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Address: 514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207-8102
Phone Number: +1 210-207-8600
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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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Fun adventure. Over 30 shops of purely Mexican merchandise

Highlights for me included brightly colored dresses, serving ware, garden decorations, tiles. Traditional restaurants also located here. Some 24 hour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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North Bay Village, Florida
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North Bay Village, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highlights for me included brightly colored dresses, serving ware, garden decorations, tiles. Traditional restaurants also located here. Some 24 hour.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many shops to look at. Everything is cute to see, but I did not buy anything. Its a nice taste of what a true Market in Mexico is like so you will enjoy that. I did actually buy a corn in a cup and it was AMAZING!!! The options below do not give, but it was a visit... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went in to see the shops and sat down to watch a local group dance their heritage from Mexico. We enjoyed the entertainment and the shops found some interesting things to buy. It is definitely a must visit.

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Austin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just like the border town markets in Mexico but safe. Perfect for those who have never been to Mexico. Great prices. They are willing to negotiate but be polite. Negotiate if you are really interested, not just for the fun of it. Local artists sell their art and food outside the market. Good restaurants near. Shops outside the market are... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got off city tour bus and walked the shops. There is a lot to see and buy if you are in the shopping mood. Many of the small shops are inside so nice to walk if hot or rainy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great little mexican flair, bakery was intense but worth the visit for experience and food ! loved it all , a weekday visit meant no crowds :)

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Mercado is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. Its outdoor plaza lined with restaurants and shops. While we were there, one of the local vendor had made a Dia del los Muertos Altar in honor of Celia Cruz & Juan Gabriel. She made all the figures & there attire. This mercado is A MUST SEE!

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Thank RobVera
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy going to the Mercado old and new across the street. I always buy Mexican Vanilla there and tile. This trip I was looking for purses and blankets. They have it all. They have places to eat and even put on shows on the weekends.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very touristic but colourful- prices are high- I was not sure what to expect but if you are in a short visit in san Antonio you can skip it.

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chilliwack,bc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1 block of shops that have merchandise from Guatemala, Mexico and elsewhere. Fun vibe, good music, food, keep your hands on your little ones as it can be crowded in areas! Restrooms and more stores located in the shopping mall across from the pedestrian only zone.

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