The station logo depicts the bust of Benito Juárez (1806-1872), a Mexican lawyer and politician of Zapotec origin from Oaxaca who served five terms as the president of Mexico: 1858–1861 as interim, then 1861–1865, 1865–1867, 1867–1871 and 1871–1872 as constitutional president.  This station's name, along with Metro Guelatao, refers to this Mexican politician. The station opened on 20 November 1970, and has facilities for the handicapped.
Metro Juárez serves the Centro neighbourhood, near the downtown area of the city. It is located on Balderas avenue, and the walk from the station to the important Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas Avenue is full of specialty stores.