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Plaza Garibaldi

Just off of Eje Central downtown., Mexico City 68116, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #154 of 291 Attractions in Mexico City
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife, Dancing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This raucous and sometimes crazy plaza is filled with mariachi bands and other musicians.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went to Plaza Garibaldi with a few girlfriends. Unfortunately, it was raining so the mariachi's were indoors in the restaurants. A man would not leave us alone trying to get us into his restaurant. First restaurant on the right after the open square. We asked if there was a cover, we were told repeatedly no. Food and drinks were mediocre... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was always one of my favorite stops in El DF to visit and hear the Jalisco themed Mariachis. My last two trips the plaza was almost empty. It is not a far walk from the Bellas Artes area and there is also a metro stop nearby. There is a big tequila shop and museum right in the square. It... More

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Oxnard, California
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30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've heard the negative reviews and , one has to understand that at a place that boozing is pretty heavy, u r gonna have drunk people! i loved the TENAMPA, AND another place that played music as a show w regional dancers. they just required a 2 drink minimum. hard to beat. at the Tenampa, i liked how they had... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went to Plaza Garibaldi April 1 to begin the celebration of my birthday and the Mariachi were AWESOME! I could feel the music lound in my heart and they sand so sweet! Very inexpensive and they all sing like angels! Definitely come and see for yourself!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Despite my passion for mariachi music I gave the famous (or notorious?) Plaza Garibaldi a miss on my recent trip (March 2014). The best time to go is late evening and I felt that it was not worth running the risk of being mugged, following the advice of Mexican friends. Pity...it used to be great, particularly the "Tenampa" saloon, straight... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Although some of the past reviews haven't been that good about the place and that the Mariachi performers would push you to hear them but we do have to understand that is how they earn a living. By approaching you and trying to make you listen to them is their only way to entertain you...not more than a handful of... More

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Cali, Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I´m Colombian and live in DF, I went to Plaza Garibaldi with my family last december, we went at night, first to all the neighbourhood is not good, you have to arrive in taxi, once you arrive the place smell very bad, all the vendors try to sell an overprice taco and the only mariachi group play too bad. don´t... More

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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We went to the Plaza Garibaldi because to see Mariachis and the market, we saw many of them moving around; Once inside the market, decided to stop by one of the smalls restaurants and asked for something to eat; while we were eating a group of mariachis came to play a song next to our table; we politely said "no... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We just had a night walk and ate at the local market - this was a really good and delicious experience and so inexpensive! Real mexican environment - we enjoyed!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The waiter swapped my 500 note with a 50 note. At the time, I believed the waiter and I was incredibly embarrassed. I ran for an hour in a dicey part of town to find a bank machine. The manager gave me a tequila shot on the house for returning to pay my bill. After returning to the hotel, I... More

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