elotero on street at night
elotero on street at night

Beloved Highland Park Elotero Retires after 23 Years

Street food vendors and food stalls often act as the nucleus of a city’s cultural identity. Andres Santos is one such street vendor. As an elotero, Santos became somewhat of a local celebrity. Customers in LA’s Highland Park have flocked to his stand and enjoyed his esquites for over 23 years.

Though the following may sound like a sad story on the surface, we promise it has a happy ending. Los Angeles Times reporter Alejandra Reyes-Velarde followed Santos during his final days stateside, highlighting his incredible story. We encourage you to read her wonderful article about Andres Santos, and you can follow the story in her twitter thread below.

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