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Plaza Garibaldi

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Address: Just off of Eje Central downtown., Mexico City 68116, Mexico
Phone Number: 6671685085
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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

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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Listen to the mariarchi play at midnight?

Not really. If you expect to just go, sit somwhere on the square and enjoy some music, you're wrong. Mariarchi bands play for money, usually in restaurants. On the evening we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Moscow, Russia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not really. If you expect to just go, sit somwhere on the square and enjoy some music, you're wrong. Mariarchi bands play for money, usually in restaurants. On the evening we visited the place, there were more mariarchis than tourists and the site was quite funny. The neighbourhood used to be more shady, now it apparently got cleaned up. The... More 

Thank Tinde_K
Evansville, Indiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a practice that I've found just about everywhere in Mexico City, if you are a tourist you will be shamelessly overcharged for anything and in some cases you will be robbed of your money. My last visit was two weeks ago, January 2016, even in small restaurants I was charged twice or triple for the price of a... More 

Thank Francisco477
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plaza Garibaldi is a must visit location if you are visiting El DF. When you arrive, you are met by a large open plaza where roving mariachi bands are lingering. You will be solicited by the musicians to play a song(s) for a reasonable fee. If you don't want them to play just politely tell them no gracias and they... More 

Thank Jose A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This plaza was walking distance from our hotel so we decided to walk over to see what the experience was like. it is amazing how the neighborhood can change in a few blocks from the Bellas Artes to here. We were walking early in the evening (8:00 to 9:30) so it was okay but really not great. We went to... More 

1 Thank SLKspingirl
El Paso, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Personally I would just avoid this place completely. It's been really -really- let down, the streets are dirty, and the adjacent neighborhood are quite dangerous. All of it's folklore, music and bars are just not what they used to be. Definitely not worth the visit, at all.

1 Thank LauraRaquel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

La Tequilera has people asking you to come and see the show, they never tell you there is a cover to enter the place and they add to your bill 15% on tipsm plus the cover , we had a beer and a tiny margarita , the show is not bad , but when we asked forthe bill they charged... More 

1 Thank Viajaresmipasion_13
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Let me tell you my experience at Plaza Garibaldi...my wife and I are born in Mexico but currently reside in the USA. First time that we go to visit Mexico City and decide to go to Plaza Garibaldi... It is definitely not what I had in mind. You have a numerous of mariachi and norteno band around the plaza asking... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The neighborhood is not the coziest one. I went there in the afternoon, and there was nothing! Just the Tequila and Mexcal museum (not worth either) and a couple of mariachis out there. I guess at night is when you really get the feeling of the plaza, but I don't know if I would like to go at night.

Thank focke_85
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This bar has waiters with quick hands who will swap your dollar for a lesser value when you aren't looking. The promoters outside the bar lure you with false information and offers.

Thank SrEzequiel R
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Had a fun wander around the Plaza and decided to pop into Salon Familiar La Tequilera for a margarita and to watch the mariachis and stage performers. Had heard that there's usually some drama with the bill so made sure there was no cover and advised our group that there was a 15% service charge. The performance was pretty good... More 

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.