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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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Mariachi Bands Congregate Here

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with my family and Saturday night around 12am. We parked underground and it was a big mistake they overcharge for parking just for a couple of hours. Don't park underground! There is plenty of police around Garibaldi. We ate at the first restaurant as you enter the food court. It was pretty good I had pozole. Great customer... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Seedy, dangerous, druggy, smelly. And to think this place had a facelift! Save your time and find mariachi elsewhere. It's a real cesspit. Even when artists are playing they are overlapping each other's music so you can't enjoy their music. So many homeless people on the way here. This place is a dive and an alternative location should be sought.

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Brownsville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The real Garibaldi starts whe it gets dark although during tue days there are some bands ready to play for you. My visit was at night time. There are many eateries sorrounding the plaza, try the ones on the mercado, no mariachis there but reasonable prizing and good food. Good area to buy not to cheap gifts. As per the... More 

1 Thank TonyandHilda
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

There are people outside restaurant hounding you to come in and check shows out at no charge...so we decide to go into the "THE TEQUILERA" then you go in thinking ok 2 drinks and we can go...Nope when we got bill... that should have been 608 pesos turned to 1500 and pesos..We argued what the charges were they said it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Good stuff a place to drink and have fun with friend and family I would do it again try to sing with a Mariachi

Thank Wilmer S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Situated in the heart of the historic area on the wrong side of the tracks! Rooms are located of the square and have paper thin walls so you are particularly partying with the locals every night! Everything is a taxi ride away as you wouldnt want to walk the streets at night.. shop front are gated and homeless line the... More 

Thank Michael H
Cd. Juarez, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Three blocks from Bellas Artes is the Plaza Garibaldi or Plaza del Mariachi.. We went passed 9:00 PM.. There were a lot of people listening Mariachi Music... We asked a Mariachi to sing several Mexican songs... It was a very nice evening.. we had some tequila drinks, enjoyed the weather, the music... If you like mariachi music, you have to... 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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