Guadalajara is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and important cities in Mexico and a true treasure of Mexicans. From Guadalajara come the traditional drink of the country par excellence, tequila and mariachi music.

Here are the Jalisco Stadium, site of the 1968 Olympic Games, and the Omnilife Stadium, considered the most modern of its kind in Latin America. Guadalajara hosts one of the most important Spanish-speaking book fairs and one of the most famous film festivals in the world.

Like other cuisines in Mexico, the gastronomy of Guadalajara is rich and varied and is the result of the fusion of pre-Hispanic and Spanish cultures. In this region, they eat an elongated bolillo with a salty flavor that is not made in any other part of the country and with which the “drowned cake” is prepared, one of the most emblematic dishes that you will not be able to stop trying on your next holidays in Mexico.


  1. Torta Ahogada

This dish is prepared with a biote split in half to which pork carnitas and beans are added. The cake is dipped in a spicy red sauce and served with sliced ​​onions.

  1. Pozole

Guadalajara also has its own pozole, a red, white, or green pork broth, with corn kernels and a side of chopped lettuce, avocado, onion, radishes, oregano, and piquín chili, and is served with the traditional corn tostadas.

  1. Birria

Another typical dish from Guadalajara and the State of Jalisco is the “birria”, a dish based on goat, lamb or beef meat, cooked in an underground oven and covered with maguey leaves and a chili sauce and spices.

carne en su jugo

  1. Carne en su jugo

This dish is a beef consommé served with beans, bits of meat, and bacon, and seasoned with chopped onion, cilantro, salt, and lemon juice to taste.


  1. Jericalla

And for dessert… how about a delicious Jericalla? A flan prepared with milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon that is baked until its outer shell burns. It was invented by an old Spanish nun, according to a traditional Mexican legend.

The 5 typical dishes of Guadalajara
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