Vegan Mexican food at El Gitano: 1125 E Sunset Drive


Tasty vegan Mexican food is always a treat, especially in the middle of long dreary winter days when the sun begins to feel like nothing more than a hazy memory. El Gitano will make you forget the dark cold days, at least for awhile, as you enjoy their delicious chips and salsa and sip on a margarita. El Gitano has a vegetarian section on their menu and they are also very accommodating when it comes to adapting menu items to make them vegan. One of the things vegans frequently have to be aware of at some Mexican restaurants is whether or not the food they ordered was cooked in animal fat, or if animal by-products are used during the preparation process. It can be hard to relax and enjoy your food when you have to ask a million questions, although people are generally very nice when they answer them, which makes it easier. The staff at El Gitano have always been very nice whenever I have eaten there and had questions to ask, which I appreciate.

9 comments:

cile said...

Thank you to you and your family for eating your way through all of that overcast and bringing us some south-of-the-boarder light! I'm enjoying the sunshine and I look forward to going to El Gitano.

CM said...

Oh you are so very welcome. Hey whatever I can do to help, especially if it involves eating great food! :)

Felicity said...

Mmmmm, I LOVE Mexican food. I need to cook some up very soon...

sara south said...

Ooh I'll have to try that out! I am from TX too- - so good salsa is pertinant!

Thanks!

--Sara

Lyle said...

I had the Fajitas last night. Wow. Among the best meals I have had, Mexican, vegan, or otherwise. I usually don't like green peppers, but even those were delicious in this dish. Since becoming vegan 9 years ago, I pretty much gave up on Mexican food (except for the few places that offer vegan burritos.) I plan to try their tofu enchiladas next-sans dairy, of course.

CM said...

My latest favorite dish there is the spincah enchildas veganized. Fresh spinach and mushrooms and corn and soooo much flavor! It's totally wonderful and amazing! And their salsa is still my favorite in town.

CM said...

Just had the vegan spinach enchiladas for linner today and they were as amazing as always!

DoneBeingBig. said...

Any idea if their rice is "safe"?

CM said...

The last time I was there, the white rice was vegan, but the Mexican rice was not. It's been a little while since I have eaten there since I no longer eat corn :( so you may want to double-check on that. Let me know if you learn anything new! Thanks!