All that remains of El Conquistador, the Silver Lake Mexican restaurant that closed last December after 40 years in business, is the outline of its sign on the side of its former Sunset Boulevard home. What’s going to replace El Conquistador? You will have to ask Dustin Lancaster and Tyler Bell of Silver Lake’s L&E Oyster Bar. The business partners are taking over the space, according to Eater L.A.
Lancaster, who along with Bell is applying for an alcohol license for the property, would not say what his group has in mind for El Conquistador but said chef Spencer Bezaire is working on the menu.
Lancaster has been busy on the restaurant and bar scene, having opened Bar Covell in Los Feliz and taking over the former Hermosillo Bar in Highland Park.