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El Parian

Centro Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara 45500, Mexico
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$49*
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Tlaquepaque and Tonala Day Trip from Guadalajara
63%
Ranked #37 of 107 Attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: This main plaza of Tlaquepaque.
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: This main plaza of Tlaquepaque.
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Manila, Philippines
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Dining in El Parian is a must when you are in the small historic center of the town of Tlaquepaque. You have a wide choice of restaurants to choose from because they are all side by side in this big structure called El Parian. As always, choose the one where there are lots of customers. Logic dictates that the food... More 

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California
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1,552 reviews 1,552 reviews
1,020 attraction reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I had dinner here my first night in Tlaquepaque. It is essentially a lot of "different" restaurants that share a food court type space but which have essentially identical menus and prices. During the course of my meal, which was delicious by the way, I was approached by no less than three prostitutes offering their services! This did not ruin... More 

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San Juan, PR
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

It is a plaza , with bars/restaurants bordering it. I visited El Gato negro, great service, my waiter Armando was very friendly and explained the history of el parian and explain the menu to me. I had a drink called cazuelita, it is fresh grapefruit juice with choice of tequila, it was refreshing. The have a very varied menu and... More 

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Rocklin, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We travel a lot and my fiance is from Mexico, so we have a much different experience from most American tourists. Since she is Mexican, she is treated like a local and we find lots of places away from the usual tourist destinations. El Parian is an example. If you are looking for good quality Mariachi bands, this is a... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This place is such a representation of the culture of the state of Jalisco and Mexico. Live music and folk dancers, while you eat and enjoy yourself.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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68 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Whole series of restaurants/bars surrounding an open air courtyard. Known for roving bands of mariachis and some fun crowds especially after dark. Numerous other better options for food in Tlaquepaque but for a Mexican party atmosphere, this is hard to beat on a busy night!

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Tonala, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

there's a lot of bars :) is a very mexican place, you can go at any time, drink tequila, eat, listen mariachi and have fun.

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Portland, OR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We were told the food was just so-so at the restaurants around the center plaza so we just went for a drink and to enjoy the mariachi bands. Our piña coladas were pretty average, but the environment in which to enjoy them was fantastic. I would say this is a Must-Do while visiting Tlaquepaque.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This mariachi (spelling) restaurant is great fun. We went on a Sunday night and were entertained to say the least. Anyone can enjoy as wildly generous diners/drinkers (mosly Mexican families) pay for song after song. Yes the food and drink are overpriced but the experience is worth it!

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Ajijic, Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The Parian in the center of Tlaquepaque could be a fabulous place to relax, eat, drink, and listen to the Mariachis. It is made up of a huge atrium with a gazebo in the center surrounded by numerous restaurant (recognizable by different tablecloth). Unfortunately, the food is lousy, overpriced, and the service terrible. Don't eat there. It's a cool,shady, relaxing... More 

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