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El Mercado, San Antonio
(2.9/5 based on 600+ 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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  • Same old stuff in lots of shops, we didn't buy anything. Pretty disappointed in the quality. We did eat at Mi Tierra and it was good. 
  • El Mercado is like visiting a small village in Mexico. It is colorful and lots of curios and collectable items for those that like folk art items. Ladies, lots of fun jewelry and unique silver jewelry...  more »
  • It's definitely touristy, but a good place to take the kids for the afternoon. Shops, restaurants, street vendors.