As if we needed another reason to love the plant-based Mexican joint, Tacotarian, now we have another. The vegan restaurant in Las Vegas now serves a wicked Sunday brunch. Taking place every Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tacotarian’s vegan brunch is among the best brunches in Las Vegas for enjoying Mexican vegan food and drinks. We tried everything on the menu (literally, we did) and there wasn’t a single item that wasn’t packed with flavor or that we can’t recommend. Yeah, it’s that good.
So … where does that leave guests who want to figure out what to order?
Here’s the scoop: grab some of your closest pals (vegan and non-vegan because we promise, they will be blown away, too) and get ready to share, share, share.
Start with the chicken and waffle bites. This dish is a perfect teaser, taking a waffle and crispy chicken and breaking it down into four bite size bites.
Also order up some chilaquiles topped with refried beans and coated with green or red sauce. We’re partial to the green, but if you can’t make up your mind you can get both.
Other appetizers (or entrees if you’re not too hungry) include a crispy breakfast quesadilla with corn tortilla, tofu and a cheese blend, as well as oatmeal with vanilla soy milk and a berry parfait made with coconut yogurt.
While you’re at it, the molletes is a must. It’s two thick slices of “bolillo” bread topped with refried beans and gooey, melted cheese with some pico for good measure. If we had bottomless stomachs, we wouldn’t even share this one.
For your entree, the breakfast burrito is our top pick. It comes filled with a perfectly seasoned tofu and sausage scramble, crispy breakfast potatoes, black beans, morita salsa, guac, pico de gallo and mozzarella.
Tacotarian’s brunch also features enfrijoladas — enchiladas made with jackfruit and drenched in a creamy black bean sauce, cream and queso fresco, as well as breakfast tacos filled with tofu scramble, tortilla chips, potato, cheddar, Brussels sprouts and red pepper and the El Clasico, your classic vegan breakfast with tofu scramble, sausage links, seasoned potatoes and toast.
If you’re looking for something sweet to start your Sunday Funday, the fluffy pancakes are excellent and come with warm blueberry “gravy” or order up some pastries for $2 each.
As for the booze — Tacotarian has you covered. Aside from its regular options (including canned wine, swoon), they offer an hibiscus/mango/orange mimosa, Cantarito made with OJ, lime juice, tequila and Squirt and a Michelada with beer, tomato juice, vegan worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper.
Not into alcohol? No worries. The Tacotarian brunch also offers coffee, tea, hot cocoa, OJ and horchata iced coffee.
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Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand where she spent years working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism. She is a public speaker who has appeared at SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more, a journalist and entrepreneur. Diana is also behind the Vegas Vegan Dinners at James Beard Foundation’s James Beard House.