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Full-Day Tequila Tour from Guadalajara
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Full-Day Tequila Tour from Guadalajara

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If you're curious to learn more about tequila, Mexico is truly the best place in the world to experience this distinctive liquor. Enjoy a singular tequila experience with this tasting tour from Guadalajara, where you not only sample this tasty Mexican product, but visit distilleries along the way. Highlights include exploring the village of Tequila, seeing actual agave fields, and satisfying your palate with an included distillery tasting.
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David H wrote a review Feb 2020
Napa, California4 contributions
So much fun !! That's always the way with Tequila but.... La Cata is that and so much more !! Great staff and Wonderful Drinks and so much Outstanding Tequila !!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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MikeinSanDiego wrote a review Dec 2019
San Diego, California27 contributions4 helpful votes
While taking the Fortaleza tour (another must visit) I was advised by a tequila expert also on the tour to visit La Cata. I spent the rest of that evening there. I tried 5 or 6 different tequilas that were recommended based on my preferred taste profile. The bartenders, Matthew and Isis were extremely knowledgeable and shared their wisdom and passion for tequila as well as mescal. I was also lucky enough to meet one of the owners of Atanasio, which is an excellent artisanal tequila. La Cata also has special edition tequilas created just for them. It is a little hard to find but is a must visit if you are in Tequila.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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K R S P wrote a review Nov 2019
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This place is a must visit in Tequila, my friends and I took a tour to the Orendain factory (which was not bad at all) but we ended up learning so much more from the bartender here (don’t know her name but amazing customer service from her) she spoke english and spanish, she customised the tequila tasting to each of our needs and explain everything we wanted to know (from how tequila is actually made with technical terms and everything to where the tequilas we were about to try came from and the differences between them). I cannot recommend this place enough, and it’s a few steps away from the main square!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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JFromFlagstaff wrote a review Nov 2019
Flagstaff, Arizona39 contributions7 helpful votes
We travel a lot in the highlands of central Mexico. We like the region because in addition to the beautiful colonial cities, the people are warm and friendly. We've found that to be true even in Guadalajara. Our experiences in the beach communities has been the exact opposite, and we avoid them as much as possible. I mention this for a reason. Tequila is a pretty little town in the central highlands, but we felt like we were in Puerto Vallarta; full of cheesy trinkets and cheap industrial tequila with fake labels and people who, for the most part, were either indifferent or seemed to resent our presence. This was our second visit, and we stayed two nights. We were ready to leave before noon on our first full day. Our visit to Cascahuin helped our mood, but our visit to La Cata really made the difference. While we aren't experts, my wife and I have tasted a lot of different tequilas and mezcals. We had just spent the better part of a week in Morelia tasting the mezcals of northern Michoacan and then making the rounds of the mezcalerias of Colonia Americana in Guadalajara. We've gotten to the point where we find most tequila to be boring, and I had requested an unusual flight - one that would disprove our attitude. We met Isis, but she quickly let Matt, who lives in Oaxaca but was working there briefly take over. After talking with us a bit, Matt gave us an amazing experience that included some unusual raicillas, several 'agave distillates' from the region that can't qualify as either tequila or mezcal because of politics, and finished with an oddball rum from Oaxaca that was strangely compelling. The food was simple 'farm fare' but delicious. After three hours our ideas about Blue Weber, pit roasting, distillation and more were left on the floor. All in all it was one of the most interesting and entertaining evenings of our entire trip, and made a huge difference in our attitude about Tequila.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Dave M wrote a review Nov 2019
Henderson, Nevada50 contributions29 helpful votes
If Clayton Szczech, the owner of La Cata is, as he has been called, the Evangelist of Tequila, then La Cata, his tasting room in Tequila, Mexico is his cathedral. And Isis Hernandez, his General Manager is his Bishop. From the moment you walk in you know you're in for something special. There are no slick marketing materials, no corners full of kitsch dedicated to the big brands of tequila you experience everywhere else. All you see when when you enter the main room is a wall full of the best tequila selection you'll ever find, perhaps anywhere. I've made many trips here, with both drinkers and teetotalers, Mexicans and gringos, and every time my friends have all said they felt incredibly welcome. Simply put, I cannot imagine a better place to sit and learn about the incredible history and breadth of flavors inherent in tequila. Isis will put together flights for any budget, for any palate and at the end of the night, you'll leave wondering how you can get your hands on a bottle or two of what you just sampled. But more than that, if you want to really learn about the history of this spirit and understand how it's made, ask! Because Clayton and his staff will make sure to get you connected to one of local distilleries. I remember passing through Tequila many times in the mid 90's when I was working in Nayarit. I took the bus a lot and the city never made an impression on me, but now... I would say for anyone who loves, or wants to explore tequila a trip there is a must do. And an afternoon or an evening at La Cata is an experience not to be missed.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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