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East Los Angeles

You can find Mexican influences all over the City of Angels, but to experience real Latino flavor, you have to venture east.

East LA refers to the area east of Downtown and the LA River and lumps together neighborhoods such as Boyle Heights, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights. These neighborhoods are where you'll want to grab a street taco or an elote (corn on the cob with mayo, cheese and chili powder) from a street vendor.

Boyle Heights is where you'll find colorful murals and the famed Mariachi Plaza. It's also home to El Mercado de Los Angeles, a historic, sprawling shopping center offering numerous restaurants and dueling mariachi bands. 

A few miles away, drive along Broadway Street on a weekend morning, and you'll think you're in Mexico City. Many speak Spanish, from the vendors hawking little girls’ party dresses or papayas-on-a-stick to Latino families doing their weekly shopping.

Watts Towers

1727 E. 107th St. Los Angeles CA 90002 U.S.

Originally named "Nuestro Pueblo" ("Our Town"), the Watts Towers are recognized as a landmark in south central L.A.

Olvera Street

845 N. Alameda St. Los Angeles CA 90012 U.S.

Tourists from all over the world flock to this colorful Mexican marketplace on the site of the birthplace of Los Angeles.

Mariachi Plaza Los Angeles

730 Pleasant Ave. Los Angeles CA 90033 U.S.

Discover the heart of the mariachi music scene in Los Angeles.

ChimMaya Art Gallery

5283 E. Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90022 U.S.

A gallery that makes art accessible to the community of East LA.

Vincent Price Art Museum

1301 Ave. Cesar Chavez Los Angeles CA 91754 U.S.

This museum is a testament to Vincent Price's significant contribution to the arts & culture scene of East Los Angeles.