Experience Mexico City: Cantinas, Lucha Libre and Mariachi in Garibaldi Square

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Experience Mexico City: Cantinas, Lucha Libre and Mariachi in Garibaldi Square
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Live la vida loca on a night out on the town in Mexico City! Enjoy a drink at a local cantina, sing and dance to mariachi music, then cheer on your favorite wrestlers at a Lucha Libre match. Meet the locals on your night out on the tiles, get around by public transportation with the assistance of your professional guide, and experience nighttime fun with a difference in Mexico City.
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In Brief

Location:
Mexico City, Mexico
Country:
Mexico
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Highlights:
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Free snacks included
Led by a local guide
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Ready to get up close and personal with one of Mexico’s most popular sports? It’s going to get exciting!
Our unique Mexico City tour (say that ten times fast!) starts at a typical Mexican pub called a cantina. Here, you’ll enjoy a couple drinks (at your own expense) and get to know the rest of the travelers on your tour. Most importantly, though, your local Urban Adventures guide will give you a briefing of what’s in store for the rest of the evening, including the basic rules of the eccentric lucha libre.
As we drink, you’ll learn about the story of tequila and mezcal, and your guide will get you up to date on Mexico’s world famous party culture, from mariachis and  jarochos to banda music.
To keep the excitement of the night going, we’ll head to another cantina by the Mexican musician’s square of Garibaldi, where we will experience Mexican Mariachi music and many other Mexican music bands. We’ll enjoy the atmosphere of the square for about an hour before heading out to the arena to support the best “Luchadores” of the country.
 Lucha libre (aka Mexican wrestling), is the second-most watched sport in Mexico, and hands down one of the most exciting things you can do while visiting Mexico City. For a truly local experience, we’ll hop on the subway to the Arena Mexico to catch the fight. We’ll get you good seats in the arena so you can truly live the experience and see the best matches of the night.
 Immerse yourself in the crazy, exciting, energetic atmosphere of the arena and really get into it - scream and whistle whatever you want, while you experience unique and dramatic lucha libre moves like La Quebradora, El Martineta, La Segadora, and many others. You’ll watch some of the best wrestlers in the country in an experience that will leave you awestruck for the two hours you spend at the lucha libre.
 At the end of this unreal experience, you will have time to buy some souvenirs, like the mask of the best wrestler you saw in the show, so you can take some fun photos with your masks on.
After all the dancing, singing, drinking, and cheering, we’ll be ready to go back to where it all began, our meeting point, where your guide will offer suggestions for where to continue the party. If you prefer to hit the hay, you can take a cab back to your hotel with the help of your local tour guide.

Inclusions

  • Local bilingual tour guid
  • Public transportation
  • Souvenir - a wrestler mask
  • Visit to different cantinas

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee to clubs
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Departure Point

MUMEDI

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • We recommend dressing conservatively as we will be visiting non-touristy areas. Long trousers or jeans and a t-shirt is recommended. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash. During the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
  • No cameras or bottles are allowed in the arena. If you bring a camera you will have to leave it at the entrance in the camera storage. Pictures with cellphones are allowed without flash.
  • The order of the activities varies on Sundays because we go to the Lucha Libre first.
  • Please note that if the group size exceeds 8 persons then we will take private transport instead of public transport.

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Cesar was a great host. He was very knowledgeable about Lucha Libre and I was extremely impressed with the performances of these masked athletes. After that we learned about Mezcal and Tequila, and danced with a beautiful and charismatic mariachi singer (her "ay yi yi" catchphrase was well-delivered). The cantina afterwards had great food.
• Submitted 07 Dec 2018
This is a blast! Milton was an excellent tour guide and got everyone into the fun. I would do this tour again when I visit CDMX again!
• Submitted 16 Jul 2018
Best tour I took while there. Loads of fun. It did not feel like a tour. Our guide Katie was fantastic and helpful! Viva Lucha Libre!
• Submitted 03 Apr 2018
This definitely was the best tour I took in México. The tour guide was great, explaining everything we saw and experienced. The lucha libre was awesome, the part I had less expectations and it was a great experience, I had a really fun time. The visit to Plaza Garibaldi was great, even though I think we got short in time or I'd had like to spend more time strolling in the Plaza after dinner. I recommend this tour.
• Submitted 28 Feb 2018
MUST DO! You need to schedule this tour, our guide Pilar was really nice and the group was in the mood for having a great time! I did it as a solo traveler, and it's perfect since you get to meet a lot of people and Pilar is great with the ice-breaking dynamics. We were a group of 8 approx, and we all got to meet each other, and have nice talks! The places chosen for this tour are worth it, and I can ensure you will have one of your greatest nights at México.
• Submitted 26 Feb 2018
This was a great way to experience night life in Mexico City! Our plane was late so we were late in trying to meet up with the group, but our guide Milton was very helpful and accommodating. The earthquake happened during this time as well, so everyone was scrambling to get things back on track. Everything was well organized and very professional.
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
This tour is a definite MUST and our tour guide Rodrigo was amazing! You get to see an inside on Mexico City night life, learn some brief history of tequila, mariachi, the luchador culture, and the Zocalo district. It was a great way to meet people and even with much drinking, it was very organized. Rodrigo made sure the party was brought out of everyone. Definitely our best night there!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and I loved the variety of experiences the tour offered.
• Submitted 27 Dec 2017
Rodrigo was an excellent host! The lucha libre was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Mexico City... and can't forget about the Tequila Museum.
• Submitted 14 Dec 2017
Great guide. Fun night from Tequilla Museum to Lucha Libre. Well done.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2017
What can I say? This tour was AWESOME! The guide was great and of positive energy. I cannot emphasize how much you must take this, I went on a daughter mother trip, and I am 28 years old and my mom in her late 50's and let me tell you... we both enjoyed this just as much! If you want a good safe fun night, try this out!!!!
• Submitted 19 Sep 2017
Super fun tour! Cesar was a great host all night, and your seats for the Lucha Libre match were great! As someone visiting Mexico City alone, this was an excellent way to experience some nightlife safely with other people. Even made some friends to spend the rest of the weekend with!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2017
A fun night out.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2017
Yes, yes, yes a million times yesssss! BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE! As a solo traveler I wanted to experience the nightlife, but was afraid to do it alone. My group consisted of 10 ppl and we all quickly became close thanks to our guide, Carlos, that broke the ice. I felt safe and had an amazing night!
• Submitted 18 Aug 2017
Our Guide Leon did a great job, We had a great time in Garibaldi Square, the matches at the Lucha Libre where great and the ride on the subway was a real experience. The meeting point was easy to find
• Submitted 10 Aug 2017
The tour was a lot of fun.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2017
This was one of the best things I've ever done with my study abroad students! Our guide Leon was awesome!! He was very entertaining, and very hospitable--made sure everyone had a great time! Even the one person in our group who doesn't drink had a great time. Leon took us to an upscale bar in the Torre Latinoamericana where we met the other members of our group--a couple from New Zealand and three folks from Kansas. We hit it off immediately with them and had the time of our lives. Leon then took us to the Cantina Tenampa, where we took tequila shots and sang and danced with the locals and the mariachi and jarocho bands. What a blast!! We ended up at a Lucha Libre competition which we enjoyed much more than we thought--mostly because Leon had prepared us well. Much love to Leon, and we hope to see you next year!
• Submitted 05 Jul 2017
This tour is a MUST! Our tour guide Leon showed us a Mexico City we could have never seen solo. His outgoing personality made everyone feel like best friends by the end of the evening. Truly an evening we’ll never forget!
• Submitted 04 Jul 2017
This evening tour was so much fun! Leon was incredibly charming and made sure we all had a good time. I wish the night could've gone on and on! An experience not to be missed!
• Submitted 30 Jun 2017
reading the review on this one, Diego seems to be the tour guide of choice, so I did requested Diego and we were not disappointed! we have a blast and our group enjoyed the night out!
• Submitted 30 Jun 2017
We had SO much fun with our guide, Leon! aka Steve from SITC The overlook we had intended to visit first was full but he quickly rolled with it and found us another place to grab drinks and have fun! The restaurant in Girabaldi Square was fantastic, and he taught us all to enjoy the flag. Lucha Libre was SO much fun and the guys in our group were instantly eight years old again. We arrived later and left early probably to beat the crowd, so know that. It did not bother any of us, but if you want to be there from start to finish then just buy your own tix. If you want to have the best time ever with a fabulous guide then SIGN UP! Thank you, Leon - if we ever come back we will definitely want to do another tour with you!
• Submitted 19 May 2017
Our meeting point for this tour was very conveniently situated about 300 metres from our hotel in the centro historico, so that got it off to a perfect start. After brief introductions from our excellent guide Diego, we made the short walk to Torre Latino Americano. There we had drinks in the observation lounge and Diego helped break the ice and everyone got to know each other better. Unfortunately my wife was not feeling too well and had to return to the hotel at this point .Diego showed concern and was very helpful and I decided to continue with the tour. Our group of 9 was an ideal size, good fun and everyone made sure that I didn't feel left out as the soul survivor from the UK. Garibaldi Square was the next stop for Tacos etc., Mescal, Tequila and duelling Mariachi bands in what was a very noisy but enjoyably atmospheric cantina. Then came the evenings main event....the Lucha Libre.. After handing out our wrestling masks on the minibus Diego led us to our seats in the packed arena. This turned out to be much more fun than I had expected and between watching the wrestling, watching the crowds and being served beers and any number of snacks in the 'comfort' of your plastic seat it was a fantastic experience that you are unlikely to find elsewhere. We didn't do the optional drinks downtown afterwards as it was more convenient for most of the group to return to their lodgings directly by Uber, but Diego dropped me off close to my hotel where I was re united with my wife and proceeded to annoy her by telling her what a great evening and good company she had missed. My only criticism would be that cameras are not allowed in the arena and can be left in the van. Mobile phones however are allowed but I had left mine at the hotel.This was not mentioned in the information on Viator's booking site. On that note if Diego or any of the group read this and can somehow send me a couple of pictures from the night to fill the gap in our travel journal I would be very grateful. Thanks again for a great evening. David.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2017
We arrived in Mexico City late Fri. afternoon and were looking for something to do the first night when we came upon this tour. What a find. It was a great introduction to the city and some great people -- from the mass of humanity at our meeting place in the historic district, to drinks, a great city overview, and group introductions atop the Torre Latinoamericano a delicious meal and mariachi music at the Museum of Tequila and Mezcal and liquor, of course and Garibaldi Square and lastly a couple hours of lucha libre wrestling. I am not a professional wrestling fan and never attended in the US, but it was entertaining and just another taste of part of the culture of CDMX. Diego, our guide, was very knowledgeable and helpful, and we had a great group of 12 people.
• Submitted 11 Mar 2017
an absolute blast ! our group 3 started out at a roof top bar, a breathtaking view of mexico city,then proceeded on to a cantina in garibaldi square, amazing food,drinks, and mariachi music,a real slice of mexico city! then walked to the wrestling arena, where we were totally entertained by non-stop wrestling, which is a huge spectator sport,and I understand why,as you will scream, boo,laugh and cheer them on! we took the subway when we weren't walking, clean, safe, and really cheap! no matter what you heard, mexico city is very,very safe,as the police are everywhere, at every street corner,intersections, etc.you will get a lot of bang for your buck, our tour guide leon was the best,he is a pro!
• Submitted 25 Jan 2017

In Brief

Location:
Mexico City, Mexico
Country:
Mexico
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Highlights:
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Free snacks included
Led by a local guide