Visit Palenque Mal de Amor

In their childhood, the Hernández brothers grew up amongst the agaves in Santiago Matatlán, and the traditions of mezcal instilled in them a deep love and pride for Oaxaca. As young adults faced with the unfavorable economic conditions of the region, they migrated, while maintaining the dream to return to their origins.

Palenque Mal de Amor is the realization of this dream. Producers of a wide variety of artisanal mezcal of the highest standard, including Ilegal Mezcal, the palenque is the center of its community, home to these fourth generation mezcaleros, and the ideal setting to immerse yourself in the beauty of mezcal.

Schedule Tours and Tastings

Roam the agave fields in a mobile barrel truck, and tour the palenque to learn each stage of the production process and to taste the many mezcals produced at Mal de Amor.

To schedule tours and tastings, contact Mal de Amor by email, phone, or WhatsApp.

Phone: 951 653 84 45
WhatsApp: 951 653 84 45

Carretera Oaxaca-Istmo, km 46.2, 70440 Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico

Bar Ilegal is a true dive bar experience in the heart of Oaxaca. The bar program focuses on mezcal and mezcal cocktails, and there are lots of other spirits and beer to go around. Featuring weekly special events, including live music, it is the place to let go of any and all pretense and tap into your wild side.

Open every night except Mondays, from 5 PM - 2 AM, Bar Ilegal is an experience not to be missed - your new favorite neighborhood bar.


Murguía 215
Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico