If you like Mexican food, raise your hand.
I hope every single one of you reading this post has your hand raised right now. Because 1.) If you don’t, what kind of monster are you? (I don’t even want to know) and 2.) I’m about to blast all ya’ll with some mouth-watering pictures.
Whether it’s tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas or just a simple chips n’ guac, there is something so beautifully simple and satisfying about vegan Mexican food.
I’m a simple girl (*cough* just don’t ask my ex-boyfriends) who likes simple fare. Give me a corn tortilla, beans, avocado and cilantro, and I’m happy. You can get fancy and throw in jalapeños, cabbage, nutritional yeast, hot sauce, fakey melty cheese, pico de gallo, or spinach, and I’m an even happier girl. Just don’t put rice in the mix, I’ll glower at you.
Here’s some of my favorite dishes:
homemade jackfruit carnitas tacos
Nachos from El Nutri, my favorite vegan Mexican food in Portland. (Ordered with refried beans instead of black beans, because let’s be honest: pinto beans are the bomb.)
Green Taco from El Nutri, with a side of fresh jalapeños
Tri-colored chips and bean salsa from Beaches Restaurant in Vancouver WA (Why was I at Beaches in Vancouver? Don’t ask.)
A build-your-own spread at Who Song and Larry’s in Vancouver Wa. Nothing vegan on the menu, but you can annoyingly build your own meal. They love us there.
Homemade enchiladas. Half with olives, half without (the roomie doesn’t like olives; she calls them ‘the devil’s eyeballs’)
Slightly blurry pic of enchiladas. My hands were shaking in anticipation, probably.
Green Taco and Potato Taco from El Nutri
Tortillas and guac from Gracias Madre in San Francisco
Tacos from Gracias Madre in San Francisco
Nachos from El Nutri
Nachos from El Nutri (Instagram Pic)
CHIMICHUNGA from El Nutri. Oh, yes I did go there!
I gotta include this one. This is Amber’s award-winning dessert burrito from 2011.
The description, from her blog:
Warm cinnamon and chili apples wrapped in a cinnamon sugar glazed tortilla, topped with vanilla So Delicious ice cream, drizzled with homemade dulce de leche (HOLY SHIT.) and sprinkled with coconut.
What are some of YOUR favorite Mexican dishes, recipes and restaurants?