|There are some really great vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Vancouver, and as a vegetarian, I love them. My meat loving friends, not so much.|
Restaurant: Don Guacamole's Mexican Cuisine & Taqueria http://www.donguacamoles.net/
Eaters: Stephanie, a fiery El Salvadorian pescatarian.
Jeff, a celiac raised on ethnic Portuguese food.
Aimee, meat eater and cat lover. Not to be confused with Alf.
Lana, a vegetarian who believes beer, nachos & friendship are the best gifts this holiday season.
If you want authentic Mexican food, give Don Guacamole’s a visit. Though the latina in our group was skeptical by the ‘honky’ name, it’s not tex mex or fusion, it’s the real deal. They also boast quite the tequila selection. Since the translation is ‘Mr. Guacamole’, perhaps give the guac a try, which is good for vegans alike.
The menu is very clear on the vegetarian options. Since they take a more traditional approach to most dishes, everything isn’t drowned in cheese or sour cream, so if you were to remove them to make an option vegan, you won’t be losing most of the entrée. For a lot of the menu items you customize your sauce (red, green, mole) and meat (pork, chicken, grilled steak, Mexican Chorizo, arrachera).
What we ate:
The complimentary chips and salsas are lovely while you wait.
Aimee – Burrito with grilled steak and green sauce
Lana – Nachos Nortenos (minus the Mexican chorizo) Tortilla chips with, refried beans, monterey cheese, red sauce, freshly made guacamole sauce, cream and jalapenos
Jeff –Mulitas 2 corn tortillas with melted cheese and chicken
Stephanie – Veggie enchilada with green sauce sprinkled with feta, onions, accompanied with rice and refried beans.
Meat Eater Mentions: Jeff: “My mulitas appeared small, but were surprisingly filling.”
Amy: “My burrito was giant and full of flavour.”
Veggie Verdict: Stephanie: “Delicious!”
Lana: “Fresh chips, flavourful beans, and a choice of salsas. These are nachos they way they should be done.”
Expect to pay: around $15-20 for an entrée and a drink