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Mexican Food Cafes Southern California

 

La Tolteca Azusa CALa Tolteca
Azusa, CA
Photo courtesy John King

This neon sign for La Tolteca features a tamale creatively places in the midst of a sign arrow. The neon still is in great condition.

La Tolteca Mexican Foods started its business making corn tortillas in 1948. In 1967, the restaurant opened up on Azusa Ave. Fortunately, the sign was kept and moved along with the business when Tolteca moved up along Azusa Ave several years ago. 09-10

 

 

Gay and Larry's (Demolished)
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Restaurant marquees in the shape of sombreros are always fun. Check out this floating marquee for Gay and Larry's here.

 

 

Puerto Vallarta
Pomona, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Well, the business name says Puerto Vallarta, though the restaurant marquee doesn't necessarily hint of its namesake.

 

 

Taco Tio (Closed)
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out this cactus looking sign for the Taco Tio.

 

 

King Taco
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

King Taco is always a good stop, whether for a scheduled meal or just a snack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Speedy
North Hollywood, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig


The El Speedy Mexican Food restaurant in North Hollywood still features cactus shaped sign with an amusing graphic. 03-07

(Near right) A close-up of the El Speedy sign

 

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