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Olvera Street

A historic district in downtown Los Angeles, and part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument

General Overview

Olvera Street is one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles. This historic district is located in downtown Los Angeles, as part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Dating all the way back to 1930, Olvera Street pays homage to the deeply rooted Mexican heritage of Los Angeles. The street offers a block of long narrow, tree-shaded, brick-lined market style shopping area with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, cafes, restaurants and gift shops to explore. “With the weather in Los Angeles being so great this place is fun all year round. Good food. Just the right size to enjoy for an afternoon.” Says Perez.

How To Get There

  • Board Metrolink to L.A. Union Station
  • From L.A. Union Station, walk west towards Alameda St. which is located at the main entrance in front of the station
  • Olvera Street is directly across from L.A. Union Station

Employee Recommended

Carlos P., Assistant Director, Maintenance of Equipment

Carlos Perez is the Assistant Director of Equipment overseeing the daily cleaning and maintenance of 232 passenger cars and 52 locomotives. He has worked at the Central Maintenance Facility for more than 20 years starting as a mechanic contractor in 2000 and was hired by Metrolink in 2010. Carlos has ridden all the Metrolink routes conducting work processes and quality control. He began sharing his love of the rail with his family on weekends riding Metrolink to local attractions. When he is not taking care of the Metrolink fleet, Carlos loves photography, cars and is a foodie.

Photo Credit: Neil Williams, Tim Mossholder, Eater LA, NBC News



845 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 485-6855