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Ports O' Call Village

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Address: Harbor Blvd. at Sixth St., Los Angeles, CA
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+1 310-831-0287

Shopping mall with a promenade overlooking the harbor.

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We Like Anything Near the Water !

If you come from the flat Prairies with no water within miles, except a river here and there, you will undoubtedly like this Ports O' Call Village. The fishing boats, the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come from the flat Prairies with no water within miles, except a river here and there, you will undoubtedly like this Ports O' Call Village. The fishing boats, the "fishy" aroma, the wharfs, outdoor seating on the terrace, just that wonderful fresh air and all that water around you --- it may all be "run-down and decrepit" to... More 

Thank MKS2010
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Pedro is in general a complete dump and this place a sad excuse of a tourist attraction. Dirty and smelly and with many closed shops and restaurants. Absolutely nothing nice about it. Waste of time. Pretty much sums up the whole area of San Pedro.

Thank markzz2
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

You can't get fish any fresher than at Ports O Call. I love to sit in the restaurant and watch the fishing boats unload their catch on the dock while eating my super fresh fish. I've been going to Ports O Call for over 30 years. In the past 10 years or so, it's started looking a bit run down.... More 

Thank Karen L
Fruita, Colorado
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Many places closed, even around noon on Saturday. Might better in the late afternoon. Ok for just a walk around.

Thank AceWickwire
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a comfortable place on a waterfront deck or inside dining by the picture windows. You can watch the ships sail in and out of the harbor, and sometimes see the seal who frequents the waters. Happy hour fare has been pared down in the last year or so, but you can get a burger or drinks for about... More 

Thank JA R
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I recall visiting the Ports O' Call village as a child, and though rife with shops of tchotchke and cheesy souvenirs, I greatly enjoyed the atmosphere of the waterfront village and its quaint maritime theming. That was close to two decades ago, at this point. Upon our visit in December 2016, my wife - who had never seen the Village... More 

Thank Rafael M
Torrance, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This village offers some fabulous treats if you keep things in the proper perspective. This is a fishing village that offers the freshest seafood at decent prices and some interesting cultural experiences off the beaten path of San Pedro. In fact these fish markets are way better than the ones on Redondo Pier in my opinion and I have lived... More 

Thank chefcookie1
Lincoln, NE
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66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Family of five. In my 40's and used to visit when I was a kid. It's a hole in the ground now. Smells. Trashy people hanging around. Needs to be bull dozed and start over. Ate at the restaurant there which I've also reviewed. Just an all around let down. Clean it up, charge admission or something. Won't be back

1 Thank wettech
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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290 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Haven't been there in years. Very sad to see how run down it has become, In its hay day this was a great place to take visitors. Not much is left, a few restaurants, even fewer shops. Definetly not worth going to, skip it.

Thank ncjc2013
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

What looks like used to be... a fun, family, seaside waterfront/ harbor attraction..is now a smelly, loud place that’s over crowded with locals- and ‘Disneyland-like’ extra long lines and wait at all the waterside poplar eateries . I could hear conversations laced with casual cursing around families with small kids - The shopping was narrowed down to cheap souvenirs and... More 

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