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Plaza Machado, Mazatlan
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Plaza Machado, in the historic city center, was named after Juan Nepomuceno Machado, a Filipino trader who donated the land in 1837. A popular meeting point, the plaza used to be known as the "Orange Walk" because of the orange trees that surrounded it. Enjoy a coffee in the scenic city square, admire the French and Spanish architecture, and view the central gazebo constructed in 1870. Laidback in the morning and bustling with life at night, the plaza is a great spot for people watching, grabbing a quick snack, or a romantic stroll. Use our Mazatlan itinerary planner to add Plaza Machado and other attractions to your Mazatlan vacation plans.
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  • The Plaza is beautifully decorated for the holidays and a really fun place to enjoy a meal or cocktail and enjoy the local ambiance! 
  • Several restaurants open under the shade of awnings. Menus are posted but everyone is out hawking their business. There was also some dancers entertaining and a few vendors. We ate at the Beach Burger...  more »
  • We were in December is a small plaza at 6 o'clock closing roads to be able to live there are several slightly expensive restaurants take something lightweight and take a walk around this site at night there are national groups and foreigners playing music in the gazebo, in December is very nice lighting don't miss this ride in a pneumonia thanks
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  • The weekend evenings are magical. There is usually live music, outdoor dining, vendors, locals, visitors, wedding and/ or quincinerra photo sessions, entertainment and great people watching.
  • Beautifully renovated Machado Square. Wonderful to see so many Mexican families down here at night.
  • El ambiente nocturno es fabuloso
  • There are several restaurants with great food options from Mexican, Italian, and seafood. Young locals gather here and offer free shows at night.
  • The center of Old Mazatlan, always buzzing with great restaurants, music, arts and crafts.