Argentine food and entertainment
A very pretty place, valet parking, great service and lovely decor.
The food was fresh and delicious! The best part was the show.
It started with a soloist and his guitar, the a couple danced Tango very well.
THen an older gentleman sang his heart out, then more Tango, more singing, tango , singing.
THen another trio got on the stage and did a traditional Argentine dance. Then they did a Bolos show with drums and volunteers. THen more Tango and singing. THe show lasted for over an hour and was free. Great. It is now on my list of favorites>
Day Trip: Lake Chapala & Surrounding Towns
Lake Chapala and the towns of Chapala and Ajijic make an easy day trip or weekend trip from Guadalajara. Busses leave the Central Vieja about every fifteen minutes, and the trip to Chapala takes less than an hour (thirty pesos, which is about $2.75 US/CAD). Once you arrive at Guadalajara's main water source and the place with the highest concentration of Canadians outside Canada, you'll love the fresh air but be hard-pressed to find things to actually do. Chapala is a bit bigger than Ajijic, and it's a good place for taking boat trips. Boats are large enough to fit a group, so join up with some others who are going out if you want. There's not much to do on shore, so hop on a city bus and head to Ajijic, another pictueresque town on the lake with more cute American-owned boutiques and jewelry shops. The colors in Ajijic are breathtaking, and it's worth wandering around town just to check out all the cool houses and the murals painted on buildings. I have to recommend eating at Ajijic's coolest restaurant, called The Secret Garden. It's right off the main square and serves fresh, healthy food all day.
Guadalajara remains to this VTer the place to go to get a real feel of city life in Mexico. As the second largest city it has it all - but not so large and congested. Also it is not the standard touristy kind of place even when you do touristy stuff like take the Tequila Express or visit the Ballet Folklorica it is by in large Mexican people you are enjoying this with. You can enjoy the Mexican people relating to their own culture in there own unique way, this to me is the real treat. It is laid out across wide boulevards, so traffic normally gets snarled only in the very center.
"Walking and people watching"
Also this is one of the truly great walking and people watching cities in the world. You can walk for miles enjoying buildings as old as 1539 in a pedestrian in a paradise of 20 blocks right in the center of the city. Plaza after plaza with sidewalk shopping next to buildings with classic colonial lines, this is Guadalajara to me hospitable public spaces downtown with the most kind and hospitable people.