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“noche mexicana” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Noche Mexicana

Noche Mexicana
northern calif
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35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“noche mexicana”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Every saturday night there is a free concert with music and dance typical to the Yucatan at the end of Paseo Montejo. enjoyable but take mosquito spray

Visited January 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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“Wow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Kind of a "Mexican Lawrence Welk" quality to the show, but tremendous enthusiasm and it is clear that this is as much or more for those who live in Merida as it is for tourists. Fun!

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta
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“Great way to spend a Saturday night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

This event was right outside of our hotel, what a great way to spend a Saturday night and meet the local people. The atmosphere was very family friendly and enjoyable.

Visited July 2012
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Ontario
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“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Saturday night and the music was great. Some good vendors and great place to buy tacos al pastor. We were staying at Casa Ana which is a short walk from the park.
It was a little different from the Domingo en Merida as there were groups singing as well as dancing. If you are staying down town walk home on calle 60 which is always busy and well lit.

Visited November 2012
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Boston
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“Great street food, free entertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Merida is a special place where there is always some sort of cultural event going on every night. On Saturday night, the event of the day is Noche Mexicana, which takes place at the park at the beginning of the Paseo de Montejo. The festivities start at 8 pm, but I would definitely recommend getting there early for two reasons: 1) the fantastic and cheap street food (elote, marquesitas, churros, tacos, and traditional Yucatecan snacks); and 2) there are a limited number of seats and the park becomes absolutely packed with people. You'll get the best pictures if you can sit in the very front row, obviously.

The show consists of a series of performances - traditional dances, mariachi singers, marimba players, etc. We stayed until 10 pm but I got the impression it lasted way past that, perhaps until midnight. One note: you may hear that an event called "Heart of Merida/Corazon de Merida" also occurs on Saturday night (in this event, Calle 60 in Centro is shut down and turns into a huge outdoor flea market and pedestrian mall). When we visited, the Heart of Merida event occurred every night from Thursday to Sunday, so don't feel that you need to miss Noche Mexicana to see the Heart of Merida event.

Visited December 2012
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