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El Abajeno

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Juarez 231, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
(333) 635-9097
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food was good enough, service not so good

Met up with a bunch of people - eight in total. We shared almost very appetizer they have and had mixed results. Some were awesome, some terrible. Service was our big issue. We couldn't get chips, waters refilled, drink orders taken, etc. The waiters dropped stuff all around us, breaking glass... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Mazatlan
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Guadalajara, Mexico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place is one of a Kind in the country, situated in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco is commonly said that Guadalajara is the most Mexican city of all because is the land of the Tequila, the Mariachi and Its women, (one miss univers lady recently) and this restaurant has it all in one!

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Mazatlan
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Met up with a bunch of people - eight in total. We shared almost very appetizer they have and had mixed results. Some were awesome, some terrible. Service was our big issue. We couldn't get chips, waters refilled, drink orders taken, etc. The waiters dropped stuff all around us, breaking glass and spewing debris and didn't react of rush to... More 

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Memphis
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194 reviews 194 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Ok food, reasonably priced, slow service. Had boiled Pork, queso fondido (not so good), and tampiqueno. Large dining area makes it better for large groups. Good location and convenient.

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Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This restaurant opened in 1965--making it nearly 50 years old. That is a long life for a restaurant. We enjoyed a drink made with lime juice, sugar and peppermint--very refreshing. The sandwich we had is very authentic to the region. The bread is ONLY made in Jalisco--it is hard and crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. The... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you are ever in Guadalajara you MUST visit Tlaquepaque and you MUST eat and drink at El Abajeño. The food is amazing, and the ambience with all the Mariachi is so much fun.

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Aguascalientes, Mexico
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

First, you must have a reservation, otherwise you will wait for hours. The food is good (better than what we expected), the atmosphere is great if you are looking for a place with soul, you have to be relaxed because this is not quiet but you will have a great time. Prices are decent (lower that what we expected).

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Mexico City
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My family and I had lunch there on Saturday. We went 18 months ago and I recalled something bugged me. Service and organization is appalling (rude service in some cases) but it is a fun place with decent food and good drinks and outdoors and live show and music. Nice mix of tourists and locals celebrating. This happened to me... More 

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Oxnard, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Although we had been there before for lunch, when it is quiet and empty and ther Mariachi's seem to care about someone other than the celebrities. This time we ordered excellent drinks and then waited 40 minutes before we finally waved our arms and ordered diner. True the place was full, which means smokers doing their thing were-ever they wanted,... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There are two restaurants. One in Guadalajara in front of La Minerva statue and one in Taqueplaque. We one to the last one. It is a beautiful old house with a big interior Patio. The place is very nice. Ask for carnitas. Delicious! and if you like to drink tequila try the cazuela drink. And see if you can drink... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Tlaquepaque was our base for doing the Spirit of Jalisco Tequila Tour. We ate at El Abajeno our first evening. This open air style (see-through canopy) restaurant had bands of mariachis strolling through the courtyard while we ate some of the best guacamole and fresh tortillas with a variety of meats and nopal cactus salad. Awesome ambiance!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Juarez 231, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Tlaquepaque
  • Phone Number: (333) 635-9097

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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