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“Nice but creepy”

Plaza de los Mariachis
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Guadalajara Nightlife: Mariachi Music and Tequila Tasting
Ranked #60 of 172 things to do in Guadalajara
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Owner description: This historic plaza, which thrived as a center for mariachi bands in the 19th century, still sees the occasional appearance of bands.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice but creepy”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

I know the title shows oposites, but I have to say that the place is nice, really good food and typical mexican music but the surroundings are too creepy and seem unsafe

Visited April 2012
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Guadalajara
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66 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Plaza de los Mariachis”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

Always a pleasure to listen to great Mariachi music...but whereas we used to pay ten pesos for a song, now it is well over 100 pesos most places...which makes it easier to listen rather than request songs and have to pay.

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Thank Royce W
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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not what I envisioned”
Reviewed July 20, 2011

We walked all the way there from Hospice Cabanas. While I felt it was relatively safe, I got to admit some of the streets were too empty for comfort on the way there.

Do not go too early to the Plaza though. From 6 to 7.30pm, the plaza was pretty empty and the mariachis were just hanging around. Food can be a little pricey closer to the fancier restaurants at the mouth of the plaza where more of the mariachis gather. Eat there only if you wish to leech on other customers asking for a song. You can walk further down to eat at a smaller taqueria (where even the local mariachis partake) for cheaper food.

Visited July 2011
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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102 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“I wouldn't go there...nope no way”
Reviewed September 21, 2009

I used to go there many many years ago - now I don't think that it is very safe nor attractive. It has record stores along the Mariachi plaza that are blasting their banda music..If you want to hear mariachi - I would go to Bariachi restaurant on Vallarta down near Centro Magno. Get to hear mariachi - have cervezas and a good time. Or I would go to the Parian in the DAY TIME (in Tlaquepaque)

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1 Thank MercyinMexico
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Brownsville Texas
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7 reviews
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“Best Place in the World to visit.”
Reviewed August 26, 2009

Great music, great food, great people who like to meet you and discuss where everyone came from. Excellent cold beer. Best climate in the world. I have been here several times and each time had a ball. I travel all over Mexico and found this to be the best place to visit. I plan on moving there permanently as soon as I sell my home.

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1 Thank sleeknight
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