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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 5 days ago

We enjoy strolling along the walkway full of shops and Restaurants. We especially like this one Mexican Restaurant that serves great food. The Margaritas are killer. We come to LA often because we have business in the Court House.

Thank skinnygirl140
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the oldest historic districts in Los Angeles. In addition to Olvera Street there is also La Placita Church, Avila Adobe, the Old Plaza Firehouse, the Pico House, Merced Theater, Masonic Hall, the Sepulveda House, the Pelanconi House all of which is part of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The market was fairly touristy but had good food options and a lively vibe. Lots of families on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank pivry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, but little bit dirty and many homeless people. Yet, I would recommend to visit this place, cause you will see the oldest part of L.A. There are some restaurants and shops with Mexican souvenirs. Walking distance from Union Station, parking around possible in paid...More

1  Thank Lukas K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of inexpensive tchotchke stands with a variety of local and Mexican imported goods. It was very crowded during our visit. I've been to this place several times over the years and each time it's exactly the same - kitschy and kind of cheesy. If...More

Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Olvera Street is more than a tourist trap. It is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park. In addition to many shopping opportunities and a dozen places to eat, there are several historic sites. Museums include: Italian American Museum Los Angeles; Museum of...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Olvera Street is one of those places you shouldn't miss when visiting LA. Rich in Mexican culture there are great restaurants and lots of stalls where you will inevitably make a purchase. When we were there a Mexican festival was taking place in the nearby...More

Thank Reuben M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Excellent way to spend the day! Informational posts around the area very informative regarding early LA history.

Thank HappyHollisters
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We went on a bus tour which part of this tour we went to Olvera Street in Los Angeles which is rich in Mexican Heritage. There is a Market there also plenty of eateries so you can defiantly get the good vibe of Mexico.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 21 September 2018

I grew up in LA and can remember coming here with my parents because it was something to do on the weekend, and it was FREE (unless you want to eat there). Over the years, the charm has been diminshed by hundreds of "crap" stands...More

1  Thank ashebroe
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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.