Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitl?n is a Mariachi group that was founded in Tecalitl?n, Jalisco, Mexico by Gaspar Vargas in 1897. Over time, the group has recorded albums, starred in over 200 movies, and performed all over the world. They have collaborated with many artists, among them Linda Ronstadt. The group is based in Mexico City. They are known as "El Mejor Mariachi Del Mundo" or in English, "The Best Mariachi In The World." They left a great influence on Mariachi style itself. They helped by learning and playing more of a classical style.
This was started by Ruben Fuentes, a classical violinist who joined the group, in 1944. He was asked to help improve their presentation, sound, and understanding of music.
To this day the group members dress in the traditional charro suits customary in the nineteenth century and sometimes perform dances accompanied by ballet folkl?rico performers.