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El Abajeno

Juarez 231, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
(333) 635-9097
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Ranked #11 of 33 restaurants in Tlaquepaque
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

The tequila sunrise is a bowl of fruit you squeeze for juice and add the tequila and start the party! Birria was perfect, fish was good and the arrachera tender and delicious. Mariachis were true originals, wonderful time after exploring Tlaquepaque!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I went here the last day of my trip and wished In had gone on the first. The restaurant is buzzing with people , waiters and Mariachi 's that sing at your table if you like! The food was great , I had creeps with mushrooms , flor de Calabasa , and nopales ! It was just delightful and the... More

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was one of the first nicer restaurants we went to at the beginning of our 2 month holiday in Mexico. First of all the decor, ambience and just general aesthetic beauty of the restaurant are so inviting. Tlaquepaque has many restaurants built in old mansions like this, so its well worth the taxi ride from Central Guadalajara to get... More

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Puerto Vallarta
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Oasis hidden back from the street - even has English menus if you need them. I ordered in English (mistake!) the Goat but received lamb but it was good anyway. Service and appetisers were great. Lunch with beer for the 2 of us including mandatory 10% tip was 330 pesos.

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The ambience was very nice. The food was good and the service was good also. The marachis were excellent.

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