Teresa's Guide to Chapalita

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Name: Teresa
Location: Chapalita
City: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
My Home: 3 bedroom apartment

Chapalita is a traditional neighborhood, were you can find everything to have a good time. I've lived here with my husband since we got married in 2007; he had to find this place by himself because I was living in Mexico City. My requirements were that I could go anywhere without a car.

Teresa's Guide to Chapalita

You can find restaurants for all tastes, with a comfy atmosphere. On Sundays you can take a walk and look at the street art gallery in la Glorieta de Chapalita, and some streets are opened only for bicycling. You can even find a dogsled!

Our neighborhood has an excellent location and at the same time is very peaceful. It's within minutes of several highways and its huge sidewalks are perfect for evening walks with your dog, having a mug with your friends, or sitting under a tree for a good read.

1. Favorite Neighborhood Home Store

    ZARA HOME: Acueducto 2380
    Decoration chain store from Spain.

2. Go-to Shop for Gifts

    TRAPOZ
    Local designer store with some imports.

3. Best Vintage Shop, Thrift Store, or Flea Market

    CHAPALITA TIANGUIS
    Typical Mexican street market where you can find anything from mangos to clothing.

4. Favorite Bookstore

    EL SOTANO: Guadalupe 1294
    Books + music + coffee = a good time.

5. Favorite Coffee Shop, Café, or Restaurant

    PREKA: Av. de las Rosas 685
    Interior design store meets coffee shop.

6. Best Place to Pick Up Groceries

    CHAPALITA STREET MARKET

7. Best Place to Buy Flowers

    EL VIVERO: Av. Chapalita
    Another Mexican classic where flowers and pottery mix to create an outstanding environment.

8. Best Neighborhood Park

    PARQUE JUAN DIEGO
    The most beautiful street in Guadalajara.

9. Best Spot to Take Visitors

    GLORIETA CHAPALITA
    On Sunday you will find a street art gallery surrounding the beautiful pavilion.

Thanks, Teresa!

Photos: Teresa

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