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“tourist trap, and deadly too” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Plaza Garibaldi

Plaza Garibaldi
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$180.00*
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Private Tour in Mexico City: Ethnic Markets, Tequila and Mezcal Museum and...
Ranked #94 of 482 things to do in Mexico City
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This raucous and sometimes crazy plaza is filled with mariachi bands and other musicians.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Austin, Texas
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114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“tourist trap, and deadly too”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Recently a high profile murder took place here...
Malcolm X 's grandson was murdered when he refused to pay over 1000 dollars for a bucket of 6 beers.

I have always stayed away from this part of town, which is not only a tourist trap, but it is a well known epicenter for organized crime, which Mexico City's government has tried to clean up many times. The center was remodeled as of recently, but the old practices of charging tourists an arm and a leg for a few tequilas and beer have been a perennial problem here.
Police will not help out tourists, as the waiters, gangs and police all work together stripping off all cash and credit cards that patrons have on them.

Definitely NOT a place to visit until it gets cleaned up, if it ever happens...

Visited May 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Lots of fun, great music, beer and friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Came here with my dad and buddy. We had drinks at tenampa, good prices (three drinks and tip didn't break 9 us dollars). If you like mariachi or tequila, this is the place to be

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A lot of Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Ten years ago this place was not safe. But know is a very safe place for tourist, lots of security, no fraudulent sellers, no people asking for money, we went two times at "Guadalajara de Noche"
Show center, excellent service, food and shows .I was afraid to go to Mexico but, at this time Mexico DF is a very safe place to go, Huge of security every where and taxis drivers excellent helping us.

Visited March 2013
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sacramento, california
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Tourists Beware!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Horrible experience ripped off in Mariachi Restaurant El Rincon del Mariachi. Two hundred peso beer followed by waiter who with ripped friend off of two hundred pesos with a well practiced slight of hand trick, then intimidated friend who questioned the bill We were warned by locals and did not listen. Now you have been warned!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

I don't know how to update an old review. Years ago I called this place a "tourist trap" and gave it a pretty bad review. Someone who was there last week said that it is no longer like that. Lots of security, no more insidious fraudulent sellers, etc. I am considering going there again to make sure.

Visited April 2012
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