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“Interesting, exciting...worth a visit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Avenida Revolucion

Avenida Revolucion
Revolution Avenue, Tijuana, Mexico
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$63*
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Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from San Diego
Ranked #6 of 24 things to do in Tijuana
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Tijuana's main street, lined with little shops and American fast-food chain restaurants such as Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Interesting, exciting...worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Edgy, exciting, interesting...definitely worth a visit. Consider hiring one of the "guides" who hang around if you want to see the more adventurous side of the city without standing out as a toursit/victim!

Visited April 2013
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“Lovely shopping area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I loved the stores at Avenida Revolucion. Also great inexpensive places to eat. Night time had live music which was great when having a romantic dinner.

Visited September 2013
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Oakland, California
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“See it once then you can always avoid it”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Before I start: the ONLY things on Revolucion that I think are worthwhile are the jai-alai fronton, Washington Dental Clinic across the street, and the Tijuana Historical Museum several doors north of Washington Dental.

I've been in and out of Baja & Tijuana for decades, and I remember what were probably the last of the glory days of Revolucion - back when there were real supperclubs with diners in evening dress and cigaret girls and ladies who took your picture with big boxy camera sporting cupped flashbulbs.

And those days are long gone. Now a magnet for every kind of touristy tourist, Revolucion is a pit of commerce, a place where every seven feet some huckster is hyping some junk to people too numb to object.

Want a tawdry or insulting tp-shirt or knick-knack? Go to Avenida Revolucion.

Want to be assaulted by music so loud emanating from nightclubs that your ears will hurt 25 feet away? Go to Avenida Revolucion.

Want to develop the lowest possible opinion of Mexico and Tijuana? Go to Avenida Revolucion.

There is much to love about Mexico. And much to love about Tijuana, but none of it is to be found on Revolucion.

Visited November 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Day trip from San Diego”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Usual tourist strip street, with people calling you into their stores with every step you take. avoid the street sellers, some of the stores have nice stuff but chose carefully and bargain big. we were advised it was not safe to stray from the main street or to go beyond the big arc. was fun to go to experience the border crossing and see a bit of Tijuana. glad i was with a minibus tour and a street wise driver who told us where to go and where not to go.

Visited August 2013
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“not going to return”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

we drove by and saw lots of people, its dirty, people selling things everywhere. when we were there people beg you to buy their stuff. i didnt like vibe

Visited June 2013
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