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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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Hours:
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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Best place to find a mariachi.

This place is packed with mariachi bands that will try and sing you a song but just be aware of pickpockets around the area trying to get you distracted.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Adrian M
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Odessa, Texas
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great experience to have a wander round and see the Mariachi bands playing! Be careful though, if you clap you have to pay!

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I highly do not recommend this place to anyone! They will steal your money. I noticed they alter your prices after you have your first drink . They will even charge for extra napkins. Very disappointing. I came from SAN Francisco hoping to have a good trip but this place gave me a sour taste. Do not go! The plaza... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is packed with mariachi bands that will try and sing you a song but just be aware of pickpockets around the area trying to get you distracted.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We have been coming to Mazatlan, MX for eight winters and this year found ourselves staying over night in Mexico City. What a wonderful hotel and it's staff, especially Ana !!!!! Our airline journey from the states had been a nightmare. Ana went out of her way to help us and brought back the smiles and warm feeling we always... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is historic plaza, more than 100 years old, well known for being Mexico City's home of Mariachi Music, definitively an overrated place. Please avoid coming to this plaza, if you have to come to please your traveling party make sure you come at day time. At night, you will find drunken and homeless people and a lot of scammers... More 

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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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