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“Old world experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Plaza Machado

Plaza Machado
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Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 91 things to do in Mazatlan
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Owner description: Central plaza named for Juan Nepomuceno Machado who donated the land.
Dunkirk, Maryland
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Old world experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

The weekend nights are alive with people & music. During the week there are fewer people and no vendors, but the restaurants are still good! A recent Saturday there was a large movie screen set-up with movies playing and a crowd of people sitting in the park watching films in Spanish while others walked around looking at what vendors had for sale. There are plenty of park benches placed around the plaza. The crowd ranges from small children to the elderly. I've never been harrassed or felt threatened by any of the teenagers hanging out. Plenty of pulmonias and taxis hanging around to catch a ride home--even at 1am. The restaurants around the plaza have tables (and fans) outside for you to enjoy drinks and dinner while you listen to the music and people-watch. I've eaten at most of the restaurants and have not been disappointed. Wait staff are always friendly and don't rush you to leave. Day time tours show you the historic value and beauty of the buildings so that shouldn't be missed either!

Visited September 2012
Thank MargieMat
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Monterrey, Mexico
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“nice play to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

walking the old mazatlan for me is remember my childhood, some years ago this area bas abandoned, now is a place that you must visit

Visited June 2012
Thank rulimty
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fun place to visit at night.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Plenty of restaurants, shops and vendors to spend some time at this great little plaza. Everything is lit up and there is live music for entertainment. We have tried a variety of the restaurants and must say they are all excellent. This is certainly worth a stop.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank Schmingie
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“El corezon de Mazatlan!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Mazatlan is so much more than beautiful sunsets and great beaches. For those who have only spent their travels in the Zona Dorada, hop on a green bus and head down to the Centro Historico and get to know the city beyond the beach. The Plaza Machado is beautiful, historic, pleasant and fun. The Teatro Angela Peralta is here plus many restaurants and periodic events like the book fair and weekly arts and crafts sales.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank pacific_gator
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Several good choices in restaurants.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

I haven't tried all the restaurants yet, but I plan to make this my mission the next time I'm in Mazatlan.

Visited February 2012
Thank Nan E
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