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Zacatecas, Old Mine Town, New Cultural Spot

An April 2007 trip to Zacatecas by JesusW

Concerts Photo, Zacatecas, Mexico More Photos
Quote: This used to be a very productive silver and gold town, today the mines are empty but culture has flourished instead.
Concerts Photo, Zacatecas, Mexico
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Each Spring, the city of Zacatecas holds its annual Cultural Festival bringing artists from all over the world, be it jazz, salsa, theater, poetry, painting, etc.

Lot of the concerts are held in open air plazas but even if there is a fee to attend a concert or a play at a theater or stadium, the cost is very low - $25 to $50 pesos, April 2007 - so don't be taken back, as is really worth it.

Full program of activities of 2007: www2.blogger.com/www.zacatecas.gob.mx/festivalcultural07.pdf

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 4, 2007

Dorados de Villa (Los)

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Restaurant | "The Good Old Times"

Dorados de Villa (Los) Photo, Zacatecas, Mexico
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This is a family owned little restaurant, they recommend to make a reservation because the place is really small and extremely popular, it still is the house of the owners and the lady of the house is the main cook and she sleeps upstairs.Los Dorados de Villa refers to the troops of Pancho Villa, whose nickname was "Los Dorados" (the golden ones) and the restaurant is a homage to Pancho Villa and the Revolution. I guess that at the beginning of the restaurant it was a word game with "Tacos Dorados" (hard fried tacos) but I didn't had a chance to ask.The place is so small that at the entrance is a sign "if you have a reservation ring the silver spoon gently (a doorbell) once. If...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 20, 2009

Dorados de Villa (Los)
Plazuela de Garcia #1314
Zacatecas, Mexico
+52 (492) 922-5722

Gorditas Doña Julia

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Restaurant

Gorditas Doña Julia Photo, Zacatecas, Mexico
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This is a place for plains clothed folks to eat, nothing fancy, nothing expensive, "Gorditas" (fatty ones) are a fat version of a tortilla, the trick here is that they are so fat that the cook can "open" them with a knife and then stuff with some "guisado" be it melted cheese or mole or some stew.The restaurant is clean and their staff are busy preparing the food. If you arrive at peak hour, be prepared to wait for your food as people tend to order 4 or 5 gorditas each, and those are made as people order them (they don't have a batch waiting for you). The price is a flat one, no matter which flavor you choose (Lengua-tongue, deshebrada-shredded beef, arroz con mole- rice and mole, queso y...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 4, 2007

Gorditas Doña Julia
Av. Hidalgo 409
Zacatecas, Mexico
+52 (492) 923-7955