The Tlaqueplaque Arts & Shopping Center considers itself the "Art and Soul of Sedona." With dozens of shops, art galleries, and eateries - you will find everything you need to fill your day. This charming collection of establishments offers unique experiences. It's a must visit when in Sedona!
Not only is there a ton of history and character in this village, but the architecture itself is gorgeous. Since it's inspired by a mixture of Old Mexico and Sedona itself, no place else in the city feels quite as cozy. In addition, it's one of the most lively places to be.
The village was founded by the visionary and businessman Abe Miller. After frequenting Sedona on vacations, he began to dream of building an arts village. The goal was to reflect the charm and mood of Old Mexico. In his ideal plan, the village would be a living arts community.
The name Tlaquepaque was inspired by a charming Mexican city in Guadalajara. In addition, the name in Nahuatl Native Indian language means the "best of everything." Both meanings fit the ambiance of this unique, lively, and incredible center.
Restaurants in Tlaquepaque
There is a wonderful variety of eateries inside the village. From Mexican food to a wine bar and candy shop. In addition, a couple of the most popular restaurants on "best" lists are here. Below is the full list of establishments to choose from:
- Secret Garden Cafe
- The Chai Spot
- Pump House Station - Urban Eatery & Market
- How Sweet it is in Sedona
- Oak Creek Brewery & Grill
- Rene Restaurant & Wine Bar
- CREAM Handmade Ice Cream
- El Rincon Mexican Ristorante
Shops & Galleries inside the Village
If you're looking for keepsakes, gifts, souvenirs, clothes, and more this is the best place to go! Not only is there an incredible selection, but it's so convenient - they're all in one place. Because there are so many specialty shops to choose from, we won't list them all. However, below are a couple to note.
- El Picaflor offers colorful and lively ceramics, patchwork art, alpaca garments, crafts, and more. Everything in this shop is traditional, from the Andes. Additionally, they carry works from the Peruvian weaver-painter Maximo Laura.
- Esteban's features handcrafted pottery - many works by Southwestern artists.
If you're a big fan or art or handmade works, you can't skip a visit to Tlaquepaque. There are 14 galleries within the village - it's a hub for creativity! Moreover, there is an exciting variety of mediums on display. From Southwestern inspired paintings to quilts and pottery, there's something for everyone.
Weddings & Events
The village is known to hold incredibly fun events. Some examples include festivals, farmers markets, holiday events, wine fests, art walks, and more! For a full list of events, visit the Tlaquepaque website. Under the events category on the menu, you'll find their calendar.
Moreover, the village hosts some of the most magical weddings you will ever see. If you're planning your wedding in Sedona, make sure to consider this center as your venue. Vine covered stucco walls, cobblestoned walkways, and arched entryways - what more could you ask for?
For full pricing, information, and more, see the brochure on their website under the wedding category.
- Tlaquepaque Village is pet-friendly.
- Hours vary, particularly for the restaurants on-site. View their hours on the website directory or on the restaurant's business page to confirm.