We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

First Street

Ensenada, Mexico
Update attraction details
Ranked #3 of 13 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.
Write a Review

59 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
El Centro, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Provo, UT
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was your average street for finding inexpensive souvenirs. For the most part it was fun. We had one gentleman walk out of his shop and approach us to come inside. When my husband didn't acknowledge, he picked a fight. I said no thank you, he insulted my husband to me, and we walked on. I didn't feel unsafe, it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Galiano Island, Canada
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
10 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Everytime we come to Ensenada, we stay close to this street, they have gushed it up for the tourists. Lots of shops and bakery's and dessert shops, hotels, bars....really great restaurants, freshly painted sidewalks, wine shops, it seems dog friendly. When the cruise ships arrive, this street fills up, some very loud music and drinking especially on cruise ship days.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
56 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We regularly walk on this street while in Ensenada as a port from the cruise ship. It is only 20 minutes stroll from the ship and is dotted with souvenir ships and restaurants. Papas and Beers and Husson's is popular with tourists. However, we go to eat where locals go. Bargaining is a must on this strip for your curios.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Took a short walk from the cruise ship to Ensenada, Mexico. If you like trinkets it is the place to go. The best window shopping was further down the street where they had some nice art pieces. Did find some nice pieces from little street vendors who were tucked between buildings and priced reasonably. We did not eat in Ensenada,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
bakersfield, CA.
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I have never found too much of interest here. The blowhole is nice to see once and there is shopping at this site, set up similar to swap meet booths. It is quite a drive so you do get to see the terrain along the way. We end up just walking around town, a little shopping and a lot of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexicali, Mexico
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Mostly for tourist. During periods of no tourist the street is mostly dead. Walking is safe and the environment is pleasant. There are restaurants and shops lining the street. I have walk it at all hours and never had an issue. The side streets to the east are not as safe. I would avoid parking there.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

First street is not very far from the cruise ship terminal in Ensenada and a safe walk. Just make sure not to go too early because nothing is open early in the morning and there are no restrooms at that time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Santa Clara, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Not sure what you want to do when getting off the cruise ship? If you're okay with walking and shopping, this is where you need to go. Easy 3/4 mile walk from the terminal. Walk towards the giant flag. Stick to the main roads. Don't wander off. Some great deals: - Personalized and handmade to your specs - namebands w/... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

If anyone visits this city they must visit the stores and eat at the restaurants or vendors. I have been there several times and even at night I have never been concerned about safety. The police patrol the area and the shop owners are family oriented good people. The police are not there to stop Americans visiting and promote tourism.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5

Travelers who viewed First Street also viewed

Ensenada, Baja California Norte
Ensenada, Baja California Norte
Ensenada, Baja California Norte
Ensenada, Baja California Norte

Been to First Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage First Street, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing