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Plaza Garibaldi

Just off of Eje Central downtown., Mexico City 68116, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #138 of 286 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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Surprise, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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BRASILIA
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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Mississauga
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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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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italy
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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Mexico City, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The plaza is great, lots of Mariachi's surrounded by tequila cantinas with more Mariachi's inside. Fantastic to same some good mexican culture. Take care with wallet, keys, phone, cigarettes etc. people tend to have hot hands. Its also home to the tequila and mezcal museum which is well worth a look.

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pacific northwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Go only on a weekend night. I would give it 5 dots except for the fact that there is a certain amount of overt drunkenness there and the resultant peeing in bushes, puking, and broken bottles. If one can look beyond that, well, it's pretty amazing. And the plaza was freshly restored a few years ago, though it's already starting... More

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Hayward, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Have been to Garibaldi many times previously and returned after a few years last November.....as an experienced traveler to D.F. I was a bit disappointed in a weird way....the place seemed more constrained and lacked the mostly harmless "edginess" of times past. To anyone who didn't act foolish and kept up a minimal cautionary "radar" it was great....alot of "characters"....but... More

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