Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

La Fonda de la Noche

Set in a rambling art nouveau house, this restaurant is a stunner in every way. The cuisine is largely from the Durango region and it would be fair to say that absolutely anything is tasty. The menu is simple and la…
Top Choice New Mexican in Guadalajara

Alcalde

One of our favorite top-end restaurants in Guadalajara, the 'Mayor' is chef Francisco Ruano's latest local venture, having cut his teeth at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona and Noma in Copenhagen. Try his green aguac…
Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

Tortas Ahogadas Migue

Take it from tapatíos (native Guadalajarans) in the know: this bright yellow-and-orange cafe serves the city's best tortas ahogadas, Guadalajara’s beloved hangover cure. Baguette-like rolls called birotes are filled…
Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

El Sacromonte

This favorite alta cocina (gourmet restaurant) establishment in Chapultepec has whimsical takes on classic dishes – think quesadillas sprinkled with rose petals and strawberry aioli, avocado-watermelon soup and gian…
Top Choice New Mexican in Guadalajara

Lulabistro

Guadalajara’s most inventive restaurant is this super-chic eatery west of the center. Sleek and industrial though the setting is, it’s the food people come for. The three set menus, which could best be described as …
Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

Casa Fuerte

This elegant and sprawling place leans toward fine dining, with a full cocktail bar, refreshing garden patio and a rather stately feel. It’s very popular with Tlaquepaque’s upper crust, although you can usually get …
Mexican in Guadalajara

La Fonda de San Miguel Arcángel

The courtyard of this erstwhile convent is so dimly lit you can barely see what you're eating, although the semi-darkness has its benefits, enhancing the sounds of gurgling fountains, tinkling piano keys and twitter…
New Mexican in Guadalajara

Casa Luna

This restaurant in the center of Tlaquepaque spreads throughout an open courtyard under the shade of a large tree and inside as well. The cuisine is Mexican, but a modern version – think cream of cilantro soup and s…
Seafood in Guadalajara

Taco La Paz

Guadalajara may be a fair distance from the ocean, but fish and seafood remain a passion. For prawn and fish tacos, this simple eatery can't be beat and you'll guess that as soon as you see the queues.
Mexican in Guadalajara

Birriería las Nueve Esquinas

Many restaurants in the village-like Nueve Esquinas (Nine Corners) neighborhood specialize in birria, meat stewed in its own juices until very tender. Birriería las Nueve Esquinas, a delightful semi-open-air restaur…