Las Vegas is famous for many reasons. There’s the gambling. Celebrity-drawing nightlife. Shows. And, of course, its world-renowned dining scene. Sin City has also gained recognition for it’s ever-expanding vegan dining scene and vegan-friendly restaurants. It’s also home to the world’s largest taco. Which happens to be vegan.
The team at Tacotarian, a plant-based Mexican eatery with two locations in Las Vegas, created what they claim is the world’s largest vegan taco in 2019. Since then, it’s gained international attention.
Coming in at about the length of a forearm (14″ inches long) and the height of a hand from wrist to top of your middle finger (7″ tall), the taco is massive.
What’s in the world’s largest vegan taco at Tacotarian
First, the baked shell is stuffed with french fries (yessssss), then filled with lettuce, pico de gallo, guac, cheddar (Good Planet) and homemade cream. Finally, choose from a selection of plant-based meat options. We’re huge fans of the mushroom asada and the pastor, but there’s also chorizo, barbacoa, veggies and more.
Our favorite dishes at Tacotarian
If you’re looking for amazing vegan Mexican food in Las Vegas, Tacotarian is one of our favorites. The popular Las Vegas vegan restaurant offers what they say is the universe’s largest selection of vegan tacos, as well as other eats like burritos, quesadillas, soups, and dessert.
Start your meal with the guac. Promise. This creamy, freshly made guac with chips can fill you up, so make sure to pace yourself.
Tacotarian also offers staters like Frito pie chili, Takis elote (Mexican street corn rolled in hot Takis and drizzled with chili-lime mayo, queso fresco and cilantro, and cauliflower ceviche.
When it comes to tacos, we’re partial to the mushroom asada. This vegan taco features chewy portobello mushrooms with chili powder, onion and cilantro.
Another favorite taco is the Al Pastor. It has perfectly seasoned, freshly made seitan, with achiote, pineapple, pico de gallo, salsa, morita (smoked jalapeño) and cilantro cream.
But, with nearly 20 tacos to choose from, it’s tough to narrow it down.
They make it easy and offer a taco platter that includes three tacos, beans and rice for $10.99
If you’re looking for a burrito, the California version is the way to go. Like the world’s largest vegan taco, this comes filled with the same fixings, plus refried beans.
It’s likely you’re stuffed, but make room for their desserts. They’ve got ice cream courtesy of Nourish Creamery, arroz con leche, fried Oreos and coconut cake (our favorite!).
Vegan Brunch in Las Vegas at Tacotarian
Tacotarian also happens to be one of the best spots for vegan brunch in Las Vegas. They serve JUST omelettes, fried chicken and waffles, chilaquiles, molletes (toasted bolillo bread topped with refried beans and melted cheese), breakfast burritos, tacos and much more. Brunch is weekends from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Downtown Tacotarian offers a full bar and specialty cocktails. Both locations serve specialty cocktails and have dog-friendly patios.
Downtown Arts District, 1130 S. Casino Center Dr., 89104, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Southwest Las Vegas, 6135 S. Ft. Apache Rd., 89148, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby and has emerged as the face of plant-based dining in Las Vegas and the leading plant-based restaurant consultant in the city. She spent a decade in the travel blogging world before switching gears to work in elephant rescue in Thailand. Diana travels the world to meet chefs and try vegan food, as well as speak at events focusing on travel, tourism, veganism and entrepreneurship. She’s a partner with the prestigious James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinners at the James Beard House. Diana is also a partner with Life is Beautiful, curating the all-vegan Farm Stand.