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San Antonio Market Square

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“la margarita”(41 reviews)
“mexican market”(78 reviews)
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514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207-8102
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All reviews el mercado la margarita mexican market mexican items leather goods taste of mexico shops selling food vendors street vendors for sale great place to shop unique items fun place to visit walk around across the street lots of fun people watching
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The San Antonio Market Square is a three-block outdoor plaza lined with shops, and restaurants in San Antonio. It is the largest Mexican market in the United States. The "El Mercado" section and the "Farmer's Market Plaza" section have several specialty shops and restaurants. "Mi...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 716sachink
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking through the market, the live music and Mi Tierra Restaurant on our romantic getaway! Enjoyed fresh made Churros, only a few blocks from our hotel on the river walk!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious street food and some shows. The stores are full of Mexican atmosphere. It worth to have a look.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dama20081110
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great vendors, entertainment, and authentic food. A must see and easily available via the hop-on/hop-off tour bus.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LivingTheWidth
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful location! We loved the shops with jewelry and arts and crafts. We purchased our souvenirs at a reasonable price. There are great restaurants here as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ProfessorOT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Think Gatlinburg. Shops on top of shops with the same old stuff. Some of the stuff has been there so long its covered in dirt and dust, in some shops. If your expecting to find authentic gems, you've come to the wrong place.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Market square is a historic place in San Antonio and possibly among the most visited place. However, the charm of the area is only about a few shops now and a lot of bargains. There is no authenticity I could find in the shipping here....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ashishindani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Antonio is a beautiful and very hospitable city. It has many great attractions and many beautiful places to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food... all the stores and merchandise they offer. And break dance performance we got to see was a great show.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nicolecg13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Djs playing stages inside and out. Lots of shops to walk around. Bakery is a must place to check out. We had a gordita from one of the stands set up bbn outside. We watched the ladies make the tortilla cook the meats and veggies...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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October 23, 2018|
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Response from pincher2015 | Reviewed this property |
Parking in the area ranges between 5 to 10 dollars. I'm not aware of any free parking. We parked within walking distance to the Alamo, River walk and the Market Square.
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Hogiepaw | Reviewed this property |
Maybe in the outside area but definitely not on the inside unless they are a service animal. I would not recommend it.
March 5, 2017|
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Response from StaceyNDevo | Reviewed this property |
I agree with a spending cap. I would say for food AND a souvenir-$50. I also would empower them with the phrase "not yet". There are so many high pressure sales going on in this market. Let them know that they are the one in... More
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help w/ itinerary please... (5 Replies)
There is a guided tour that goes to the following: -Alamo -Mission San Jose -Market Square -Texas Adventure -Mission Concepcion One review suggested these are things a person could do themselves. My husband and I are traveling together and just have a couple of days, ages 32 and 34. We like history/architecure, good food, drinks and interesting/local shopping. I like art but he really doesn't. Would this list be good to cover off? And is it possible in one day? Day 2 maybe...More
October 27, 2011|
Response fromndw1964|
What is Texas Adventure? And the Alamo and Market Square are downtown. And the 2 missions you want to see will take maybe half hour each and are only a few miles apart. They are worth it, I think.