Alcalde

4.7
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Mexican

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.

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SaulR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular experiencia de comida mexicana moderna. Todo estuvo perfecgo!

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JorgeM
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El servicio y la comida es espectacular, muy recomendado.

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vipAngelG
Guadalajara
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience2

Subpar, to hay the least

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NHNH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Nice setting. Overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida excelente, los cócteles del primer nivel sobre todo el Milk Punch, el servicio de primera

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CarolinaR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nos encantó la comida y el ambiente, definitivamente regresaremos pronto

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vipbmxnorie
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

la unica opcion en guadalajara de comida mexicana de alto nivel , buena selecion de vinos ademas de exelente servicio

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DanielaE
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una experiencia culinaria única, encuentras en cada platillo un sabor único!

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente experiencia gourmet, todos los platillos deliciosos, impecable servicio

Muy recomendable lugar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Daniel
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJmvillafana
Mexico City
43 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servicio excelente, comida sublime. Restaurante acogedor. Nos visitó el chef :-)
La licuadora del bar hace mucho RUIDO

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente en todos los sentidos

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a three course meal which was just great. Traditional dishes with a modern fusion twist.

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vipJCMEX
Mexico City
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El mejor !!

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JuanPablo
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipWeena
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service

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rexroof
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RAMONH
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GRAN LUGAR CON UN GRAN CHEF Y EXCELENTE COMIDA. CADA PLATILLO ES UNA FUSIÓN DE PRODUCTOS Y SABORES MEXICANOS.

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jocelyng
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was also perfection. The staff is really nice and friendly. They all seem very passionate about the food.

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ClaudioV
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excelente comida la cual hace un guiño a la comida clasica mexicana, pero con un toque mas moderno.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Abelardo
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El servicio maravilloso y la comida imperdible, el gran detalle por el cumpleaños de mi papá increíble. Gracias!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicioso !!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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vipAbimael
Mexico City
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Exceptional experience.

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CarlosL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular comida, atención y lugar acogedor.
Todo, todo estaba delicioso, hacía falta algo así en GDL

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena comida muy original buena atencion

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Rrangel
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El restaurante número uno de Guadalajara
La calidad y sabor de los alimentos es mágica
Todo excelente

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AliBustamante
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Guadalajara, Mexico. Amazing tasting menu. Great service.

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Chris
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairing!

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RobertoG
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasamos excelente velada todo estuvo excelente en relación a bebida y comida

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excelente servicio , muy deliciosa la comida

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy deliciosa la comida y la atención por parte de Leo muy agradable y atento.

Alcalde
Responded on December 30, 2019

¡Hola! Gracias, nos alegra que hayas disfrutado tu visita.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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