Danny Trejo, who was immortalized in such films as Spy Kids, Heat, Con Air, and Desperado, is well on his way to opening his first fast-casual taco shack on La Brea near Olympic in a former Taco Bell building.
Designed by Kris Keith at Spacecraft, Trejos Tacos is slated to open some time in March of 2015 in Mid-City, serving cantina-style bites, beer, and wine. Word on the street was that his initial request for a full liquor license was nearly denied at the neighborhood council meeting until a group of supporters came at the last minute to support good ol' Machete.
As for design, the desert landscape will give it a real Southwestern feel (drought-friendly too), with blackened steel, blacked leather upholstery, and a pretty darn hip environment to hang out in.
1048 S La Brea
Los Angeles, California