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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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Not worth a side trip

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 3 weeks ago
St. Paul/ Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Jon S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I am Mexican and I've been living in Mexico City for the past 25 years...I went to this place for the first time in my life last week and I have to say it's not worth it, the worst experience of my life, the food is terrible and the mariachis worst. If you want good mexican food go to El... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Do not go to La Tequilera. They offered a drink with no cove charge. Then they charged a huge cover charge and stood over us until we paid. There were 4 of us men and women. They were huge and scary. Do not go.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I only went to this place once, so it's hard to comment in general, but there are some things tourists should keep in mind. Basically the plaza is supposed to be one of the main tourist attractions in Mexico City. The surrounding buildings are nicely painted and there is a colonial atmosphere. In theory there should be crowds of tourists... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

plaza garibaldi was a little sad when we went there at about 6pm on a monday night, not many mariachis and even fewer customers. possibly we were too early or it was because it was a monday, not sure. however it didn't feel unsafe, just run down and poor, but we chose to go while it was still daylight and... 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.