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Avenida Revolucion

Revolution Avenue, Tijuana, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Tijuana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Tijuana's main street, lined with little shops and American fast-food chain restaurants such as Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
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Maple Ridge BC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Dont take TJ as real Mexico.I mean yes you are in Mexico but it is a border town that is not to be mistaken with the more non tourist aeras of Mexico.TJ is crazy with action everywhere you look.I suggest take as many small bills as you can and barter.Keep a few in one pocket so you can pull it... More

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Humble, Tx
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Lots of fun things to look at. We picked up some great souvenirs and had fun talking to the locals. Some can be a bit pushy but it's all part of it. Make sure you take the time to go shopping!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

lots to see and do! Inexpensive food and beer :) a MUST for Canadians. Expensive for pottery and silver. I attended The Tequila Expo ( Oct 8-12) then went to party in the local nightclubs.....LOVED IT

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

After reading a lot of the reviews I was truly expecting worst of the worst when I visited Avenida Revolucion. I thought it was going to be very dirty, smelly, and extremely noisy. If you are from a quiet suburban town in good ole USA then yeah it might feel like a very daunting place. But if you are a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

During our stay in San Diego we took the chance and went to Tijuana by train (by car is not that easy and your rental company may not allow it). In the tourist office they told us that the Avenida Revolucion is the only place to go. It was rather dodgy and lacked charme. Had some food and a few... More

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La Jolla, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Avenida Revolucion, or La Revu, is the most noticeable casualty of the decline in tourism. So many arcades and stores are empty, shuttered, or for rent. What was once a lively walking street is no longer. We visited on a weekday and perhaps the weekends still bring in large groups, but our heart aches for the vendors trying to make... More

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Mexicali, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

you will find any kind of club, bar or pub, plus tons of stuff to buy, even "zebras", Police everywhere taking care of tourist. Last street is the "Red area".

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Long Beach, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you have never been to Avenida Revolucion, you probably need to see it once, just to say you've been there. All of the vendors have the same stuff at nearly the same price but if you have some time to kill, it can be an interesting hour or so.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beware of pharmacy tactics. I was on Revolution Street in Tijuana where there are dozens of pharmacies. To shop for my prescribed medication for antibiotics and pain medication for dental work I had that day. At one pharmacy I handed my prescription and they quoted me a certain price. After I agreed to purchase, after they related they made an... More

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Van Nuys
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Pemex cheaper than US gasoline. The street is passable and paved. Needs more clear signs. It's safe here once you get around the macho man egos of the male residents

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