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Av. México 2903, Vallarta Nte., 44690 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Chefs Paco Ruano and Luis González Rodriguez opened Alcalde in Guadalajara after working at some of the world’s top-ranked restaurants, including Noma and Mugaritz. Though they bring international sensibilities and techniques to their...
Av. Fray Antonio Alcalde 10, Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Built in 1618, the Guadalajara Cathedral plays host to the mummified remains of Santa Inocencia, who, according to legend, was killed in the 1700s by her father, who disapproved of her interest in Catholicism. Local rumors have it that her hair...
Calle Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, San Juan de Dios, 44360 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
This 19th-century complex, originally built as a hospital for the disadvantaged, is host to an impressive display of modern art, most notably a series of frescoes by famous Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco. The collection includes one of his...
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 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...
Av. Javier Mina S/N, 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...
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...
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...
Calle Morelos 1743, Ladrón de Guevara, Lafayette, 44600 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Modern Mexican cuisine is the focus at Pachuco, a trendy restaurant that opened in the summer of 2015. Some ingredients and dishes, such as rabbit flautas (crispy tortillas rolled up and deep-fried), may be unfamiliar, but they're definitely worth...
Calle Miguel Lerdo de Tejada 2308, Lafayette, 44160 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Housed across a 1940s mansion and modernist tower, Casa Fayette is a stylish boutique lodging inspired by Guadalajara hometown hero Luis Barragán. With the architect in mind, Milanese interiors firm Dimore Studio designed the hotel’s...
Av. Circunvalación Agustín Yáñez 1009, Moderna, 44910 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
The lavishly appointed Jose Cuervo Express ambles through the rolling agave fields of Jalisco, Mexico. You sling back another shot of tequila and follow it with a Mexican postre (dessert). Stars twinkle in the blue-black sky, but you hardly notice...
Calle Manuel López Cotilla 161, Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Rollerblade, bike, run, walk, or even hula-hoop your way through Guadalajara’s car-free streets every Sunday along the Via RecreActiva. In an effort to promote health and community, the city of Guadalajara has closed some of its most beautiful...
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