Qué bonito amor (International Title:Beautiful Love, Literally:What a Beautiful Love[1]) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Salvador Mejía Alexandre for Televisa that aired on Canal de las Estrellas from October 22, 2012, to June 2, 2013.[2][3][4][5] It is based on La Hija del Mariachi, produced by Colombian's RCN Television and written by Mónica Agudelo in 2006–2007.[6][7] Production of Qué bonito amor officially started on August 9, 2012.[8] In the United States the telenovela aired on Univision from April 15, 2013, to October 4, 2013.[9][10][11]

Qué bonito amor
Created byRicardo Fiallega
Story by
  • Mónica Agudelo
  • Mauricio Miranda
  • Felipe Agudelo
Directed by
  • Alberto Díaz
  • Javier Yerandi
Theme music composerJosé Alfredo Jiménez
Opening theme"Qué bonito amor" performed by Vicente Fernández
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes161
Executive producerSalvador Mejía
  • Aarón Gutiérrez
  • Bosco Primo de Rivera
  • Adrián Frutos
  • Vivian Sánchez Ross
  • Alfredo Frutos
  • Marco Antonio Rocha
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
ReleaseOctober 22, 2012 (2012-10-22) –
June 2, 2013 (2013-06-02)

Jorge Salinas, Danna García and Pablo Montero star as the protagonists,[12] while Malillany Marin,[13] Roberto Palazuelos, Marcelo Buquet, and Salvador Pineda star as the antagonists.



It is a love story like no other, which not only encompasses the most endearing Mexican traditions, but also ennobles one of the most representative icons from its culture: mariachi music. The story begins when we meet Santos Martinez de la Garza, a young handsome and carefree millionaire, who owns a car distributor company. Santos is deceived by his closest partners; one of them is Bruno, his friend and his sister's boyfriend, Wendy. After being accused of fraud and money laundering, Santos is compelled to escape from Los Angeles to Mexico, like a fugitive.

This situation forces him to get a new personality: Jorge Alfredo Vargas, Mariachi. At the same time, we meet Maria Mendoza, a humble, pretty and brave young woman who lives with her mother, Amalia, a widow; and her two younger sisters, Paloma, who is about to turn 15, and Isabel 8 years old. Ever since Pedro her father died, Maria has had to work in order to help her family get ahead in life because Amalia suffers from a degenerative disease, so Maria is the only support her family has. Santos and Maria meet at the "Ay Jalisco, no te rajes, bar", where Maria works as a ranchero music singer. It is there in the bar where they both find love for the first time. And it is also in the "Ay Jalisco, no te rajes", run by Don Concho and his wife Lourdes, where the sweetest, saddest, most touching, comic and dramatic situations of the story will take place, together with Maria's inseparable friends who are members of the bar's mariachi band: "The Giant", Fernando: "The Casanova", who will turn into Santos´ confident and allied, "The Dreamer", "Susanito", "The Baritone", "The Adventurer " and "The Sparrow Hawk".

But there will be many tunes, chords, and conflicting forces within Santos and Maria's love story. Santos will face Ruben del Olmo, a powerful and cheating business man who is married but obsessed with Maria's love; and "The Giant", Maria's eternal pretender, who will always fight for her against Santos until the rivalry between them becomes a friendship. On the other hand, Maria will deal with Elvira's lies and tricks, Don Concho's daughter, who by whim and at any cost will not rest until she can have Santos. And of course, the saddest of all songs: Santos´ identity uncovered, the jail and the separation from his one and only love: Maria, his beautiful. A story full of ranchero music, mariachis, tequila, color, but most of all, full of hopes and dreams that will make us all sing: "What a Beautiful Love!"






  • Salvador Pineda as Don Concepción "Concho" Hernández
  • Roberto Ballesteros as Comandante Leonardo "Leo" Derecho
  • Rosita Pelayo as Teniente Samantha Curtis
  • Fernando Robles as Comandante Malo
  • Moisés Suarez as Escudriño #1
  • Ricardo Mansur as Escudriño #2
  • Mónica Sánchez Navarro as Altagracia Treviño de Martínez de la Garza
  • Paty Diaz as Mirna Reynoso
  • Miguel Ángel Biaggio as Susano "Susanito" Sánchez
  • Mariana Ríos as Ana López
  • Susana Diazayas as Wendy Martínez de la Garza Treviño
  • Ivonne Ley as Leticia Letty
  • Víctor Reséndez "Latin Lover" as Jairo "El Aventurero"
  • Mariano Palacios as Natalio Molina "El Soñador"
  • Rafael Negrete as Genaro "El Barítono"
  • Alejandro Ruiz as "El Siete Mares"
  • Gabriel Navarro as "El Búfalo"
  • Thelma Dorantes as Mancia Sanchez
  • Renata Notni as Paloma Mendoza García
  • Jesus Daniel González as Rodrigo Fernández Reyes
  • Dayaceli Cervantes as Vanessa
  • Karyme Hernàndez as Isabel Mendoza García
  • Luis Enrique González as Vicente "El Jalisquito"
  • Homero Ferruzca as Homero
  • Carlos Ignacio as Leonel "Pichi" Velásquez
  • Ninón Sevilla† as Doña Remedios
  • Raul Padilla "Choforo"† as Rigoberto Guerra
  • Evita Muñoz "Chachita"† as Doña Prudencia
  • Raul Izaguirre as Don Braulio
  • Pietro Vannucci as Fabian



Guest Starring