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“Great stop for a drink” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Parian

El Parian
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$38.99*
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Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 24 Nightlife in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This main plaza of Tlaquepaque.
Portland, OR
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great stop for a drink”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

We were told the food was just so-so at the restaurants around the center plaza so we just went for a drink and to enjoy the mariachi bands. Our piña coladas were pretty average, but the environment in which to enjoy them was fantastic. I would say this is a Must-Do while visiting Tlaquepaque.

Visited July 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Terrific fun - especially for someone new to Mexico!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

This mariachi (spelling) restaurant is great fun. We went on a Sunday night and were entertained to say the least. Anyone can enjoy as wildly generous diners/drinkers (mosly Mexican families) pay for song after song. Yes the food and drink are overpriced but the experience is worth it!

Visited July 2012
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Sorrento, Italy
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111 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Pretty to look at”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

The Parian in the center of Tlaquepaque could be a fabulous place to relax, eat, drink, and listen to the Mariachis. It is made up of a huge atrium with a gazebo in the center surrounded by numerous restaurant (recognizable by different tablecloth). Unfortunately, the food is lousy, overpriced, and the service terrible. Don't eat there. It's a cool,shady, relaxing place for a beer if you can find a chair without bird droppings.

Visited July 2012
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Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pesimo servicios/ overpriced and bad service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

1.- overpriced for mexican standards
Terrible service
They request a minumum consumption that goes from 120 to 250 pesos and only includes a fruit juice with a small shot of tequila, when we came they didn't have typical mexican food which is the cheapest, welk not even the micheladas where good

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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132 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“The biggest bar in the world (they say..) and mariachis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

fun place ... a series of bars and restaurants around a kiosk where marichi bands play in the afternoon and night. The food is not very good, but the drinks and the environment are. Ask for a "cazuelita", a local drink of sprite, citrus fruits and tequila.

Visited November 2011
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