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First Street

Ensenada, Mexico
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Love Calle Primera- had a store there for many years. a fun place and a lot of unique gifts to take home

A trip to Ensenada is NOT complete without a visit to Calle Primera- ( First Street) lots of good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margit G
Ensenada, Mexico
Waste of time

Came here as part of a 'wine tasting and shopping' tour from Carnival cruise. Just some shops... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2017
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This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to Ensenada is NOT complete without a visit to Calle Primera- ( First Street) lots of good shops, food and drinks- more than you can do in one day!!

Thank Margit G
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Came here as part of a 'wine tasting and shopping' tour from Carnival cruise. Just some shops selling crappy stuff. If you want to buy trinkets, it's ok. Bargain like crazy if you buy anything. It's a shady area so we got back to the...More

3  Thank vmash
Reviewed March 12, 2017

More shopping...shop after shop of the same items, and people trying to get you to visit, to drink their tequila, etc. Fun, and lots of activity, but the barking gets old pretty quickly.

2  Thank BDavis1236
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Sort of sleazy feel to it. Didn't really feel all that safe. The shops sold the same kitschy "I went to Mexico" souvenir. It was just ok for me.

3  Thank Katie K
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Same old stuff that they sold 40 years ago. All the curio stores selling twisted Corona bottles and ceramic frogs playing pool. I grain of rice with your name on it or the ten commandments and of course Oaxaca women with their babies strapped around...More

3  Thank Baja5557
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

You can tell most of their customers are dropped on their door step from the cruise ships. Good to get trinkets for souvenirs. Most are willing to bargain and cash is king.

4  Thank ak335
Reviewed February 5, 2017

This was an add on after a wine country tour with Carnival. This is our second time doing the Wine tour and it is wonderful. Our tour guide (female) dropped us in the shopping district directing us to a specific silver shop...stating that most of...More

6  Thank Doclesley
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Everything you look for on one street. From restaurants, bars to cute little coffee shops, tattoo shops and souvenir stores. I recommend going in the evening, maybe walk around a little bit and catch the night lights. It is quite the experience.

1  Thank Mireya C
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

I went at night and the place looks beautiful with all the lights, there is a variety of souvenir shops and other and restaurants of all types so you can decide from a variety of options, the place is very tourist friendly.

1  Thank Abbie R
Reviewed January 3, 2017

First street has all sorts of shops, good restaurants and place to have coffee or ice cream. Worth visiting and walking around.

1  Thank H N
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April 25, 2017|
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Response from Cheryal | Reviewed this property |
You go back to a building, they will show you which one when they drop you off, it's on first street. You go through arches I think, and through courtyards and the buses are right there in the back. I know it seems weird... More
October 1, 2016|
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Response from Justin S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Don't remember seeing that there at all.
September 30, 2016|
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Response from Benedict C | Reviewed this property |
It is in walking distance. However first street is parallel to the coast so the distance to different locations vary.