Justin Queso’s is making a comeback to The Sunset Strip as The Golden Sombrero. At least that’s according to a sign that was posted in the patio of the recently shuttered Tex Mex restaurant located at 8917 W Sunset Boulevard.
“Thank you for your patience and continued support,” reads the sign. “While we are going through this unnecessarily tragically, hasty, unannounced transition, drink at Rock and Reilly’s as we rebrand as The Golden Sombrero.”
Rock and Reilly’s Irish Rock Pub and Grill is located next door to Justin Queso at 8911 W Sunset Boulevard. You’ll find the largest selection of Irish whiskeys in Los Angeles, traditional pub fare with a fresh approach and roaring rock & roll every night of the week.
Justin Queso left the building on The Sunset Strip in late September. According to a source the building was sold and the Mexican restaurant closed for good after operating in West Hollywood since the Spring of 2021. The space previously held a restaurant named Gorge.
The recently posted signage suggests the restaurant is making a comeback to a certain capacity under a new name, but it is not yet clear if it will carry the same menu, or it will be under the same ownership.
The restaurant was co-owned by actor and restaurateur Shane West (“A Walk to Remember”, “What We Do is Secret”, “ER”), he said that even though he’s from Louisiana, he has family members from Texas and he wanted to bring that Tex-Mex flavor to the City of West Hollywood, Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area.
There is no word yet on the restaurant’s closure via their social media platforms, however the official website has been unplugged. According to their Instagram they are still open for business and offering discount specials, but Opentable has them listed as permanently closed.
Updates on The Golden Sombrero will post as they become available.