For breakfast and dinner. Jalisco offers buffet and on the spot cooking stations, where you’ll be able to watch dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. Themed buffet evenings are held three times a week. There are 2 sittings for dinner, the first 7pm to 8.30pm, and the second 9pm to 10.30pm. And there's a dress code for dinner.
If you'd like a late Continental breakfast, you'll be able to pick this up from the poolside restaurant and swim-up bar, La Lupita. There's a buffet lunch and an à la carte dinner in the way of a grill and steakhouse, with 2 sittings for dinner. The first is 7pm to 8.30pm and the second is 9pm to 10.30pm. There's a dress code for dinner, and you'll need to book your table in advance.
Classic in style, these spacious double rooms all feature a balcony allowing in lots of natural light. Inside you'll find a ceiling fan, air-conditioning and satellite TV. These sleep 4 in 2 US queen-sized beds.
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Lovely hotel. Great food in the self service restaurants. The specialist restaurants were poor though. The steak was tough in the steakhouse and the food in the oriental restaurant was Luke warm and bland. Certainly wouldn't eat there again.
The entertainment on an evening is well worth seeing...excellent shows !
The free wifi is pathetic. We ended up having to purchase wifi because the free wifi seldom worked. An easy way to get money out of customers...provide poor free wifi!
Service here is great....loads of staff on hand to serve in the bars. On the whole, a great hotel but could be improved in certain areasMore
Have just returned from a two week trip to Mexico for the first time, choosing to stay at Riu Tequila on a recommendation by friends and I am so glad we did!
Hotel Areasâ Hotel is constantly cleaned throughout the day and I am surprised by others when they say its not very clean. Lobby is a great place to chill and relax away from the hustle and bustle of it all. Its also ideally located just across from the bar area so you can even enjoy a little tipple whilst you check your free wifi! Iâm not one for the entertainment in the evenings so its ideal to sit away from it, however I did indulge a couple of times and the Mexican Elvis is one not to miss!!
Restaurants â Buffet (Jalisco) is excellent. Brilliant variety, so much so I would be surprised if you couldnât find something to enjoy. From the Mexican counter, to the wide variety of pizzas available, to the fish on offer, the cheese counter, desserts, salads, ice sculptures, it was fab. Breakfast, well so much on offer, eggs, bacon, beans, omelette station, pancakes, churros, etc (salad?!?!) all amazing! And the waiters are excellent â they even knew what we drank by the end of the holiday so our table was always ready for us!
We did book into Bamboo (their Chinese restaurant) and I have to say we were quite disappointed with it. In all-inclusive, when you have to book for a restaurant you expect youâll be served at the table but this is just a Chinese buffet. This was not the issue though. You get 4 time slots you are able to book so we chose 7pm. At 7.50pm, we were told by the waiter that we would have to eat up and move out because the next sitting (which wasnât until 8.45pm, may I add and we were the only table that needed clearing!) would need to be prepared. Needless to say we didnât book here again.
We next tried the steakhouse (Lupita) and all I can say is WOW!! If you ever choose to visit this hotel, please book a table here and opt for the rib-eye! Itâs a fantastic restaurant with waiter service and the steak is fantastic. Along with two starter courses, the main and then dessert, you really couldnât fit much more in after! Needless to say we visited this restaurant a couple of times and couldnât fault it!
We did visit the pool side restaurant one lunch time, it was ok nothing special to be honest but by the time you topped up at breakfast, you didnât really want much else until evening anyway!
Rooms â I can understand some of the comments, yes they are dated but it has everything you need in it, what will a lick of paint do?! They are cleaned thoroughly every day, the shower is a little dark because there is no light in there but you can see what you are doing clearly! The rooms can be damp but this has A LOT to do with the humidity and the air conditioning so its only to be expected. To be honest, they are lovely, comfortable and cool after a day on the beach or out shopping and you donât live in your room on holiday anyway so it was more than adequate for me. TV was modern and had a good selection of channels. Optics available (however I didnât get a chance to use them!) and include Vodka, Rum and Tequilla. Beer, Coke, 7up, Water all in fridge and were an excellent addition!
Pool/Beach â Didnât really use the pool as it was always very busy â you know towels on loungers by the time you walk down for breakfast! â but it looked lovely enough, however a lot of noise so wanting to relax a little more we always went to the beach!
Beach is lovely, lots of loungers available and you can sit as close or as far away from the water as you wish which is great. The water is a little rough, lots of waves and probably not what I was expecting being on the Caribbean Coast and having visited other Caribbean Islands etc. However it was cleared of seaweed every day and was nice to relax in to cool off! The beach is well looked after by Lifeguards and the Security presence is plentiful which always puts you at ease! As the beach is across from the hotel you have to get the little buggy or walk which is great for access. It shares facilities with Riu Yacatan and I have to say I was so pleased I chose the Tequila. The toilets werenât the best, one of the ladies was always blocked with things I canât even mention on here without putting you off your food! And one day it was completely flooded so you couldnât even walk in it. Going back to the hotel was not an option really (due to distance) so wasnât overly impressed. Restaurant was ok but as it is open to the elements, the birds had a field day with the food! Needless to say I didnât have anything to eat in there because of this, although it looked tasty! Drinks widely available and Ice Cream, which is all you want sometimes!
Overall- I would definitely return, it was lovely. We drove past some of the hotels that have been refurbished and I have to say I was very glad I chose Riu Tequila just for the fact it was more traditional. The others looked like their character had been removedâ¦.good I guess for the more modern traveller however I like to see the real place! Staff are excellent, always helpful and readily available! Trips (went to Chichen Itza and Coba and loved both â highly recommended!) were great and so glad I did them. Visited Fifth Avenue â anyone must visit. Ate out, all fab! Even visited the many Starbucks near by! It was a fantastic holiday and I am thankful to have been! Would highly recommend to anyone!More
Wonderful entertainment, good food, rooms are a little dated, dangerous slippery shower cubicle!! Beach is a short walk over a main road but so worth it. Been twice to this hotel and the second time was not as good as it is really ready for a refurbishment now.More