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Cantina La Fuente

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Address: Pino Suarez, Guadalajara, Mexico
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A smokey, rustic bar with a friendly crowd and music on request.

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This bar has definitely joined my list of favorite bars in the world! It's in an old colonial building and it's full of regulars who drink and sing at the top of their lungs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
Rockabel
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California
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California
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156 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This bar has definitely joined my list of favorite bars in the world! It's in an old colonial building and it's full of regulars who drink and sing at the top of their lungs accompanied by a guy on a piano banging out classic Mexican love ballads. The bar is filled with some very cool art. This place rules don't... More 

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Thank Rockabel
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It is an old pub in downtown Guadalajara, seems like a traditional place but there's nothing. They sell beer and liquor. No food sold inside. It's quite big and smells like toilet all the time. Not much light inside. They let homeless get inside begging and it's not nice. I suggest visit something else.

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Thank Itz N
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

La Fuente is just one of those places you need to visit to check off your list of one-of-a-kind locales. This bar hosted the young and old, wealthy and poor, and locals and tourists. The crowd breaks into song at any given time. Its hot, sweaty, and sometimes a bit stinky but that just adds to the allure. A memorable... More 

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Thank Javier A
Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Over the years, the "Cantina" concept was snatched and turned into a more posh and sophisticated deal (sadly), however this place remains authentic and offers the real deal. Loud and informal, joyful and with no hip/hipster aspirations. Great Tortas ahogadas with Tacos dorados (local dish), very good tequila selection (obviously) and great music (the great pianist plays all popular songs... More 

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Thank anashini
Bahia Kino, Mexico
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

You want a local bar scene? This is the place. Not sure if this happens every night but the night we were there people took turns at the piano and other people traded off singing. Probably one of my best nights ever in a bar (and believe me, I've had a lot).

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Thank Aznnette
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233 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

A very noisy, old, classic place where you meet everyone from the construction worker to the CEO of any large corporation. Being in business for 95 years, this is it, the original cantina. Do not expect fancy food nor glassware. Just drinks and good times!

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Thank GerardoFoodie
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50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

This place has not been cleaned in 50 years. I understand it is a landmark and is historical. I do not understand why you would want to seat in there and drink and eat. I would not drink anything that has ice in it or that is in a glass. I do not think the place has running water

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Thank Danny G
Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Nothing fancy, but a true mMexican Taverna as it is supposed to be, a place for snacks, beer, musics and the occasional game of Balero.

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Thank Quincalle
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Biggest problem in Guadalajara is Language . If you don't speak Spanish then you will be treated as you are drowning and no body knows about you . One should have to remind about ones existence again and again to get through where ever you are . Same thing happened to me at this place . This place claims such... More 

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Highlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

La Fuente, the oldest bar in GDL, is a great experience to kick up your feet and enjoy a cold one without any pretense. Not a cantina in the old sense, this place is open to both men and women. Fun for locals and tourists, though not many tourists stop in here. This is Mexico in the heart of GDL.

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