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Say Goodbye To El Conquistador And Barragan's

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It's all happening too soon! Barragan's and El Conquistador will be shutting their doors soon, but not before we can all give the iconic Eastside Mexican restaurants a proper goodbye.

Barragan's, which opened in 1961 in Echo Park, will be slinging its last enchilladas and margaritas on Dec. 13; but the joint will be sailing off with a bang. Easider LA reports that the beloved gem will be throwing an all-day farewell party that day with mariachi bands and a DJ. Fear not, however, as the restaurant's Glendale and Burbank locations will stay open.

El Conquistador, a nearly 40-year Silver Lake institution known for its ridiculously strong and delicious margaritas, is also prepping to say goodbye on Dec. 22 due to spike in rent from its new landlords. However, community members want to do the restaurant a solid and throw it a farewell commemoration at Polka Dot Plaza by El Conquistador on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.

"It will be a celebration and a funeral, both happy and sad,” Vincent Brooks, an organizer of the event, told Eastsider LA.

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