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Central plaza named for Juan Nepomuceno Machado who donated the land.
As featured in 3 Days in Mazatlan
Calle Constitucion, Mazatlan, Mexico
+52 669 913 2222
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All reviews live music surrounded by restaurants people watching weekend evenings beautiful square angela peralta theatre art galleries lots of restaurants opera house local vendors old town historic district few blocks city tour golden zone pedro lola
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really cool place to go old school area, we walked all around felt very safe to and from. We cabbed from the marina area to here then did the Mexican air dryer on the way back, a open aired very fast golf cart, make sure...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always love stopping in at The Machado when visiting Mazatlan. This marvelous little square is full of history and old world charm. It is great that old town is getting renovated and finding new life. Check out the theatre down the road. Great restoration...More

Thank DnBfromAz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this plaza. When I was there it was still decorated for independence day which really added to the space. All the great restaurants within the plaza are gems.

Thank Becky R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this area of Mazatlan as part of an evening city tour. Discovered it was a hub of activity and restaurants. Easy to get here by local transit. Very close to the Gold Zone of resort hotels. Come here to enjoy the food and drink...More

Thank Chet N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to visit, eat and drink, well laid out and friendly no pressure restaurants and cafes, just a short walk to the Cathedral and market and just a nice area to mooch about, most places have Wi-fi and a easy place to be...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are in Mazatlán for 6 was and regularly go to the Old Centro. The plaza is so peaceful, to take a break, grab a drink ,people watch and grab dinner. We had dinner at Gaia Bistro one night and then there was a concert...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful plaza. A nice square surrounded by shops and restaurants. Off one side is a theater. A great place to stop and have a coffee, after dinner desert or a nice meal. So much to offer to all ages.

Thank Chip M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful walking around the plaza. Many wonderful vendors and restaurants. There is music in all the restaurants. They let you eat and sit as long as you like, and there is music in the air.

Thank Rhonda P
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Best people watching anywhere. Everyone is happy and the vibe in incredible. I have a house here, but Plaza Machado feels like my living room.

Thank DaleHumphrey
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Visit plaza machado, have a cup of coffe. An icecream, or a gourmet dinner. Take a look into the Angela Peralta teathrer An then Walk from here to olas altas. A must when in Mazatlán.

Thank Alberto R
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10 July 2016|
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Response from CDC_ALUMNI | Reviewed this property |
About 2 US dollars..one could walk or take city bus for about 50 cents in US currency. Depends on exchange rate.
Kim G
17 January 2016|
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
The Plaza Machado is in Centro Historico and is about a 30 minutes north along the coastal road, the Malecon. A nice taxi or pulmonea ride - but to far to walk.
Deb S
7 March 2015|
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Response from dnpeting | Reviewed this property |
There are several shops, restaurants and a city center (Plaza Machado) near the ship dock; however, the beach is too far to walk to. If you want to go to the beach or boardwalk (malecon), you can take a pulmonia. Pulmonias... More