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“Don't expect too much, but the museum can give you information on tequila and mescal” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal

Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal
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US$20.00*
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Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal Tour and Tasting
Ranked #1 of 92 Nightlife in Mexico City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
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“Don't expect too much, but the museum can give you information on tequila and mescal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Don't expect too much, but this museum gives an overview on the process of how tequila and mescal are done.

The place is a modern building on the corner of Plaza Garibaldi the place where the mariachi use to gather in mexico City. Besides the production process of tequila and mescal, it shows the huge number of brands that these typical drinks have developed. It also compares the traditional way with the most modern and industrial way of producing them.

The museum has objects, pictures, films, thousands of bottles and a small room for art based on the maguey, the plant from where the basic sirup for tequila is extracted. There are many references and pictures on the mariachis. At the end of the visit you can go to the top level, where there is a reasonably good restaurant to taste tequila and/or mescal (it is included in your ticket).

And of course, there is a shop in the ground floor selling many items related to tequila and mescal, especially the many brands of them.

Visited July 2013
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“Decent museum, worth the price ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

50 pesos entry is on par with most museums in DF, though this one has no student discount unlike others which are free or half price with a student id.

It's a very tiny space, you can easily see everything in a half hour. It's worth it if you want to learn how tequila and mescal are made and where they come from.

The free shots are very cheap and the drinks menu is very overpriced. Bottles of mescal were 3-4x more expensive here than at any liquor store or supermarket. La Europea on the corner of Peru and chile is a 5 minute walk from Garibaldi and has a good selection at reasonable prices.

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“Might be a small museum, but the opportunity to try so many tequilas and mezcals is unbeatable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Make your way to Plaza Garibaldi and enter the Museum of Tequila and Mezcal. It costs 50 pesos to enter and at the end you get a free taste of tequila and mezcal at their bar on the top floor. I recommend you take a taxi direct to Plaza Garibaldi and visit during the day if your wary of D.F. at night. Since, my girlfriend and I are latinos and have been to D.F. numerous times, we had walked from Plaza de las tres cultures, which was a good 20 minute stroll down paseo de la reforma. Plaza Garibaldi is best at night, when the square is active with Mariachis, bars and people. My only recommendation for tourists for both night visits and day visits is to not wear your valuables outside your clothing and do not go off the busy areas. Use common sense as in any big city, is what I am trying to say. We visited the museum in the day and were able to see the hundreds of bottles of tequila and mezcal on display. The museum also had representations in both english and spanish on the history of tequila and mezcal and the process of production. The second half of the museum has an art gallery and displays on the history and instruments of the Mariachis. You can also listen to many popular songs of the mariachis on the sound display in the museum. You must take a visit to this museum when in D.F. I am sure many of you will find it interesting and very educational if you have a passion for tequilas or mezcals.

Visited September 2013
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Caracas, Venezuela
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“Not much to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

The museum is very small and the price of entry is low, inside You can read about the tequila elaboration process, there's a wall with maybe a hundred Mezcal and Tequila bottles. The price of entry includes a Shot of Mezcal and Tequila in the bar located in the top floor. Outside all the Mariachi singers follow u around offering to play a song for one hundred Mexican pesos.

Visited August 2013
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