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First Street

Address: Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Ensenada
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The cruise ship crowds all want hats and beads I guess because they're everywhere. But it's safe downtown - safer than a LOT of US cities.

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California
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1,616 reviews 1,616 reviews
1,042 attraction reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is at the very least the main drag for tourists in Ensenada. It's colorful; it's fun; it's noisy; it's tacky; it's high energy; & most vendors take "no, gracias" graciously.

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chula vista, al
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

fun to navigate, but gotta keep sense of humor! One merchant was really cute, said, " Come in, I promise to rip you off for less!"

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Los Angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

All the shops generally sell the same things. Nothing is that great, but you can find some cheap gifts in the area for $2. Food is excellent, best taco's I've had in my life (only comparing to USA mexican shops). Food prices were reasonable, much cheaper than in the USA for a soft taco (1/2 the price). You can expect... More 

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Oxnard, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
45 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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. FROM the villa marina hotel back to where papa's and beer is many THings to see, buy, eat etc. ETC. etc.

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San Diego, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Geared for the last minute souvenir or just not taste for the real local stuff, OK to walk thru maybe grab some java on one of the coffee shops.

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Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Panama
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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