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Mexican restaurant El Nayarit prioritized immigrants, newcomers | KCRW

By April 28, 2022July 8th, 2022No Comments

Greater LA launches a special series called “Born & Razed,” taking a close look at changing neighborhoods across Southern California. Up first: Echo Park. 

El Nayarit was one of the biggest and most popular restaurants in the area, opening in 1951 and shutting down in 2001. Now the Echo nightclub stands in its place. The eatery was owned by the family of Natalia Molina, professor of American Studies and ethnicity at USC. She talks about how this Mexican eatery made everyone feel at home. 

Read more about the interview here: Mexican restaurant El Nayarit prioritized immigrants, newcomers