< Go Back

Plaza Inn

Open - Limited Services / Capacity

Plaza Inn Guadalupe Inn


The Plaza Inn on Insurgentes is an early shopping and business office complex. Built in the 1980s, it’s still a surprisingly vibrant shopping environment. The combination of indoor and outdoor retail spaces is unique. Perhaps more so is the inclusion of independent and non-franchised tenants. That makes for a curious and altogether different kind of shopping experience. 

Lacking an anchor, the complex seems to rely more on captive office workers. And they’re here. The mall has been going strong for decades even at the cost of the occasional “so eighties” barb.  It’s especially popular as a lunch hub. The website lists some 20+ eating and drinking establishments. 

For Insurgentes Sur, the Plaza Inn is a significant landmark. There’s a lot more floor space than one might imagine from outside. And this arranged over a number of different levels, both inside and outside. The curly-Q stair case (shown) is just one of ways to get up and down.

The complex also in a nice position for passengers on Metrobús Line 1. The station Altavista is practically out front.

How to get here


Monumento a Manuel J. Clouthier

Nearest at 0.13 kms.

Instituto Cultural Helénico

Nearest at 0.30 kms.

Helénico Cultural Center

Nearest at 0.33 kms.

Embassy of Poland in Mexico City

Nearest at 0.39 kms.


Reloj Solar; Grzegorz Kowalski

Station #10 on the Friendship Sculptural Route...

Signals; Ángela Gurría

Among the most noteworthy of monumental works along the Ruta de la Amistad...

Hombre de paz; Costantino Nivola

Station #7 on the International Friendship Sculptural Route....

Hombre Corriendo; Germán Cueto

A 1968 Stridentist sculpture on Insurgentes Sur...

Janus; Clement Meadmore

One of the Friendship Route's most recognizable freestanding works...

Practical guide and services