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Avenida Lopez Mateos

Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Ensenada
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Main shopping street lined with shops selling everything from straw hats to wood carvings.
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Novato, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My teen daughter and I went into Ensenada when our Carnival Cruise ship stopped here for the day. We thought it would be safe since it's a port of call and decided to see a bit of the city rather than do a preplanned short excursion. I thought I was prepared....but once we got off the ship and walked a... More

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Banning, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the hub of Ensendada with many merchants and venders trying to sell you their items. Many are persistent so by prepared to say no when needed. Also try to have some idea what you want to buy. Other tourists enjoy the food and drinks so to party. RMS

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Tustin, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I spent the weekend with my wife and two kids (ages 4 and 6). we started off by having coffee at Starbucks :). we walked around the area trying different taco stands. we stopped at Tacos Mi Ranchito El Fenix, La Floresta, and the Anthony Bourdain made famous Tacos Lily. all three places were delicious. good selections of condiments and... More

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SAN JACINTO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We like to visit the local shops and find unique items to add to our folk art collection, dia de los muertos collection. Most of the shop clerks are very helpful and some bartering can be worked into the sale. We usually ask if it is the best they can do on the price and then make counteroffers. Happy shopping..

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Powell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

this is where you will find every tacky t shirt, useless trinket, cow skull and ugly blanket you have ever wanted. Bargain away. At the north end, you will find cheaper hotels and bars. The further south you travel, however, things move up the scale and you will find some good silver shops, really nice places to eat and wine... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On a recent cruise we ventured over here for some shopping. After having chosen la bufadora on our last trip, we wanted something a little different. We were pleasantly surprised by the selection and friendliness of the shop owners. There were some great accessory stores, ladies clothing boutiques, and Jewelry stores in addition to the normal Mexican goods. It felt... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

It is busy street of endless shops selling everything you don't need, such as leather sandals, purses, Mexican ponchos, souvenir magnets, wrestling costumes, etc. You CAN walk from cruise ship terminal and it is not that far, or there is a shuttle costing US$3.00/return, taking you from cruise ship terminal to/from a plaza, one block from the beginning of Avenida... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We came here twice this year on cruises, one of which was a back to back with Ensenada as a port. It is a quick 20 minute walk from the port, heading into town. Yes, it is touristy, but is safe and is dotted with not only souvenir shops but also great local restaurants off the main street. The famous... More

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you like to walk a lot - here's your place and well worth it. Many small and medium size shops with everything one might like to take home as a souvenir. Leather goods, dresses, shoes, you name it and you'll probably find it. All the typical stuff one expects on a Mexican shopping excursion.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It's hard to walk down the Main Street and not get pestered and the shops all basically sell the same tack -- I should have stayed on the ship.

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