Alcalde Restaurant

Trip Report: 36 Hours in Mexico
Review: Alaska Airlines First Class SJC – GDL
Review: Intercontinental Presidente Guadalajara

I didn’t have much time to explore Guadalajara, but I did eat lunch at Alcalde, which was recommended to us by our contact in GDL. Later I found out it’s one of the best restaurants in the city. You can see TripAdvisor reviews here and Yelp reviews here.

Alcalde is on OpenTable, so I was able to easily make a reservation for our group.

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The first thing I noticed was the beautiful decor of the restaurant. I’m kind of obsessed with it?

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The waiter presented us with the menu, but also listed off a ton of specials in Spanish. I tried my best to understand, but my Spanish is so-so. At the end, he also said there was a tasting menu of 7 small dishes that would give us a good sampling of all the restaurant has to offer. Most of us decided to do the tasting menu, and let’s just say we bit off more than we could chew.

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I’ll let the photos speak for themselves:

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Delicious bread and butter with salt, spices, and pepper.
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Agua Chile – Prawn in a cilantro, apple, jalapeno sauce. My favorite of the meal.
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Tomato dish
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El Pulpo (Octopus)
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Tamal – cheese, corn, macadamia nuts
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Soup with chicharonnes
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Short rib
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Lychee / coconut jelly dessert
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Chocolate dessert

 

UGH. It was so much food and it was all so good and it only ended up costing about $50 USD per person.

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