Are you a vegan wondering if there’s still a way to take part in Taco Tuesday? Thankfully, it is possible to eat vegan at Mexican restaurants. Even if there are no specific vegan options on the menu, plenty of dishes can be modified to suit your dietary needs. Ingredients like beans, veggies, and chiles have been staples in Mexican dishes for centuries.
Vegan Mexican food is more common than you think. Read on to learn some tricks for going meatless with Mexican cuisine.
Making Your Mexican Vegan
The following ingredients are common in Mexican dishes, and are safe substitutes for meat that are still delicious and filling:
Ask your server if the beans are prepared with meat. If the beans are in fact vegetarian, then you can ask to swap out the meat in almost any dish for beans instead (and request to hold the cheese!).
If the rice is made without meat stock, you’re golden. Rice and beans can be a relatively inexpensive and satisfying meal when prepared with traditional Mexican spices and served with a side of veggies.
Tortillas and Corn Items
Packaged tortillas tend to be vegan. If the tortillas are made in-house, ask if they are made with lard. If the tortillas are in fact meat-free, a rice and bean burrito is your new staple.
Chips and Guacamole
Many things in life are unreliable, but chips and guacamole, salsa, or pico de gallo will never let you down. Paired with a margarita, this is a classic Mexican appetizer that’s always a crowd pleaser.
Vegan Mexican Food Options in South Florida
Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill is one of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular Mexican restaurants. With authentic cuisine and over 75 types of tequila for margaritas, our happy hours are not to be missed. Come in from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. any day of the week for deals on drinks, including fish bowls and beers. Not only that, but every weekday also has its own special. From classic Taco Tuesday to fish taco Wednesdays, we always have something going on.
If you’re vegan, you’re in luck -- vegan Mexican food is one of our specialties! We offer several different meat and dairy-free options on our vegetarian and vegan menu. Try our vegan enchiladas: two corn tortillas, rolled with peas, corn, mushrooms and onions, smothered in Verde tomatillo sauce and topped with red chili hummus. Or our veggie chimichanga: a flour tortilla stuffed with peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese then deep fried and served over a poblano cream sauce.
Have an event you want catered, or need to reserve a table for a large group? Call us today at (954) 938-4473 and let's get this fiesta started!