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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.)
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“taquitos” (69 reviews)
“union station” (160 reviews)
“mexican food” (55 reviews)
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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"
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"avila adobe"
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"mexican culture"
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"churros"
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"oldest street"
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"cielito lindo"
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"la golondrina"
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"dia de los muertos"
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"aztec dancers"
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"pico house"
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"taco"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking was cheap, food was good, swing in for fun if you’re in the neighborhood. Too many homeless on the side streets though.

Thank Brad T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s colorful. There’s some fun decor but I wouldn’t go out of the way. Its also very touristy. There are vendor stalls, most selling mass produced crap but a few seemed to sell more handmade looking items. If you’re in the area walk through but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Site of the first house in Los Angeles, this one block long narrow street is filled with vendor booths and restaurants featuring "all things Hispanic".

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your first stop should be the 1st Los Angeles Fire Station (pr, "Plaza Firehouse") near the Plaza/N Los Angeles St. The workers there will give you a map to Olvera St, which will include all the little museums that are tucked away along the street...More

Thank OCCG2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're visiting los Angeles, go to Overa street Mexican market. There are stalls upon stalls of shawls, pottery , day of the dead masks, candles, religious statues and pictures. Leather shoes and bags, beautiful dresses and headdresses, Stalls with just about anything Mexican. Restaurants...More

Thank chrissandi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I could post the video, what a celebration. People dancing to traditional Mexican music, great street food and shopping. Definitely a great experience. A must see in LA.

Thank Roxann G
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We walked through on a Sunday afternoon and the street and surrounding area was teaming with permanent and temporary shops selling Mexican handicrafts and, yes, probably touristy stuff as well. Several restaurants, both sit down and to go, are interspersed along the street as well....More

Thank dsj5777
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is a great place to see how "old" LA as it was in the 1700's. The street vendors have a great selection of Mexican products and food. You can find clothes, jewelry, trinkets and other tourist things.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We went today after, 20+ years... It hasn't changed much, but we took a tour, which covered many of the buildings & the history... One of the buildings was an Italian winery & another the Sepulveda Boarding House... Shopping is mostly the items I purchase...More

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Went for the first time with my 16 year old grandson. It was fun looking at everything but, being a tourist place, everything was pretty expensive. I go to Mexico and can get most of the same things there for cheaper. But it's still fun...More

Thank RLHINCA
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lauriev209
1 April 2018|
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Response from Roxann G | Reviewed this property |
I believe a lot of them are closed at Easter.
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fuzzie1
30 November 2016|
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Response from xzmattzx | Reviewed this property |
Olvera Street is the address. It runs north from the plaza, north of the 101, between Alameda Street and Main Street.
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fuzzie1
30 November 2016|
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Response from chariscvillarruel | Reviewed this property |
Olvera st on N Alameda st, Los Angels is open on Saturday's from 10 am to 7 pm
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