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First Street

Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Ensenada
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.
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chula vista, al
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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