"THE PICTURES"

Along the corridors on the right side of the walls going towards the back of Tequilas you will notice some pictures. These pictures are representations of revolutionary war heroes. First we have General Emiliano Zapata Salazar (8 August 1879–10 April 1919), more commonly known as "Zapata". Zapata was born in the town of Anenecuilco in Morelos. Zapata participated in political movements against the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz and eventually contributed to his demise. In 1910 during the Revolution, he was a central leader of the revolt in Morelos. With the help from other peasant leaders he began the Liberation Army of the South. Zapata is an iconic figure, recognized as a nationalist symbol throughout Mexico.

Next we have José Doroteo Arango Arámbula (5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923), better known as Pancho Villa. He was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. Villa and his supporters became known as Villistas. They seized land and robbed trains then distributed the wealth among both the peasants and the soldiers. Villa retired in 1920, he turned his large estate into a "military colony" for his former soldiers. In 1923, he decided to get back into Mexican politics but was assassinated, most likely due to posing a significant challenge for the presidency to candidate Plutarco Elías Calles.


Also featured are works by artist José Clemente Orozco. The painting on the left titled "Pedregal" (rocky ground) is from 1935 it depicts indegenous women sitting upon rocks. This image is a metaphor for cultural horizons. A reminder of how many towns in many countries throughout the world are built upon harsh lands and do not have the privelage of furtile soils. It also represents the devastation left behind for the widows of the various wars fought in Mexico during the early 1900's.

On the right is a painting also from 1935, this one is titled "Turistas" (tourists). A very strong message in a form of satire about the indifferences, poverty and ignorance reflected by certain groups of people throughout Mexico in the early 1920's.



Along the wall to the left as you head downstairs into the main dining room is a collection of photographs taken by John J. Carlano. The photos are of tequila making, it's makers and of a younger David Suro's rapidly growing interest in "Tequila". You must come in and admire this collection for yourself.



The artwork, paintings, mixology drinks and the gastronomical experience at Tequila's Restaurant is what makes it a feast for all your senses to indulge in.