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Guadalajara’s La Fuente cantina offers a taste of old Mexico

April 1, 2014
La Fuente cantina, Guadalajara

Founded in 1921, La Fuente is one of the oldest and most traditional cantinas in Guadalajara.

Step inside and it feels like you’ve walked onto a mid-twentieth century movie set from the golden age of Mexican cinema. Old men are knocking back tequila at the bar, while others are crowded around small wooden tables, sipping Corona and munching on spicy snacks to the sound of an accomplished live pianist.

A typically Mexican bar founded in 1921, La Fuente is one of the oldest and most traditional cantinas in Guadalajara. Situated at Pino Suarez 78 in the heart of the historic city center, La Fuente is a stone’s throw from Guadalajara’s biggest square, the Plaza de Liberacion, making it the perfect place to stop for a refreshing cold drink after a day of sightseeing, shopping or work.

While cantinas were once an exclusively male domain, they are now commonly frequented by the fairer sex and La Fuente in particular has established itself as one of Guadalajara’s more tourist-friendly cantinas – without ever diluting its authentic Mexican ambiance or diminishing its reputation as a popular local’s bar…

Click here to read this article in full at Global Delivery Report.

La Fuente cantina bike Guadalajara

Legends abound regarding the origin of the iconic bike mounted above the bar in La Fuente.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. James Edwards permalink
    April 1, 2014 23:18

    While a great deal of your wide range of topics are interesting to me and your writing style is effective, you’ve hit a cherished chord with this article combining some of my favorite subjects including great Mexican social interaction in one of its best forms and Tequila. Nothing I can say can improve upon the best tequila, conversation and merriment experiences in Mexico one might be fortunate to have in life. Jim Jaime Edwards , un aficionado de “The Tequila Files”.

  2. April 1, 2014 23:20

    While a great deal of your wide range of topics are interesting to me and your writing style is effective, you’ve hit a cherished chord with this article combining some of my favorite subjects including great Mexican social interaction in one of its best forms and Tequila. Nothing I can say can improve upon the best tequila, conversation and merriment experiences in Mexico one might be fortunate to have in life. Jim Jaime Edwards , un aficionado de “The Tequila Files”.

  3. April 1, 2014 23:21

    Thanks James, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  4. April 3, 2014 02:12

    This sounds like a fantastic little place. Gives me even more ganas to finally get round to visiting Guadalajara.

  5. April 3, 2014 03:12

    Give us a shout if you do pay a visit and we’ll go for a drink there mate.

  6. Kimberley Bennett permalink
    April 5, 2014 23:07

    I am a reader of your blog, living in Puerto Vallarta. A small group of us from the garden club have started a new festival, The Bugambilia Festival. This is our second year. I was wondering if you would publish something about what we are currently doing to try to stimulate the economy of this beautiful city during, what is now, the second worst tourism month of the year.

    our webpage which has some information is:

    http://www.bugambiliasfestival.com and our Facebook page is Bugambilia Festival

    we will be posting our final schedule within the next couple of days.

    Thanks for your time and consideration. Kimberley Bennett

    and, I look forward to trying out La Fuente my next visit to Guadalajara.

  7. Kimberley Bennett permalink
    April 10, 2014 04:57

    Hi, would you be willing to make a post about an upcoming festival in Puerto Vallarta? This is the second annual Bugambilia Festival which will be held May 9, 10, 11. I’ve attached our poster and a brief summary of our events.

    Thanks so much for your consideration. Kimberley Bennett

  8. April 10, 2014 11:29

    Hi Kimberley, sorry for not replying sooner but I’ve been away on business since Saturday. I’m pretty busy right now but will aim to post something about this next week. Thanks for reading.

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