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“Great food, great atmosphere”
Review of Olvera Street

Olvera Street
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.)
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Olvera Street is easy to get to. It is right across the street from the Union Station metro. We had a very nice time. We ate dinner here at a wonderful restaurant with mariachi players serenading us. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Olvera Street was one of our planned stops while in So. California. Last time we visited this colorful place was 10 years ago and it still has the mexican traditional shops and restaurants. We found many items from Mexico at a very good price and bought many of those items. We were fortunate enough to find valet parking available to us on the premises. We arrived Sunday around 11 AM just im time to hear the Mariachi music which started at noon. We had shredded beef tacos served with rice and beans which was superb. There was activity going in the placita which we found out were Aztec Dancers. There were dessed in their colorful attire and beautiful headress. They danced for donations and were very exciting to watch. I will try not to wait so long before going back. I recommend you go early in the morining to find parking close by.

Thank Louie C
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

They're doing free theater again this summer at the Pico House at Olvera Street (El Pueblo Historic Monument). I saw "Dido, Queen of Carthage" last weekend, and it was a blast. Very funny, but also poignant. Really talented actors in a three-story brick courtyard you can't normally get in to see. They're doing "Dido" Fridays through Sundays until the end of July, and "Romeo and Juliet" through most of August. They have a website where you can reserve free tickets (a good idea, since they sometimes sell out). You can get details at downtownrep.com. (The name of the company is Downtown Repertory Theater Company)

5  Thank CityDweller385
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stopped in as part of our tour. Unfortunately we had limited time here, would of liked to explore longer. They have market stalls. A great place to pick up souvenirs or something with a mexican flavour. It is bright and colourful, the people friendly. If you visit, try and take your time to enjoy this part of LA.

2  Thank AliBla
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Always fun to wander through the shops & displays and have a bite to eat. Great Mexican food and plenty of restaurants from which to choose.

1  Thank Russ F
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