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Olvera Street

Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
+1 213-485-6855
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Central L.A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we walked trough the Olvera street all mexican small shops very cozy and we had very good weather we also eat something there

Thank AFRopglabbeek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Olvera Street is one of those L.A. mainstays that everybody must visit. Yes, yes, it is kind of a weird, tourist style street but there is something about this place that is truly fun. Like most people from L.A. I have been coming here as...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went about 10am and many of the shops were still closed. I'm not big on shopping, but we wanted to check it out anyway. I wish we had been there closer to lunchtime as some of the food smelled amazing!

Thank mrsbanting
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

interesting shops, good prices and good food stands. Worth the walk through the shops and can be an easy stop while in downtown.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Used to come here as a kid. We dined in every restaurant there multiple times and loved to watch the Mexican craftsmen make things like belts and glass blown animals. Those craftsmen are mostly gone, replaced by tall stalls of imported tourist items, but the...More

1  Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We lived near by ,so I actually walk by Olvera Street every day. I enjoyed looking at those colorful kiosks, bustling restaurants and tourists from all over the world. This is a very good hispanic attractions and you will learn a lot about LA past...More

Thank hohsien
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is the original street of the Los Angeles Pueblo. It is nicely restored and there is a park next to it and museums. Good Mexican food and many shops with Mexican ware.

Thank J7308HMrichards
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It was just okay, with the history of the area (and the oldest building in LA) being the most interesting aspect. However, if you want to buy some Mexican souvenirs or other goods, the prices are excellent.

Thank sewkap
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Enjoyed going to the market - very colorful with lots of varied merchandise. Nice vibe. Surrounding streets had beautiful music. Highly recommended!

Thank Oltari
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This part of my LA tour. There are so many nooks and crannies to explore. I park at the us post office and walk across the street or take the train to Union Station. There is a street sign that I always take a picture...More

Thank clamdiger2
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30 November 2016|
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Response from fuzzie1 |
What the address to olveras st?
30 November 2016|
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Response from GermaicanSpiceGirl | Reviewed this property |
The little shops are usually all open by about 10am or so...and they close down around sunset....except for the restaurants, they do stay open later.
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30 September 2016|
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Response from Samuel V | Reviewed this property |
Olvera Street is usually crowded - but a small dog in a bag would probably be no problem. There are patio restaurants there. Many restaurants around town now allow dogs on the patios, even furnish water bowls, etc...