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Address: Ensenada, Mexico
Activities: Shopping
Description: Main shopping street lined with shops selling everything from straw hats...
Main shopping street lined with shops selling everything from straw hats to wood carvings.
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A Nice Place to Visit, Before going somewhere else...

Being Mexican, bilingual, and a seasoned budget traveler, I enjoy Avenida Mateos for what it is and what it's not. It isn't real Mexico. It's a place where tourists can feel safe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Luciano L
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Placentia, California
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sebastopol, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a street full of great craft markets and more! But the best vendor on the street is the man who makes copper wire sculpture. I love these items. My favorites are the Hermit Crab (white), the little frogs, the amazing lizards and the 2 items I bought years ago from the same man….the cactus with marbles and the... More 

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Placentia, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Being Mexican, bilingual, and a seasoned budget traveler, I enjoy Avenida Mateos for what it is and what it's not. It isn't real Mexico. It's a place where tourists can feel safe and speak in English for the most part. The food is good and there are some venders selling some very well made, high end merchandise. On both counts,... More 

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California
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Busy, noisy, but when we were there, lots of stores just weren't open. Don't know if it was because cruise ships weren't in port or what, but aside from the heavy auto traffic, it seemed quite dead.

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Acton, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have had many massages, and this is one of the best. Ladies, there were 3 of us that had a massage on January 8th. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday. The facilities were clean. The staff was friendly and professional. We all filled out a form with a front and back picture of a person for us to indicate... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My husband and I visited Ensenada on Nov 19th. We were aboard the Princess Golden which stopped here for the day. We were told by our cruise director that there were no taxis to take us within the cruise terminal and that we needed to take the shuttle. We paid $2 per person to ride a shuttle, which they waited... More 

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stopped in Ensenada while on a cruise and opted to visit the shopping district. Having been to many border/tourist towns in Mexico it was what I expected. There are a lot of shops all selling the same stuff, so be sure to shop around before buying. And don't pay for an "excursion" to the street, it's about a half... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We walked here off the cruise ship because it was the closest thing to do in Ensenada. It was exactly what I was expecting of a Mexican tourist shopping street. You get asked by ech shop owner to come in and look at their "Almost Free" wares. After you have been in two, you have seen everything that this street... More 

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I don't mind walking down a street meant to entice tourists to spend money, but please, stop with the questions already.. That an the massage parlors that promise a "happy ending" (I got three of those in the span of a block, LOL) One good thing is that I scored a liter of Kahlua for 12.00

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Oxnard, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
48 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I ENJOY the niGHTLIFE area HERE. Hussongs and Papa's and beer are extended stays when i visit. to the villa marina hotel back to where papa's and beer is many htings to see, buy, eat etc

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Ensenada, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have spent almost 30 years visiting First Street, and have befriended many of the local vendors. They sell quality goods, and Street vendors and shop keepers CAN NOT SELL THEIR PRODUCT FOR LESS THAN THEY BOUGHT IT!! Many times the typical UGLY AMERICAN will offer the vendor less than half price for their goods-- DO THE MATH FOLKS!! One... More 

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