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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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Fun Mexican fare

Its a cute little mexican area where you can buy mexican stuff and get mexican goods and snacks and mexican history i went once no need to go back again you can see it all in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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London
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A cute street with lots of little restaurants, cafes and market stalls selling souvenirs. Mexican breakfast food was amazing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Useful introduction to Mexican culture with eatery serving reasonable price Mexican street food. Lots of souvenirs you can get though as extensive as the range across the border (Tijuana, new Laredo Tx etc). All that aside on a good Sunday you get a dose of Mexican cultural dances where folks really go out to entertain themselves n incidental tourists! There... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is not just any marketplace. Olvera Street is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument aka: "The Birthplace of Los Angeles." Here you'll find the (restored) oldest existing house in Los Angeles, Villa Adobe. Yes, there is shopping, but there are also historic plaques & sculptures, restaurants, and music too. I just wish we had been there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I think Olvera is fun. If you take the time to actually read some of the various plaques, the history can be genuinely interesting. But, I don't really agree that Olvera St. still stands on the "Must Visit" list. There's some fun, mass-produced touristy stuff, there are some mediocre Mexican restaurants, and, if I remember correctly, there is often mariachi... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Its a cute little mexican area where you can buy mexican stuff and get mexican goods and snacks and mexican history i went once no need to go back again you can see it all in about a hour or two

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Port Angeles, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A fun stop in LA to experience a little bit of a Mexican market. Vendors are helpful and kind. Prices are very reasonable.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I like trinkets and stuff. This is the place for Mexican trinkets and stuff. It is a little block with venders and stores selling pinatas, mexican style dresses, postcards, and sombreros. If you expect much more then you will be upset. They do have some restaurants as well. Parking is difficult. Pay attention to signs.

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Gold Coast Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I took the local bus to Union Station and Olivera Street was just across from it. It was a quaint little street with lots of stalls selling all kinds of things from handbags to clothes. It was rather touristy but was kind of fun to spend an hour or so. After that we took the train to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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