Mariachi Plaza is located in the Boyle Heights district of the city of Los Angeles, east of downtown. Since the 1930s, mariachi musicians have gathered in hopes of being hired by visitors who are looking for a full band, trio or solo singer. The plaza resembles Mexico's famed Plaza Garibaldi in both form and function and draws people from all over Los Angeles. This plaza is also an historic gateway to the neighborhood.Day or night, one can find many musicians waiting around the plaza and hotel - now an affordable living complex - across the street to be hired for work. Local leaders hope to promote the plaza and for it to remain a sanctuary for musicians. There is a small kiosk located in the plaza, similar to those found in Mexico, donated in 1998 by the Mexican State of Jalisco, the birthplace of mariachi music. A bandstand was added in 2009.Download Download See more
Wed - Thu: 7:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 10:45 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m.
brunch: 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
dinner: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
You can give the Mariachi band musicians some tips, depending on your satisfaction.