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“Worth a visit when in Ensenada”
Review of Avenida Ruiz

Ranked #16 of 61 things to do in Ensenada
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Owner description: This street is lined with some of the more refined shops and cafes.
Reviewed 27 January 2014

A lot to see - small shops, food stalls, restaurants, street enrtertainment and much much more !
Not too far from Hussong's Cantina a rustic bar over 100 years in business. Well poured drinks and quick service. Prices very reasonable. Strolling Mariachis and Trios. A visit that I will not miss on my next visit to Ensenada !

5  Thank Kurt M
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We have been here soo many times, I can't even count them all... and after all the trinket shopping is done, we would always end up at the Mango Mango on the corner.
However, we were here again around December 10th, and Mango Mango has been replaced with Papas & Beer. (they used to be accross the street)

The beer and food prices have increased dramatically, the atmosphere has gone to crap, and the amazing guacamole made table side is now gone!! :-(

2  Thank bu1larry
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

This is where most of the bars are, you can find from a very old Cantina called Hussong's to a nightclub called Lutzenkirch. It is very easy to pub crawl, most of the time there is no cover. My favorite is Ultramarino, where you can find the famous oyster shots. There are also some Restaurants like Mahi-Mahi (Very good seafood) or Temaky (Japanese). Very nice environment, a couple of different choices.

2  Thank MoninaL
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Avenida Ruiz is the main drag in the tourist section of Ensenada. Here you will find many mid-priced trinkets and souveniers in and old town atmosphere. Also located in this area, are the important hot spots for young people such as Papas and Beer and others. When the ships are in or on a holiday weekend, the town is bubbling with excitement. This is a good venue for young and mature alike as well as older children.
The locals are always polite, asking you once to enter their shop and not badgering you if you decline. On Avenida Ruiz you can buy such things as leather goods, silver jewelry, tee shirts, swim suits, dresses and objects de arte. Personally I would stay away from the art. And although there is lots of silver around, bring or ask the patron for a magnet when checking for authenticity. Prices are good and you can usually bargain with the seller. The area is very safe for tourists as there is a high level of police presence.
This area also has a few nice cafes and restaurants that cater to the tourist trade, serving above average cuisine.
At night the shops close and it's party time. Enjoy !!!!

6  Thank J T
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Great bars and food. Be sure to go to Hussong's Cantina and the taco shop right next door. The best in the city!

2  Thank NatiDer
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