Avenida Guerrero
Avenida Guerrero
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Located in a lively Mexican border town, this main "strip" is filled with tourist shops and restaurants, most taking American dollars.
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Duane L
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I took my bicycle and it was great experience. I speak very little Espanol but never had any issues communicating. The shops are unique and the people are very friendly. El Rancho is a great place to eat but lots of street food vendors as well. Go! Satisfy your curiosity and enjoy, I'm sure you will have a good time.
Written August 16, 2021
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MominVirginia
Virginia133 contributions
Family
We are spending two nights in Laredo and walked over the border to spend several hours in Nuevo Laredo. We spent so much time fretting beforehand over whether or not we should make the trip. We are so incredibly glad we did! We had a super fun time! Sure, we got approached by people offering us dental services and pharmaceutical drugs. But we didn't find them intimidating at all. We walked through a lot of souvenir type shops. One woman shockingly refused to negotiate with us at all with some of prices. However, we then found a store with the sweetest older couple that owned it. They let my son buy a really nice wooden chess for just six dollars! He is so happy with it! We did see several military pick-up trucks with soldiers bearing rifles or some kind of guns. They appeared to be in the position as ready to shoot at any moment. However, when I started videotaping one he looked at me and started smiling and waving happily. It was very funny! It took us no time to walk from Laredo to Nuevo Laredo. Coming back, there was a long line, and we did witness three border agents escorting someone out of the country. They took his handcuffs off, handed him his belongings in a Ziploc bag, gave him back his belt and waited for him to leave. His face was covered with tattoos. It was pretty wild to witness. Making the trip into Nuevo Laredo was definitely an amazing way to spend a few hours. We did it around 10 o'clock in the morning. So, obviously I can't say what the area is like at night. But if you are looking to spend a morning or early afternoon in Nuevo Laredo, I think you will be absolutely fine. Spending money to help the livelihood of these people actually feels really good! The people of Mexico are getting such an unfair rap, and I'm glad we could do something little for at least a few of them today.
Written June 28, 2017
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cakehead
kansas city119 contributions
Family
Went on a very hot late June Saturday afternoon. Expect little to no air conditioning in the shops.Bargains abound. If you walk across take an empty backpack and sturdy canvas shopping bags. Fairly safe as well. All the stories on TV about cartel gun battles, express kidnappings, and violence are perhaps bullocks. You be the judge.
Written July 8, 2018
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Alfonso V
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico42 contributions
Business
Lots of prostitutes since afternoon, great margaritas in the Mercado and some souvenirs, not a place for every one reminded my me of a bad Mexican movie, you are going to receive from sex to drugs avoid to be there at night
Written April 15, 2014
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Tong Z
Round Rock, TX8 contributions
Nice sunny backdrop added to interesting place to take photos. Close to small market at Pino Suarez. Some authentic street food and small kiosks. We stopped for some chicken tamales and salsa and a refreshing piña colada with mystery alcohol. Darted into dulceria with all the sweets you can fill piñatas with. Other Trip Advisor reviews mention seedy and sketchy people, which is believable, but everyone we ran into was approachable and in their own daily hustle and bustle. Federal police with men in the back of a pickup with machine guns came by to make sure all was in order. They waved at our camera. In short check it out during the day. Not sure what advice for night time.
Written March 11, 2018
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,279 contributions
This is a nice, safe shopping and eating district directly across the border. We were immediately asked if we wanted a dentist or pharmacist, but we didn't. There are more stores than we could count. Restaurants and bars are fewer than expected but still there. As we were there during the COVID-19 pandemic, they were only serving take-out. Everyone was friendly and we felt very safe at all times.

If you are uncertain about going over the border, it is no problem. Take your passport to show upon return to the USA. You just show it as you walk by the agent. No lines or machines like at an airport. You pay $1 to leave the US and five pesos (you can pay with one quarter) to leave Mexico. When we entered Mexico we wrote down our name, age, and where we lived on a piece of paper and walked right in. During the pandemic, everyone walks through a mister tunnel of sanitizer and they take your temperature with a contactless thermometer. Very reassuring.
Written May 25, 2020
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Bernardo F
New York City, NY15,771 contributions
Solo
If this is the main street of the city, I don't want to see the others. I guess it's fairly typical if a Mexican border city, but it loss impoverished, lots of shady characters, and I'm pretty sure I saw prostitutes.
Written October 8, 2015
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Steven H
4 contributions
Solo
brought my bicycle at 55 year,stayed at holiday inn express nice place to sleep and eat before a ride.their are bike lane as well,or just street riding they have small streets and
Lot of speed bumps I like it. I where my
Protected gear I would ride around to ice cream shops to cafe’castel’s in the centro area
For good coffee.just 1 cup then
To ride next a glass blowing
Shop what invited me in to
Their work with in there good
Work they made red label
\TEQUILA BOTTLE/
The place was hot inside with
Fire. I stayed for 5 minutes and
Then tipped the man for the show.
Road to market square at old Bridge. At the park that morning
The city workers had been hacking At a stump they asked
If I wanted to take swing at it, I said no thank you.
Walked around and went to
Shops,locked my bicycle next to
A diamond cruzer. Bought a hair
Bandanna says sweet honesty
And a noise maker walked my bicycle south town to top restaurant \ EL RANCH O / my lunch cost me 22$ + a 5$ tip stayed at holiday inn express
3 days then came back to Sanmarcos. TEXAS were I live.
August’ 16.2019.
-Miss the ride- (mexico)

Written August 21, 2019
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SraGlover
Eagle Pass, TX90 contributions
Family
It is nice, when a nice weather allow it, to walk few blocks from the International Bridge # 1, and buy nice inexpensive novelties, take a meal or a drink
Written November 28, 2018
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jrickert2017
SeaTac, WA57 contributions
Solo
I walked down the avenue from my hotel on Avenue Reforma in the morning to miss the heat of the day (it got to 106F in the afternoon). Some parts of the route look a little sketchy. Shops and stalls were just starting to open at 9 AM when I hit the Central District. Many seem abandoned or not open Saturday. I was disappointed to not find any place for a cold coffeee drink in the area. I managed to buy a decent leather belt for $11US (street vendor) and some nice Angus pull on work boots from a western wear shop for $50US (Amazon price S100). People were mostly friendly unless too busy to notice you. Saw no place to eat that enticed me to stay until lunch time. Stopped in a pretty little church and enjoyed the views at the squares, which are well maintained, but also serve as sites for tented vendors.
Written July 30, 2017
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