La Minita



NileGuide Expert Says:

Best silver shop in San Lucas.

Address:

Plaza de los Mariachis
23410 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Contact:

send email

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

NileGuide Expert tip:

Located next to the popular bar Rips, La Minita is open from 10am to 10pm daily.

Description:

Ralph Benavidez and Santos Salinas own and operate the La Minita silver shop in Plaza de los Mariachis, specializing in Taxco mined silver done in the Mexican Lindo style. Taxco is responsible for almost ninety percent of all the silver jewelry in North and Central America (Hernan Cortes staked his Taxco claim a year after the Spanish defeated the Aztecs), and their designers are the best in all of Mexico. Silver, like cigars, is a big ticket shopping option in Los Cabos, and there are many who take advantage of this market to hawk fraudulent items. La Minita is a reliable go-to store for those who want the real thing, silver jewelry that will last a lifetime. Although the shop enjoys a very good downtown location near Cabo Wabo, most of their sales could be characterized as repeat and word of mouth business, a testament to their reputation among those who spend time in the area every year.

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