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El Abajeno

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

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    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
Just a little better than average

First of all this place could use a renovation. It is definitely more than a little run down. I was fortunate to have good service and I liked the food I ordered. We shared a "parrillada" between all of us and we all enjoyed the food. The beans are spectacular. Also I enjoyed the live mariachi... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have travelled to Guadalajara several times. I always make the trip to Abajeno. The restaurant has a great atmosphere. The food is very good and extremely reasonable. The huge draw is the Casuela's. Order it with Siete Leguas Blanco tequila. You will not be disappointed!! This restaurant is on my world-wide top 10 list of fun places to eat.... More 

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Playa del Carmen
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

First of all this place could use a renovation. It is definitely more than a little run down. I was fortunate to have good service and I liked the food I ordered. We shared a "parrillada" between all of us and we all enjoyed the food. The beans are spectacular. Also I enjoyed the live mariachi music. These guys were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you have never had a Cazuela you're missing one of the best drinks...ever! How could I have lived on this earth for over 40 years and not had one of these?! Thanks to El Abajeno I have discovered this treasure and I highly suggest you do as well! Oh on a side note the food was good, the outdoor... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Food was the best Mexican I have tried, the music was truly getting to your head and the non alcoholic drinks options were also impressive. It was the most authentic welcome to Mexico with sights, sounds, smells and taste!

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Washington
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I found the food pretty average here, although the outdoor seating was nice. There were at least 20 waiters, but the service was not terribly speedy or attentive. Still, that's not unusual in Mexico. Very clean toilets.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This has to be one of the largest family Mexican restaurants in Tlaquepaque. It is situated in a huge patio of mature trees, vines and flowers with a stage for the many performing artists of Mariachi's etc. The food was great but the service was slow but very friendly. But the place was packed with many Mexican families and also... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?