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Avenida Lopez Mateos

Address: Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #11 of 14 Attractions in Ensenada
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Main shopping street lined with shops selling everything from straw hats to wood carvings.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Main shopping street lined with shops selling everything from straw hats to wood carvings.
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Phoenix, AZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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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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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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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Novato, California
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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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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