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Address: Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality, Mexico
Phone Number: 0463339630
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This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing...

This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.

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Nightlife

Great nightlife at 1st Street with bars, restaurants and clubs along it. It’s not really long but many places to relax and have a drink. During the day, souvenir stores are open... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jay P
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great nightlife at 1st Street with bars, restaurants and clubs along it. It’s not really long but many places to relax and have a drink. During the day, souvenir stores are open but be ready for the salespeople to be all up in your face.

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Thank Jay P
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is in the Zona Turistico of Ensenada, easy safe walking with lots of shops and restaurants. Interesting and fun, good shops, be smart, ask questions There were a variety of restaurants and the people were very friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank Benedict C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Lots of stores for everyone to hit. You can find anything and everything, including buying your favorite bottle of alcohol.

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2 Thank jacquelined348
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is the tourist area with lots of shops, restaurants, and drinking establishments. This is similar to most tourist shopping in Mexico. It is near the Malacon so a short walk to visit there and observe the bay area.

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1 Thank mlove999
St. George, Utah
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107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I stayed at a hotel right on Avenue Mateo Lopez (one block away from Papas y Beer and Hussong's Cantina. Street was busy in both directions from 2 pm until long after 2 am. Many bars/restaurants open and loud music playing from each one. Felt safe even though there were several locals/gringos sleeping in doorways later in the evening. If... More 

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Thank Bill P
Ensenada, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

You can get good deals but be careful . Especially the days with the cruise ship in, many stores have commission salesmen, that double or even triple the real price to bargain with you. Most people lose out and get ripped of this way. Better go to the stores that have fixed prices and mark their merchandise. This way you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Fun but ultimately exhausting with sales tactics so aggressive they leave Tijuana and even Morocco in the dust. Prepare for everyone to have a hand out - "hey Amiga/amigo, come in my shop!" Some vendors or pub touters will even step in your path or try to follow you. It's a pity, since some of the shops have interesting merchandise... More 

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5 Thank Thea_G_J
Joshua Tree, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Very busy place with lots of action. Great shops, variety of resturants and bars. Parking was a little difficult, easier with a small car.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

There are many sights better than First Street in Ensenada and the only reason it is even on the map is because this is where passengers from cruise ships land and it is within walking distance. The food is subpar, overpriced and the restaurants don’t even super authentic flavors. If you just drive a few miles inland, you’ll get much... More 

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3 Thank Daniel A
Vacaville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The people were hospitable. Younger people were having a GREAT time partying in the drinking spots and spilled onto the streets with drunkenness and dancing. There is nothing special about 1st street area shopping.

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1 Thank Marilyn D

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