Guadalajara: Traditional Cantinas Tour with Transportation
March 13, 2020

Guadalajara Pub Crawl: Traditional Cantinas

From: $35.00

3 hours

Guadalajara , Mexico

2 ~ 15

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Spend the night living experience of “Cantinas”, Mexican taverns that have a unique mix between the old and the modern, places full of culture and Mexican history. As a result of progress and industrialization in Mexico, the working class and the middle class emerged. Thanks to this, the cantinas emerged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, surviving the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, the Mexican Revolution, and the Cristero War. These places were generally located in neo-colonial buildings in the areas of trade and commerce of that time, what we now know as the historical center. On this tour, you will walk through the historic center and visit the “Cantinas” that are frequented by the Tapatíos (word for Guadalajara citizens). Try snacks and drinks typical of the region, such as torta ahogada, tostadas, cueritos, churritos, Tequila, beer, yerbabuena, black charro, sangria and paloma. In the “Cantinas,” there is no discrimination; They are well known for their friendly and lively atmosphere. You can talk with friends, colleagues or the love of your life, but also sing and dance the night away. It is common to find a pianist playing or regional music bands like the “norteño” or “mariachi”; Of course, there is usually at least one person in the group who sings a cappella after a few good Tequilas. During the tour, the local guide will provide information, anecdotes, legends and myths of each establishment, as well as its link with local traditions. This fun, social and cultural tour is the most authentic way to experience the Mexican nightlife of Guadalajara.

  • Location of Tour: Jalisco, México
  • Tour City: Guadalajara
  • Tour Neighborhood: Centro Histórico
  • Tour Duration: 3 hours

Start time: 20:00 Hrs

Cost: $35 USD per person

Meeting point: Teatro Degollado


  • Meet your local guide at the designated meeting point
  • Walk down the historical center of Guadalajara
  • Stop at several cantinas for snacks and drinks
  • Learn about the local legends behind each traditional establishment
  • Have a good time getting to know locals of Guadalajara

Eligibility criteria

  • A person over 18 years of age able to walk 15 minutes
  • Minimum number of people: 2
  • Maximum number of people: 15
  • Availability: Tuesday to Saturday (Requires reservation 24 hours before)

What’s Included

  • Bilingual Local Guide
  • Visit 3 traditional cantinas in the historic center
  • 2 beers or 1 Tequila in each place (Blanco or Reposado)
  • Regional Mexican snacks
  • Cultural talk about the origin of the Cantinas in Mexico
  • Stories, myths, and legends of each place
  • Live music or jukebox

What’s not included


  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Umbrella (rain season from June to October)


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