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Plaza Garibaldi

Address: Just off of Eje Central downtown., Mexico City 68116, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #117 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife, Dancing
Fee: No
Owner description: This raucous and sometimes crazy plaza is filled with mariachi bands...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife, Dancing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Owner description: This raucous and sometimes crazy plaza is filled with mariachi bands and other musicians.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I did NOT get a good feeling about Garibaldi Square when I was there. It was filled with tourists, not so great bands, hustlers and other questionable characters. When my instincts speak, I listen. So I left.

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Glasgow
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Spent the night here recently. Great atmosphere, mariachi bands and people having good fun with it. Lots of bars, but do be careful if you vere off the beers. Got a rubbish margarita, but hey, laughed it off as it was so cheap. Great colours and lights. Only reason i gave a four rating was that when the lights go... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Garibaldi Square its a place where you can find a little piece of Jalisco, the most representative county of Mexico, with traditional mexican food, tequila and of course, mariachi bands. Dont lost the chance to going and hear that awesome mexican musuc and enjoy the festival essence that you can breath in the air but I dont recommend the place... More 

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Noosa Heads
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I read the other reviews and I really don't understand why people don't love this place. It is filled with music and dancing. Everywhere you look there is something different happening. I just loved everything about it and had one of the best nights out in my life here. You must give it a visit! !

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Do not visit this place a man will greet you and provide you with false advertising. The information provided on the menu has hidden fees. Which are add ed at the end. Afterwards you will be threaten with violence if you dispute the fee.

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Creel, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It used to be a happening little plaza and surrounding area, loaded with Mariachi bands practicing while they waited for people to come by and hire them for parties or merely play a couple songs for their date. While there are still Mariachi bands there, the area is pretty run down with few restaurants and is not a good place... More 

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There is only one decent place in la Plaza Garibaldi... "Tenampa" I went to a place called "La Tequilera" and we were absolutely assured there was no cover and no drink minimum, etc. Sure enough they tacked on a 200 peso fee for each person. We demanded not to pay , but they started surrounding our table. LA TEQUILERA DO... More 

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New York City, New York
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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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Panama
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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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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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