On the Street we have one mission: To bring the best of West Coast Cali-Mex cuisine to Eastern North Carolina. Founded in May of 2015, Olvera Street Taqueria is the culmination of years of planning by chef/owner Joe Kavanagh. From our humble beginnings in a small kitchen, we clawed and scraped our way through outdoor pop-up kitchens, street-fair vending and private events for over 3 years before finally getting the doors of our brick-and-mortar store opened on North Street in the blossoming Arts and Cultural District of Downtown Kinston, NC.
Our culinary philosophy is one of simplicity and authenticity. We use the best available ingredients to hand craft, in house, the food Joe grew up eating on the streets of L.A. as a kid. From the food we serve to the street art adorning our walls, Olvera Street aims to bring California to Carolina. We are commited to honoring the Hispanic and Native origins and culinary traditions of Mexican Cuisine while adding our own unique flourishes and flavors inspired by our own culture here in Southeastern North Carolina.