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First Street

Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Ensenada
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.
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Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If in Ensenada and you want to do the tourist thing they are very nice clean shops and the people are not pushy like in La Bufadora. Hussong, Papa's and beer and El Roy Sol are all located there. It is a short walk over to the Riveria, birthplace of the Maragarita and some really beautiful architecture.

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San Diego, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Embrace the cultural diversity... Stay in tourist area... Go yo La Bufadora and visit the wine route... We loved LA Cetto... Oh and eat lobster in Puerto Nuevo!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Some people may say this is just stereotypical Mexican tourism, but regardless it is fun. In comparison to tourists traps across Mexico, 1st street has lots of options for good food that is cheap, as well as cheap beer. It may look a little touristy, but the specials that are typically going on at the bars and restaurants are great.... More

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Ensenada, Baja California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

As with Avenida Ruiz, First Street caters to cruise ship patrons, so on cruise ship days they tend to be a bit crowded, but fun nevertheless. As with other downtown areas where souvenirs are sold, the bargaining is better on non-cruise ship days. This is the only place for a wide range of souvenirs now that La Bufadora has shut... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I stopped in Ensenada when we sailed the Pacific Coast with Disney Cruise Line. After we took an excursion to the wine country in the valley about 30-minutes from Ensenada, the tour dropped us downtown before we headed back to the ship. I was surprised about the amount of bars (I feel like I saw 14 Papas... More

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Anaheim, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Just like the title states, if you are in Ensenada this is the Main Street with fun bars, tasty restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is mainly seafood for great prices. All meals were around 50 dollars for the 5 of us.

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Chowchilla, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a street dedicated to selling trinkets to tourists. Pushy salesmen, and cheap good should be expected. On the plus side...it's clean. Wasn't worth getting off the boat for.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you come to Ensenada...this street is a must see at least once. Cobblestone street and outdoor cafes fill the street. The South end in my opinion is nicer. The North end is filled with bars. Liquor stores let you "taste" the goods in hopes of you buying. Yes...tons of street vendors. All in all, worth a visit.

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Geelong, Australia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Visited 15/04/2014 We didn't book any tours with the cruise ship as the activates on the port was not much of interest to us. We decide to leave the ship at 11.00 am to venture into the port,where we just walk 20 mins into the Main Street where there is heaps of shops to buy from.First stop was Starbucks ,where... More

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El Centro, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

lots of stores to buy lots of restaurants to eat enjoy the weather walk around to visit town walking distance from everything also visit mercado negro great place to shop for sea food and the best part all the mexican curios real handmade

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