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“come on weekends”
Review of Plaza Machado

Plaza Machado
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Owner description: Central plaza named for Juan Nepomuceno Machado who donated the land.
washington state
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“come on weekends”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Weekends are always lively, the merchants are out with their wares, all the locals and their family's are having dinner, holding hands and enjoying an evening walk. Come on a week night if you want a quiet place to have dinner, relax and enjoy a great meal

Visited November 2012
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Star, Idaho
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A cultural stop”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is a fun place to walk around, look at the crafts that are on display on the weekends. There is often a different cultural theme for each month. The theater had some very fine presentations

Visited March 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
331 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“Nice spot in the old town”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

It is very clean, with lots of benches to sit down and enjoy the view of the colonial colors and architecture surrounding the plaza. It is walking distance from the market and there are some good restaurants.

Visited October 2012
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Salem, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a very fun place to visit on the weekend, very good restaurants and lots of activity. From what I hear it is not as happening on the weekdays so you must visit on the weekends. This is on our activity sheet for every future trip to Mazatlan.

Visited May 2012
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Dunkirk, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Old world experience”
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
1 Thank MargieMat
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