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Cantina La Fuente

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Address: Pino Suarez, Guadalajara, Mexico
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A smokey, rustic bar with a friendly crowd and music on request.

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Fun and Entertaining

We enjoyed our time at this cantina. We stopped for a bit during our GDL bike tour with our guide. The beer is cheap and cold and the ambiance is even better- lots of people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KatieHink
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our time at this cantina. We stopped for a bit during our GDL bike tour with our guide. The beer is cheap and cold and the ambiance is even better- lots of people singing and having a good time with their friends and family. The legend with the bike is also fun. The cantina is much cleaner and... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

To me, this is everything a cantina should be. Relatively, cheap, but good tequila (you're in Jalisco ... my favorite is 7 Leguas Blanco). A little stage with a piano that is frequented by those in the mood to put on a show. Laughter, friendship -- a place to 'quitar penas'. Storied and lovely. A must stop in Guadalajara for... More 

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Thank jimmymex
Plano, Texas
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

What a great local place to go and have drinks among the locals. From what our waiter told us it will be 100 years in 2021. The service was excellent and the piano man was great. We even had some of the food there and it was truly to die for. Would go back in a second.

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Thank Carol M
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

GUADALAJARA... CANTINA 'LA FUENTE'... The legend goes that in 1957 a drunk staggered in, was unable to pay his bill, left his bicycle as collateral and never returned. The bicycle is above the bar, still waiting to be claimed. Meanwhile, 'La Fuente' continues to be one of the most enjoyable, traditional cantinas in Mexico...not to be missed when in Guadalajara!

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Thank SRogers39
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My favorite place to visit in Guadalajara. I speak no Spanish but they treated me great. Even made me an honorary bartender. I came back after four years (too long!) and they remembered me.

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Thank Matt B
California
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165 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This bar has definitely joined my list of favorite bars in the world! It's in an old colonial building and it's full of regulars who drink and sing at the top of their lungs accompanied by a guy on a piano banging out classic Mexican love ballads. The bar is filled with some very cool art. This place rules don't... More 

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Thank Rockabel
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It is an old pub in downtown Guadalajara, seems like a traditional place but there's nothing. They sell beer and liquor. No food sold inside. It's quite big and smells like toilet all the time. Not much light inside. They let homeless get inside begging and it's not nice. I suggest visit something else.

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2 Thank Itz N
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

La Fuente is just one of those places you need to visit to check off your list of one-of-a-kind locales. This bar hosted the young and old, wealthy and poor, and locals and tourists. The crowd breaks into song at any given time. Its hot, sweaty, and sometimes a bit stinky but that just adds to the allure. A memorable... More 

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Thank Javier A
Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Over the years, the "Cantina" concept was snatched and turned into a more posh and sophisticated deal (sadly), however this place remains authentic and offers the real deal. Loud and informal, joyful and with no hip/hipster aspirations. Great Tortas ahogadas with Tacos dorados (local dish), very good tequila selection (obviously) and great music (the great pianist plays all popular songs... More 

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Bahia Kino, Mexico
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2016

You want a local bar scene? This is the place. Not sure if this happens every night but the night we were there people took turns at the piano and other people traded off singing. Probably one of my best nights ever in a bar (and believe me, I've had a lot).

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