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12 Spots for Vegan Tacos in Los Angeles

Let’s just say there’s no shortage of plant-based tacos in the city.

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Let’s just say there’s no shortage of plant-based tacos in the city.

From casual hidden taquerias to fancy restaurants, check out this list of spots for vegan tacos in Los Angeles.

Hijo de su Madre

West LA

From their daily Mexican-American street food offerings to quarterly private six-course Yucatecan dinners, Hijo de su Madre’s culinary game is unmatched. Choose from seven taco varieties on the regular menu and keep your eyes peeled for any specials! We’d suggest starting with the Phat Hass Taco or Longaniza Con Papa Taco.

Hijo de su Madre

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El Cocinero Restaurant

Van Nuys

In an unsuspecting strip mall, you’ll find Los Angeles’ most mindblowing vegan Mexican food. El Cocinero Restaurant offers street tacos loaded with your choice of Pastor, Asada, Chik’n, Jackfruit Carnitas, or Chicharrón, as well as Birria tacos with consommé.

El Cocinero Restaurant

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Cena Vegan

Pop-up

Taco stands are a Los Angeles staple, but most vendors don’t offer any vegan options. That’s where Cena Vegan comes into play! This fully vegan Mexican street food pop-up makes tacos loaded with Al Pastor, Carne Asada, Barbacoa, Birria, Carnitas, and Pollo Asado.

Cena Vegan

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Sugar Taco

Melrose & Long Beach

Women-owned Sugar Taco serves good food, refreshing drinks, and even better vibes! With a kid- and dog-friendly atmosphere, Sugar Taco is the perfect destination for families, friends, and colleagues alike. Because who doesn’t love hanging out and eating vegan tacos?

Sugar Taco

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Doomie’s NextMex

Hollywood

Nextdoor to Hollywood’s vegan comfort food staple Doomie’s lies its Mexican food sister restaurant—Doomie’s NextMex. Stop by and try their tacos in Fried Shrimp, Chicken Tinga, Asada, Carnitas, and Korean Bulgolgi varieties.

Vegan by El Zamorano

Costa Mesa

If you find yourself in Orange County with a hankering for vegan Mexican food, hit up Vegan by El Zamorano! From Chorizo Breakfast Burritos and Fish Tacos to Al Pastor Tortas and Chicken Quesadillas, this spot has it all.

Vegan by El Zamorano

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Seabirds Kitchen

Long Beach & Costa Mesa

Among Seabirds Kitchen’s vast menu lies three taco options. First up, the Beer Battered Avo Taco with fried avocado, Seabirds sauce, cabbage, red onion, and lime. Second up, the Al Pastor Taco with jackfruit, avo mash, red onion, cilantro, almond feta, radish, and chile lime peanuts. Last on the menu is the Grilled Mushroom Taco with grilled mushrooms, ancho chile oil, grilled onions, fermented curtido, cilantro, and almond feta.

Seabirds Kitchen

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Sin Karma

Whittier

This family-owned business serves their cultural classics made of wholesome, vegan ingredients. Sin Karma’s tacos showcase their signature plant-based taco meat, Carne ASNADA, as well as a cabbage-cilantro mix, salsa roja and verde, and guacamole crema in a non-GMO nixtamal tortilla.

Sin Karma

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Gracias Madre

West Hollywood

Vegan-Friendly

Gracias Madre is the perfect plant-based Mexican destination for a fancier night out! After you enjoy some margs and apps, go in on the Taco Trio which comes with your choice of three tacos. The options include Mushroom Chicharrón, Jackfruit Carnitas, Chipotle Barbacoa, and Grilled Pumpkin Seed Tofu.

Gracias Madre

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Tocaya Organica

Multiple Locations

Vegan-Friendly

Tocaya Organica offers better-for-you Mexican fare with a lot of vegan options! For each menu item (bowl, taco, burrito, etc.) you choose your protein and cheese which makes everything very easy to customize as plant-based. We love the Cilantro Lime Vegan Chickn and Vegan Chipotle Jack!

Tocaya Organica

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Trejo’s Tacos

Multiple Locations

Vegan-Friendly

Danny Trejo is an icon for many reasons—including for offering legit vegan options at his Mexican restaurant, Trejo’s Tacos. The three plant-based taco offerings feature Young Jackfruit, Mushroom, and Cauliflower decked out in toppings like pickled onions, avocado crema, and verde slaw. This restaurant also offers vegan burritos, bowls, and apps.

Trejo’s Tacos

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Tu Madre

Multiple Locations

Vegan-Friendly

Tu Madre is the perfect spot for vegan and non-vegan friends to hang out and enjoy tacos and margs! The vegan taco offerings include V-KBBQ, Fried Avocado, Squash Blossom, Banh-Mi, Eggplant Soyrizo, V-Grilled Chicken, Mushroom, Spicy Jackfruit Carnitas, and V-Fried Chicken. Talk about an epic lineup!

Tu Madre

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When Allie responded to an Instagram post on @vegoutlosangeles a few years ago, she had no idea she’d join the coolest vegan team on the planet. An Austin native, actress, yogi, and part-time sword fighter (don’t ask!), Allie is on a mission to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She graduated from Hussian College In Studio with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film and currently acts, writes, and eats her way through Los Angeles.

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