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“Here for Birria and Barbacoa”

El Pilon de los Arrieros
Ranked #109 of 1,376 Restaurants in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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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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.
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 were good, but expecting a bit more. The restaurant is clean, spacious, and staff is attentive. Worth a try if you are around the neighbourhood.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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 the open French doors which face the plaza and the other restaurant they own, Birreria las 9 Esquinas. It is private around 3-4 pm in the afternoon. Otherwise, it is packed with Mexicans accustomed to eating large servings of food. (This comment is not a slam, just an observation, everyone seems to be happy there). Relatively clean. Sweet kitchen staff. Be specific with your order and double check that they get it right, even in Spanish.

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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 de las Nueve Esquinas.

We hope you visit us again in the near future.

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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
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