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El Tejano Brings Queso and Beer to North Hollywood Next Month

The former Bow & Truss space is nearly ready

El Tejano, North Hollywood
El Tejano, North Hollywood
El Tejano
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.

Though North Hollywood’s Bow & Truss is gone, there is still reason to be hopeful. Inbound concept El Tejano is coming along nicely, with plans to bring Tex Mex flavors and lots of drink to the neighborhood — and they’re almost ready to serve.

The above shot of the patio shows off the colorful picnic tables and Lone Star flag you can expect from El Tejano when it opens sometime next month. It’s the same big, inviting patio as ever, but will offer cheap drinks and lots of queso. It’s a mix of ideas — easygoing Mexican fare, outdoor dining, a rethought look at keeping things casual — that has been taking over Los Angeles of late.

Inside, you’ll find some colorful wall decor and lots of bar seating, with those same high ceilings as existed during the former Bow & Truss days. It seems that mostly the KFE team behind El Tejano (as well as folks from Tipsy Cow and Big Wang’s) wants to make this a lively spot for the increasingly younger types moving into the Valley to while away a weekend afternoon, and that sounds like a very good thing.

Originally scheduled to open last month, expect El Tejano to arrive sometime in mid-July at the earliest.

El Tejano
11122 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA