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El Abajeno
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Juarez 231, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
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Juarez 231, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
(333) 635-9097
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Great Food and Drink

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2014
TriciaB101255
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Rockford, Illinois
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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218 reviews 218 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
487 helpful votes 487 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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7 reviews 7 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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12 reviews 12 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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Alpharetta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful; the stunning trees create a canopy that keeps the diners cool on some the warmest day. I've had several meals here, but my one of my favorites is the ceviche. It is beyond fresh and flavorful. The staff is great and the mariachi bands that play are pretty amazing. If you enjoy seafood like I do;... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Delicious food and great drinks. A meeting spot for the locals. Several Mariachi Bands played and we enjoyed our stay.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After flying into Guadalajara and meeting up with my family, we trekked over to Tlaquepaque for what my wife had said was a surprise for me! And a very good surprise it was! Since parking in Tlaquepaque is tough to find, it was a nice touch that they had their own parking. Walking into the restaurant is impressive. You are... 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
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?