Plaza Machado

Plaza Machado, Mazatlan: Address, Phone Number, Plaza Machado Reviews: 4.5/5

Plaza Machado
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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Central plaza named for Juan Nepomuceno Machado who donated the land.
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Mac L
New York City, NY49 contributions
Relax & Take In The Culture
Aug 2021
This is one of my favorite in-city places to eat a snack, relax, and people watch. You can buy from the street vendors or local stores and sit on a bench taking in the scene.
Written August 30, 2021
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Chris P
Sacramento, CA4 contributions
Food & fun in the square
Jun 2021 • Couples
The plaza is always alive with the sights & sounds from some kind of activity.. craft vendors & street performers to music & dancing, we even saw bridal parties getting pictures taken in the gazebo.. Great food options from the many restaurants around the square.. we regularly dine @ Pedro & Lolas, the food is delicious & I'll keep going back for the house special citrus shrimp.. the AD jewelry store is right next door to the restaurant.. they have beautiful opal & fire opal jewelry set in silver.. I found a ring to mark our visits, each time they were sized & delivered to me at the resort the next day.. Machado square will definatly be a place we visit each time we are in Mazatlan..
Written June 17, 2021
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Voyage477799
2 contributions
A must
May 2021
Very cute pláquela, lots of great restaurants and live music. Very romantic but also for family with kids.
Written May 10, 2021
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Lee J
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico23 contributions
Great place to enjoy the evening
Apr 2021 • Couples
Many restaurants, some with musicians. Beautiful buildings etc font miss the little ice cream shop with a triple ice cream cone in front. Delicious ice cream
Written April 21, 2021
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Lakeside31
San Diego, CA474 contributions
Great in a Friday night
Apr 2021 • Friends
We always time our visits to Plaza Machado for Friday evenings. We eat outside at Pedro y Lola and enjoy the vendors and musicians. We people watch as we enjoy our drinks and food, then wander around to look at whatever is being sold.

Getting there is an easy ride on a pulmonía. The area is safe, but don’t go more than a block away in any direction as there are mostly businesses and few people. And it’s hard to get a pulmonía from another area. However, do look at the side streets with their lovely buildings and pretty lights.
Written April 20, 2021
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Pepper
6 contributions
Chilling at the Plaza Machado
Jan 2021
Stopped off here as a starting point on a tour we took. Beautiful place to hang out and chill. Was not much happening since it was early in the day on a Monday. One of a few plaza's in town but heard this is the one to hang out in ... unless you want your shoes shined(which is the other plaza). Beautiful theater nearby and neat restaurants and shops. We stopped and had some delicious gelato around the corner from the plaza too.
Written January 24, 2021
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Kim M
Denver, CO2 contributions
Nochebuena at Plaza Machado
Dec 2020 • Family
Plaza Machado was beautifully decorated for Christmas! We were disappointed in the food and service at El Cielo.
Written December 28, 2020
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Cris9505
Lodi, CA145 contributions
The Heart of Real Mazatlan
Dec 2020
Plaza Machado is one of the main squares in the heart of old town Mazatlan. It is surrounded by great restaurants and is always displaying fun art, or fests for the seasons! The opera house is also located here.

Get out to tourist Mazatlan and come down to Machado Plaza where you can watch the young lovers stroll hand in hand (being closely watched by their parents!)

This is real Mazatlan! You are cheating yourself if you do not spend time here!
Written December 19, 2020
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Marta E
El Paso, TX884 contributions
I was told by the locals here that this place rocks on the weekend with live..
Nov 2020
music, vendors, & more..but I won;t be around to see it..at least not this time..but I will return..to Mazatlan..!..The plaza is in front of the Hotel Machado..there are alot of restaurants, but they are high priced because..of course,,this is a tourist trap..i wanted to go to the Peralta Theater, but was told at the taquilla that it was closed for a function.but I was so hungry..that I went across to a vendor that made me a tuna salad that was reasonably priced and delicious..Nice place to just sit and people watch but I was in a hurry to go to the malecon.
Written November 27, 2020
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MB
25 contributions
Nice to relax
Oct 2020
Nice space to relax, shop from vendors, or have a meal at one of the restaurants. They often have musicians strolling the plaza and at some restaurants. Good family environment.
Written October 12, 2020
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