Collected by Kate B
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...
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...
Tierra de Fuego 3160-2, Providencia, 44630 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
The torta ahogada, or drowned sandwich, is a Mexican specialty that can only be authentically sampled in Guadalajara—the salt used to make the distinctively dense, crusty bread comes from the region. The sandwich is filled with meat...
46730 Centro, Morelos 210, Centro, 46730 Ahualulco de Mercado, Jal., Mexico
This is a beautiful historic hotel, going back to the colonial era. Although just 27 rooms, it is a surprisingly large place, with a huge spa and horseback riding. It feels like a step back in time; for better or worse. The rooms are charming in...
Las Fuentes 5, Zona Restaurantera, 46760 Teuchitlán, Jal., Mexico
After visiting the pyramids at Los Guachimontones, we were ready to eat. Just a five minute drive through the town of Teuchitlan, and across the main road (to the left), there are several restaurants right on the small lake. We didn't know how to...
Zaragoza 38, Centro, 46600 Ameca, Jal., Mexico
This bar is a couple hours east Puerto Vallarta. Not only is it quite colorful, one can observe that the beer is never too cold. That's OK at this altitude. The drive to the bar from Puerto Vallarta is interesting, and the town itself is worth a...
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