Larry Cano is the founder of El Torito. In 1954 he took over Bali Hai, a tiki bar in Encino, and turned it into a Mexican restaurant. There, Cano says, he invented what we know now as the blended margarita. He also lays claim to the expression "Taco Tuesday," and was one of the first restaurants to host happy hour, Mexican brunch, table-side guacamole and the sizzling fajita plate.
Cano recalls catching Glen Bell spying on his operation before Bell opened Taco Bell.
Music: "Tequila" by The Champs