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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during special...

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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We went during the week. There were a number of stalls on the closed to traffic street. They all sold the same things from Mexico it seemed. It was not very large, but it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If you want to see and understand the Birth of Los Angele's then this is a must see location. here stands the 1st house to be built in this huge, now cosmopolitan City. It brings to mind how from small beginnings something wonderful is born. The area is full of artisan stalls selling traditional ware, be it cloths or brightly... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Olvera Street is in the oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, and is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Many of the Plaza District's Historic Buildings are on Olvera Street, including the Avila Adobe (1818), the Pelanconi House (1857), and the Sepulveda House (1887). The tree-shaded, pedestrian mall marketplace with craft shops, restaurants and roving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Founded in 1781 as El Pueblo de uestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles... this was the genesis of Los Angeles... now the second largest city in the United States! Olvera Street is a journey into LA's past and still has some features of the Old Los Angeles, including the sewer system! Parking is difficult but everything is relatively close together.... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went during the week. There were a number of stalls on the closed to traffic street. They all sold the same things from Mexico it seemed. It was not very large, but it was pleasant and the restaurants there are awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the food. I had a strawberry margarita that fit my style. They had many Mexican traditions. I loved the walk. I got to the young flockloric dancers. I really loved the music the girls danced to.

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Marlinton, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Growing up in LA a trip to Olvera St was almost a required scholl field trip. But it's been too many years since I've been. It was pretty much the same as it was 45 years ago. A fun little shopping and eating area.....reported as the oldest street in AL. A little croweded some days but just take your time.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

TOURIST ALERT! TOURIST ALERT! ....actually I could keep going like most alarm systems and you know what I mean. If you just happen to be in LA on a downer after a 25 mile hike thru DISNEY and all the other attractions ..give the kids a bit of culture. OH if you miss Olivera you might pass by LA's tent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going to Olvera Street for the past 50 years and the first food stall across from Union Station is where to get the best Taquitos. They even sold them frozen in local markets due to their popularity. There is everything you would need to decorate for a party from small favors to large sombreros, and table runners. Clothing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My third time back and always enjoy. Love to taste test the taquitos at various stands. Great to see people dancing and enjoying

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not all restaurants here are good but there are a few and be prepared to pay well. The Museum is free and it offers a glimpse to life in the past. The street vendors also offer a sense of being in Mexico. It is very popular during the weekends especially any weekend with a Catholic Holiday because of the Los... More 

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