What is the buzz in Tlaquepaque Mexico on Sunday Nights


We arrived into Tlaquepaque on a Sunday night expecting the small town just outside Guadalajara to be closed.  After checking into our hotel – La Villa Del Ensueno – we made our way down the 4 blocks following the noise of laughter and music in the distance.  Although the streets were dark we felt safe and secure.  The closer we got the noisier it was!  The Plaza was packed with families. Smells of freshly cooked sausages, hot chips and of course tacos and spicy sauces wafted past us. Now this is what you call a buzz!

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Queues outside churches

There was a long queue outside the church.  We wandered closer to find out why?  Parishioners and nuns were cooking up a feast for the families.  It was family night and every family in Tlaquepaque were out having fun.

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Church lit up for festivities on Sunday night

Mayan Pole Swingers were performing in Plaza Square. Check out our Youtube video.

Street food abounds around the Plaza and the smell of freshly cooked food, spices, fruit juices etc proved too much for us and we succumbed.

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Hot chips and fried pork skins

One of the most popular stands was the hot food stand selling thick french fries with deep fried pork skins.

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Fried pork skins and hot potato chips

The dish is served up with a variety of sauces, chilli and tomato and topped with a slice of lime. Cost: Mexican Pesos 45 = USD2.15.

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Vegetarian Street Food

This vegetarian stand sold a dish that we could not find out the name of.  A plate of boiled potatoes, broccoli, white corn, white grated cheese topped with chili sauce.

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Vegetarian Dish Street Food

There was so much that I could not finish it. Cost: Mexican Pesos 25 = USD1.20.  Mexican street food does not get any better than this.

Down pedestrian only streets we came across many restaurants, bars and boutiques.

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Could you finish this Mojito?

There was quite a queue to have a photo taken outside the Patio Restaurant drinking this large Mojito.

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Pedestrian Only Streets in Tlaquepaque

The streets were decorated with over hanging ornaments.

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Statutes in Tlaquepaque

Statues depicting historical events were great photo opportunities for visitors.

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La Valentina Cantina

All this Mexican street food and wandering around the streets worked up a thirst.  La Valentina Cantina has a roof top bar that overlooks the church and the square.  A great place to sit down enjoy a beer or a mojito whilst enjoying the Sunday night atmosphere.

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Night View

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