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Address: 514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207-8102
Phone Number:
+1 210-207-8600
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Real mexican flare shopping. Real authentic souvenirs. Found some nice souvenirs to take home. Nice friendly vendors.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Hanover, KS
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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of dealers have their wares out - seems to appeal to younger generations, though I did see a good cross section. Includes a few eateries, snack places and live music.

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Hanover, KS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Real mexican flare shopping. Real authentic souvenirs. Found some nice souvenirs to take home. Nice friendly vendors.

Thank 748bonniem
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stop to shop every trip. The last visit we purchased a nice leather purse, very well made, for my wife...price was very reasonable for the quality. Also picked up a nice straw sombrero for yard work back home. Too many nice things to list!

Thank bfeigden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate nearby and spent time looking around. There are many shops and you can see the same items in several different shops. All very affordable.e

Thank One2travelUsa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is known as Market Square ..We call it Mexican village. We had a great lunch there. it is maybe 15 min walk from the River walk..I'd recommend it

1 Thank yrret02
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fells like in the market in Mexico. So many shops, so many things to explore, food. fun, music, etc.

Thank Charmaine R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing much to say about El Mercado. It's old, it has shops selling souvenirs. The type you'd probably regret buying when you got home, There's a few restaurants which serve OK food. That's it.

Thank BandMK
Saint Johnsville, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having to pay $10.00 to park, we walked into the market expecting to see traditional Mexican crafts. What we found was nothing more than a series of shops filled with typical cheesy souvenirs...nothing really worth seeing...or buying! We left in the short time it took to walk to through the market and get back to our car. Talk about... More 

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Larue, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in San Antonio, we wanted to buy gifts for a few relatives. Very hard to do when you are being hounded by the market version of car salesmen. When we did purchase our items, they actually were not the ones we originally wanted. We bought from a shop keeper who's ONLY sales intrusion was to inform us that paying... More 

1 Thank StaceyNDevo
San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a fun place to walk around regardless of being a tourist or local - like going across the the Rio Grande into a border city years ago

1 Thank Ranger5000

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