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Vegan Mexican Street Food Debuts Soon

Tacos, elote, churros, and more make the menu

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| Amelinda B Lee

Vegan Mexican street food takes center stage when the new Tacotarian debuts on Aug. 22. The restaurant slots in near Andre’s Bistro & Bar, at the intersection of Fort Apache Road and Patrick Lane. That vegan fare is served daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The restaurant features a black, white, and aqua blue interior with vintage Mexican movies projected onto the walls. Tacotarian seats about 40 people with a bar area, side banquettes, and a long communal table in the middle of the restaurant. Locally handcrafted wood tables and tile from Mexico, designed for the location, give the restaurant a vintage Mexican market vibe.

The menu from executive chef John Simmons includes varieties of street tacos such as the carne asada with seitan and vegan Worcestershire sauce; Barbacoa with mushroom, jackfruit, Barbacoa marinade, onion, and cilantro; dorado with mashed potato, cheddar, lettuce, pico, and crema; Baja with battered avocado, slaw, cilantro lime dressing, and guacamole; and veggie with mashed potatoes, mushroom, onion, roasted poblano pepper, corn, garlic, lettuce, pico, and cilantro-lime dressing.

Other dishes on the menu include takis elote, Frito pie, and asada fries as well as housemade guacamole, fideos, flautas, burritos, nachos, and quesadillas.

On the dessert side of the menu, diners can find churros, arroz con leche, paleta (a Mexican popsicle), and concha loca (handmade Mexican pastry filled with vegan champurrado chocolate ice cream from Las Vegas’ Nourish Creamery).

The restaurant does have a liquor license, bringing wines by the glass, classic and seasonal margaritas, and plant-based beer, including a special Tacotarian lager, developed by Local Craft Beer in Tehachapi, California, as an exclusive to the brand.

Simmons, of Firefly and Tacos & Beer fame, joins partners Dan and Regina Simmons and Carlos and Kristen Corral on the project.

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