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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

The machado is a beautiful area of shops and restaurants. Stores & restaurants don’t open until after 10am. There are wonderful “blue shirt” volunteers all through the area that can help you find your way to whatever you are looking for. The shop/ restaurant people are very friendly and welcoming. You can easily walk the whole area. Don’t miss the local market only a couple short blocks away. Bustling market full of locals and safe. Inexpensive souvenirs. Not for the squeamish! It is a real market, meats, cheeses, tamales, etc.. A fun experience. In the evening the streets to the machado are closed off to cars, there is music , beautiful candles everywhere, dancing, the streets are full of people. Wonderful atmosphere- totally different from the day. The walkways are very uneven and may be difficult for some people to navigate.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

We walked thru Saturday afternoon
Lots going on
Stopped for two for one Marg's
Very colorful
We watched a graduation, girls coming out they were dressed up to the tens
Never seen that before

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Robert S
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Great for attending all community events and restaurants all-around the plaza! Something for everyone! Excellent place to people watching just spend hours enjoying everything! I even bring my dog with me unless I'm eating at casa 64! Great place for a dinner date and they have balcony sitting so you can see everything from the second floor balcony! Ask for Alan excellent Waiter and he was raised in the mid west so you want him to take care of your needs, and please tip well! Lol

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

A Photo Opp on a day tour as well as night tour..Very Special around Christmas with the Plaza all lit up..a sight to see.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Victoria477
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

The plaza is small in comparison to most cities in Mexico. But Mazatlan is attempting to fix up the downtown area and make it more attractive. I ate at a restaurant here and the service was bad and did not enjoy the coconut shrimp (which was breaded coconut). The young waiter was one of the most incompetent I have had the displeasure to be customer off and that is saying something in Mexico!! But, the place can be bustling with visitors who appear to enjoy the attractive plaza, a sometimes bustling restaurant (there are several with outside seating). There was a female singer there, I would say rather amateurish but hustling for some money. I suppose they have others, maybe better on other days. This area attracts tourists in the downtown section since there is not really that much going on. I passed through here several times and was not impressed. But others might disagree. I have travelled to many cities in Mexico and I would say that Mazatlan is cool if you want to enjoy beaches of which they have many.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Journey755877
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