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El Abajeno

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Calle Juarez 231, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
+52 33 3635 9097
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was just ok, nothing to brag about but I really enjoyed the partially outdoor atmosphere and mariachi music. The restaurant was very busy and service was a little slow but everyone was friendly. Also a plus for me is that it was handicap accessible.

Thank Shanna T
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We went there with our family and were so disappointed. We arrived and the place was half empty. We stood at the host stand about 15 mins before being noticed. The server was on his own and we could tl he was trying his best. Food was just ok, really average. We had arrachera, tampiquena, quesadillas... none were great. We... More 

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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I has the chicken fajitas and they were just ok. I have had a tough time finding good restaurants in Tlaqapaque. Just as happy eating at quarto kilo next to this place for 100p.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a massive restaurant a little off the main historic centre area. It is a wonderful hive of activity with at least two Mariachi bands playing in different corners of the enourmous patio garden restaurant. It definitely isn't a place to go for a quiet romantic candle light dinner but it is a place to go to enjoy the... More 

Thank Alex D
San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This place it's not good. The food it's horrible, the service, omg. It was the second time that I visit that place and it was the same. I don't recommend this restaurant to nobody. Food taste really bad.

Thank Pili0128
Boston, MA
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205 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Was visiting Tlaquepaque with business colleagues one night after work and the local recommended El Abajeno. Seems to be the place to eat for people from work and it definitely serves good enough food. Nothing too fancy and part of its appeal is the large courtyard dining area and Mariachi music. Service was excellent.

Thank robert-not-home
Atlanta, Georgia
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281 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Was taken here by a local to get good tacos and the food did not disappoint. A nice courtyard setting (description covered) with good food and a nice ambiance. The strolling mariachi band Isa little over the top especially if you want a quiet meal but otherwise a nice setting

Thank ANP123
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nice restaurant to take a bunch of friends and enjoy tequila shots or a round of margaritas. The atmosphere is very Mexican and festive, the locations are different but they usually resemble the old hacienda house from old days, with a fountain in the centre and mariachi playing. The food is really good, a lot of meats, but the downside... More 

Thank Marco D
Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Well I have also been to the abejeno at la Minerva, and that one in Tlaquepaque is far better. The atmosphere is nice, the Mariachi music great, the service food as well. We ordered a package for 4 people which we actually used for 6 people with a bottle of tequila and 3 cazuelas and a parillada which was a... More 

Thank lisalein123
San Francisco, California
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

And they were right! The small entrance belies the large atmospheric courtyard restaurant inside, with fountains and mariachis. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was truly as Mexican and delicious as we had been ed to expect.

Thank hokona

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Juarez 231, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Tlaquepaque
  • Phone Number: +52 33 3635 9097

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?