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Main Drag for shops and restaurants.

Fairly typical “tourist” main drag. But, the vendors were friendlier and more humorous than most we... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Denton, Texas
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Festive, busy, happy

Very typical of Ensenada and the tourist culture, many places to shop for Mexican artisan products... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.
Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality, Mexico
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All reviews cruise ship typical tourist pleasant hour street area ear rings shops selling clothes small cafes and restaurants el rey sol lots of shops great street great place to shop sterling silver the main street nice walk great seafood south end walk up
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Reviewed yesterday

A new area where you can get food, tours and trinkets is the Embarcadero or port side of Ensenada which has be fixed up greatly, head up from the Cruise Port on the Left, cross the first bridge and walk up at the top go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a three-day cruise out of Long Beach to Ensenada. First time in Mexico, it was very scenic, nice shopping district, plenty of vendors and you will find plenty of deals all along the strip. All vendors sell the same items, just about, so you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LadeeDavis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tourists here tend to be a bit of a different crowd than in TJ, so the offerings are a little different and the hustle is gentler and smoother. It's a good place to walk around - you;'ll see many things of interest and they...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank bazi43
Reviewed 5 February 2019

We where here on a cruise with a few hours stop in Ensenada. We took a city tour that dropped us off here for an hour to shop. It felt safe and while they wanted you to look at their stuff or come in their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Krr1975
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Ensenada was the first stop on our 14-night, and our second, Panama Canal cruise with NCL in November of 2018. Never having visited this city before, I searched and found out beforehand that Ensenada has the reputation of hosting the LARGEST Mexican flag in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Experience406894
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Our day was long, full and busy! We had never been to Ensenada before so we're full of anticipation and quite excited. We spent a pleasant hour or two exploring First Street. Lots of different shops selling clothes; luggage; alcohol; sweets; ice cream (lots!); small...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 3001samaraS
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Not a lot happening in Ensenada, so we opted to walk down First Street. Salesmen weren't as intense as Tijuana and were good natured. We enjoyed our time and then back to the ship!

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank N7394JRcindyb
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Fairly typical “tourist” main drag. But, the vendors were friendlier and more humorous than most we had experienced. “Hey, stop here and buy something you don’t need” sort of thing. Several decent restaurants, some clothing shops and all sorts of shops with “local” wares...many having...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank MarkMM55
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very typical of Ensenada and the tourist culture, many places to shop for Mexican artisan products and of course, always time for a beer!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 743franciscoy
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This street is filled with hordes of tourists looking for cheap curios and souvenirs. I'm sure that they find them, but overall it's just plain tacky.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank califcasl
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29 August 2018|
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Response from fkasule | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Puerto Nuevo is about an hour from Ensenada along Mex. Rte. 1 (toll road). My favorite restaurant is Ortega’s followed by Splash Restaurant. Both offer sweeping views of the pacific and are most enjoyable at sunset.
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Response from Baja5557 | Reviewed this property |
Have a few shots of Tequila then ask someone.