Casa Mendoza has been located directly behind the City Market
since 1942. This large curio store features jewelry, pottery,
Mexican dolls, Indian arts, onyx, blown glass and clay ceramic
pots. It's still owned by the Mendoza family who does its
best to keep the tradition of siestas alive. The store is
closed from 2:30 to 3:30 each afternoon. Open daily except
Contacted at: 12-03-04.
The biggest shopping center and located in Juarez. Houses
the largest selection of leather goods available. Leather
purses, wallets, jackets, luggage and even golf bags are stocked
along with saddles, silver and turquiose jewelry and some
craft items. Open from Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday
9am to 4pm.
16th de Septiembre, Casa Onate
With a large main floor and a second story balcony filled
with booths, you'll find arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing,
rugs and blankets, pinatas and all the other typical tourist
items. Haggling over price is expected.
Located just southwest of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission,
this is a bustling market like you'll find in larger cities
and towns in Mexico and Central America. The 3-story market
building features small restaurants on the main floor and
shops on the upper floors. Outside is a bustling open-air
food market with fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, etc.
This three-story store is another landmark. Mexican made furniture
is now the focus on the first and second floors with glass
and ceramics, plus gold and silver jewelry mixed in. The enclosed
glass factory on the third floor features a viewing window
where you can watch artesans create hand-blown glass pieces.
Good prices, for shipping is available. Opens daily from 10am
to 6pm, credit cards are accepted.
Duty Free Mexico
These stores specializes in perfumes and colognes. Prices
are substantially below U.S. retail.
Plaza de las Americas Mall
This modern mall, with marble floors, huge sky lights, a 3-screen
movie theater and even an ice-skating rink resembles a newer
American mall. The stores are an assortment of those catering
to locals and visitors. The large S-Mart grocery store is
an interesting place to browse and see the similarities and
differences with U.S stores.
Within a few blocks of the mall you'll find several stores
selling Mexican crafts and furniture, plus museums, local
restaurants and several American fast food restaurants including
Burger King, McDonalds, Church's Chicken and Golden Corral.
The ice rink opened in 1994, offers public skating everyday
with afternoon and evening hours.
Pueblito Mexicano Mall
Built to resemble a Mexican village, the indoor courtyard
looks like the town plaza with shops and restaurants around
the perimeter. It is a beautiful building with stained glass
windows and intricate stone work, but its occupancy rate has
probably never exceeded 50%. There are a few shops and restaurants,
plus a good-sized grocery store.