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Dona Gabina Escolastica

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Calle Javier Mina 237, Zapopan 45100, Mexico
+52 33 3833 0883
14:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 14:00 - 23:00
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you want to try traditional Mexican dishes cooked right at the spot, this is a reference in the Zapopan downtown area. You won't regret any of the several choices in the menu. Great atmosphere, service and price, this little restaurant is a good choice to get great food!

Thank pacovich
Mexico City, Mexico
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great typical Jalisco mexican food. Good quality and portion sizes. Menu doesn't offer a lot of variety but is enough if you are looking for traditional dishes. Waiters are always able to help you. Parking is not easy.

Thank ej e
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great experience, the food was great and the decoration it's incredible, and really colorful mexican atmosphere!!!!

Thank Rafael C
Medellin, Colombia
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The food was great but we could not wait to leave. My daughter and I could not stop dancing under the table while eating. We were not the only ones. Our legs are loaded with bits. We go home to soak our legs in the pool.

Thank Rick S
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice traditional restaurant, decorated with Mexican antiques. The food is very good, loved the enchiladas and the pozole.

Thank jessyjaychrisjess
Guadalajara, Mexico
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We visit this place frequently since we live in gdl. The place has a nice and reall mexican atmosphere with a lot of different colours and pictures arround the walls. The menu is short but all kind of meals are good. Wheter vegetarian or with meat, you will find something that surprises you. I prefer las gorditas and the pozole.... More 

Thank arksen
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

For me, Doña Gabina Escolástica is the best place to try traditional Mexican food (specifically from Jalisco). It offers a variety of dishes that haven't lost their original flavour; it's as if your grandmother was cooking dinner for you. I specially love the pozole, tacos dorados and my all time favourite: enchiladas. But every dish you order will be a... More 

Thank Ana Paula A
Guadalajara, Mexico
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The real jalisciense cuisine in the most genuine way. If you really want to taste the real Mexican food this is definitely the place to go outside from Guadalajara.

Thank Miliena
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

For a full variety of mexican food, this is a must go to place! It has most of the traditional dishes, sopes, flautas, pozole, enchiladas....it is a picturesque type of restaurant and with a great turistic surrounding.

Thank Blanca I
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We love traditional "cenaduria" (supper spot) fare, and Doña Gabina knows how to prepare it. Good quality ingredients, good service, in the traditional atmosphere (be prepared to share a table). After trying other restaurants with the same style food, we have learnt to not waste our time, and go directly to Doña Gabina

Thank Pickyeater979

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Javier Mina 237, Zapopan 45100, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Zapopan
  • Phone Number: +52 33 3833 0883

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?