The Polynesian, Torrance, California. (To really savor the tiki mania this pic represents, you need to know that Torrance is *miles and miles* from any beach and -at that time - a somewhat dowdy little bedroom community for Los Angeles.
My first trip to El Paso Cantina in Torrance, California was when I was 6 years old. Now I fly my family to Torrance from Utah just to get good Mexican food. This is my absolute favorite place to eat Mexican food.