Some Mexican restaurants have stood the test of time, barely needing to update their menus in the last 70 years. Is it any suprise they all serve stiff margaritas as well? At left, Lucey's El Adobe on Melrose was apparently spelled differently back in the early 1930s.
At right, some of the food at El Coyote seems like it might have been purchased in 1940, but we're happy that any place can stick around that long.
This photo of El Cholo is from 1937, but the restaurant first opened 10 years before that. It looked so tiny back then! Ntoice that they all advertised "Spanish" food although I'm sure there was no paella to be found -- Mexican food was a no-no back then.