Going to El Mercado is like visiting a little market down in Mexico. The shops are so much fun to explore, and the authentic pieces are great. The sho owners are very nice, and sell a huge variety of items from leather goods, pottery, and childrens toys. The music outside and the street vendors are nice too. It is very relaxing to shop at and the parking is easy to find. It is great to hop a trolley from the Rivercenter mall over to the market as well.