We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Plaza Machado

Calle Constitucion, Mazatlan, Mexico
+52 669 913 2222
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Mazatlan City Tour by Bike
More Info
and up
Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour
More Info
and up
Shore Excursion: Mazatlan Bike Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Central plaza named for Juan Nepomuceno Machado who donated the land.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Calle Constitucion, Mazatlan, Mexico
+52 669 913 2222
Write a Review
Reviews (1,475)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 809 reviews

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Great experience at this place. Lucky us the day we visited there was a local band playing. Families enjoying and dancing. We ate at Pedro y Lola. Love the food and the service. So recommended to go on a weekend day.

1  Thank Stephinia L
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Saw this on a city tour. No one around much. Lovely older buildings and several restaurants located here. Just no activity while we were visiting. I am sure on the weekends it is hopping.

1  Thank MaccaFan1
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Every weekend there is a variety of live music on the square. There are kiosks set up as well with souvenirs to buy. My only complaint is about the restaurant proprietors who try to entice you to come to their restaurant. You just can't walk...More

Thank annkQ59HK
Reviewed 15 July 2017

No matter which restaurant you choose in this area, this plaza has the best chefs in town. My favorite is Gaia which borders the lovely square. Other bistros include Pedro & Lola's; Casa 46 is on the 2nd story above Gaia. Topolo will open again...More

2  Thank VerandaKitty
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nothing interesting, but the restaurant Casa 46 has good service and food. The food there was much better than at the Emerald Bay resort.

Thank TravellerArEd
Reviewed 11 July 2017

After a day at the beach, you might want a good dinner and some relax time or perhaps even more fun. Well, this place has nice gardens surrounded by a number of restaurants which offer good food, happy hour, live music and more fun. All...More

1  Thank jv145294
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Plazuela Machado never disappoints. The nightlife is the most exciting to enjoy with vendors, strolling musicians, open-air restaurants, and dancers but even during the day you will find locals, artists, residents and tourists alike mingling about taking in ice cream from the vendor across the...More

1  Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Restaurants, Ice Cream, Coffee Places Around The Square, Some Souvenir Shops On Weekends, Walk Distance From Olas Altas Beach To Enjoy A Wonderful Sunset...B)

Thank Jorge H
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed eating dinner and people watching in the plaza. A lot of the local vendors come out in the evening. Highly recommend!

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Like most Mexican towns, the plaza is the go to place for chilling out, partaking in some people watching, and enjoying the colonial architecture. Plaza Machado is no different!

1  Thank Rick H
Nearby Restaurants
Hector's Bistro
233 reviews
.11 km away
Casa 46
172 reviews
.04 km away
Pedro & Lola's
293 reviews
.03 km away
48 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
1,946 reviews
.77 km away
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
793 reviews
.30 km away
Old Mazatlan
748 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
10 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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