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Olvera Street
Olvera Street

Olvera Street

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845 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 628-1274
http://www.olvera-street.com/
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Years ago, one of the summer rituals for L.A. children was a new pair of huaraches from Olvera Street and maybe some Mexican jumping beans. Nowadays those rituals are a year-round treat on this ... Read more
cobblestone street, which is a block-long cornucopia of traditional clothing and accessories, Mexican art, giftwares, leather goods, novelties and restaurants. There is also a Visitors Center where tourists can appreciate the complimentary screening of a film which depicts early life in Los Angeles. Olvera Street was created in the '30s and comprises the area known as the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, which is the site of the city's beginnings.

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Local from Pomona, California

Great place to go solo or by yourself! You see a lot of the Mexican culture! Very amazing dancing and music! Closest thing I have experienced to real Mexico

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Local from West Covina

Great place for mexican food and it has a small swap meet so you can buy cool stuff

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Chino, California

One of the oldestStreets in Los Angeles, Mexican Market place, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

29 mins drive 21.8 miles

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Ottawa, Canada

one of Los Angele's first market streets. very old Los Angeles. also walk across the street to the downtown Train Station. beautiful architecture and the filming site of many movies

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Local from Long Beach, California

I usually drop by Olvera street after a visit to China town. Great place to get food. I think the best time to go is around their cinco de mayo celebration or check their event calendar for other special events.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Such a unique part of the city concentrated into one little street. One of the most awesome and creative spots in LA to visit in my opinion, especially if you love mexican food!

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Cool area with small shops that remind of a previous era in LA history. Located next to downtown and the train station, making the time jump even more interesting.

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Local from Bell Gardens

This place is so Mexican, I love it, the food it's great, but the Mexican products are expensive. But it's good for enjoy a walk around

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Local from Los Angeles

This is living history. Take a look at city around you and realize it all started from here. Beautiful this is truly a Los Angeles iconic landmark

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One of our favorite places for soaking up Mexican culture. Very touristy, but it's possible to find excellent folk art.

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Across the street from Union Station. Great Mexican food and culture. While there also visit Philippes. A hundred year old sandwich shop where the french dip was said to have started. Don't forget the horseradish mustard. yummmm

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

A little cute place to go walk about about. Parking is a pain but it's LA, you don't expect anything else.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

When you're walking through Olvera Street, you feel like you're walking through a Pueblo. So many cute Mexican shops and restaurants.

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Chino, California, USA

You can find some good food and listen to some music on some nights. Also check out some history and art while you are there.

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Sheila is a docent here and free walking tours are given weekdays and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. It is the birthplace of Los Angeles and home to the Mexican Marketplace since 1929.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

A slice of Mexico in Los Angeles ' oldest street, with excellent dining and a wide assortment of shops.

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Fontana

The best food and a pretty great atmosphere. I think that everyone should come here when you first arrive in la

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Nice atmosphere, good food, different little museums (which are free) to experience and share with a friend.

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Olvera Street is in the oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, and is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. 7.5 miles from The Studio and Cottage.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I love visiting ethnic areas in Los Angeles, but felt that at Olvera Street the atmosphere was too commercialized and the products were tacky. Authenticity was not there and it's probably my first and last visit.

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