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
4.5 based on 707 reviews
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.
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.
5 based on 53 reviews
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.
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
4.5 based on 77 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 116 reviews
Welcome to the amazing experience of Casa Sauza.
4.5 based on 40 reviews
4 based on 69 reviews
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.
4 based on 56 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 25 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
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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