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“Lost some charisma, but still good...”
Review of Tesuque Flea Market - CLOSED

Tesuque Flea Market
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Owner description: This is Santa Fe's Original and Oldest Famous Flea Market. During the height of our selling season, we have 120 permanent and daily vendors.
Reviewed August 13, 2010

Fifteen years later, I still visit, but permanent booths with newer merchandise flood the property. Know your pawn and Native American artists before you go. OR, just go for a cool reminder of your visit, not necessarily authentic. ** Try the NEW Oshara Village Plaza flea market if you want the old flea market style...I collect antique beads, kachinas, old silver, and old pottery....found it there. I'm from Colorado....no ties to either.

3  Thank oli-the-dog
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"garage sale"
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"buffalo thunder"
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"beautiful turquoise"
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"turquoise jewelry"
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"native american vendors"
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"santa fe plaza"
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"rugs"
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"merchandise"
in 9 reviews
"secondhand"
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"gallup"
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"gravel"
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"pottery"
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Reviewed February 19, 2010

This is a wonderful market with jewelry, beads, food, art and individuals with odds and ends available. Theres really not a better place to go for a deal in santa fe from what I can see. The vendors appear to be from all over the world and they were all friendly to me. Great experience.

1  Thank adarkbird
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Reviewed September 4, 2009

The Tesuque Flea Market was previously the old "Trader Jack's Flea Market", and that's when it was incredible fun and received a ton of great press, especially from the likes of Country Living Magazine and such. It was a wild & woolly place, where you could find just about anything and pay little for it. The Tesuque Pueblo took possession of this once great market (it's part of their reservation) and pretty much sucked all the fun out of it. Although filled with colorful vendors, it consists mostly of overpriced rug dealers, "artifacts" from Africa, and other ethnographic trinkets that cater to the Santa Fe tourist who doesn't want to pay grossly inflated prices on the Plaza. Go for an afternoon, have a Buffalo Burger, enjoy the scenery, but don't expect to be too impressed by the merchandise.

3  Thank crazycowgal
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Reviewed April 20, 2009

This place is not really a flea market and is not really inexpensive. There are fairly permanent vendors who are building more and more permanent shops selling mostly imported items -- oriental carpets and Mexican and African items.

It is the tourists who come here, so the prices are tourists prices.

If you are in Santa Fe for a week, put this about number one thousand on your list of what to do. Seriously -- there are a lot of great things to do here. Don't waste your time on this.

1  Thank S0uthwesternTraveler
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Reviewed December 28, 2008

We visited this flea in April and it was cold, so it wasn't in full swing. Its not typical because it doesn't really sell "old junk" but has a lot of imported goods like rugs and tribal decor, as well as southwestern decorative items. It excelled at jewelry findings and stones, etc. at the lowest prices I have ever seen.

If you are creative or looking for home decorative items I would say this is a MUST. I am from the east coast and have never seen a flea market like this. The pricing was all over the map, but I would encourage bargaining for a lot of the stuff, especially rugs.

Thank 973B
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