Reopening celebration of El Nayarit restaurant in 1967 after a fire.

Regular customers and employees celebrate the reopening of El Nayarit in 1967 after a fire.

Echo Park - A Mexican restaurant that closed more than 40 years ago is finally getting its own book.

“A Place at the Nayarit” by USC professor Natalia Molina tells the story behind the Sunset Boulevard restaurant that once occupied the current site of The Echo nightclub. Run by Molina’s grandmother Natalia Barraza, El Nayarit became a center for the local Mexican community - workers and customers alike.

News That Hits Home

News That Hits Home

The Eastsider needs your support!

The Eastsider is committed to providing news and information free to all as a community service. But reporting and writing neighborhood news takes time -- and money. Join the other Eastsider readers whose one-time contributions and monthly sponsorships help pay our bills and allow us to provide you the news and info that keeps you connected to your community. -- Jesus Sanchez, Publisher

Load comments