The 10 Best Things to Do in Tequila, Mexico

March 31, 2018 Alice Mieles

Discover the best top things to do in Tequila, Mexico including Mundo Cuervo La Rojena, La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, Parroquia Santiago Apostol, Fabrica Casa Sauza, Museo Los Abuelos, Antiguos Lavaderos, Museo Nacional del Tequila MUNAT, Destiladora Rubio, Cascada Los Azules, La Damajuana.
Restaurants in Tequila

1. Mundo Cuervo La Rojena

Calle Jose Cuervo Labastida #73, Tequila 46400, Mexico +52 374 742 1819
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 707 reviews

Mundo Cuervo La Rojena

La Rojena(R) is the distillery of Jose Cuervo(R). We invite you to tour the oldest distillery in Latin America, where you will be able to see the Tequila production process first-hand, and enjoy our Hacienda, where you can become a Tequila expert with a professional tasting, enjoy a delicious margarita, or buy our products at the best prices.

Reviewed By mattos_family - Round Rock, Texas

It is very interesting the entire process of Tequila manufacturing. it s explained in details since the plant being planted in the field until distillation and aging. The process is indeed very manual and the volumes, based on this process, quite impressive. My only negative...MoreDear Marros_family, Thank you very for taking the time to write about your experience, your review is important to us and will help us focus on improving guest satisfaction. Looking forward to see you soon.

2. La Cata Tequila Tasting Room

Calle Ramon Corona 109, Tequila 46400, Mexico +52 374 742 0058
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 53 reviews

La Cata Tequila Tasting Room

La Cata is the first and only brand-independent Tequila tasting room in Tequila town. Hundreds of 100% agave tequilas are served in guided educational "flights," or a la carte. Guests also enjoy craft cocktails, Mexican beer and wine, and light local fare. Air conditioned.

Reviewed By lksjones - Minnetonka, MN

We were walking by and happened upon this little gem! What a great tasting room! They have hundreds of types of Tequila to try! They also serve a few snacks if you need to rest between tastings. The staff is very friendly and they do...MoreThank you for the review @lksjones! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our tasting room. We hope to see you back at La Cata very soon! Happy New Year! - The La Cata Team

3. Parroquia Santiago Apostol

Sixto Gorjon 16, Tequila, Mexico +52 374 742 1819
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
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0%
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Parroquia Santiago Apostol

Reviewed By OmarLugo1982 - Guadalajara, Mexico

Tequila is a beautiful Mexican town so it is worth walking downtown and going into Parroquia Santiago Apostol Church which has a beautiful architecture. You can also eat near by and have a popular Garrafa icecream!
I would recommend this for a Business trip, Couples as well as for the Family. Around the square there are nice souvenir stores where you can buy something to remember Tequila, from leather goods to small Tequila barrels to store your Tequila at home.

4. Fabrica Casa Sauza

Calle Francisco Javier Sauza Mora 80 | Col. Centro, Tequila 46400, Mexico +52 800 728 9287
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Fabrica Casa Sauza

Welcome to the amazing experience of Casa Sauza.

Reviewed By packedandready2go - California

I took the self guided tour of the Gardens in Casa Saula. They are much nicer than one would guess from the outside street. Not only are the Gardens beautiful but there are some interesting signs along the paths. The self guided garden tour is free.

5. Museo Los Abuelos

Calle Albino Rojas 22, Tequila 46400, Mexico +52 374 742 0247
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Museo Los Abuelos

Reviewed By Alexandre Esteb... R - San Diego, California, United States

The museum is a nice look at the history of Tequila and its introduction to the US about the real Sauza Tequila. They didn't allow pictures in some sections which as a bummer. Nice little gift shop.

6. Antiguos Lavaderos

Calle Tabasco 200 | Frente a la fabrica Orendain, Tequila 46400, Mexico +52 374 742 0012
Excellent
26%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Antiguos Lavaderos

Reviewed By Alex G - Chula Vista, California

This was at the top of the hill, near the old supposedly haunted distillery. This was the wash basin for local townfolk. One lady in particular was the longest known user. Since her death, local legand says she still shows up to wash. Her great grand daughter sells snacks on site.

7. Museo Nacional del Tequila MUNAT

Ramon Corona 34, Tequila 46400, Mexico +52 374 742 0012
Excellent
41%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
8%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Museo Nacional del Tequila MUNAT

Reviewed By Richard289 - Calgary, Canada

The Tequila Museum is well worth a visit. There are very good descriptions of the process of making Tequila, some excellent historical photos of the process, some artifacts used in handling the agave, and some lovely related art. As well, there is one room with a very large collection of attractive bottles of Tequila. The museum has a nominal cost to enter, about $1US. The museum has a small shop from which you can even buy a bottle of the highest quality, Extra Añejo - even a tiny bottle for a sample.

8. Destiladora Rubio

Carretera Internacional # 200, Col. Santa Cruz, Tequila 46400, Mexico +52 33 2388 8527
Excellent
60%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
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8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Destiladora Rubio

Reviewed By Norma E - Mexico

During my last visit to Tequila, we decided to take the Destiladora Rubio tour. As someone who has visited 5 different Tequila factories I have to say this was just average. I mean, they do offer several visiting times (which might be useful if you arrive late to Tequila, just as we did this time) but the experience is by far not the best. Plus, the town tour was poor. They left us almost 30 min outside the factory waiting for the Chile bus to came to pick us. Then, they came in a different bus (which was a good call) but they took us to the liquor tasting before the city tour, and that lead to us having to take the town tour at night when it was already dark. If you haven't been to Tequila, it is a really small town, therefore there was not much that we could appreciate at that time. At the end, the tour lasted less than 10 minutes and leave us at a different location from the one we started. I don't recommend it unless you don't have any other option.

9. Cascada Los Azules

Tequila, Mexico
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Cascada Los Azules

Reviewed By John P - Guadalajara, Mexico

The town of Tequila is famous for its Distilleries but I predict it may someday become a Mecca for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers, simply because it sits right between two of Jalisco’s most attractive natural wonders: Tequila Volcano and La Toma Canyon. The volcano rises to a height of 2920 meters and has a timberline climate at the top all year round while the canyon, 2000 meters below, is eternally hot, steamy and filled with lush jungle growth and tropical fruits like sapotes and chirimoyas.
While everyone knows the volcano is located just south of Tequila, hardly anyone is aware that homes at the northeastern edge of the town are perched upon the very edge of a sheer cliff overlooking La Toma Valley. Even fewer people know that a short hike along a trail down the Barranca wall will bring you to one of the most beautiful Waterfalls in what I have described as The Magic Circle of fascinating outdoor sites within easy reach of Guadalajara.
This waterfall is called Los Azules and for 20 years I searched for an easy way to reach it. Then I bumped into ecotourism guide Luis Medina.
“John, that waterfall you’ve been calling ‘elusive’ is only a half-hour walk from Tequila—and, guess what, it’s not one waterfall but three biggies. I’ll show you the trail this coming Friday.”
A few days later, Luis and his wife Lucy picked up Susy and me and off we drove to Tequila. We parked only one kilometer from the highway and began walking through gorgeous fields of blue-green agaves, along a road dotted with chunks of high-quality black obsidian. The fact that there was so much obsidian spread over such a large area surprised us—and, we later learned, also surprised archeologist Phil Weigand who told us this particular obsidian deposit has never been registered.
At the end of the road we had been following, we started down a narrow, steep trail surrounded by jungly growth. Suddenly we came to a clearing and there, far below us in all its splendor, lay the huge valley of La Toma, framed by high, red canyon walls. “Welcome to the Machu Pichu of Guadalajara,” announced Luis.
Fifteen minutes later, we arrived at the kind of waterfall I would expect to find in the Garden of Eden. It was 40 meters tall, wide and wispy, with a sunlit blue-green pool at its foot that beckoned us to jump right in for a swim—which, of course, we wasted no time in doing. The water, by the way, comes from Springs near the top of the canyon and is perfectly clean. To our surprise, the pool temperature was neither hot nor cold, but pleasantly cool. As we swam and played in the water, dozens of blue and red dragonflies danced in the air above us, exactly like the birds and butterflies in a Walt Disney movie. In fact, the whole scene was more like a dream than reality and to top it off, we had this paradise all to ourselves the whole time we were there, which was most of the day.
“Luis,” I said, “this is heaven! In the USA, this would be a National Park with No-Swimming signs and hundreds of tourists filing by just to get a glimpse of it.”
Luis mentioned that the flow of water in Los Azules is more or less the same all year round and also during storms. This means you don’t have to worry about flash floods in this canyon, as you must in many others.
The directions below will lead you to waterfall number two, which is very attractive and easy to reach. There are, of course, a grand total of three, which explains why the name of the place is Los Azules and not El Azul. The first fall is around 60 meters high but only operates right after a storm while the third is 70 meters tall and, like the second, runs all year round.
If you’d like to have Los Azules all to yourself, visit this site on a workday, not on the weekend (especially Sunday), when a lot of people from Tequila hike down for a swim. Don’t forget your swimsuit and a camera!
How to get there
Take Libre (free) Highway 15 west from Guadalajara. Upon arriving at Tequila, watch for the traffic island with a large sculpture honoring Tequila making. 683 meters past the sculpture you’ll come to a cemetery. Turn right here onto La Paz Street and go to the end of it (a T). Turn left, drive 940 meters northeast and park (N20 53.563 W103 49.627). Continue along this same road, but on foot, for 902 meters at which point you’ll cross a dry riverbed. Now you are no longer on a road, but on a trail. Follow this downhill for about 160 meters to a Y (N20 53.874 W103 49.206). Take the left fork downwards another 150 meters to a T (approximately N20 53.895 W103 49.270). The trail to your left goes to the base of Waterfall 1 which is dry most of the year. The trail to your right takes you 240 meters to the glorious blue pool at the bottom of waterfall 2 (approximately N20 53.932 W103 49.261). The hike from your car to this pool is about 30 minutes and the drive from Guadalajara to the parking spot is about one hour.

10. La Damajuana

46400 Tequila, Jal. Calle Jesus Rodriguez de Hijar 7, Tequila 46400, Mexico +52 374 103 4343
Excellent
60%
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40%
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

La Damajuana

Reviewed By Qualitypro3336 - Fremont, California

This is a quaint family style restaurant in the town of Tequila in Mexico. It is located in one of the alleys near the marketplace. It appears to be an old building and you enter through an arched doorway in a parlor and then through another gateway into a open courtyard laid out with tables. Around the courtyard are a few gift shops selling traditional Mexican handicrafts.
We started off by drinking Tequila mixed with soda in a thick walled oversized clay cup. Our local friend ordered some traditional food which was quite good. They could not comprehend that someone could order vegetarian food as everything on their menu included some sort of meat. We had to make a special request for vegetarian food. Our local host helped customize our order. Though the vegetarian food was pretty mediocre, the rest of it was quite good.
This was a great experience eating in a family style restaurant in the town of Tequila.

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