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Olvera Street

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Address: Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-485-6855
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during...
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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Great shopping and lots of people watching

This is a bustling place during the day and a bit slower in the afternoon during the week-- perfect to mosey and check out all the Mexican blankets, clothing, leather, hats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Jacqueline M
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Austin, Texas
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Geneva, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I walked there 1hour return from/to downtown and finally only saw a small south-American market and few restaurants. I went there only because it was part of the recommended 2 days highlight by trip advisor but it doesn't worth it

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Basel, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I strolled by here while waiting for my train. I'm not an expert in Mexican stuff, but what they sell here looked exactly like the Mexican things they sell on street markets in Europe. So, maybe in Europe they have very good mexican things, or these are just turistic places anyway. Food and especially drinks very way overpriced, probably to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As LA's oldest street it has some history. Take a walk down the street and view the sights, vendors, musuems, restauants or get a sweet Mexican treat. There's parking lots available around the venue. The best time to come is during Dia De Los Muertos to get your face painted. Awesome

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a bustling place during the day and a bit slower in the afternoon during the week-- perfect to mosey and check out all the Mexican blankets, clothing, leather, hats, purses, etc. You probably won't go home empty handed. There is also plenty of good food to keep you energized.

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Olvera Street gives you a taste of Mexican Old Los Angeles with cafes, bistros, gift shops and market stalls. Its interesting to walk around for a bit in downtown LA and its one of the oldest part of downtown LA.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We decided to spend the day in downtown LA and walk to Olvera Street from Downtown--it's doable, but quite a long hike. This place is very quaint and friendly. We could browse at the bodegas and shops and pick up interesting items. There are also restaurants and benches to eat and sit and relax. We ended up getting a churro... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Love Olvera Street and miss going there with friends after work or for lunch while working in Downtown Los Angeles. Best Mexican food and atmosphere in LA. Lots of great memories!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fun place to go and do a bit of shopping. Also, the restaurant we chose was phenomenal! The waitress couldn't have been better and the food was perfect. Olvera Street was a very enjoyable couple of hours!

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Calgary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Hopped off our bus tour to check out Olvera Street. I was not disappointed. Lots of good, casual restaurants serving authentic Mexican food, a mariachi band, a native Mexican dancing group, kitschy souvenirs. This is the flavour of Mexico I wish you could get while in Mexico. The vendors here are not the least bit overbearing like I've experienced elsewhere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Being here felt like being in Mexico. Lots of authentic delicious food and unique hand made stuff. Loved this place definitely a highlight of my California trip.

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