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Don’t try to order a cocktail at this old-school Guadalajara cantina

May 17, 2016
Jesús Conrique has been serving drinks in La Fuente for 34 years.

Jesús Conrique has been serving drinks in La Fuente for 34 years.

With no sign bearing its name, no windows, and a large board just inside the doorway that prevents outsiders from looking in, La Fuente does not seem the most welcoming of bars at first glance. The only indication that 78 Pino Suarez street is home to one of Guadalajara’s oldest and most beloved cantinas is the faint piano sounds that drift onto the street outside.

Step inside this cavernous joint and it feels like you’ve stumbled into a Mexican speakeasy. Elderly regulars line the bar while large groups huddle around crowded wooden tables. The sepia walls could use a paint job and the complete absence of natural light makes it almost feel like a haunt for vampires. Given the number of politicians that drink here, some Mexicans would say it is…

La Fuente cantina in Guadalajara. Decent atmosphere for 6pm on a Wednesday. #cantina #Guadalajara #Mexico

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  1. September 14, 2016 18:17

    la fuente is awesome! authentic guadalajara at it’s best. if you’re visiting you might try this place located in colonia americana a $3 uber ride away from the cantina. Hotel Guadalajara

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