One piece of advice that travel agents should give those planning a vacation to Guadalajara is 'come hungry'! Guadalajara's restaurant variety and cuisine can be overwhelming at first – authentic Mexican, French, Chinese, Italian, Texas steak houses and fast food. But Guadalajara's restaurants offer decent pricing, large portions and flavorful quality, even compared to similar meals offered by resorts. So it's a no-brainer to stay away from all-inclusive resorts and rather sample a different Guadalajara restaurant each day.
For visitors who tire of the authentic mélange of Guadalajaran restaurants they can get their craving fix of McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Domino's Pizza – that are all present in Guadalajara. Many fast food joints are even happy to deliver dinner right to your hotel.
A few of Guadalajara's restaurants with scrumptious delights include:
Hostería del Angel – sip and dine to your heart's delight at this casual Portuguese tapas and wine bar. Serving a variety of tapas, baguette sandwiches and hosting live music from 9 pm to 11pm Monday through Saturday. Entrees at this Guadalajara restaurant range from $4 to $7.
Casa Fuerte – the clothing showroom turned charming patio café; transformed by fashionista Irene Pulos. The atmosphere, much like the food, is spicy Mexican – infused with tantalizing sauces and the freshest vegetables. Entrees at this Guadalajara restaurant are $7 to $14.
I Latina – it is advisable to make reservations at Guadalajara's popular loft-style Thai restaurant. The design is a pig motif (a sign of wealth in Thailand), with metal and plastic tables and chairs. Live music serenades diners on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoon.