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El Abajeno

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Calle Juarez 231, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
+52 33 3635 9097
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Clovis, California
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so busy but they got us in pretty quickly and served us well. Lots of good people watching and entertainment. A large band. And then Latin dancers. One of the best chile rellenos I have had. Salsa was okay, not the best.

Thank MsCathleen
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385 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunny afternoon, breeze and a good lunch. The patio is very attractive, you can relax and enjoy the meal. The food isn't outstanding, good is a fair rank, the place is great if you time to enjoy. Worth the visit, $ 45.00 for three, no drinks.

Thank Andre O
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time here and this time was better than the first! The first time we came, we came during the weekend. It was suuuuper noisy and way too crowded! Service wasn't all that great because well there were tons of people! However, this time, it was the middle of the week and very few tables were taken!... More 

Thank grios213
Ellicott City, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The food here was just ok, nothing to brag about but I really enjoyed the partially outdoor atmosphere and mariachi music. The restaurant was very busy and service was a little slow but everyone was friendly. Also a plus for me is that it was handicap accessible.

Thank Shanna T
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We went there with our family and were so disappointed. We arrived and the place was half empty. We stood at the host stand about 15 mins before being noticed. The server was on his own and we could tl he was trying his best. Food was just ok, really average. We had arrachera, tampiquena, quesadillas... none were great. We... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I has the chicken fajitas and they were just ok. I have had a tough time finding good restaurants in Tlaqapaque. Just as happy eating at quarto kilo next to this place for 100p.

1 Thank 2Mayto
Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a massive restaurant a little off the main historic centre area. It is a wonderful hive of activity with at least two Mariachi bands playing in different corners of the enourmous patio garden restaurant. It definitely isn't a place to go for a quiet romantic candle light dinner but it is a place to go to enjoy the... More 

Thank Alex D
San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This place it's not good. The food it's horrible, the service, omg. It was the second time that I visit that place and it was the same. I don't recommend this restaurant to nobody. Food taste really bad.

Thank Pili0128
Boston, MA
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210 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Was visiting Tlaquepaque with business colleagues one night after work and the local recommended El Abajeno. Seems to be the place to eat for people from work and it definitely serves good enough food. Nothing too fancy and part of its appeal is the large courtyard dining area and Mariachi music. Service was excellent.

Thank robert-not-home
Atlanta, Georgia
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Was taken here by a local to get good tacos and the food did not disappoint. A nice courtyard setting (description covered) with good food and a nice ambiance. The strolling mariachi band Isa little over the top especially if you want a quiet meal but otherwise a nice setting

Thank ANP123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Juarez 231, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Tlaquepaque
  • Phone Number: +52 33 3635 9097

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