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Address: 514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207
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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Spent afternoon shopping, weekends are very busy so go early or bring a fan, very hot in SA right now. Parking is available (fairly cheap) under the bridge area about a block... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Becky B
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Garland, Texas
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The shops here had many very tacky things such as pot sold here signs. The other shops had some better items but weird juxtaposition as everything in San Antonio is. Overall wasted my time here.

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent afternoon shopping, weekends are very busy so go early or bring a fan, very hot in SA right now. Parking is available (fairly cheap) under the bridge area about a block away.

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Thank Becky B
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All sorts of interesting things to see and buy. Makes you feel like you're in Mexico. Authentic food and music also. From high end all the way down to little dollar items. Trinkets, housewares, garden, jewelry, clothing for all ages.

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Thank Nonnie53
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My aunt was in town for a visit and wanted some souvenirs from San Antonio I took her to El Mercado...hadn't been there in years...really nice, great parking ($10), great shopping and when there, you have to have lunch (or dinner!) at Mi Tierra! Terrific day!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots to see, lots to do, fun all-way-round!!! Jewelry, pottery, clothing, knick knacks, food, drink, anything and everything you can think of! We took the Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus here, spent a few hours here - was great fun!

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Pflugerville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I you like to shop then you have come to the right place. The open air market is a reminder of a time period long gone in Texas.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nothing but high priced restaurants and mall. Specializing in Mexican trinkets and food. If you are willing to venture from downtown you can find better food and trinkets at a much better price.

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Thank Alf14151968
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a blast. The Gorditas that are sold out front by the ladies in the food wagon are great. Have a few drinks and wander this place as it is a maze of gaudy goodness and a lot of trinkets that you will love.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

get the feeling that you are visiting mexico , all the market stalls with the sales people the haggling what more could you ask? restaurants everywhere plenty of margaritas and the trinkets to take back home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live in San Antonio and I always make sure to take our out of town guests here. I had 5 of my Gal Pals in from out of town recently and they LOVED it. We actually went twice! Lots of good buys and a large array of Mexican type items to buy. We loved the pottery type and metal... More 

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