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Address: 514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207-8102
Phone Number: 210-207-8600
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Shops and more shops with interesting souvenirs and places to eat. Great place for families large and small to walk around or for the solo shopper. There is a wide variety of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent Saturday at El Mercado and it was very fun and high energy. The music playing and guitar players walking around gave a little buzz in the air. There were Mexican dancers in brightly colored dresses. I especially enjoyed going to the little stalls and buying unique jewelry and crafts being made by the artisans in front of you.... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shops and more shops with interesting souvenirs and places to eat. Great place for families large and small to walk around or for the solo shopper. There is a wide variety of prices, so look around before you buy.

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Jasper, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Street vendor fare was very good. Shopping had a lot of repeat items, so after the first block or two there wasn't much reason to keep going.

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Largo, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These shops were great to purchase some local souvenirs to take back to family and friends. So many of the shops have hand made items by locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We always visit this Mexican Market whenever we visit San Antonio. We enjoy the atmosphere and all the different wares. I have bought several pieces of Talavara wear here on numerous occasions. Highly recommend.

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williamson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Crowded, noisy, overpriced. It's a beautiful visit in San Antonio and certainly worth seeing but with all the imported merchandise from Asia (not Mexico), it seems to cater only to tourists.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this area to be a great place for shopping. Prices were good and the atmosphere was so fun. There was live music. I especially enjoyed the gordita I purchased from one of the street vendors. Very tasty, finger licking good. I also purchases a new belt, a cute armadillo onyx piece, and a cat figurine. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great busy shopping area to get all your Mexican souvenir's. They sell fresh Bloody Marys on the street, you can walk about with them. I guess it is now illegal here. Two good Mexican restaurants to visit. I didn't spend enough time here but will visit again for sure if I am ever back in San Antonion.

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you like to shop this is the right place my family was very exited and the prices are not too high and the people who attend were very friendly I like ti

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great favorite of locals, come and spend a few hours listening to musicians perform for free, watch folkloric dancers, have a nice Mexican dinner, or a mean Margarita at La Margarita. Sure the restaurants are over priced, but that's the plight of the tourist. At least you'll go home with some nice trinkets you purchased inside El Mercado. You... More 

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