Mexican food and drag shows: Casita del Campo restaurant turns 60

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“It is a family-run restaurant. … I see this going on as far as I can see,” says Robert del Campo, owner of Casita del Campo. Photo by Robert del Campo.

The Silver Lake restaurant staple, Casita del Campo, has been serving margaritas for 60 years. And the downstairs theater, The Cavern Club, hosts raucous drag shows.

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