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Address: Calle Constitucion, Mazatlan, Mexico
Phone Number: 669 913 22 22
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Description: Central plaza named for Juan Nepomuceno Machado who donated the land.
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Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour

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A Must Do When in Mazatlan

Lots of dining options, lots of fun people watching, great music on the weekends ...! Just something one should do when visiting this great city!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Huntington Beach, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Numerous old buildings and restaurants. Had an old Mexico feel. Went Saturday night as I had read this was the night with the most activity -- bands playing and people selling their wares. Enjoyable.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of dining options, lots of fun people watching, great music on the weekends ...! Just something one should do when visiting this great city!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A beautiful plaza, they were just setting up for the night, so lots of music, vendors. I definitely recommend for tourists!

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Bethel, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Lots going on all the time, good people-watching square; low-key ambiance, within walking distance of Hotel Belmar;

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went to a sidewalk cafe situated on Constitution in Plaza Machado. We rested our feet with a few beers and watched the world go by. Also, we admired the nice architecture of the buildings around the plaza.

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Kelowna, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

this is the place to see the locals having fun on Saturday and Sunday nights after about 9: pm. Most gringos have eaten and left by the time locals come out for supper. The square is completely surrounded by restaurants and there are locals selling trinkets in booths along the sidewalk. On the first Friday night of each month, there... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great restaurants in this colonial city for the romantic people, easy to walk around and visit many places museums and types of retaurants................

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We have been a few times. It's a great plaza nice restaurants, good food, on Saturday nights plenty to do. There are bands playing outside and plenty of outside seating. So relaxing, a few vendors with trinkets. It is a great place for families and dates. Reminded me of a plaza in Spain, on the smaller size. Loved it

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Pedro and Lola's Restaurant last Sunday evening (the square has live music Thursday-Sunday evenings). The ambiance is amazing and dinner was divine. The Imperial shrimp and Cocoanut shrimp were delicious. Greek salad was as fresh as it gets! Just couldn't get over the great food and excellent service, and we really enjoyed the banana pie which kept mysteriously disappearing when... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Machado square has a gazebo with entertainment sometimes, and there are indoor and outdoor restaurants all around and places to stay. We ate there twice and really enjoyed it. A short walk from there is the Cathedral and a pretty park.

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