Mariachi el Parian

Day Trip to Tlaquepaque

It’s an artsy hub just a taxi drive on the outskirts of Guadalajara. It’s roughly a 5 by 12 block area for your dining and shopping enjoyment. The streets are lined with cobblestone and statues. It has a very European vibe.

El Jardin Hidalgo

A Vibrant Artisan Village on the Edge of Guadalajara

Tlaquepaque is a haven for art lovers and culture enthusiasts.

Its charming streets are lined with colorful facades, and cobblestone pathways that lead to numerous art galleries and craft shops. Renowned for its exceptional pottery, ceramics, and handcrafted items, Tlaquepaque showcases the talents of local artisans.

Lots of walking and shopping streets

I recommend visiting Tlaquepaque if you like…

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Art Boutiques
  • Shopping
  • Live Music and Dancing
  • Dining
El Parian
world record holder for most tequila brands
Boutique shopping
Streets lined with statues
Whimsical Statues lining the streets
Shopping for eclectic decor
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Watch a little glimpse of Tlaquepaque

Dining and Cuisine

Most of the restaurants here have classic Mexican dishes but you can find other international flavors here as well if you search for them.

Tortas Ahogada

Regional Dishes

  • Tortas Ahogadas: A popular local sandwich, consisting of crusty bread filled with pork carnitas or other meats, drowned in a spicy tomato sauce.
  • Birria: Spiced and marinated meat (often goat or beef) cooked until tender, typically served in a rich and flavorful broth with tortillas, onions, cilantro, and lime.

Cantaritas – The Popular Local Coctail

Be sure to order at least once while in the area. It’s fun and entertaining. It is made right in front of you and served in a clay pot.
Tequila, orange/grapefruit/lime juice, and a fruity soda like squirt or Jarritos

Where to Stay – Accommodations

If you’re visiting Guadalajara, you may even want to stay here as a base point. But that’s if transportation into the city isn’t a problem. Like I said, I only visited for a day. I think one day to one week is enough to get all you want from Tlaquepaque. You can find any price point you want from dorm rooms to luxury.
Click on the links below to go directly to Tlaquepaque.

If you’re on foot like me, you want to be as close to the center as possible. I recommend staying in the pink zone shown on the map.

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