortage of beautiful handcrafts, the styles of which often reflect the culture and available materials of the region where they are made. At the Museo de Arte Huichol Wixárica (Museum of Huichol Art), visitors can learn more about...
San Antonio Tlayacapan, 45900 Ajijic, Jal., Mexico
We stayed for two months and cannot wait to return. Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico are worth the visit. The choice in restaurants is incredible. Ajijic is known as an artist community. The town is filled with Expats from all over the world. Most of...
Calle Leandro Valle 895, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Like the torta ahogada, birria is a culinary specialty in Guadalajara, served everywhere from street-food stalls to sit-down restaurants. To leave the Pearl of the West without sampling it would be a loss, as it offers a...
Calle Libertad 1697, Americana, 44160 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
This welcoming spot serves more than 50 varieties of teas, tisanes, and infusions, as well as fresh-baked pastries, like conchas, a Mexican specialty. Sip your favorite tea while enjoying the small art gallery on-site or relaxing on La Tetería's...
Calz. Jesús González Gallo 20, El Rosario, 44898 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
This huge, government-run store is one of Guadalajara’s most reasonably priced options for local handicrafts. Spread over two floors, it’s a one-stop shop for high-quality souvenirs, from artisan pottery and hand-blown glassware to...
San Gabriel 3030, Jardines del Bosque, 44500 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Chef Darren Walsh has come a long way since the 2001 New York Times review in which food critic William Grimes wrote that his Manhattan restaurant, Papillon, served “two-star food in a no-star setting”—all the way, in fact, to...
Calle Venustiano Carranza 16, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Though it was built in 1968, Hotel de Mendoza reflects its 16th-century surroundings. Nestled in the heart of Guadalajara’s centro historico, the hotel features 104 simple yet elegant rooms, with hand-carved, colonial-style...
Avenida Javier Mina 52, San Juan de Dios, 44380 Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
In operation since 1958, Mercado San Juan de Dios (also known as Mercado Libertad) is one of Mexico’s largest markets, with three floors and nearly 3,000 stands and stalls. Vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to...
Avenida Mariano Otero 3047, Victoria, La Giralda, 45089 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
Mr. Pampas welcomes you to try Brazilian dishes in a family-owned atmosphere. Try their “rotating system” where you can try each of their fresh cuts—Brazilian steak, chicken, lamb, shrimp, and more—prepared differently. In addition they have a...
Calle Donato Guerra 180, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Knowing how to read and speak the language where you're traveling gives you access to a whole other layer of a country and its culture. This is especially true in Mexico, where even the most amateur efforts at communicating in español are...
Calle José Guadalupe Zuno Hernández 2083, Obrera, 44140 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Calle Justo Sierra 1984, Ladrón de Guevara, Americana, 44600 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
You likely know Corona and Negra Modelo, Tecate and Pacifico, but you've probably never tasted Mexico's best beers because few of them are exported. Just as the craft brewing craze has taken hold in the U.S. over the past decade, so too has it...
Diagonal Golfo de Cortés 4152, Monraz, 44670 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
This upscale restaurant specializes in Italian-Mexican fusion. That would be interesting enough, but the menu becomes even more intriguing with a wild game section, with deer and jabalí (wild boar) among the selections. Be sure to check the wine...
Calle Belén 684, Centro Barranquitas, El Retiro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
It may seem morbid but, in certain cities, cemeteries are worthwhile places to visit. In fact, some are so unique that they reflect important details about their community and its respective culture. Guadalajara’s Panteón de...
Av. de la Paz 494, Mexicaltzingo, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
When people are queuing for tacos as good as these, you’d better join the line! Serving crisp Baja-style fish tacos with crunchy batter and soft tacos, this little cart has won the hearts of the locals and become one of the most popular dining...
Km. 44, La Libertad, Calle a playa sunzal, El Sunzal, El Salvador
For travellers and surfers seeking a place off the beaten track, El Sal's Sunzal is just the ticket. Beachside, surf-based conversations drift towards lazy ears, as fresh-from-the-water kids discuss their latest session. Consistent wave sets are...
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