Last week Ruben (of Ruben's restaurant in San Juan Cosala by the hot springs), took a busload of us to Ocotlan, the lovely town across the lake where they were having a furniture expo. Ocotlan is the largest furniture manufacturer in the state of Jalisco.
Ocotlan is a delightful city and we were treated royally! We went into the large Expo building and were served lunch. We toured the Expo and we were all amazed by the beautiful pieces on display and the wonderful bargains to be had. I was told they do the Expo twice a year and dozens of manufacturers had displays there.
About a year ago my husband and I took a ride to Ocotlan to see if we could see some of the factories but no knowing the town, we had no luck and came back home, so it was quite a treat to have Ruben escort us. All of us were very impressed with what we saw.
It is my understanding that Ruben is considering taking groups by bus to tour the factories. If you are in the market for nicely made, quality furniture, you should check this out. The selection, prices as well as the quality were outstanding. It sure beats wandering around Guadalajara or paying Liverpool prices.
If you need more information, you can pm me.
We bought our bedroom suite and some end tables at Toro Furniture in Ocotlan in 2006 and are very pleased with the quality. They had a large assortment and were prompt on delivery.
You need to request a password to access their catalog, but they will email it to you. http://www.torofurni...lish/comany.htm