If you’re looking for quality vegan Mexican food in Las Vegas you might have a lot of questions. A lot of other places in town only offer a few tacos or have limited ingredients. Tacotarian boasts the largest selection of vegan tacos in the universe (YUP, the whole Universo), so therefore we have a lot of ingredients. Whether or not you’re in to faux meats or whole food plant based options, we have them all. So here we go with our most frequently asked questions at the restaurant.
1. What it’s in the ‘no carne asada’ Taco?
Our no carne asada taco, al pastor, and chicharron verde tacos are all made with seitan.
2. What is Seitan?
Seitan is a high protein vegetarian/vegan food that is made from wheat gluten. Our chefs prepare it in a very specific way so that it resembles the flavor and texture of meat.
3. What type of cheese do you use?
We have a few dishes that use “cheese”. For the Frito Pie, nachos, bean and cheese taco, asada fries, and Cali burrito we use our house made nacho cheese which is a cashew based slather-able cheese. Not to brag but people have mentioned they could bathe in it. For our quesadillas and on top of salads and certain tacos we use daiya cutting board shreds which are the update version and taste great. The shreds melt perfectly and people have been raving about our quesadillas.
4. What’s in the ice cream?
We source our ice cream locally from nourish creamery. Currently we have two flavors, vanilla and champurrado. Champurrado is a popular flavor in Mexico that resembles spicy hot chocolate. Nourish uses a blend of almond and coconuts in their ice creams and only use all natural ingredients.
5. What is mole?
Mole is a traditional sauce originally used in Mexican cuisine, as well as for dishes based on these sauces. … Generally, a mole sauce contains a fruit, chili pepper, nut and such spices as black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, and chocolate. Our mole has a sweeter flavor which is why it pairs so nicely with the plantains in our plantain con mole taco.
6. What is salsa morita?
Chile Morita Salsa is made out of dried peppers that are gently fried and then ground to form the sauce. Some versions use Arbol, Morita, or Serrano peppers, while others use a mixture of Morita and Chipotle.
7. Do you make your tortillas?
All of our tortillas are sourced locally. Our corn tortillas come from Cardenas Market here in Las Vegas. Our burrito tortillas are specially made at Tortillas de Harina Sonora. They custom make vegan ones for us with no lard.
8. Do you offer Gluten Free options?
Yes, we have quite a few GF options. Keep in mind however, we do not have a dedicated cooking space so therefore there is always a risk of cross contamination. Please notify the cashier that you are GF so that we can talk you through our gluten free options.
9. What does concha mean?
Concha means shell in Spanish. This particular Mexican sweet bread is called a concha because of it’s shell like look. The frosting on top resembles a sea shell. We are the only restaurant in Vegas making vegan concha. Come and get them!
10. What if I don’t like fake meat?
That’s OK, we have plenty of other vegetable based options for people who don’t want faux meat tacos. A few popular ones are:
- barbacoa (jackfruit)
- mushroom asada
- dorado (mashed potato)
- bean and chees
- baja (fried avocado)
- plantain con mole
11. What is are good options for meat eaters?
For people who prefer a meat like texture and flavor we always recommend the al pastor and no carne asada tacos. They also happen to be our best sellers. Coming in at a close 3rd are the gabacho and super tacos. They both have beyond meat that has been seasoned like ground beef.
12. What is Jamaica?
Jamaica, not to be confused with the small island in the Caribbean is the Spanish word for hibiscus. We won’t name any names but when we told someone our Jamaica margarita was bomb they asked what made the margarita Jamaican… LOL.
13. What’s your favorite menu item?
Oh man that’s a tough one. All of our staff have different favorites. It’s all so good. You should ask us when you come in, probably every time you’ll get a different answer.
Do you still have unanswered questions? Post them in the comments and we will add them to the list.