First Street

First Street, Ensenada: Address, First Street Reviews: 4/5

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This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.
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bluesteel
11 contributions
ported there 3 times after leaving Catalina good food at places inexpensive shops you can find smooth taquilla english speaking people carriage ride was great growing place
Written 5 May 2022
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Eric D
Scottsdale, AZ9 contributions
Amazing bars, restaurants & shopping. Very vibrant & entertaining w good deals on shopping. We stayed at the end of 1st & were walking distance to the action. Very near place to visit day or night
Written 22 April 2021
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Culture625967
20 contributions
Casual and great fun. We felt safe, but it's always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings no matter where you are. People were friendly and helpful.
Written 12 August 2020
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Michael G
Lampang, Thailand357 contributions
Ensenada has changed since I was here before it is a hopping place on the Saturday I was there , lots of young people gave ing a great time in lots of bars .I went to the oldest canine in Mexico housings it was a little more my style tho
Written 6 March 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA166 045 contributions
We took a tour of First Street. It was one of our excusions when our cruise ship (Princess) was in Ensenada. There are tourist stores, cafes to explore.
Written 23 February 2020
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Mojoblue717
Manchester, UK2 814 contributions
This report relates to an overall view of the Port of Ensenada as a Cruise Stop, not just First Street. We called at this port as a final stop on a cruise from LA to Hawaii. Apparently there is some law in the USA which incurs extra charges/tariffs/crew changes if an USA registered ship doesn't sail out of US waters. Consequently this town, which is in Mexico,situated south of Tijuana, and has a decent docking facility allows ships to call here and avoid these penalties. The place itself has little of any interest to offer visitors and is just a basic working town which is the centre of a major wine producing area. Having done research before the cruise, we decided to simply get off to stretch our legs after being 5 days at sea, since leaving Maui. The port area itself is quite modern, with pleasant surrounds, a few touristy shops and wi-fi, although when we were there, it wasn't working. We had a pleasant stroll out of the port and along the promenade, but found little else of interest. The place gives an impression of being run down, what shops we saw, sold a lot of "tourist tat" and our walk down Front Street, albeit during daytime, didn't inspire us one bit. Some friends from the ship found a nearby beach, others did a bus ride to the Blowhole, but no-one had much good to say about the place. Overall a bit of a wasted day, but at least we were on land
Written 16 February 2020
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Zulu
British Columbia, Canada595 contributions
Couples
All the regular Mexican souvenir junk is here. The bars you’ve heard of and never wanted to visit are here too. However, locals come here as well to buy gifts in the several excellent shops and to eat in the nice restaurants. Don’t miss the pastries at El Rey Sol. These are made with real cream and chocolate. The south end of the street houses some fine shops selling silver, art, and furniture. There is a good bread store selling artisan bread. There are some nice clothing stores and a high end shoe store. If boots are on your list, there are fine leather boots here. The street is clean, friendly and very safe.
Written 18 January 2020
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3 783 contributions
Couples
This street is close to the waterfront. There's a lot of food stalls around here. It is a busy and touristy area with a vibrant atmosphere.
Written 7 January 2020
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RR S
0380111 contributions
Clean and cute street with lots of tourist oriented shops. There’s even a McD if you’re tired of Mexican,
Written 28 December 2019
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Old Pro
Seattle, WA2 457 contributions
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The same old touristy crap you find in any one of these tourist towns. Lots of little shops the same stuff over and over and over again. Little restaurant serving the same thing and corporate watering holes filled with staggering drunks. This place totally lacks the charm it had 40 years ago and I'm afraid most all towns like that are long gone. The only reason I gave it to Stars is that it feels cool to be in Mexico
Written 25 November 2019
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