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“union station”(162 reviews)
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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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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 3 days ago via mobile

Not an awful lot to the street with it dominated by Mexican street stalls selling everything you expect. The tacquitas were very good but to be honest would whizz through as interesting history here is overwhelmed by leather sandals, wrestlers masks and tourists

Thank gsutherl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Across from LA Union Station, easy access. lots of small shops and eating spots. History everywhere. Unfortunately some of the statues were defaced with paint, but we could still get the history. A good stop to learn more about LA or just walk through the...More

Thank TomA15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Olvera Street is near Union Station and a fun place to shop and sightsee while waiting to board your train. The oldest house in Los Angeles is near here.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been eating here for 65 years. Best taquitoes in the WORLD! Avocado sauce is without comparison. Que bueno!

Thank Greg V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my teenage daughter down to Olvera Street for a short visit. It felt like we were back in a Mexican marketplace. The atmosphere was celebratory and fun. This is a nice place to visit if you are already in the downtown area.

1  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little piece of Mexico, located in LA. It has street vendors, atmosphere, and delicious food. If you want the feel of Mexico without crossing the border, stop here.

1  Thank shell93013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This street is really small and very touristy. Its located in DTLA and there is not much nearby to walk to other than the Union Station or Chinatown. Its a small street with a bunch of mexican themed street vendors and crafts, a few restaurants,...More

3  Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to several Mexican ports and this is exactly what Olvera street felt like. Many trinkets for sale and busy restaurants. We went on a Sunday afternoon and the wait for even fast food restaurants was 30 plus minutes in line. Public restrooms...More

1  Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Live music, historic buildings, statues, like six or seven restaurants all serving killer Mexican food... just awesome.

Thank Brandon S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we go to Olvera St. we eat a great meal (veggie options available) at Las Anitas then must have a Churro while walking up and down the street. Full of history and heart.

2  Thank Jenn B
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15 July 2018|
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Response from Cynthia-LAX | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk directly across the street and you're there!
1 April 2018|
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Response from Roxann G | Reviewed this property |
I believe a lot of them are closed at Easter.
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.