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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 friday and saturday beautiful square angela peralta theatre art galleries lots of restaurants local vendors opera house old town few blocks historic district city tour golden zone pedro
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very interesting place with many things for sale ranging from tourist flea market stuff to actual pigs heads to eat I guess.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank easyrider11
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited old Mazatlan and were able to enjoy the Plaza Machado, its close to the other sights in the old town, such as the church and the market. We listened to street performers and visited with a Mazatlan Tourist Volunteer whit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Esther G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plaza Machado is a step back to the days when you would take your family and meet friends and make new friends. It is typical of an old world European style gathering place. The restaurants with their outdoor seating and entertainment leaves you with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Rook-Salt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The plaza has a lot of historical buildings and is a great meeting place during the weekends for Great meals. You have at least ten restaurants to choose from all different types from Argententinian to italian. They have entertainment at night and vendors selling their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mcalien
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurants move their tables outside and the square takes on a festive atmosphere Thursday to Sunday. There are tables with vendors and live music. It is a must see in the Centro historico of Mazatlan.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angel191919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peralta theater is on one side and Nidart gallery at the end of the street where I buy a mask every year to add to my collection. Then there is outside dining where you can people watch while having a cold beer..

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During the day the plaza sees many local characters plus the tourist. Later in the evening the restaurants set out the tables for a wonderful eating experience

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dondonox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Machado Square is the heart of Mazatlan downtown. You can enjoy an excellent gastronomical offering as well as live music and performances.

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pedro C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plaza Machado is a lovely square ringed by some of the best restaurants visitors to Mazatlan frequent. At night, it is the place to stroll, people watch, dine, listen to live bands, shop at various stalls, and enjoy the vibe. We stay in Centro so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ravenridge55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as part of a lame City Tour. Our guide told us about it's origins (some Philipino trader) and that there are lots of good places to have dinner (we were there in the morning). Other than that, not much to it...

Date of experience: November 2018
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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