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“Memorial to a Legend”

Plaza de los Mariachis
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$121.33*
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Guadalajara Nightlife: Mariachi Music
Ranked #113 of 186 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.
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Plaza de los Mariachis has not been maintained well in the last 10 years. Mariachis still come here to practise their musical traditions and make some money. To truly appreciate this place you have to understand the Mexican culture's love of Mariachi music. The Plaza was created to give honor to the writer of the famously requested song "Guadalajara". His bust is there in the Plaza. The Annual Mariachi Festival is when you should try to visit Guadalajara; if you want to experience truly great Mariachi music. This plaza however, is good for some food, refreshment, and listening to local talent trying to make a living.

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Reviewed August 16, 2015

Don't come here to look for the rich and famous. Come here to see the people of Jalisco and the city of Guadalajara. Some are busy some are not. Some are relaxed while some are in a hurry. Some are dressed up some are in their working clothes. In the evening there may be music but there is something going on all the time.

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Reviewed July 1, 2015

Yes, the music was fun, and it might be a great place to sit down and have a beer outside while you listen. Still, the surrounding area is dirty, rundown, and populated by some questionable characters.

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Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great place to stop and get out of the sun and have a few drinks, especially if walking to the Hospicio Cabañas. The Mariachi component is certainly not what it once was, although a return in the evening saw a handful of groups strolling and playing. We didn't pay for a song, although one of the highlights was watching a couple who did make out furiously against a car to the close accompaniment of the musicians. Would love to see this area revitalized a bit.

Thank Ryan P
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were there in the afternoon and it was a nice and relaxing stop for something to drink after walking the city.

Staff of the bar in the middle of the Plaza was very nice and Music was good. At that time there was not much going on but it was in the afternoon.

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