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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 3 days ago

This is the oldest street in Los Angeles. A must-see. Plenty to see and do. If you want to learn about L.A. history, then start here. George Vreeland Hill

Thank GeorgeVreelandHill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Olvera street also known as la plazita Olvera is the center of Los Angeles. This is were it was founded. This is a good place to get some Mexican food and trinkets at a good price. Located next to downtown Los Angeles it also offers...More

Thank Carlos00008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small ish street full of Mexican restaurants, shops and Mexican gifts shops. Has the oldest house in LA there and that is free to enter before 4pm. It’s not Mexico, I know this. It’s not trying to imitate I think. Take it how it...More

Thank AnselmColom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a stroll. Lots of small exhibits with free admission. And plenty of food and vendors!

Thank Letty H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to an amazing immersive theater event last night at the Pico House at Olvera Street. The action covers the strange obsessive life of Edgar Allan Poe, and takes place throughout the building, which was the first major hotel in LA and was built in...More

Thank CityDweller385
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not an awful lot to the street with it dominated by Mexican street stalls selling everything you expect. The tacquitas were very good but to be honest would whizz through as interesting history here is overwhelmed by leather sandals, wrestlers masks and tourists

2  Thank gsutherl
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Across from LA Union Station, easy access. lots of small shops and eating spots. History everywhere. Unfortunately some of the statues were defaced with paint, but we could still get the history. A good stop to learn more about LA or just walk through the...More

1  Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Olvera Street is near Union Station and a fun place to shop and sightsee while waiting to board your train. The oldest house in Los Angeles is near here.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Been eating here for 65 years. Best taquitoes in the WORLD! Avocado sauce is without comparison. Que bueno!

Thank Greg V
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Took my teenage daughter down to Olvera Street for a short visit. It felt like we were back in a Mexican marketplace. The atmosphere was celebratory and fun. This is a nice place to visit if you are already in the downtown area.

1  Thank Rebecca C
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16 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.