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“A Classic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Tequila

La Tequila
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Ranked #5 of 1,065 Restaurants in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Napoleon
Description: Known for their huge selection of tequila, and the food is excellent as well. A particular standout is the Chile en Nogada, made with 37 different ingredients. ¡Great for business and family!
Guadalajara, Mexico
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132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A Classic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

La Tequila is a classic in Guadalajara. Very good Mexican menu, with some "exotic" touches (Maguey worms, escamoles etc). Some items are surprisingly authentic, like the barbacoa platter. The food is consistently good quality. The selection of tequilas is fantastic. My American visitors love it.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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guadalajara
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224 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Very good barbacoa and black tamal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We enjoyed our lunch at La Tequila, the atmosphere is very nice, and service was good. We tasted the black tamal, with shrimp and squid ink, very different and tasty. We also had the barbacoa with blue corn tortillas, this is excellent lamb cooked in a pit, highly recommendable. We also had the tacos de la plaza de toros and for dessert the cajeta (dulce de leche) crepes. They are served fried, which did not appeal to us. The server was nice to comply to our request of regular crepes with the dulce de leche tequila sauce. Although they were good, there are things that could be improved. The crepes are too thick and the vanilla ice cream is not so good and a bright yellow color, as if it had food coloring in it, not too pleasant. Also I think a nice upgrade to the restaurant would be to have white tablecloths, not the individual plastic mats they now have, which cheapen the restaurant. The dessert and the tablecloth detail is the reason I am giving the restaurant 4 stars. Over all, we had a good experience.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank natalia64
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, amazing tequila selection, ok food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012 via mobile

We live a few blocks from La Tequilla so we have been here many, many times. The decor and atmosphere in the restaurant is great and the service fantastic. They are very "gringo friendly" with English menus and this is a very popular place with foreign business people (for good reason). Where La Tequilla misses the mark for me is with the food... In my experience the food sounds so good on the menu but when I get it I am always disappointed. It's not that the food is horrible, it's just never as good as it sounds on the menu. For example, last time there I ordered Tuna a la Talla, which sounded like a delicious grilled tuna steak covered in almost like a pepper "paste". Whe I received it, it was a plain grilled piece of tuna (not cooked medium rare like I asked) with a few dribbles of a pepper mayo on top. It was not horrible, but it was nothing like what I expected on not even close to being cooked "a la Talla" style. Compared to Mexican restaurants in the US, this place is 5 stars, but here in Guadalajara you can find much better Mexican food. I keep trying La Tequilla hoping it will not dissapoint, but i think the past trip will be our last there. On a positive note, they make fantastic margaritas and the Tequilla ice cream "shot" they give you at the end of the meal is delicious... I wish I could buy it!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Nice Place - Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

We had 11 in our party for dinner. The waiter / servers were GREAT... The food wonderful and of course the choices of Tequila were top notch. We all had a dinner and drinks and desert ... at total of 400 US. Great food and Service for the price...

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Denise F
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Tortola
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Tequila tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

We went to the town and did the VIP tour of Jose Cuervo . Amazing tour to starting in the Agave fields . Well worth a day trip .

Visited January 2012
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