LOS GLOBOS is the Ensenada's largest outdoor market where you can see vendors offering a wide array of items such as antiques, agriculture supplies, clothing, used cars an even fresh produce.
This flea market offers a wide variety of items that may interest those who seek a particular object, and also those just looking to have a good time browsing around.
This is a flea market where vendors offer a wide variety of items
This market is divided into two sections:
1- The farmers market where vendors sell fresh produce, dairy products, meat, etc.
2- The area where vendors sell new and second hand items.
The first, whose vendors are under one roof, is open every day of the week, while the second section consists of outdoor vendors who offer their goods only during the weekends.
Ensenada's first Flea Market
This non tourist outdoor urban market is a heaven for those who search for valuable trash and vintage treasures.
Here are secondhand booths and stores where you can find real rarities such as vintage jewelry, christmas decorations, stained glass, handmade crafts, furniture, vintage collectibles, home decor products, comic books, antique clocks, home furnishings, arts and crafts, vintage books and many other articles.
Vendors offer almost everything from antiques, rugs and collectibles to fish tanks, ornamental plants, household appliances and, of course, new items.
To find what you are looking for, you need 80% patience, and 20% luck.
Do not forget to ask the sellers.
Their answers will guide you!
Mexican Food, and Beverages in Globos
Restaurante Ixtlán offers delicious Mexican dishes, with a healthy twist, including handmade tortillas cooked right there.
Ixtlán is located in the heart of the famous market, in one of its passageways.
Dial (646) 176-0890 to ask how to get to the restaurant.
Open only Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
By the way, if you are thirsty and you are attracted by unknown tastes, try tejuino.
This is a traditional Mexican drink made from lightly fermented corn.
You will find tejuino sellers at some corners of this market only on weekends.
Los Globos Location
This flea market is just four blocks from Reforma Avenue, encompassing an area of several blocks, and the surrounding streets.
Some of the streets running through this market are Calle 9, Avenida Coral, Calle Morelos and Calle Benito Juárez in the city of Ensenada, Baja California.
When to visit this Market
Best days to visit Los Globos market are Saturdays and Sundays.
Best hours: from about 8 am to 2 pm.
Located on Calle 9, three blocks east of Av. Reforma.
Los Globos was born in the late 1970s, when the wife and children of an artist came to Ensenada, from Mexico City, to be near him.
At that time he was working as a sketcher on an animation studio in Los Angeles, California.
In that city the family of this artist started buying used clothing for resale in Ensenada.
To sell their merchandise, they set up a very simple kiosk right on the sidewalk of one of the streets where this famous market is currently located.
Their business began to draw the attention of the Ensenadians and soon they had to enlarge their booth and bring more merchandise.
Over time other vendors, using the same buy/sell technique, set up shops and stalls near the family´s business mentioned here.