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El Popo Market

C, Ninos Heroes y o Av. B 723-C, Tijuana, Mexico
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Didn't really live up to expectations

I kept reading about how this was one of the best markets in Tijuana, huge, full of arts and crafts... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
SystemE
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New York City, New York
Not like it use to be

First went here in 2003 and the place was buzzing. Went there recently and everything was so quiet... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2016
Prudence H
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good44%
  • Average29%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fruit” (3 reviews)
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C, Ninos Heroes y o Av. B 723-C, Tijuana, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 30 reviews

Reviewed 27 June 2016

I kept reading about how this was one of the best markets in Tijuana, huge, full of arts and crafts and great stuff to buy yada yada... I found it to be quite small with not much more on sale than spices, cheese and fruit....More

Thank SystemE
Reviewed 8 April 2016

First went here in 2003 and the place was buzzing. Went there recently and everything was so quiet. Shame to see the place go down hill

2  Thank Prudence H
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Spent part of the morning here with my wife and we found a lot of herbs, natural incense and grains at very reasonable prices. The are also a large variety of other types of shops from trinkets to religious statues. Something for everyone. We also...More

1  Thank bocasbazza
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

It's touristy but good touristy. I want with my daughter and we both really enjoyed checking out the shops and talking with shop owners and picking up some stuff to take home.

1  Thank KirstynNC
Reviewed 7 January 2016

After reading reviews I was expecting a larger market with more art..... It is a nice traditional market with food, flowers, pots and pans, candy etc. On this rainy wednesday morning 9:30 it was almost empty of customers.

1  Thank QuilterSheila
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Great experience. Felt very safe contrary to internet warnings.....crossed over the border without any hassle both ways. There is an array of authentic items from art to herbs and many items in between. I was pleasantly surprised to how many spoke enough English and embarrassed...More

3  Thank gerryde2014
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Unique art. Got some delicious food and enjoyed walking around this mexican market. clsoe to the border!

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Unique stuff, nice people. Lots of cool herbs, produce, handicrafts and stuff. I bought a tortilla press.Its an authentic Mexican market in a touristy border town.

2  Thank Sapian
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I love this place. It is just outside the main touristy area and is a fun, clean and non-tourist market. I especially love the pride in the artistry of some of the displays . . particularly the chili pepper mounds.

3  Thank 801paulz
Reviewed 11 September 2015

lots of shops were closed with locals hanging around seemingly doing nothing but watching you we never made it all the way thru for fear of crime

3  Thank Allisa T
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TGSA
11 September 2017|
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Response from Foodie559 | Reviewed this property |
Google it. Easy to get there. Make sure your cell phone internet works there so you can get maps and navigate. I've gotten lost several times in TJ ( it's apart of the adventure) and now I know my way around.
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flowers2003
7 March 2017|
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Response from Tina H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe it is as safe as any market in Mexico. Fruits and vegetables need to be cleaned properly.
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