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Olvera Street

Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
+1 213-485-6855
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The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during special events like the "Blessing of the Animals" or "Dia De Los Muertos" (Day of the Dead.)
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“taquitos” (73 reviews)
“union station” (159 reviews)
“mexican food” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Central L.A
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+1 213-485-6855
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"taquitos"
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"union station"
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"mexican food"
in 54 reviews
"avila adobe"
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"mexican culture"
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"churros"
in 31 reviews
"oldest street"
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"cielito lindo"
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"la golondrina"
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"oldest house"
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"leather goods"
in 15 reviews
"dia de los muertos"
in 12 reviews
"aztec dancers"
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"taste of mexico"
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"vendors selling"
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"for sale"
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"la history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Olvera Street is across the street from Los Angeles' main railroad station, Union Station. The pedestrian walkway through Olvera Street is a recreation of old LA. You will find Mexican restaurants, food stalls and shops. Well worth a visit which can be combined with other...More

Thank Cynthia-LAX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small street with junk trinkets for sale and nothing else. There was some kind of Native American dance performance in the plaza that was okay, but very basic. The area is really dirty, extremely hot in summer, and seemed way too seedy...More

Thank bluehorseshoe76
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you stop and get some taquitos at Cielito Londo restaurant with the green sauce. Small place with shopping and eateries along Olvera Street.

Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While a "tourist trap" there are still a few good restaurants for chips, "guac," and a margarita. She stall shops are fun and even the locals will stop here. Walk around the plaza and visit some of the original buildings from the founding of the...More

Thank Whetherperson
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Olvera Street is constantly packed but if you don't mind the crowds it's a great place for gifts. You can find gifts, food (the BEST potato tacos at La Noche!), baked goods, candy, decorations, clothing, traditional costumes, sewing items...you name it they have it. I...More

Thank amberapocalypse
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read that the was one of the best streets in the world which intrigued me. It was a small street with about 100 Spanish/ Latin American souvenir stalls. It took us 10 min and the main event was to take a Starbucks in the...More

Thank portfolioman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting tourist attraction and shopping area. You have to remind yourself that you are not really in Mexico. Interesting shopping Kiosks as well as restaurants/snack bars.

Thank Salf
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Olvera Street remains one of the most beautiful, and historic, remnants of early California. It's a gorgeous street, filled with artisan pushcarts and stands of hand crafted Mexican themed crafts and baked goods. Either side of the street is lined with Mexican folk art shops...More

Thank eboosler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little section that shows how the old west used to be. Lots of souviniers can be purchased here.

Thank Marc I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a nice place to visit if you have an extra 45 mins of your time while visiting LA, it is nice with many shops that sell only Mexican historical items and clothes, to be honest it is nothing special, if i was visiting mexico then...More

Thank Anas J
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fuzzie1
30 November 2016|
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845 N Alameda st Los Angeles Ca 90012
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fuzzie1
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Olvera st on N Alameda st, Los Angels is open on Saturday's from 10 am to 7 pm
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Sylvia C
30 September 2016|
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Response from Samuel V | Reviewed this property |
Olvera Street is usually crowded - but a small dog in a bag would probably be no problem. There are patio restaurants there. Many restaurants around town now allow dogs on the patios, even furnish water bowls, etc...
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