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Address: 514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone Number: 210-207-8600
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Market Square, known as El Mercado by locals, is a great place to shop...
Market Square, known as El Mercado by locals, is a great place to shop where the locals do. You can find anything from clothing to art and furniture, all with a Mexican flare, in downtown San Antonio.
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I was expecting something different, but is a good place to go and walk around and see it. Just if you have some free time...

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was expecting something different, but is a good place to go and walk around and see it. Just if you have some free time...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went in the morning when it wasn't so busy. I wasn't in the mood to look at or buy souvenirs so this place didn't interest me that much. If you want a San Antonio item to take home, I'm sure you could find it here.

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Surprise, Arizona, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place was really interesting with a lot of little shops to browse through & or buy things you don't normally buy in a store. Awesome!

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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When stopping by here, I really don't believe its going to be the highlight of your trip but it is nice to relax while walking around the market. Or even if you need a place to just go its not a bad stop. Just beware I find this place to be a complete tourist trap as the shops all have... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Don't expect great bargains, but a fun place to walk around and get some trinkets. Don't expect to do any bargaining, prices seem to be set across stores.

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The shopping is a typical Mexican market. It is all indoors. There are Souvenirs, hot sauce, cheap tshirts, jewelry and crafts. There are a few places to get food and drinks as well. Pair this place with bakery/restaurant across the street. Next door there is an art museum along with a few more shops and restaurants. You can spend anywhere... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Ok but not a big deal the shopping is poor with one ship or stand after another selling the same stuff, go see it cause you have to but then move on.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

OK - so it won't be the highlight of your trip, but you need to relax between highlights and what a charming place to relax. This is the old mercantile area of San Antonio. The actual Mercado is a tourist trap, but it's attached to Market Square where more vendors and stores await. One of the stores has been there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Most of the booths were selling the exact same things for the exact same prices! Not a lot of variety here. They did have some nice authentic Mexican items for sale though. Some booths were way too crowded with items for sale and some were not friendly. Also a few booths were not very organized or displayed well. Prices were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Ok, I've been here once, no need to come back. Just trinkets and lousy souvenirs. Too much to do in San Antonio to waste time here. Don't bother.

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