In 1964, Gustavo and Irene Montes opened El Arco Iris Restaurant with the hopes of bringing a taste of their native Queretaro, Mexico to the people of Los Angeles. With the help of their children and later, their grand- children, El Arco Iris has grown from eight tables to a full-service restaurant with catering and a banquet room. While the scenery may have changed over the years, Lela and Papa's recipes for their signature dishes—chile verde, mole poblano and carnitas—have not. El Arco Iris will be closing permanently soon. We want to thank all our wonderful friends and guests for the many years of support and patronage.