A Tequila Bar Nobody Has Ever Seen

The first independent tequila tasting room in the town of Tequila, Mexico is now open and accepting reservations!

There has never been a tequila bar in Tequila…until now. La Cata, the first independent tequila tasting room in the village of Tequila, is taking reservations as of April 1, 2017. For the first time, tequila enthusiasts and visitors can enjoy guided tastings of over one hundred tequilas in the heart of tequila country.

La Cata offers a unique exploration of agave spirits. Just off the main plaza, La Cata boasts an expansive, curated selection of Mexican spirits with a highly educated team dedicated to agave education. The food at La Cata consists of traditional snacks and small plates which are sourced from the staff’s favorite local cooks and local farms.

Our understanding of how tequila is made and where it comes from, along with our familiarity with the gamut of brands, enables us to gauge the tastes and preferences of our guests, assembling curated flights for them to enjoy,” says Clayton Szczech, La Cata's Chief Agave Guide and founding partner.

La Cata’s Agave Guides are industry professionals, well-versed in the study of tequila and agave spirits. They will facilitate your exploration of aroma, flavor, finish, and how terroir and production methods affect each. If you are new to tasting, you will be treated to an engaging agave spirits tasting lesson. More seasoned tasters can have a custom tequila tasting flight created for them on the spot. La Cata is all about education - not attitude.

“The La Cata experience is solely focused on the satisfaction of our guests,” says Tommy Klus, Bar Program & Concept Advisor of La Cata. “We want them to come in, feel relaxed, and have their needs met—whether they are tequila aficionados or tasting agave spirits for the first time.”

La Cata is open every Wednesday-Sunday, 2pm-10pm. Reservations are accepted from one year to six hours in advance. No matter where you are in your journey—a newcomer to the tequila world, someone who regularly enjoys sipping spirits, or an aficionado with years of knowledge— La Cata has a unique experience for everyone.

The La Cata Tequila Tasting Room is less than two blocks from the central plaza in Tequila, Jalisco, at Ramón Corona 109.

We strongly recommend our guests make appointments at La Cata in advance to ensure availability and the best tasting experience possible.

Zach Ancell