Food Lover's Guide to Guadalajara
As the state capital of Jalisco—a renowned tequila-producing region of Mexico and the home of mariachi music—Guadalajara has a party-loving reputation, but it’s also fast earning its stripes as one of Mexico’s top foodie destinations. Here are your options for Guadalajara food and tequila tours.
Guadalajara restaurants offer a plentiful selection of classic local dishes, making it a good place to discover Mexico’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed cuisine. You won’t have to look far to find tamales, tacos, and quesadillas.
For the more adventurous, Guadalajaran specialties include torta ahogada (a sandwich “drowned” in chili pepper sauce) and the birote (a crusty bread roll stuffed with onions and succulent shredded pork, then doused in a spicy tomato sauce). Other popular local dishes include birria (lamb or goat stew in a spicy tomato sauce, served with corn tortillas), carne en su jugo (beef in broth, served with sides of rice, onions, and tortilla), and pozole rojo (chicken soup). Wash it down with a glass of traditional agua de Jamaica (hibiscus flower juice) or agua de tamarindo (tamarind juice).
Find where to buy the best torta ahogada in the city on a Guadalajara food tour.
Experience local life in Jalisco on a Tlaquepaque food tour and sample Mexican food, enjoy a tequila tasting, and tuck into Mexican candies.
Enjoy a food-themed walking tour of Guadalajara’s historic center or the atmospheric Chapultepec neighborhood.Discover the secrets behind Mexico’s world-famous tequila during a guided tour of a distillery.