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Guadalajara Cuisine | What to Eat in Guadalajara
You'll love the local specialty dishes in Guadalajara! The cuisine in Jalisco goes back to colonial times, when pre-Hispanic and European cultures started to blend. This fusion of tastes can be found in the wide variety of restaurants in Guadalajara, which include gourmet eateries with experts in local cuisine preparing specialties like "manchamanteles" (a sweet and spicy dish with pineapple, banana, pork, and turkey), "lengua en pipian" (pig tongue in a sauce made with spices and pumpkin seeds), "lomo adobado" (pork in a traditional spicy tomato-based sauce), and the typical "birria de carnero" (a spicy mutton stew). You can also try the delicious red Guadalajara pozole in one of the picturesque diners in the city, or "tortas ahogadas" (drowned sandwiches), which can be found across the metropolis and feature a sandwich covered in spicy sauce and red onion.
For those that have a more sweet tooth, there is also a wide variety of desserts, which include "dulce de arrayan" (myrtle candy), "ate de cajeta", or "jericalla" (similar to creme brulee).
Standout traditional drinks in the region include "escamochas" (a fruit-based drink), "tepache" (fermented pineapple skin), the famous tequila, and "tejuino", a traditional drink that comes from the Huichol people from the west of Mexico, is made from corn, and is sweetened with sugarcane. It is served in an ice cone and is sold by street vendors throughout the city.
The complexity of the local cuisine is complemented by restaurants serving international cuisine. Diners can enjoy hundreds of dishes made by expert chefs, making a culinary experience in this city something that you definitely want to do more than once uot;tejuino", a traditional drink that comes from the Huichol people from the west of Mexico, is made from corn, and is sweetened with sugarcane. It is served in an ice cone and is sold by street vendors throughout the city.
Tortas Ahogadas El Guero
This traditional restaurant on the street Calle Madero has been open for more than 40 years and is an icon in the heart of Guadalajara. El Guero combines regional traditions and the spicy taste of the drowned or half-drowned "tortas ahogadas", depending on your taste for spice.
Birrieria Las 9 Esquinas
With over 25 years' experience in Guadalajara, Birrieria Las 9 Esquinas offers this specialty dish made with oven-baked mutton with a variety of herbs and spices that give it a distinctive taste. Strategically located in the heart of the historic downtown area, this restaurant is an obligatory stop for people looking to immerse themselves in the local culture.
This Guadalajara restaurant held a record in the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest service in the world: 13.5 seconds to serve a table of six people! The only dish on the menu is "carne en su jugo", a combination of finely chopped beef mixed with bacon in a thin gravy served with grilled onions, tortillas, and fried beans with sweetcorn.
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