Mayahuel – A place to immerse yourself in authentic Mexican culture.
At Mayahuel, every detail embraces art – the cuisine, drinks, murals, music and artisanal tequila and mezcales. Feel the passion of Mexico and hear the blessings of the Ancient Ones.
The Cuisine, flavors from the past, perfectly fused with the freshness of today.
The Drinks, Asi Sabe Mexico- watermelon juice, fresh lime, cucumber juice, tequila and tajin chile!
The Art, art plays an important role in the culture and storytelling of Mexico.
The Music, music holds the joy, passion and romance of Mexico close to it’s heart.
The Tequila, we feature small-batch, artisanal tequilas for tastings, and share our rare tequilas for special events.
The Mezcalaria Taco Bar, the first Mezcalaria and Taco Bar of it’s kind! Mezcal is the original Tequila, made with Wild Agave varieties in the Pre-Hispanic tradition.
Mayahuel is a feast for the senses
Everywhere you look, you’ll find art – the murals, sculptures, small-batch tequila and mezcal bottles, the one-of-a-kind drinks, fresh authentic cuisine and music.
You can enjoy the art of Mayahuel in many forms – a joyful family dinner, intimate late night cocktail, tastings of artisanal, handmade Mezcales and Tequilas, authentic music, exhibits of fine art by Mexican artists, educational and cultural events and more.
Drinks– Featuring incredibly creative and unique tequila-based cocktails that magnify the majesty, mystery and magic of Mexico.
Art– plays an important role in the culture and storytelling of Mexico
Music– holds the joy, passion and romance of Mexico close to it’s heart.
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Spiky, sun drenched blue agave plants dot the hills and valleys of Jalisco, Mexico, several hours’ drive into the hills above Guadalajara.
Nature’s perfect blend of color – the contrast of red-earth clay in the higher elevations and loamy dark volcanic soil of the lowlands frame the cool blue-green agave plants which shimmer like a vast sea.
The differences in soil, weather and elevation produce distinct tequilas – very much like those of fine wine. It gets quite warm in both the valley and highlands of Jalisco, but the highlands enjoy cooler nights and more rain. Highland tequilas tend to be a bit more floral, with a mineral quality. Those from agave grown in the lowlands are a little spicier, with an aroma of clay.
When tasting tequilas, blancos will allow you to experience ‘tequila terroir’ more than reposados or anejos, which have been aged in barrels. Fine tequila should be sipped – let it sit on your tongue until it reaches body temperature, then savor the complexity of the drink and the land where it was produced.
A few of our tequilas are Don Julio, Fortaleza, Tapatio, Suerte and Tequila Ocho. We feature small-batch, artisanal tequilas for tastings, and share our rare tequilas for special events.
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Taco Bar y Mezcaleria
The first Taco Bar and Mezcaleria of it’s kind!
Experience Pre-Hispanic culture at Mayahuel. OPEN: 5:00 pm to close Wednesday – Saturday
Mezcal is the original Tequila, made with Wild Agave varieties in the Pre-Hispanic tradition. It is synonymous with the beauty of a culture whose history dates back as early as 8,000 B.C., with the formation of early villages in Mesoamerica. The process of making Mezcal is slow and meticulous, and has changed little over the centuries.
Known as the ‘Nectar of the Gods’, Mezcal has a flavor quite unique and different from Tequila. Most of the Mezcal created today still begins with wild Agave harvested in arid, mountainous areas of Mexico. Slow growing and beautiful, many of the varieties of wild Agave take from 50-70 years to mature. The Master Distillers are proud of their craft – and respectful of the land. The preservation of the wild Agave is essential to them, and results in sustainable harvesting methods and small-batch production.
Our Taco Bar features ingredients authentic to the spirit of an indigenous culture which has existed in the mountains of Mexico for many centuries, and is designed to pair perfectly with the aromas and flavors of fine Mezcales.
To Know Mezcal is to Know Mexico – savor the unique experience of our Taco Bar y Mezcaleria!
Special Mezcal cocktail – mezcal with a bit of
olive juice shaken over ice. Garnished with a
queso fresco olive and rosemary sprig.
We have paired some of the most exquisite
Mezcales with a Taco Bar featuring ingredients
authentic to the spirit of an indigenous culture.
La Galeria De Arte
Art plays an important role in the culture and storytelling of Mexico
Sculpture in Mesoamerica was first represented with the alteration of animal bones. The oldest known bone sculpture is an animal skull from Tequixquiac, and dates between 10,000 and 8,000 BC. One of the most famous three-dimensional stone sculptures is the giant Olmec stone heads. Both stone carvings and mural paintings were thought to be a part of the architecture rather than separate; buildings represented an opportunity to tell a visual story.
Pre-Columbian art thrived in Mexico beginning as early as 1800 BC. Angular, linear patterns were preferred, depicting everything from daily life to deities.
Indigenous elements were preferred during the first half of the 20th century, with the Mexican Muralist Movement. Artists such as Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco led the Muralist movement, which retains popularity today.
We’re proud to bring you some of the finest art by Mexican artists who represent the beauty, passion and history of Mexico.
Currently on Exhibit at Mayahuel:
‘2 Hermano’ – The murals of Gabriel Romo are exhibited throughout the restaurant and are an integral part of our art experience every day.
One of the ‘9 Cantos de Guerra’ by Eduardo Martinez
‘9 Cantos de Guerra’ (9 Songs of War) Linocut prints by artist Eduardo Martinez, these prints depict the ancient culture of pre-Hispanic Mexico, and embody the passion for the land and the life lived around a celebration of the Maguey, family and ritual. You can see these prints in our Coa room through the month of February 2016.
Music holds the joy, passion and romance of Mexico close to it’s heart.
Listen carefully to the story of El Nino Perdido – one of the most beautiful songs of the Mariachi.
Out of the silence comes the refrain of a lone trumpet playing in the background. Softly, the lost child calls to his mother. Haunting, heartbreaking, the calls search; the trumpet laments. The mother answers, joyful and anxious – the second trumpet lilting and searching. Thus is the conversation of El Nino Perdido
Mariachi tells the stories of Mexico – the love, betrayal, grief and elation.
Solo artist Dinorah brings the ‘voice of an Angel’ to Mayahuel with flamenco, Latin, and traditional Mexican songs and ballads – her performances deliver the music straight from her heart to yours in a silky, sultry, passionate resonance.
Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead – it’s origins trace back hundreds of years to an indigenous Aztec festival dedicated to the Goddess Mictecacihuatl. In Aztec mythology, the Goddess was the Queen of the Underworld. Her role was to carefully watch over the bones of the dead and preside over the ancient festivals in honor of those who were no longer in the living world.
‘Tequila, scorpion honey, harsh dew of the doglands, essence of Aztec, crema de cacti; tequila, oily and thermal like the sun in solution; tequila, liquid geometry of passion.’ ~Tom Robbins
Join Our Tequila and Mezcal Club!
Be the first to know about new Tequilas or Mezcales
Receive tasting notes and reviews
Get advance invitations to events
Every Sunday, bring your VIP card for a special deal on a flight of Tequila or Mezcal (you may also bring a guest)**
Taste and ‘talk Tequila’ with other aficionados!
Buy 3 tickets to any of our Tequila or Mezcal special events and get a 4th absolutely FREE
At least 4 times a year, Tequila Club members are invited to join us for a special tasting! We’ll choose a Tequila or Mezcal we think is unique and exceptional, and share 3-5 glasses (eg. Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, Extra Anejo) with you plus a delicious appetizer for only $25.
When we have a public tasting event or mixoff, you will receive a VIP invitation FIRST – and you will get a substantial discount off the regular price. You will also be able to purchase 3 seats and get a 4th free, just like our Club events- because you are special!
AND THERE’S MORE…
Become a Oaxacan Explorer at Mayahuel!
• Every Thursday evening from 5 pm – closing at Mayahuel, Tequila and Mezcal Club Members can become a Oaxacan Explorer at our Taco Bar and Mezcaleria.
• Begin your adventure with a delicious small appetizer and Mezcal cocktail designed by our own Master Mixologist, Oscar Escobar.
• Then, continue your Oaxacan journey with 3 generous tacos, each with complex and delectable flavors which are enhanced by an exquisite Mezcal Flight.
• Finish your adventure with a luscious dessert created to complete your Oaxacan experience. Tequila and Mezcal Club Members pay only $28! (a $49 value)
Tequila and Mezcal Club Members can now earn Free Tequila or Mezcal!
As Tequila Aficionados, we know you have a list of Tequilas and Mezcales you plan to try. There is always a new bottle to add to the list! Download our Mayahuel APP. Each time you have enjoyed 5 glasses of Tequila or Mezcal, we’ll give you a glass of our Tequila or Mezcal of the Month – absolutely free! Just bring your phone and your Tequila Club Membership Card.
How do you join?
It’s easy. Just fill out the form and we’ll put your
Tequila Club VIP card in the mail right away. Salud!
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Delivering greatness in a restaurant on a daily basis requires not only excellent food, drinks, and a beautiful inviting atmosphere – it’s essential to have a team whose enthusiasm is apparent and who embrace our mission of amazing our guests with each experience.
Mayahuel enjoys a culture of collaboration and looks for those prospects who have a strong work ethic, honesty, integrity, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. We embrace the concept of ‘Service First’, and feel that every position – dishwasher to server, busser to manager – are all equally of value to our overall success. Every job is worth doing well, and every member of the team is essential.
If you share our commitment to greatness, please download our application, fill it out completely, and Emailit back to us.
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