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Inside El Cholo: How the old-school Mexican restaurant thrived in LA for almost a century

Eighty-seven-year-old Ron Salisbury is the keeper of tortilla culture in Southern California by both pedigree and life experience.

Food & Drink | Bars & Restaurants

The 16 Best Old-School Mexican Restaurants in LA

Mexican food’s a birthright to Angelenos -- after all, LA was part of Mexico for nearly three decades, until 1848 (the more you know!). These days, modern Mexican restaurants are opening in the city at a staggering rate, but some key building blocks remain -- like these great old-school Mexican restaurants, all of which have been in business at least 25 years: