If you go ... tequila

How to get there

Fly into Guadalajara, then take a bus or cab ($50-$75) 40 miles to Tequila.

Where to eat

The best options are stalls and carts in and around Mercado Francisco Javier Sauza and Mercado Cleofas Mota. The markets occupy a corner at the intersection of José María Morelos and Niños Heroes. Tacos and a drink cost a few dollars. Steak and seafood dishes cost around $10.

Where to drink

La Capilla

Corner of Calle Hidalgo and
Calle Mexico


Step inside the chapel and you might just get the feeling that you have stepped into the best bar in Mexico, but the real reason to come is owner Javier Delgado, 89. Order a batanga or a tequila straight up ($5-$10) and settle in.

What to do

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Set up distillery tours with your hotel’s help. Calling or e-mailing a distillery (particularly smaller ones like Tequila Fortaleza) ahead of time is recommended.

Tequila Fortaleza

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Experience Tequila



Multiday packages offered as well as shorter, custom tours. Five-day packages start at $800.

Where to stay

Los Abolengos

Calle Mexico, 138


Most other spots in town look like a Mexican Days Inn, but on this estate, rooms start at about $100 and there’s a beautiful restaurant next to the pool.