The Ultimate Guide to Tequila, Jalisco

In Magical Towns by Suzanne Koch

by Morgan Bogs

Obviously known for the production of the famous spirit, the town of Tequila has all things well… tequila! Blue agave fields, distilleries and fun tequila tastings are just some of the things to do and see in the magical town. Learn how the agave plants are harvested, and taste the fresh tequila at the local distilleries.

Here we will throw out some fun things to do and see in Tequila! If you are an avid tequila drinker, this trip will be perfect no matter what. And if you aren’t so much a tequila lover, but enjoy history and traveling we list some fun things that everyone can enjoy.

Tour the famous Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila on the Jose Cuervo Express Train

Beginning in Guadalajara, the train will then take you to the magical town of Tequila. Enjoy unlimited Jose Cuervo tequila on board while exploring the agave landscape, La Rojeña distillery, and free time in between. This is a great way to learn the history of tequila while having fun! It’s also the ideal way to start your vacation and taste the well-known Jose Cuervo tequila while exploring the town of Tequila.

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The Distillery La Aguirreña

This distillery is located in the middle of town. It’s a great place to hangout with locals, taste the tequila (of course) and tour the distillery. Some tours around town include a stop at La Aguirreña and the service here is just amazing. The distillery has an authentic feel and they simultaneously host fun events for their guests.

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Eat and Stay at La Taberna de La Cofradia

The restaurant is an underground experience that takes you back to Tequila of former years past. The old tavern-like restaurant and bar features a variety of dishes and crafted beverages. It is located near the Matices Hotel de Barricas and Tequila Hacienda La Cofradia so you can enjoy a fun stay in a hotel with luxury suites or tequila-like barrel rooms before making your way on over to the vibrant underground restaurant and distillery.

Eat and Explore at the Merado de Comidas “Cleofas Mota”

You can’t visit Tequila without eating like a local. Now that you may have consumed a questionable amount of tequila, you have to visit the market to get your food fix. It is a market with various walk-up restaurants to satisfy whatever craving you might have. You will enjoy street tacos, homemade rice and other traditional dishes. And since the market is located in the middle of town, you can walk around and explore Tequila.

Drink, Eat and much more at Casa Sauza Distillery

Like the other distilleries listed above, Casa Sauza should also be on the list. The distillery is located near the middle of town and encompasses the past generations that put their utmost pride in the making of tequila. Casa Suaza hosts private tours that include a tour of the distillery, gardens, museum of the history of tequila, a chance to plant your own agave and so much more! We really encourage you to take advantage of one of the various tours they provide.

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Make a Stop at La Parroquia Santiago Apóstol Church

The ancient catholic church is located in the middle of town and is just beautiful and elegant. The architecture is stunning and the historic decor is truly something to see. Around the church is the plaza so you will pass food stands and other vendors. It is a relaxing activity to do after all the tequila tours and tastings. People watching and learning about the history can end your trip to Tequila on a good, sober note.

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