The Best Restaurants in GUADALAJARA

The western state of Jalisco is home to Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city. It is the birthplace of tequila, mariachi folk music, charros and “el Jarabe Tapatio,” better known as the Mexican hat dance. Its cuisine is based on many distinctive Mexican foods: chilies, corn, beans, tomatoes, pork and seafood. Standout dishes include birria, a spicy stew made with lamb or goat; pozole, a hominy-based soup; lemony ceviches and fresh fish tacos, sometimes made with smoked marlin. The city has become a true gastronomic destination: several extraordinary chef-run venues feature creative cooking that rival any in Mexico City.