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$$$$ Price range per person MXN 280 - 560
Av. México 2903, Guadalajara
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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Do not delay your visit – seriously, the Mexican cuisine is waiting for you. Nothing can be better than eating good rice pudding, arroz con leche and scallop ceviche. This bar boasts tasty gelato, pudding and parfait.

The wine list is diverse, it can satisfy the needs of all clients. As a number of visitors remark, cortado is really delicious. Alcalde is recommended for the accommodating staff. The fabulous service is something these restaurateurs care about. Also, guests recommend this place because of attractive prices. The divine decor and cool ambiance let clients feel relaxed here. Trip users rated this spot 4.5 out of 5.

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Had dinner here for a business trip, absolutely the best service ever! Thank you Jennifer for being so helpful and making good recommendations ( keep in mind there was about 25 of us) cheers to Herradura ultra tequila
A delicious meal perfectly paired with a classy and reassuring ambiance. We came here for my birthday dinner, and easily made reservations through open table. Our hotel was seconds away, so getting here was a breeze. There was no wait once we checked in with the host, and we were seated immediately. Our server spoke English well and was able to recommend some dishes and drinks while we started to eat the crusty bread with a soft spooned pat of seasoned butter. From reading reviews, we went in wanting the ensalada nopales. It arrived first, along with the scallop ceviche. While the salad was good, it was not totally to our tastes. The ceviche more than made up for this, especially with the tostadas that accompanied it. Both dishes were plated beautifully as well. Next was the gordita requeson, served in a familiar verde sauce with nuts. Once we cleaned the plate, our entrees came out- the lamb special and the octopus. Both were amazing and we struggled to pick a favorite. I noticed that the tomato broth tasted a little of pork, making the small end of the octopus resemble a chewy piece of bacon. After a spoon of guava sorbet for a palate cleanser, we shared the jericalla, topped with a spoon of vanilla ice cream and a blanket of powdered nuts. The creamy texture of the jericalla was a standout, and although we did not order other desserts I would highly suggest ordering this. Our meal came to $1800 mxp (~$100 usd), beyond worth it for the quality of food and service and mind boggling for us as americans. Tasting menu as of september 2019: $1400 mxp for 11 courses for each person. We didn't order this but we weren't able to find this info on yelp or their website.
We dined at Alcalde tonight. Our reservation was at 8:30. We showed up right at the time of the reservation and were promptly seated. We decided to enjoy the 11 course tasting menu with our group of 4.The cocktails were very good. The Pineapple Breeze said it contained Serrano, so we had expected a drink with a bit of a kick, but no such luck. It wasnt quite up to the par with the rest of the cocktails, although, the tamarind margarita really set a high bar.The pacing of the meal was very slow for us. We expected a couple hours on dining, but we left 40 minutes after close, over 3 hours spent at the restaurant. The pacing left us with short attention spans waiting for the next course. We didnt feel like we were really making progress into the meal. The restaurant brought out a few small amuse bouches. This was a very nice gesture and we enjoyed them quite a bit. The blue corn quesadilla was definitely our favorite. The 11 courses all had great flavor, and very enjoyable on their own, however, in an 11 course tasting, only the roasted pork tail had any real texture to it. Over time it became hard to continue eating soft food over and over again. Fruit and Herb Gazpacho, Clam Ceviche, dehydrated tomato in a cheese sauce, herb parfait, venison tartare (a course we requested from the main menu), green mole, marinated coconut meat, Roasted pork tail risotto ( the only crispy savory dish served), roasted mushroom and anaheim mole over queso oaxaca, ice cream, and a floral tartlet(the only other textured dish. The fruit and herb gazpacho was the consensus favorite at the table, although, we all had our own dishes that we enjoyed the most.I would recommend Alcalde to others, but my own personal preferences/criticisms would be to vary the textures a bit more, and build a wider range that balances back and forth to keep the palate interested. The ceviche and the tartare could have been served at a colder temperature as well . And, since the courses are small, we would have liked only a minute or two in between the 3 bite courses, so we could have finished the meal in 2 hours instead of 3.Overall, I touched on a few points to improve, but the flavors were outstanding. Very unusual, very inventive and creative. We will likely return. We enjoyed our experience.
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Av. México 2903, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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Сredit cards accepted Wi-Fi Booking Parking Wheelchair accessible TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 13:30-17:30
MondayMon 13:30-17:00, 19:30-23:00
TuesdayTue 13:30-17:00, 19:30-23:00
WednesdayWed 13:30-17:00, 19:30-23:00
ThursdayThu 13:30-17:00, 19:30-23:00
FridayFri 13:30-17:00, 19:30-23:30
SaturdaySat 13:30-17:00, 19:30-23:30
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