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Plaza Garibaldi

Centro Historico
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Address: Just off of Eje Central downtown., Mexico City 68116, Mexico
Phone Number: 6671685085
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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If you're already nearby come check out the plaza on a Saturday night. If not, don't make a trip to come see it. If you stand still, you will be constantly asked if you would like... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2016
St. Paul/ Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place to go for historic mariachi. Visit the old original bar where the greats sang. Eat a meal. Drink from the bar. Listen to the great music of mexico.

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Yankton, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Mexico City for business and some of the Mexican citizens also attending the same convention took a group of us to Plaza Garibaldi to see the Mariachis. I did not know what to expect. That being said, we had so much fun! You will definitely be approached to purchase panchos, hats, etc. Just politely decline and they... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plaza garibaldi was a lot of fun. I had heard it wasn't the safest place but there is a police presence there. Although we didn't stay late because we didn't want to run any risks. The surrounding area is a bad neighborhood so don't stick around and take a taxi straight away. We ate in the mercadito, in the first... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

A lot of people have bad reviews because they ate here. I wouldn't have eaten here anyway. This plaza is a little run down and doesn't look all that safe. I kept my wits about me. I wouldn't pull your money out here and brandish it about. I did enjoy the Mariachi and had a group do a song for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We got overpriced for our visit at one of the places here. We paid over 300 pesos just for all the services they added to our bill at the end. We ended up paying like 600 pesos for just 3 beers. Bad place do not drink here. Not a good place to get a taxi from at night if you... More 

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St. Paul/ Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

If you're already nearby come check out the plaza on a Saturday night. If not, don't make a trip to come see it. If you stand still, you will be constantly asked if you would like a song played for you (for a fee) or someone will try to sell you gum or a poncho or some flowers. Lots of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

People hounding you outside to go to the restaurant. Once there, there is entertainment but at an excessive cost which is not disclosed to you until you pay. The Iva ( which is a tax not charged anywhere else) was excessive. The food was decent but the waiter changed my bill from a $500 bill to a $50 and then... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Four years I have been wanting to go to this plaza with excitement. My family and I finally went on June 23rd, and did not have a great time. Although it was raining a little the place was not full of mariachi's. The good in the surrounding area which were small restaurants, the food was terrible and experience. The plaza... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This place has a nice music and show, but they overcharged your bill, they forced you to pay an excessive fee for cover and they automatically charge with a big tip, you did not notice until the time of pay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Plaza and it was a great experience with a real Mexican flavor. There are Mariachi bands all over the square playing and are happy to oblige to a photo opportunity. There are the couple of the normal Mexican stalls selling the same old trinkets, but I guess that's part of Mexico. There is a huge food hall... More 

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.