East Los Angeles, California

East Los Angeles: Census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States

About

East Los Angeles is a CDP located in the county of Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California.

East Los Angeles is a vibrant unincorporated community directly east of downtown Los Angeles. With a high percentage of Latino residents, East LA is known for its rich Mexican-American culture, art, and food.

Historic Heart of East LA

The main landmark of East LA is Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, formerly Brooklyn Avenue. This thoroughfare goes through the civic center of East LA which includes City Terrace and East Los Angeles Civic Center. This area has beautiful 1920s era Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and murals depicting Latino culture and history.

Some landmarks in this district include:

  • East Los Angeles Library - Built in 1929 with a beautiful interior.
  • Parque de Mexico - Quaint public park with a pond and walking paths.
  • Self-Help Graphics and Art - Community center promoting Chicano/Latino art.

Flavors of East LA

One of the best parts of visiting East LA is getting to sample delicious Mexican food and snacks. There are taco trucks on practically every corner. Other places to try include:

  • La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant - Popular sit-down Mexican restaurant on Cesar Chavez Avenue.
  • Mariscos Jalisco - Specializing in seafood cocktails and shrimp tacos.
  • King Taco - A famous LA taco chain with several locations in East LA.
  • El Parian - Lively Mexican restaurant and bar since 1970.

Don't leave without trying staples like tamales, churros, elote, and aguas frescas from street vendors.

With its historic sites, colorful murals, and amazing food, East LA offers an authentic Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles. It's one of the best places to discover Latino art, culture, and cuisine.

East Los Angeles locator map
Location of East Los Angeles on California map.

Quick Facts about East Los Angeles

Population : 126,496
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Los Angeles County
Different from : East Los Angeles
Water as percent of area : 0.06%
Land as percent of area : 99.94%
Altitude : 200 feet / 61 meters
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−07:00, UTC−08:00
Local time : 15:24:32 (14th July 2024)
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Los Angeles River
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Geography

East Los Angeles is located at 34°1'26"N 118°10'19"W (34.0239000, -118.1720200).

East Los Angeles map

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People born in East Los Angeles (39)

People born in East Los Angeles, including actress Constance Marie, actor and director Hampton Fancher, rapper, songwriter and record producer Los Molinas, .

List

  • Frankie Gómez (American boxer) he was born in 04/02/1992
  • Abel Fernandez (American actor (1930-2016)) he was born in 14/07/1930
  • Ricky Romero (American baseball player) he was born in 06/11/1984
  • Ted Berman (American film director) he was born in 17/12/1919
  • Big John Mazmanian (American racing driver) he was born in 18/05/1926
  • Bob Lynn (American politician) he was born in 23/02/1933
  • Eddie Solis (musician) he was born in 01/01/2000
  • Evelyn Guerrero (American retired actress) she was born in 24/02/1949
  • Hector Ramirez (American martial artist) he was born in 28/03/1976
  • Howard E. Dorsey (American politician) he was born in 10/07/1904
  • J-vibe (American rapper) he was born in 01/01/1901
  • Jake Jaeckel (American baseball player) he was born in 01/04/1942
  • James Costigan (American actor) he was born in 31/03/1926
  • Jeff Glover (Jiu-Jitsu practitioner) he was born in 15/04/1983
  • Jerry Hernandez (American actor) he was born in 08/06/1990
  • Lee Baca (American law enforcement officer) he was born in 27/05/1942
  • Luis Villegas (American musician) he was born in 28/07/1969
  • Martha Escutia (American politician) she was born in 16/01/1957

Schools in East Los Angeles

College & universities near East Los Angeles, CA

Code Name City ZIP
113856 East Los Angeles College Monterey Park (CA) 91754-6099

Stations (45)

Amtrak & bus stations near East Los Angeles, CA

Code Name Address Type
LAX Los Angeles Union Station 800 North Alameda Street RAIL
PAS Pasadena, California 150 South Los Robles Ave. BUS
GDL Glendale Transportation Center 400 West Cerritos Avenue RAIL
WCH Westchester, CA 6860 Park Terrace Drive BUS
ESG El Segundo, CA 700 South Douglas Street BUS

Post offices near East Los Angeles

Post Office Name City ZIP
East Los Angel Post Office Los Angeles (CA) 90022

Other cities in Los Angeles County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Los Angeles County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Los Angeles 3,970,219 The second most populous city in the United States and the center of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Long Beach 454,681 The second most populous city in California, Long Beach is a major center for business, manufacturing, and tourism.
Santa Clarita 209,990 The second most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Glendale 197,747 The second most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Hollywood 167,664 District in Los Angeles, California, United States
Lancaster 155,822 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Palmdale 150,498 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Pomona 149,212 The sixth most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Torrance 141,553 The third most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Pasadena 141,045 The second most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
El Monte 112,344 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Downey 109,202 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Inglewood 107,203 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Santa Maria 105,851 The third most populous city in Santa Barbara County, California.
West Covina 103,656 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Norwalk 102,635 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.

Distance to Other Cities

East Los Angeles distances to largest California cities