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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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full of bars, it is a fun place to listen to marachi music, you can stay up all night, it was recently remodeled.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

full of bars, it is a fun place to listen to marachi music, you can stay up all night, it was recently remodeled.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been warned but didn't want to listen as I wanted to see the most of Mexico. Don't do that stupid mistake, there's almost nothing to see, nothing to do and the restaurants aren't nice. My boyfriend and I got annoyed around for not giving cigarettes to drug addicts, thank God one of them was lucid and asked the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keep this place as last minute place. Be aware and ask all the questions before you sit down. Ask about if they accept CCards, ask about cover charge, pay cash only. Not a reputable place.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We love mariachi music and this is the square where they gather. Unfortunately when we were there, it looked a bit like skid row. The restaurants on the square did not look clean. The mariachi tradition is so important to Mexican culture. It is sad to see it presented publicly in such a manner.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We walked from the Palacio de Bellas Artes to here, and the walk was super sketchy. Once we got to the plaza, it seemed a bit more safe but I was still on high alert. We had drinks on a patio (I forgot the name), and the lady was very nice and charged us the fair amount. As we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Early going with some walk around. We sat outside because my daughter is 15 but we had some tequilas beer and fun time. Don't bother about people mugging around just say "gracias" and that's it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Maybe visiting at 11pm on a Friday night isn't the safest time to be here but with teen-aged children, it did not feel that safe. I used one hand to hold on to a child and the other to hold on to my wallet. We picked two different mariachi bands to play for us. The first was terrible. The second... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Plaza Garibaldi itself was not bad. We visited a bar early in the afternoon, and it was pleasant enough, though there's plenty of fakery everywhere. I had a go at the worm in the bottle of mescal. Later in the evening, we drifted back there and were enticed into a bar called La Tequileria, by a fellow who claimed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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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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.
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