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El Tejano Plants Tex-Mex Flag in North Hollywood's Defunct Bow & Truss

Queso comes to the Valley in May

Bow & Truss, North Hollywood
Bow & Truss, North Hollywood
Elizabeth Daniels
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Knowing what we know now — that Bow & Truss had quietly closed down in North Hollywood — it seemed only a matter of time before owners Knitting Factory Entertainment flipped the place into something new. Well as it turns out it only took about week, with today's news that Tex-Mex is going to be on the menu there, thanks to the arrival of El Tejano.

The KFE team has partnered up with the folks behind Tipsy Cow and Big Wang's to bring El Tejano to life, presumably with the notion that if all goes well in NoHo they'll likely expand the brand elsewhere. Of course it's already a great time to be a fan of Tex-Mex in Los Angeles as the cuisine continues to gain popularity with the rise of places like HomeState in Los Feliz, but now the Valley will be able to get in on the action with this latest iteration of the genre.

The plan is to serve the usual suspects: chile con carne, queso, Frito pie, but do so in an even more lively environment. That's where the Big Wang's idea comes in: big flavor, cheap drinks, and a fun-loving environment that may or may not include TVs. It'll be a far cry from Downtown's more subtle Bar Ama, but who doesn't love a big plate of nachos when there's also frozen beer available out on the massive patio?

After a light touch-up, expect El Tejano to open up the former Bow & Truss space sometime in May.

Bow & Truss

11122 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 985-8787 Visit Website