Olvera Street

Pedestrian Street/Plaza, Historic Site
845 N Alameda St (at E Cesar Chavez Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-1274


  • No visit is complete without a custard-stuffed churro from Mr Churro. If you're here on the weekend, plan to stick around for music and performances on the plaza.
  • If you wanna see the old heart of the city, this is it--part of the original brick pueblo that founded Los Angeles. Dont miss the margaritas & guacamole at La Golondrina!
  • Its by union station so check it out
  • Take a walk down one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles for a wonderful journey into the past filled with local history and Latino culture.
  • Visitors can shop, listen to mariachis, watch folk dances & dine at authentic Mexican restaurants. Tour Avila Adobe, LA's oldest house. Other historic spots include the Old Plaza Church & Firehouse.
  • Located downtown, Olvera Street is a vibrant Mexican marketplace with food, wares and festivities. Chinatown is also within walking distance.
  • Definitely try the churros from Mr. Churro!! So delicious, and you can get them filled with chocolate, caramel, strawberry, guava, cheesecakr, etc.
  • CA (See) Wander through LA's birthplace, buy a lucha libre mask, sip a margarita and listen to the mariachis...
  • Head Downtown for several days of festivities, including piata breaking, childrens workshops, face painting, strolling Mariachi and Ballet Folklrico.
  • Don't miss the beloved December holiday tradition of Las Posadas, playing out Mary & Joseph's search for shelter. Singing, pan dulce, hot chocolate & pinatas! Learn more at www.DowntownLA.com/holidays
  • Gotta try one of the Mexican food restaurants they are the best.
  • The original street that made up Cuidad de Los Angeles. Celebrate colorful Mexican-American holidays like Dia De Los Muertos on Nov. 1 and the Blessing of the Animals on the Saturday before Easter.
  • LA: A favorite of Rodarte sibling duo Laura & Kate Mulleavy who call it "Our favorite place to get candied limes stuffed with coconut, and Mexican hot chocolate." Click "More Info" for more tips!
  • The taquitos at the very end of Olvera Street are the best taquitos you will ever taste! The place is called Cielito Lindo.
  • Try Juanita's!
  • Rodolfo's is the best for a quick bite to eat! Get the beef tacos with a side of guacamole and a jamaica...delicious!
  • I love this place! So many venders that have cute things to sell and yummy food!
  • sper bir yer, tavsiye edilir,
  • Watch out for pick pockets!
  • Margaritas and celito lindo taquitos!

Nearby places

c/o Daniela Avalos 845 N. Alameda Street (Alameda)
W-17 Olvera St (at E Cesar E Chavez Ave)
23 Olvera St (at Alameda St.)