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Address: Costera Miguel Aleman, s/n | Frente al Muelle Central, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
Activities: Dining
Description: A traditional Mexican town square.
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$38*
and up
Acapulco City Tour

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Great for people watching.

The Zocalo has a lot of vendors, little shops, restaurants and my favorite is the little taco stands (that's why I go) set up on the side walk. We had 5 beef tacos and a grape... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
bandan1957
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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sask,canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First time back after 10 years, I cant say it will ever improve, even with the restorations being done.I agree with Luis m. Review. Its is actually depressing .. It seems they are in Such. A rut.and dont have the desire for Change.the other thing we have notice is when things are slow,the priced go up,mexico is not cheap. The... More 

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Port Alberni, BC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Zocalo is a mess this year. The Gazebo has been ripped down, you can't sit outside at Mi Piacia. All the center part is blocked off for reconstructionl Hopefully next year it will be back to normal or better

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Since there are no more city police, all the villagers are setting up tents and tables, leaving you very little room to walk. I was there in june and this February, it got even worse in the last month. Saw a few scruffs between vendors snd tourists, the locals all know that there are now only Federal Police, and these... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

it looks like they are trying to revive the area, but it is incredibly rundown and there really isn't much to see.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Zocalo has a lot of vendors, little shops, restaurants and my favorite is the little taco stands (that's why I go) set up on the side walk. We had 5 beef tacos and a grape drink for 40 pesos. It is worth visiting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Plaza is teaming with vendors offering small to large souvenirs, as well as multiple food vendors with fresh local snacks, all very inexpensive. This plaza hosts a very impressive Cathedral De Acapulco is wonderful to experience in person. You can see the combination of local's participating in their services, as well as spending time in the plaza (Zocalo). If... More 

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Houghton Lake
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a square in the old section w/BEAUTIFUL Church. There's a coup[kle local resteraunts I frequent there, one especially MI Picia (sp). It's an Italian resteraunt run by local owner thats NOT a tourist trap Fantastic food and prices are great!! Been coming here now for 3o years in a row and if you saw my stomach you'd know... More 

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Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent quite a bit of time in the area,looking at the architecture and feeling the hum of activity there. We went to the artisans market to shop, was a pleasant experience

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is heart of Acapulco where the main Catholic church is located. The Zocalo (main square) is surrounded by shops and outdoor restaurants, families with kids, tourists from cruise ships, Lively vendors walk around as one stop shops selling everything from helium balloons and bubble gum for the kids, mementos for tourists, to cigarettes. There seems to be an element... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I guess its because it was remodeling i wasn't able to fully explore it but the surroundings need to be remodel as well, place its really given up. I would avoid it myself next time

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