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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.)
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  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Central L.A
+1 213-485-6855
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Reviewed yesterday

This is where the village started in 1781. Most of the buildings here are original. The Plaza Church is across the street. In the middle of the cobble stoned Olvera Street are stalls and stands full of vendors wares. An old restaurant called LA GOLONDRINA...More

Thank 484karlc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Taste of Tijuana in Los Angeles. Try the taquitos at the end nearest to Union Station and seek out the cactus candy at on of the stands in the middle of the marketplace. Crafts match what you would find in Mexico.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great street market with restaurants, food stalls, market stalls and shops complete with a wandering mariachi band. Visit the free museums in this, the original downtown LA. Check out the fire museum too if it's open.

Thank Kyola
Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to Union Station. You may visit Mexical Pueblo, Chinese Museum and Museum of 1st firefighters. Drinking water available and restrooms.

Thank AlexaKPL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Si, es Espana y Mexico en L A ! The beginning of LA ! How can you avoid visiting this grand ole street from the ancien past , when in LA ? A walk down this memory lane is a must to experience the birth...More

Thank 212manju
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to spend a few hours enjoying a version of what old Los Angeles pueblo looked like. Lots of shops, restaurant and bars. Wandering musicians etc. can make this an enjoyable place to spend time.

Thank jmoran2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint Mexican Street , lots of history, places to eat, free small museum. Tacky but fun Mexican market stores, close to Union Station Tip: if in car, parking not easy, lots of car parks over $2 per 15 mins. We parked easily in US postal...More

Thank Chris Joanne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was waiting on my shuttle bus to LAX at Union Station. I decided to go for a self guided tour. I happen to come across this little gem. I couldn't stop myself from eating everything I saw from Carne Asada Fries to Giant Homemade...More

1  Thank BubbaWeston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Olvera Street is across the street from Union Station in Los Angeles. Walking here is line stepping back in time. The street is lined with small shops and cafes all with a Mexican theme to them. Lots of cool things to see, buy and eat....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming here with friends since my school days and it's one of my favorite places in LA. It's a unique historical spot with some old homes-turned-museums, delicious restaurants of all price ranges (get the churros!), and a nice outdoor market to stroll through....More

Thank Inna B
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30 November 2016|
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Response from fuzzie1 |
What the address to olveras st?
30 November 2016|
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Response from GermaicanSpiceGirl | Reviewed this property |
The little shops are usually all open by about 10am or so...and they close down around sunset....except for the restaurants, they do stay open later.
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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...