In its bright and colorful restaurant, Alcalde serves modern Mexican cuisine with upscale flair in its friendly, Guadalajara-area eatery. The tostada de atún tuna piled on a crisp tostada with guacamole and radish and the tartar of smoked tomato juice, scalded egg yolk and pickled vegetables make unique and tasty starters. Some of Alcalde�s specialty entr_es include the smoked octopus with vegetable risotto, the duck in adobo sauce with shrimp, chilies and eucalyptus and the juicy steak in pan jus.
Alcalde�s coconut parfait with raspberry ice cream, elderberry juice and cilantro makes a perfect end to a delectable meal.
Espectacular experiencia de comida mexicana moderna. Todo estuvo perfecgo!
El servicio y la comida es espectacular, muy recomendado.
Subpar, to hay the least
Food was delicious. Nice setting. Overall a great experience.
La comida excelente, los cócteles del primer nivel sobre todo el Milk Punch, el servicio de primera
Nos encantó la comida y el ambiente, definitivamente regresaremos pronto
la unica opcion en guadalajara de comida mexicana de alto nivel , buena selecion de vinos ademas de exelente servicio
Una experiencia culinaria única, encuentras en cada platillo un sabor único!
Excelente experiencia gourmet, todos los platillos deliciosos, impecable servicio
Muy recomendable lugar
Another experience at Alcalde that stands out leaps and bounds over other restaurants. From the complexity of flavors, the service, presentation and atmosphere, Alcalde is a place not to be missed and to be savored. We really appreciate them being open during this time. With only two tables booked this pandemic evening and at least 7 people we saw working, there’s no way they are making money on us. But it meant a lot to share our anniversary here. Pandemic or not, the restaurant world would not be as good a place if Alcalde wasn’t in it.
Espectacular, solo puedo decir eso.. fui con mi pareja y nos dejamos guiar por sus recomendaciones comiendo el menú degustación, es un 100 de 10
Wow! I can easily see why this restaurant has been listed among the best 50 in Latin America. Very creative cooking. Alcalde takes Mexican cuisine to a new level. We had the shrimp aguachile with apple and cucumbers, the octopus, the baked suckling pig (lechón), and the arroz con leche. Each had complex flavors that complemented one another. The mole with the lechón was amazing in and of itself. The portions were just right. There is apparently an 8-course tasting menu that I shall try another time. Kudos to the chef and all responsible for this excellent restaurant, which is now my new favorite in Guadalajara.
Servicio excelente, comida sublime. Restaurante acogedor. Nos visitó el chef :-)
La licuadora del bar hace mucho RUIDO
Excelente en todos los sentidos
We had a three course meal which was just great. Traditional dishes with a modern fusion twist.
El servicio de El Alcalde es excelente!!!
Las entradas han mejorado la porción y son mejores... el agua chile de camarón es extraordinario.
La arrachera deja mucho que desear...y de precio alto... en cortes es mejor no experimentar y ofrecer cortes de calidad... y más por ese precio!!!
El Especial de Pulpo... le falta algo!!! Pierde mucho sabor con el capeado... el arroz y salsa poblana de primera!!!
El mejor !!
We had had a less than stellar dining experience for mi cumple 2 nights previously at the so-called "#1 restaurant" in Guadalajara. So we decided to get back on the horse and ride again. Alcalde far exceeded our expectations! The pipian de pollo was simply amazing although we had to request a bit more pipian mole because there was SO MUCH delicious chicken!! A nice "problem" to have. And to compliment it we had a most exquisite Mexican wine!! After some consultation with the staff, we passed on a Pinot Noir from Oregon in favor of a rosado from Rivero Gonzalez in the Parras Valley, Coahuila. The Azteca sopita that we had for our entrada was excellent, and it was prepared and presented using the proper method so that the tortilla strips stay crujiente. We WILL be back many times!!
Exceptional food and service
Alcalde was fantastic. Highly suggest it to anyone local or visiting Guadalajara. As an English speaker with minimal Spanish, the wait staff were happy to accommodate me and helped me navigate their tasting menu. I sat at the bar that overlooked the kitchen and I suggest that if you are traveling alone or have any interest in the kitchen work. Would definitely come back!
Small and intimate space with excellent service. Great attention to detail, the meal was a beautiful work of art and the flavors were the best we had in Guadalajara. Hands down the best restaurant we visited, thank you so much for a great experience.
GRAN LUGAR CON UN GRAN CHEF Y EXCELENTE COMIDA. CADA PLATILLO ES UNA FUSIÓN DE PRODUCTOS Y SABORES MEXICANOS.
The food was great. The service was also perfection. The staff is really nice and friendly. They all seem very passionate about the food.
Excelente comida la cual hace un guiño a la comida clasica mexicana, pero con un toque mas moderno.
The tasting menu was diverse and well-executed, delivering bold flavors while exercising restraint. Our “plates to treasure” included slow-cooked lamb that was deftly balanced with green vegetables and legumes, and a delicate tomato broth garnished with mixed greens and fresh fruit. Seated next to the open kitchen it was evident to us that Chef Ruano paid equal attention to his staff and to his guests, clearly enjoying his craft. In a nutshell, Alcalde delivered a powerful experience that was both subtle and memorable. For us, a definite milestone in Latin American cuisine.
Un buen restaurante de nivel alto, cocina mexicana contemporánea de alto valor, mi única sugerencia es que revisen el precio de los vinos ya que están bastante elevados contra lo que puedes encontrar en otros restaurantes
Siempre que quiero mostrar la cocina mexicana y con estilo local de gran nivel Alcalde es la primera opción.
Gran atención y apoyo en todo.
El servicio maravilloso y la comida imperdible, el gran detalle por el cumpleaños de mi papá increíble. Gracias!
Delicioso !!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Amazing night with chef Paco R. at Alcalde! The experience was absolutely incredible. Every dish from snacks to desserts with a special mention to the moles, had the flavors and textures perfectly balanced for an awesome plates!
Also the service from our waiter Aldo was excellent. Maybe a little more detail on the explanation of the dishes would have been better.
But at the end, I could say that one of the most amazing things of the whole night was the attention and humility of the chef. He was at sometimes in our table asking if everything was ok and doing some Pics.
Espectacular comida, atención y lugar acogedor.
Todo, todo estaba delicioso, hacía falta algo así en GDL
Buena comida muy original buena atencion
I made the trip from Chicago just for them
Black Al Pastor tacos as seen on Netflix Taco Chronicles and they didn't disappoint. Also ordered the 500g Rib Eye at medium, cooked right on par and this steak melted like butter, great marbling.
El restaurante número uno de Guadalajara
La calidad y sabor de los alimentos es mágica
The best restaurant in Guadalajara, Mexico. Amazing tasting menu. Great service.
Very much enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairing!
Pasamos excelente velada todo estuvo excelente en relación a bebida y comida
Excelente servicio , muy deliciosa la comida
Muy deliciosa la comida y la atención por parte de Leo muy agradable y atento.
¡Hola! Gracias, nos alegra que hayas disfrutado tu visita.
Ordered a la carte. Food very uneven. Some dishes were great some very extremely over salted and poorly seasoned. Overall would visit again if consistency could be assured. Service and drinks were great.
Alcalde is rated 4.7 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.
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