The Kettle 1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. (1962) El Cholo 840. (1969) Eat at Joes 400 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 No frills diner.
(1954) The Bear Pit 10825 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345. Don Antonios Mexican restaurant was opened in 1982 on Pico Blvd in West.A., by Antonio and Amalia Hernandez, who had previously owned Gilberts El Indio (opened 1974) located down the same street in Santa Monica. Oddly shaped building with shingled roof, classic mid-1970s sign and 70s stained glass and decorative touches throughout. Serving homey, American classic food, breakfasts and pie, the interior has been remodeled over the years in an updated retro style with tile floors and walls, modern lighting fixtures and booths. The exterior is covered in brick and has an amazing neon sign of a man in a sombrero taking a siesta under a cactus. The name is derived from the initials of the names of the original owners: Ralph, his wife Alphonsine, and their daughter Eloise.