Is it possible to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern, vegan twist? At Tortas Vegas, a vegan-friendly restaurant in Las Vegas, it is!
Las Vegas Vegan-Friendly Restaurant: Tortas Vegas, Henderson
Opened in summer 2019, this casual, vegan-friendly tortaria in Henderson is serving up tasty dishes as vibrant as the decor around you. So, what’s a torta? Stay tuned for the yummy details.
Vegan Appetizers at Tortas Vegas
Always start your meal at Tortas Vegas with the guac. This made-to-order dip pairs perfectly with refreshing Jamaica water – spelled like the island, but pronounced ha-my-ka – made with dried hibiscus petals, sugar and water.
Vegan Tortas at Tortas Vegas
True to the restaurant’s namesake, the tortas are the star of this vegan show.
So, what is a torta? Owner Jorge Manon says it’s an “easy-to-eat, portable sandwich,” dating back as early as the 1500’s in Mexico.
In this modern take, nestled inside a lightly toasted, soft-on-the-inside roll is a perfectly marinated (read: not mushy) medley of zucchini, roasted red peppers and tomatoes in a cilantro pesto sauce with caramelized onions, shaved green cabbage, avocado spread and sweet pickled onions. Chef JC adds raw tomatoes too, for just a little crunch! It’s delightfully complex and comforting. Try it with the smoky sweet chipotle salsa.
“This is what a torta would taste like if you went to Guadalajara or Mexico City today,” says Manon.
The same tasty mix of marinated veggies takes center stage in the enchiladas and tacos, too.
The enchiladas come served with warm corn tortillas, smothered in roasted tomatillo and jalapeño salsa and is topped with Torta Vegas’ signature garnish — sweet pickled red onions.
The tacos, wrapped in flour tortillas, come with your choice of house-made salsas, from mild to whoa, baby!
Everything is made fresh with many dishes incorporating the restaurant’s pink, orange and green color palette — perfect for your Instagram feed. And, coming soon: beer and micheladas. Que bueno!
10890 S Eastern Ave., 89052, 702-665-4937, Mon. – Sat.: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. *Please note during pandemic, hours are different. Be sure to check the guide to Las Vegas restaurants open during the pandemic.
Courtney Perna is an EMMY Award winning Lifestyle TV Host and Journalist. She loves traveling, particularly solo travel, and of course, seeking out vegan food around Las Vegas! When she’s not working, you’ll find her cheering for her Michigan State Spartans; playing with her two pitbulls, Bubbles and Buddy; hiking the amazing landscape in Southern Nevada; or shopping at the nearest shoe sale.