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Plaza Garibaldi

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Address: Just off of Eje Central downtown., Mexico City 68116, Mexico
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife, Dancing
Description: This raucous and sometimes crazy plaza is filled with mariachi bands and...
This raucous and sometimes crazy plaza is filled with mariachi bands and other musicians.
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Stayyyy AWAY

I'm a fluent Spanish speaker, I was born in Mexico too and haven't been there for over 12 years. A week before I was about to leave back to the U.S., my family that LIVES right... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I'm a fluent Spanish speaker, I was born in Mexico too and haven't been there for over 12 years. A week before I was about to leave back to the U.S., my family that LIVES right there in the city took me to Garibaldi. We had some mariachis play us a few songs and after that we just wanted to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Totally overated , quite unsafe, definitely not a place to go at night , lots of homeless people there, if you do not master the language well enough do not bother, businesses there also love to rip tourists off and they are very rude. This place is to be avoided day or night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Great place to have a great night. I rather to go to the restaurants, especially "Guadalajara de noche" not exactly at the plaza, but 20 - 30 meters away, they have good show, not only mariachi, but also typical dances and great imitators of famous Mexican singers, Last week I went with my wife and stayed until they just push... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Maybe it's different at night time but during the day it seemed to be for the homeless and didn't feel like a great place to be.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I was traveling solo as a woman and was able to strike up a conversation with a member of a mariachi band (there was one band with a female singer, but they are rare.) I eventually hired a band to sing to me (about 100 pesos) and it was a great experience. Just watching the roaming mariachi bands is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I would like to recommend first to hire a driver for your stay in DF if you can. That way you can avoid a lot of misunderstandings or being taken advantage of. Usually you can get a decent one at your hotel. They will wait for you and guide you and protect you. This is handy at plaza garibaldi where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A must see when in Mexico. Many groups of Mariachi all dressed up in their finery all singing at the same time for small groups or couples who pay large sums for a song. This is quintessential mexicaness. As the evening progresses you will see people singing along, tears streaming with emotion - it's just so gorgeous. If you can... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had a good time at Tenampa and were treated well by staff. It was the going back to hotel where we had Major problems. We were led to a "secure" taxi by a security guard on the plaza and agreed on a price with the driver. When we got to the hotel he demanded twice the amount. I told... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our unpleasant experience is almost identical to the review of December 28th. On December 31st we were presented a bill for 1230 pesos which should have been around 600. This was in Garabaldi Plaza but the restaurant did not have a name posted on the building. Male waiter pointed to Spanish writing at bottom of menu suggesting prices don't include... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Avoid at all costs a certain restaurant called "La tequilera", you get talked into it by a guy outside the restaurant about how there is no cover and you only pay for what you consume... all a bunch of crap. not only did they tool about an hour to bring the bill (we asked every waiter for it, until I... More 

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