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Plaza Garibaldi

Centro Historico
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Address: Just off of Eje Central downtown., Mexico City 68116, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 667 168 5085
13:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This raucous and sometimes crazy plaza is filled with mariachi bands and...

This raucous and sometimes crazy plaza is filled with mariachi bands and other musicians.

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Is Not what it used to be!!

This Plaza has going down, it is NOT what it USED to be. I went on a Sunday night and it was not pleasant, many rest. were closed. I went to one Rest. and the food and the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Tony M
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fabulous, we ended our sightseeing day at this place and it was perfect wonderful restaurants delicious food and the live mariachi music is awesome!

Thank Citlaly H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our AirB&B host recommended it. Restaurant charged over the odds for beers and food. The margaritas were insipid. Not enough tequila, too much margarita mix, and the most expensive in 9 weeks in Mexico. Shame, cos it was our last night. Some mariachi band, but I didn't think it was worth the effort. Should have checked here first!

Thank Diane P
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't like the square at all, the majority of the reviews are accurate and that it's grubby and over-rated. I was really looking forward to the Maricachi singing, but it was mainly a whole load of guys just standing around touting for work in a predominantly empty square. I really think that if they just starting singing, they would... More 

Thank Lucy W
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I think that we expected that all of the mariachi bands would be playing and we'd stroll around enjoyed my the atmosphere. It's not like that. When we were there, all of the bands we waiting for people to pay before they played so it was s bit odd. We got a taxi from Zocalo which was only 5 minutes... More 

Thank Nichola M
Greenville, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This plaza was a "must see" in most sources we consulted prior to our (me, my wife, son, his wife and 3year old son) trip to Mexico City. We all deemed it "overrated". Roving and aggressively bothersome bands of performers pounced on us throughout out time there. Yes, the music was great, the various costumes interesting to see but the... More 

Thank Karl H
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This Plaza has going down, it is NOT what it USED to be. I went on a Sunday night and it was not pleasant, many rest. were closed. I went to one Rest. and the food and the service was terrible. I was told the "decline" of the Plaza, but I never thought it was going to be this bad.... More 

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

About a mile walk from Palacio de Bella's Artes and Alameda Central. We took Uber from our apartment across the Alameda and it took about 5 minutes or so. It was a Friday evening, plaza was not busy at all, few mariachis playing and restaurants/bars were not crowded. There is a food court Mercado style with a few shops. Restroom... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you want to hear a Mariachi band, then this is by far the best place to go. We walked to the square from the historic center, and while we had no troubles, we were told afterwards that it is not very safe. Along the way we seemed to pass many gay clubs, and there were some drunk people around.... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Was really disappointed when I came to Plaza Garibaldi. After reading so much about it was very disappointed. Felt like it was a big tourist trap. Lots of very pushy touts trying to get you to their bars/ cantinas. Can see Mariachis else where

Thank Luke K
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We visited in the evening for drinks and dinner. We only planned to eat at one of the 2 recommended restaurants, so ask your concierge. This plaza used to be clean, fun and safe to visit. Now, it's dirty with homeless people sleeping in corners. I did not take any pictures. It's so sad. Yes, it's the place where mariachis... More 

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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