Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe

Los Angeles
Mexican Restaurant
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Mon6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thu6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sun6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe

812 N Evergreen Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90033

Until his recent passing, the patriarch of El T would greet each customer with a shot of tequila. The recklessly generous hospitality continues to this day in the form of the monumental Manuel's Special, which was originally conceived to feed Cal State linebackers. It's a 5lb monster packed with deep-fried pork shoulder stewed in onions, green chile, and tomatoes.