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El Mercado, San Antonio

(2.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Shop where the locals do at El Mercado, a historical market hosting over 100 shops and stalls selling everything from pottery to cuisine. Look for the perfect souvenir among wood carvings, glassware, clothing, hand-crafted leather, and colorfully designed ceramics. Explore the quality restaurants for a meal or just grab a budget-friendly snack like churros or corn-on-the-cob from the stalls. Drivers should keep in mind that parking in the area is difficult to find and often expensive. Take cash instead of a card so you can bargain for lower prices. Put El Mercado into our San Antonio trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I have been to San Antonio numerous times, but never to El Mercado so I tried it recently. It is a lively place to go as it gives you a feel for what some of the markets are like in Mexico. Many good ...  more »
  • It was good place to spend a rainy morning . Lots of shops that seem to carry all the same Mexican things. Several Mexican restaurants. Places to sit outside and people watch . Some famous bakery that...  more »
  • I really liked the place, colorful, picturesque, a typical Mexican market with music and delicious food!
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