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El Pilon de los Arrieros

Calle Galeana 388 | Plaza de las Nueve Esquinas, Centro Histórico, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
+52 33 3613 2799
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“barbacoa” (3 reviews)
“goat” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, International
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Calle Galeana 388 | Plaza de las Nueve Esquinas, Centro Histórico, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere local having just arrived in town. Found El Pilon using TA and headed over. Authentic mexican cuisine and a great vibe. Good value and a lovely bottle of red as recommended by the helpful friendly staff.

Thank Gordon A
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it was near our Hotel Morales, yet a bit out-of-the-way with other nice restaurants close by. We are so glad we found it. Lovely interior with large open windows open to the Square and a fountain, nice to watch the...More

Thank djestice
GDLGuadalajara, Public Relations Manager at El Pilon de los Arrieros, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Djestice, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other members of the TripAdvisor community. We are glad you had a positive experience. We look forward to having you as our guests in the near future. Perhaps then you might like to...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

Thats the best mexican restaurant. Dont hesitate to try their wonderfull recipes. The cook is now famous for her delicious food.

1  Thank romainmm
GDLGuadalajara, Public Relations Manager at El Pilon de los Arrieros, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Romainmm, thank you for taking the time to share your comments with other TripAdvisor users. Mexican food is very diverse but we sure try to have our customers have an authentic and delightful experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

An excellent choice for us. Traditional Jalisco Mexican food. The goat meat was tasty and enchilada mole was also good. Warning: no vino blanco. But the building, atmosphere, wait staff and food were all very pleasant and priced very reasonably. Great choice near the central...More

Thank Eugene_ORWill
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We were initially planning to go to Las Nueve Esquinas after all the good review. But it was under renovation for the moment. So decided to try this place next door for the birria de chivo (steamed goat) and barbacoa de borrego (baked lamb). They...More

Thank SFOYYZ_Eric2
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located on a square woth more of the same restaurant. El Pilon de los Arrieros has a wonderful staff. I had the goat meet, a typical dish from the restaurant. It was delicious. The serve it with different sauces, tortilla and nachos.

Thank Randy L
GDLGuadalajara, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Pilon de los Arrieros, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Dear Randy L, Thank you for sharing your experience with this travel community. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time and the chance to try a typical dish from Jalisco. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great food and very inexpensive. Here you'll find it all, the typical, the novel and just about everything else. Also in the "Nine Corners" part of Old Town.

Thank Pololeal
GDLGuadalajara, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Pilon de los Arrieros, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Dear Pololeal, We appreciate your wonderful comment. We are happy to know you enjoyed the "Plaza de las Nueve Esquinas" or "Nine Corners" while visiting our restaurant and trying a typical Mexican dish. We hope you have a chance to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you like the food of Jalisco, you might wish to try El Pilon de los Arrieros. Here's what I like about it... a vegetable salad they make for me. I've enjoyed this meal there many times. I also like that I can sit at...More

Thank LightforthePlanet
GDLGuadalajara, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Pilon de los Arrieros, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Dear LightforthePlanet, Thank you for taking the time to write a review in regards to your visit to El Pilón de los Arrieros. We are glad to hear that, overall, your experience with us was a pleasant one and that you particularly enjoyed the Plaza...More

Reviewed 1 June 2015

Although the service was attentive and pleasant, the food was rather ordinary. We settled on this place after walking around for a long time. I recommend it more for a sample of regional specialties but not for a diner to remember.

Thank Guy-Luc
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We tried the restaurant specialties: plato especial de birria and barbacoa. The meat was good and soft, but overall the seasoning, sides and soups accompaning the dishes were too spicy. Fabulous if you're really into Mexican food. Very competitive prices (the equivalent of ten euros...More

Thank jujitsu77
GDLGuadalajara, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Pilon de los Arrieros, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear jujitsu77, Thank you for visiting El Pilón de los Arrieros and sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor travel community. We are happy that, overall, you had a pleasant time. We hope that in your future travels to Guadalajara, you visit us again. We are...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Galeana 388 | Plaza de las Nueve Esquinas, Centro Histórico, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara
  • Phone Number: +52 33 3613 2799
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Description
The Pilón de los Arrieros is located in one of the most emblematic places of the city. The birria, the barbecue and the cecina are some of the dishes that characterize us. However, we have an extensive menu with other typical dishes from Jalisco and Mexico. Lupita, known for celebrating the gastronomic tradition of the Nueve Esquinas for over thirty years, is at the head of El Pilón de los Arrieros. This way, she works hard to maintain the taste and quality in all its foods. The atmosphere that is lived in El Pilón de los Arrieros family friendly. In the evenings, mariachis and musical groups enliven the place.
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