Years ago, one of the summer rituals for L.A. children was a new pair of huaraches from Olvera Street and maybe some Mexican ... More
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 cobblestone street, which is a block-long cornucopia of traditional clothing and accessories, Mexican art, giftware, 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. Free tours are given to the public by the Las Angelinas, a non-profit organization.
every time i go there my parents are always happy to be there. im not, is so lame, high prices for a small souvenire and everything is borING! i may be part of my culture but that place is not. However the food is good (even though is expensive) and theres historical events... pLUS china town is near by so go theRE INSTEAD! =D
I enjoyed the variety of colors, a splash of every hue, shade, and brillance. The other combinations are the sounds of Latino music, wind chimes, and the friendly conversation around every corner. Have a wonderful taste of lod Califas.
Awesome mexican atmosphere that makes any native feel like he/she is back home again! The food, music, people, and even the donkey to take a picture on make any person feel like they're right back in the rancho.
No sure why everybodys raving about this place. I mean its OK, but I don't know. Some guy is raving that he got the best horchata there? Is there such thing as great horchata? I got the best diet coke of my life at the 7/11 on De Soto & Victory! Like I said the place is OK but these reviewers must work for the chamber of commerce. There are 3 reastuarants there that are quite good. Could do without the mariachis who bounce from the restaurants shaming you into giving them cash. Gotta be a better way to make a buck. Must be one of those jobs Americans won't do. You can by some neat Mexican stuff like little Dio de los Muertos figures and leather wallets on a chain with the virgin Mary on it, or the ever popular velvet painting. Kinda reminds me more of a carnival midway more than a historic site. (minus the carneys) They do have the best selection of authentic Mexican candy I've ever seen. If you're idea of candy is a plastic spoon full of chili powder.
Olvera street is the best...great food, good prices, a lot of Mexican relics.
I do not know why they do not have any Carne Asada Tacos in the Olvera strip, except for like one location, that sells Carne Asada tortas but no tacos.
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