The conceptual history of Tlaquepaque is truly a story of this man’s love for beauty and perfection. Under the influence of the lively creative arts scene in Mexico, it struck him that Sedona was a natural location for a living arts community…a village where artisans work out in full view and live on-site as well. It worked in Mexico; it could work here. He’d call it Tlaquepaque after the colorful Mexican city on the outskirts of Guadalajara. Tlaquepaque is a word from the Nahuatl Native Indian language – the ancient language of the Aztecs meaning the “best of everything”. http://www.tlaq.com/articles/history.html
We visited the Oak Creek Brewery and Restaurant while we were there; the deep fried spicy dill pickles were pretty amazing for a crispy, fried start. I recommend the pizza’s if you go and they’re Orange Blossom Beer is crazy good!!!! Never tasted anything like it in my life! The Tlaquepaque Village is a great place to visit especially this time of the year. You won’t be disappointed!