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Juarez 231, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
(333) 635-9097
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Ranked #12 of 36 Restaurants in Tlaquepaque
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Memphis
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177 reviews 177 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
491 helpful votes 491 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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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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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
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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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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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Additional Information about El Abajeno

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