As Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico, it is no wonder that it is one of Mexico’s top destinations for dining out. There is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, from those serving local cuisine to restaurants serving cuisine from around the world. There is also the option of dining in fine dining establishments or choosing places with a less formal atmosphere. Here are the top 10 restaurants in Guadalajara to help you decide where to dine.
10. Birreria las 9 Corners
You should try many local specialties during your visit to Guadalajara, but one of the tastiest is a local stew called birria. This dish is a stew made from lamb or goat and is simmered until the meat falls apart. One of the best places to try this dish is at a restaurant called Birreria las 9 Esquinas, which is an informal place that also serves many other local specialties. The only downside to this restaurant is that you often have to wait for a table because it is very popular with tourists and locals.
Bruna caused a sensation when she entered the Guadalajara culinary scene in 2015. Her opulent setting contrasts with the menu, in which the chef draws inspiration from street food. The restaurant is set in manicured gardens, has black and white tiled floors and has its own exclusive art gallery. However, Executive Chef Oscar Garza has created a menu using recipes handed down from generation to generation and dishes that are sold on the streets of the city, but served in a refined way. Many of the dishes are cooked on a wood-burning grill. The extensive wine list features many Mexican offerings.
8. Tacos La Choza
Regular travelers have found that one of the best foods to eat in new places is street food as it is a true representation of traditional local cuisine and is often the tastiest. If you love street food as much as sitting in a restaurant, then have some of the famous Tacos La Choza. It’s a food cart that opened in 2009 and now has a more esteemed reputation than many of the city’s restaurants. They use only the best quality cuts of meat for their tacos and add a gourmet touch to the standard offerings. Taco offerings include fillings like marinated prawns, goat cheese, portobello mushrooms, and sliced Magret duck breast.
Vegetarians don’t have fun finding good places to eat in Guadalajara because many of the restaurants have meaty menus. However, some restaurants offer a good selection of vegetarian options, and one of the prettiest is Lucuma. Although it is not a vegetarian restaurant, there are many options for vegans and vegetarians. Lucuma’s food is traditional Mexican, though it has a modern twist, and the plates are creatively plated, making them look visually appealing on the plate.
6. Café P’al Real
For those on a budget who can’t afford to dine in the best fine dining establishments but still appreciate high-quality food, Café P’al Real is one of the best options in town. It is known for serving a menu of delicious but inexpensive food. The specialty of this casual restaurant is lonche de pancita, which is a sourdough roll stuffed with pork belly and garnished with avocado, onion, cilantro and salsa. You will find this cafe on Calle Lope de Vega, Arcos Vallarta, Guadalajara.
5. La Trompada Caligari
If you do not know La Trompada Caligari, you may miss it, since it is on a side street in the Americana neighborhood. It’s a daytime restaurant known for its breakfasts and lunches, and it has earned a reputation for serving food that packs a punch. One of the most popular options on the menu is chilaquiles, which are fried corn tortillas. It is a relaxed place to dine with an eccentric interior design in vibrant colors.
50 Best Discovery lists Alcalde as one of the best restaurants in Guadalajara, and it’s even on some lists of the best restaurants in the world. Open since 2013, chef Francisco Ruana leads the restaurant and creates dishes with ingredients from local markets. The dishes are a creative and modern take on traditional Mexican flavor combinations, specializing in regional Jalisco cuisine. The elegant cladding and vibrant colors make the dishes visually stunning.
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