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 banquet room facilities. 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. Come and enjoy a wonderful dining experience. We continue our family's tradition, offering a comfortable environment, friendly service and great, authentic food.