13 Best Vegan Restaurants in Mexico City

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13 Best Vegan Restaurants in Mexico City

If you’re in Mexico City looking for the best vegan restaurants around, buckle up because this one is a DOOZY! There are so many vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Mexico City, that it’s easy to get lost in the sauce. I speak from experience because I went buck wild and ended up eating at dozens of strictly vegan restaurants while I was in Mexico City!

Picture of an anti-femicide statue in Downtown Mexico City. Statue is a purple female symbol (circle on top of a cross) with a fist in the middle of the first and pink lettering
Anti-femicide statue that I stumbled upon in CDMX

I had a month to eat my heart out though, and you may only have a few days. Don’t worry my fellow vegabonds! I’ve compiled this list of my favorite restaurants in Mexico City to help you skip straight to some of the bombest vegan restaurants in CDMX.

1. Malportaco

Location: Diag. San Antonio 1725, Narvarte Oriente, Benito Juárez, 03023 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Phone Number: +52 55 87530574
Website: https: Malportaco
Neighborhood: Narvarte Oriente
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$5 USD)

Of all the vegan restaurants I visited in Mexico City, my favorite ended up being Malportaco! I originally didn’t even have Malportaco on my radar. As I aimlessly walked through the city with a friend, we just happened to stumble upon it.

Picture of the Pinche Chamaco taco plate. There is a green plate layered by 6 tortillas covered in vegan meat, cilantro, and onion
THEE Pinche Chamaco, aka, best vegan tacos that I had in Mexico City!

Their menu features tacos, quesadillas, tortas, and even fondue (I’ll get into my love of fondue later)! They have 7 different vegan mock meats to choose from, including pastor, chorizo, chicharron, and lengua (a vegan version of beef tongue). Keep in mind, this is an all vegan restaurant that makes their proteins from soy, mushrooms, and wheat gluten. So don’t be alarmed by the options, especially the lengua. It’s still vegan!

We were pretty hungry, so we got the Pinche Chamaco and a stuffed baked potato, at the recommendation of the server. The Pinche Chamaco is a heap of 3 of their popular plant-based meats (arrachera, tripa, and chicharron) piled on top of 6 tortillas and topped with onions and cilantro. Just looking back at these pictures is making my mouth water!

Individual taco constructed from the Pinche Chamaco plate. Corn tortilla topped with vegan meat, onion, cilantro, and green salsa
Close up of one of the tacos made from the Pinche Chamaco

The setup allows you to assemble your own tacos and share with a friend… if you’re kind enough to sacrifice even one of these bomb tacos. I can’t even describe how bomb they were, but I tried at least 2 dozen different tacos in Mexico City. By far, this pile of plant-based meat, cilantro, and onions on top of some tortillas created THEE best vegan tacos that I experienced in Mexico City!

The baked potato dish was basically mashed potatoes placed in foil and topped with vegan meat. It was good, but not as good as those tacos! If you’re in Mexico City looking for tacos and try any of the restaurants from my list, please make it this one and get the Pinche Chamaco!

Baked potato dish consisting or mashed potatoes topped with vegan meat and served in foil
The baked potato dish at Malportaco

2. Groovy’s Taqueria Vegana

Location: Av. Insurgentes Sur 403, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Phone Number: +52 55 2870 3156
Website: Groovy’s
Neighborhood: Condesa
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$5 USD)

Groovy’s was highly recommended to me by a vegan-friendly friend living in Mexico City. I took Groovy’s for granted because I used to walk by it almost daily during my month in Mexico City. I kept telling myself that I could go there at any time, so I would stop by next time. Next thing I knew, it was my last day in Mexico City, and I still hadn’t tried Groovy’s! I made sure to change that before flying out and loved the Chilaquiles!

Sign inside of Groovy's, one of the vegan restaurants in Mexico City, that says "Welcome to Paradise" in Spanish and had a picture of a happy taco walking and waving
Groovy’s is definitely a vegan paradise

They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with menu items like bowls, tacos, sopes, and flan. I only tried the Chilaquiles Verdes con chorizo de soya and a juice that I can’t remember the name of. The Chilaquiles Verdes were on point though!

The Chilaquiles are tortilla chips topped with salsa (verde in my case), vegan cheese, radish, parsely, red onion, serrano chilis, cilantro, and avocado. I added the vegan soy chorizo as well, at the recommendation of the server. The chips here aren’t no flimsy Mission chips. They are thick and sturdy. Just how I like em!

Picture of the Chilaquiles Verdes on an aqua green plate, served on an aqua green table with the restaurant name, Groovy's, written in red
The Chilaquiles Verdes with soy chorizo

I’m not the biggest fan of soggy things. Usually wet tortilla chips give me the heebie jeebies, but this dish was delicious! I ate it so fast that the chips didn’t have enough time to get too soggy, even if they wanted to!

Picture of a green juice in a cup with an orange slice on the rim and the Groovy's sign in the background
This green juice was refreshing!

I also tried a green juice that was nice and refreshing. I can’t remember the name of it or find it on the menu, but just know that they have some bomb smoothies/juices if you’re looking for something more than water, but healthier than a cocktail.

Close up of the Chilaquiles Verdes with the green juice in the background
Another view of the Chilaquiles Verdes and juice before I devoured them!

They also have a cute lil’ decor at the restaurant with calm colors and pops of red throughout. There’s a full bar that serves cocktails, smoothies, and juices. It was completely empty when I went in to visit, but I could definitely see Groovy’s as a go-to spot for a group brunch or dinner!

3. Goy’s Burgers

Location: Av Michoacán 134, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06170 Ciudad de México, CDMX
WhatsApp: +52 56 13096997
Website: Goy’s Burgers
Neighborhood: Condesa
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$9 USD)

Oh, Goy’s… I must have eaten their food at least a handful of times. I had their chicken sandwiches, burgers, milkshakes, fries… Basically just everything on their menu! There was not one thing on the menu at Goy’s that I didn’t like, which is why I just couldn’t stop ordering it.

Their burger is called the Goy, and comes with a thousand islands like sauce, tomato, pickle, lettuce, and cheese on a Beyond patty and bun. It’s the perfect classic burger fix with extra sauciness for my fellow fans of the sawse! It was definitely my go-to vegan burger while in Mexico City.

The Double Goy cheeseburger, which consists of two patties, two slices of cheese, thousand islands dressing, lettuce, tomato, and pickles
The Double Goy, which consists of two patties, two slices of cheese, thousand islands dressing, lettuce, tomato, and pickles

In general, Goy’s was my go to spot for quick food. They are on Rappi, a food/grocery/pharmacy delivery service in Latin America, and the food was usually delivered really quickly. I loved their food so much that there was even a day that I just happened to walk by it RIGHT after eating somewhere else. And you know what I did? Ordered a Spicy Pollo for the road and ate it during the rest of my walk!

Curly fries in a red and white checkered serving paper

Their curly fries are everything. I used to love me some Arby’s Curly fries as a kid. They’re preseasoned and just need to be popped in the fryer. Perfect every time. I haven’t had them in over a decade, so when I had the curly fries at Goy’s, they took me ALL the way back!

All I needed was some red ranch to dip them in, and it would have been spot on with Arby’s. I made the mistake of sleepin on the curly fries the first time I ordered. I just ordered the regular french fries. They were iite, but not like these curly fries! So learn from me and just skip on to the curly fries because they’re the same price, but double the flavor.

Picture of the Spicy Pollo, which is a chicken sandwich served on a bun and topped with lettuce, pickles, and sauce. Leaf wall in the background
The Spicy Pollo looks dry, but that thang GOODT!

The Spicy Pollo is also bomb! It looks extra well dry (as my Aunt Shirley would say) in the picture that I took, but that’s just because the sauce is hidden. It’s very basic with just the bun, vegan chicken, sauce, pickles, and lettuce. Maybe the simplicity is why it hits the way it does, but just know that its fire!

I don’t mean fire in the sense of being spicy, just that it’s bomb. If you’re not a fan of spicy foods, don’t be frightened. This isn’t “burn a hole in your tongue” type spicy. It’s just a lil’ kick! I accidentally ordered the non-spicy one before, and let’s just say that I was upset because the flavors weren’t as poppin’.

If you are a fan of spicy foods, go ahead and pull that hot sauce up out of your bag, because it’s not going to give you the heat that you need in your life.

Picture of hand holding a vanilla shake topped with whipped cream and including a white and red stripped paper straw. Green leaf walll in the background
The vanilla shake is simple, yet tasty!

Multiple menu items at Goy’s reminded me of fast food chains in the US. Their shakes reminded me of the malts at Carl’s Jr. (or Hardee’s for my folks from the US South) that I loved way way back in the day. I’m not even the biggest fan of milkshakes because they usually cost the price of a meal and can be hit or miss. The shakes at Goy’s were a hit for me though and I ordered one nearly everytime I purchased food from Goy’s!

Picture of the dining area at Goy's, one of the vegan restaurants in Mexico City
View of the dining area and store front of Goy’s

All this to say, go ahead and try out Goy’s. Whether you’re in the area and want to swing by or want to order something for delivery, you can’t go wrong.

4. Por Siempre Vegana Taquería

Location: C. Manzanillo 18, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
WhatsApp: +52 55 6116 6266
Website: Por Siempre Vegana Taqueria Instagram
Neighborhood: Roma Norte
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$10 USD)

Every vegan or vegetarian friend in my life that’s ever been to Mexico City told me that I NEEDED to hit up the Por Siempre Vegana Taquería street cart. So of course the first place I went in Mexico City was to this vegan taco street cart.

Their menu features 14 different options that you can get as tacos, tortas, or gringas (flour instead of tortilla with melted cheese added). I was determined to try every taco on the menu, but figured I’d ease my way in and start with a plate of their al pastor tacos. They have a special of 5 al pastor tacos for 50 pesos total (approximately $2.50 USD) instead of 15 pesos each (a 50% discount per taco). I was so excited for these tacos that I ate one before I even took a picture!

Picture of a plate of Al Pastor tacos with the Por Siempre Vegana Taqueria taco cart in the background
The 5 Tacos al Pastor plate… with one missing because I couldn’t wait!

Side note: What I loved about the food carts in Mexico City is that they use real plates and have a wash station on the side of the cart. People get their food, stand off to the side to eat, and then return their plates and utensils for an employee to wash. It’s not like what I’ve experienced in the US where your food comes in to-go containers and plastic regardless of where you plan to eat it.

This was true for Por Siempre as well. There is also an employee there to add toppings to your tacos for you. Options include limes, cilantro, onion, salsas, and fries. It’s free, so you might as well load your tacos up with your favorites!

Picture of a plate of assorted tacos with the Por Siempre Vegana Taqueria taco cart in the background
I don’t even remember which tacos these are, but there are over a dozen for you to choose from!

Although I didn’t try all 14, I made it through a dozen of their options! My favorite was the Chicharron Verde. In general, some of my favorite vegan tacos in Mexico City were chicharron based, so I wasn’t surprised that I veered away from the popular al pastor. Other options on their menu include Milanesa, Chorizo, Seitan al Chimichurri, and Bistek. Regardless of the taco, I always had mine with onion, cilantro, lime, and salsa verde!

If you’re on the go, but want to grab some bomb tacos, or if you just want a vegan street taco experience, I highly recommend Por Siempre Vegana!

Picture of a plate of assorted tacos with the Por Siempre Vegana Taqueria taco cart in the background
More tacos at Por Siempre Vegana Taqueria!

5. Veguerrero

Location: Calle Ignacio Zaragoza #53 col, Buenavista, 06350 Ciudad de México
Phone Number: +52 55 8848 1263
Website: Veguerrero
Neighborhood: Buenavista
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$6 USD)

Although Malportaco had my favorite vegan tacos in Mexico City, Veguerrero was a close second because of their Chicharron taco. The flavor, texture, juciness and crispiness of the chicharron was just unmatched by any other vegan chicharron taco I had in Mexico City in my opinion. Even writing about that taco has my mouth watering again!

Picture of the Chicharron Taco which consists of two corn tortillas topped with juicy vegan chicharron, cilantro, and onion
This Chicharron Taco is mmm mmm good!

The menu at Veguerrero is simple and similar to other vegan spots with a list of vegan proteins and then 3 options of taco, torta, or gringa. Their menu also includes a salad and desserts like tiramisu, cheesecake, and ice cream.

Picture of the Al Pastor Taco (two tortillas topped with the vegan meat, onion, cilantro, and pineapple), and the Chorizo Taco (two tortillas topped with the vegan meat, onions, and cilantro) on a white plate
The Al Pastor and Chorizo tacos at Veguerrero

I also tried the al pastor and chorizo tacos, the Torta VeWarrior, and a canned kombucha to wash it all down. The other items were good, but none of them hit like that chicharron taco did!

Picture of the Torta Vewarrior, which consists of choriqueso and lettuce served on a bun
The Torta Vewarrior features house made choriqueso, created from a blend of vegan cheddar & mozzarella, avocado, tomato, onion, and mayo

The Torta Vewarrior features house made choriqueso, created from a blend of vegan cheddar & mozzarella, avocado, tomato, onion, and mayo. You can also order tortas with their other proteins if you aren’t feeling the choriqueso. The torta was good, just not as good as that chicharron taco!

I also appreciated their murals throughout the restaurant. There was subtle art of happy animals, as well as art pieces depicting animals burning down the farms that they were previously confined in. The restaurant is aptly names, because it was very vegan warrior up in that space!

Mural inside of Veguerrero, one of the more animal rights focused vegan restaurants in Mexico City, that says "for life in freedom" in Spanish.
Vegan mural inside of Veguerrero

6. Por Siempre Vegana #2

Location: Coahuila 169, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
WhatsApp: +52 55 61625350
Website: Por Siempre Vegana Instagram
Neighborhood: Roma Norte
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$10 USD)

You might be thinking “we just did this!” and you are half correct. I mentioned the Por Siempre street cart earlier, but the second location was actually a different experience for me.

I wasn’t that big of a fan of the al pastor at the street cart. I tried multiple al pastor tacos there and while they were good, they weren’t as good as the ones at Pos Siempre Vegana #2! After having the al pastor at #2, I could understand why my friends recommended them so highly!

The 5 Tacos al Pastor plate at Por Siempre #2

There are also outdoor tables at this location and a slightly extended menu that includes pan dulce. I’m not gon lie, I liked the Po Siempre taco cart experience of standing and holding my plate in one hand while shoveling tacos into my mouth with the other hand. I ended up talking to some interesting fellow diners while doing so. But for those that want to sit and really dig in with both hands though, #2 is for you!

I like basic tacos with just vegan meat, cilantro, onion, and salsa. Therefore, the gringas never really spoke to me at the vegan restaurants in Mexico City. However, I finally caved and tried one of the gringas at #2.

The Milanesa Gringa taco contains breaded and fried sliver of vegan meat, avocado, melted vegan cheese, and tomato between two lil’ flour tortillas

I tried the Milanesa Gringa, which consisted of a breaded and fried sliver of vegan meat, avocado, melted vegan cheese, and tomato between two lil’ flour tortillas. It was good but didn’t give me that taco touch that I love. I’m able to say that I tried a gringa though!

They have a pan dulce cabinet with a few rotating options to choose from. Considering the time of year that I was in Mexico City, Por Siempre was serving mini roscas de reyes. I honestly knew nothing about roscas de reyes until after I snatched up one of the minis at Por Siempre. I just ordered one because it was colorful and the person helping me told me that they were seasonal.

The Mini Rosca De Reyes from Por Siempre #2

I learned later though that roscas de reyes are typically served to family and friends on Día De Los Reyes, January 6th. If you don’t want to hear anything about religiously linked celebrations, go ahead and fast forward to the next restaurant.

For everyone else, there is a baby Jesus hidden in the pastry, and the person that receives the slice with baby Jesus has some fortune and obligations ahead of them. A positive is that you are said to receive fortune for the next year and must hold on to it until the next rosca de reyes next year.

Depending on how you look at feeding others, you also receive the gift of the responsibility to make tamales for everyone on El Día De la Candelaria, or February 2nd. So now Since I just ordered a mini rosca de reyes, there was no baby Jesus hiding in my pastry. If there was, I gobbled it up without realizing! All in all, I ended up having a nice learning opportunity just from ordering the pretty pastry.

Sign outside of Por Siempre #2

7. Vegan Inc.

Location: Located in ‘Plaza Miyana’: Av. Ejército Nacional Mexicano 769, Polanco, Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11520 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
WhatsApp: +52 1 81 3135 6845
Website: Vegan Inc.
Neighborhood: Polanco
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$15 USD)

If you’re looking for more of an “upscale” kind of restaurant, consider checking out Vegan Inc. in Polanco. It’s located in a nice mall in what is considered to be the “ritzy” part of town. It’s not fancy fancy, but it’s not your typical fast-casual vegan spot. A vegan friend highly recommended Vegan Inc., so I went for the food!

Their menu includes a range of options including fresh juices, tacos, pizza, raw lasagne, sushi, and fondue. That’s right, fondue! I mentioned in my Medellin post how I can’t help but order fondue when I see it on the menu. But to my surprise, there was something even better than fondue at Vegan Inc.

Two of the refreshing juices on the menu at Vegan Inc.

They have raclette potatoes! The dish consists of potatoes brought out in a cast iron skillet. They’re just regular ol’ potatoes until the server starts pouring over a stream of their melted cashew cheese. That’s when things really start poppin! Literally!

It was like a cashew cheese firework show. The experience was low key a little dangerous because cheese was flying everywhere. It was still entertaining, to say the least, and I’m happy to say that no servers or vegans were injured in the process.

Get ready for a cheesy potato firework show if you order the raclette!

Then came the Flautas. They looked like they were either baked or air fried and came stuffed with al pastor mushrooms, drizzled with a cream sauce, sprinkled with fresh vegan cheese, and resting in a bed of creamy green sauce. They weren’t my favorite flautas ever, but they were still pretty good!

The Flautas are stuffed with al pastor mushrooms, drizzled with a cream sauce, sprinkled with fresh vegan cheese, and served in a bed of creamy green sauce

I personally loved the sushi, but my non-vegan friend wasn’t impressed. The only sushi that I’ve ever had has always been vegan, so I don’t have the slightest clue what animal-based sushi tastes like.

I say all that to say that I’m not comparing vegan sushi to anything but itself, which may be why my friend and I felt differently about the sushi at Vegan Inc. My non-vegan friend that usually loves everything I put in front of her went next door to the revolving sushi bar to get her animal-based sushi fix. So do with that information what you please! All I can say is that I loved the food!

Beautifully plated sushi at Vegan Inc.!

8. Miga Vegana

Location: David Herrera 25, Escandón II Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11800 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
WhatsApp: +52 55 3994 7258
Website: Miga Vegana Facebook
Neighborhood: Escandón
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive pastry is less than $5 USD)

I’ll just come out and say it. I have a thing for croissants! I think it’s safe to say that most people do, so we’re in this together. Since croissants usually aren’t vegan, I have to go out of my way to get them. I can’t think of one instance in which I regretted the effort it took to get one, so I think they’re worth it every time.

I didn’t know how much I loved croissants until I discovered a vegan-friendly croissant shop when I studied abroad in Barcelona… and would purchase at least 3 white chocolate croissants every day on my way to class.


So when I saw the menu at Miga Vegana, I wanted to go and buy out the whole bakery! I kept it cool though and only ordered the Chocolatin and the ham croissant sandwich. I gobbled BOTH of them up with a quickness!

Inside of the Chocolatin

The Chocolatin was light, airy, and flaky. Just everything you want in a pastry. Then it had the creamy chocolate spread on the inside! I’m not even a chocolate person like that, despite me just saying that I used to order 3 white chocolate croissants a day. As Auntie Tab would say, “that’s my business!”. But I LOVED that Chocolatin. It was gone far too soon; RIP.

After running through the Chocolatin, I went to the ham croissant, which included apple slices, cucumber, lettuce, ham, and cheese. That sandwich didn’t stand a chance either. I was very tempted to order from Miga Vegana every day as well, but I kept it together. Growth!

The Ham Croissant from Miga Vegan is a buttery vegan croissant stuffed with apple slices, cucumber, lettuce, ham, and cheese (all vegan of course!)

9. Libres x Siempre

Location: Guerrero 244B, Buenavista, Cuauhtemoc 06350, Ciudad de México 06350 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
WhatsApp: +52 55 1700 9429
Website: Libres x Siempre Facebook
Neighborhood: Buenavista
Price range: N/A most expensive entree is ~$ USD)

Just because I talked myself out of ordering Miga Vegana every day, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t still trying to get my vegan pastry fix while I was exploring restaurants in Mexico City! Libres x Siempre had racks on racks on racks of pastries. They had donuts, conchas, muffins, cake, cookies, you name it!

Chocolate donut stuffed with strawberry and cream filling from Libres x Siempre!

I restrainted myself, again, and only ordered one donut for myself and stole a bite from my friend’s donut. We got a cream and strawberry stuffed chocolate donut and a sugar donut. I’m not going to pretend to know the details behind how pan dulce is made, but I’ve always felt that the pan dulce has a distinct mild sweetness and density to it. These donuts also had those traits, which was different from what I’ve experienced with donuts before. I wasn’t mad at it though!

The sugar donut from Libres x Siempre

My friend and I were struggling to decide what we wanted and also struggled to ask questions in our broken Spanish. The staff was extremely kind and helpful in helping us finally decide. They even joked around with us a bit!

One of the pastry carts at Libres x Siempre

10. Salvaxe

Location: Isabel La Católica 1147-local i, Independencia, Benito Juárez, 03630 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
WhatsApp: +52 55 8551 3443
Website: Salvaxe Facebook
Neighborhood: Benito Juárez
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$10 USD)

I wasn’t actually craving pizza while I was in Mexico City, but decided to try out this all-vegan spot that happened to be a few blocks away from where I was working one day. It was giving sports/dive bar and had machine-based decor throughout.

For the “pizza and a beer” kind of folks, Salvaxe might be right up your alley! I was there in the middle of the day, but can see how it could be the vegan kick-it spot by night.

Outside view of Salvaxe

Their menu includes pizzas, lasagne, appetizers, desserts, milkshakes, and beer. I ordered the Hawaiana Especial but substituted the vegan ham for the vegan pepperoni since they make their own pepperoni in-house. The pizza also came topped with pineapple and pineapple sauce. Let’s not even go there if you’re anti pineapple on pizza!

The Hawaiian Especial with a sub of housemade vegan pepperoni instead of vegan ham, pineapple, and pineapple sauce

I should have added jalapeños to it to give it a kick for the perfect salty/sweet/spicy combo. The pizza came with a side of chili oil though. I almost didn’t accept it when it was offered to me, but I’m glad that I did because it was EVERYTHING! I must have scraped every little trace of oil out of that container. That oil alone made the pizza for me! When you order, be sure to ask for one of the chili oil sides to take your pizza to the next level!

Dining area inside of Salvaxe

11. Los Loosers

Location: Sinaloa 236 B, Roma Norte. Mexico City, Mexico
WhatsApp: +52 562 052 4969
Website: Los Loosers Website
Neighborhood: Roma Norte
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$15 USD)

Los Loosers was one of the most unique/interesting vegan restaurants that I visited in Mexico City. There were aliens and piñatas everywhere and their plating was just absolutely beautiful! Low-key, some of the dishes looked waaaay prettier than they tasted. I still appreciated the thought behind the plating though, and everyone around me seemed to love their food!

Outside view of Los Loosers

They have a breakfast menu with items like their Engfrijoladas and another menu for the rest of the day with items like their Dim Sum de Maiz, Ramen, and Fish Tacos. Compared to most of the other vegan restaurants that I visited in Mexico City, this was one of the most costly (most expensive meal ~$15 USD). If you are used to prices in any major US city, you might not think anything of the price. So just know that Los Loosers charges quite a bit more than the other vegan restaurants that I visited in Mexico City.

Decorations outside of Los Loosers

I ordered the Ramen and Fish Taco for myself and was able to nibble on my friend’s Elote Partido and Guacamole dishes. Like I stated earlier, each dish was really pretty! The server recommended the fish taco, which was my favorite. It didn’t really taste like any of the vegan fish tacos I’ve had before (usually featuring Gardein’s vegan fish), but it was still good in its own crispy, saucy way.

The BEAUTIFUL Fish Taco! Tastes as good as it looks!

The Ramen though, was a miss for me, and let me tell you why. In terms of presentation and components of the ramen, it was one of, if not the best I’ve ever had. There were mushrooms that had a tender, fatty texture. I’ve never had pork belly or any of those fattier meats that this might have been trying to mimic, but the mushrooms in this dish made me do a double take.

The ramen also features handmade noodles. Even the flavor of the ramen was nice. But now let’s slide on into the problem (pun intended). That thang was GREASY as all get out! There was literally a layer of oil just chilling at the top of the ramen. I tried to eat around it, but I just couldn’t get past the pool of oil! You can even tell in the picture that the broth is layered with oil!

My ramen at Los Loosers was unfortunately doused in oil. Ask them to hold the oil in your ramen, because it was great aside from the surplus of oil!

So… If you order the ramen at Los Loosers, tell them VERY light oil. If they can’t do that, maybe just skip the ramen altogether.

I LOVE corn in Latin America because of how plump and juicy the kernels are. However, you’ll probably never see me picking elote off of a menu. Even as a kid in my pre-vegan days. I’ve just never been a fan of the mayo and corn combination and would rather just have the corn by itself if I have it at all. However, my friend is a huge fan of elote and loved the Elote Partido!

The Elote Partido

The Guacamole also had a nice flavor and was served with housemade blue tortillas. We waited too long to eat them, so they had gotten a little soggy and lost their crisp. They were still good though!

The Guacamole comes served with housemade blue tortillas

You might be wondering “why did you include this restaurant on your list and then complain half the time?!” Well, I truly was impressed by Los Loosers. Had the ramen not been oily, it would have ranked a lot higher for me, so I truly recommend trying them out and enjoying their wide range of options. Just be sure to request light oil on the ramen if you get it!

One of the cocktails at Los Loosers

12. Plantasia

Location: Puebla 120, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
WhatsApp: +52 55 1109 0741
Website: Plantasia Website
Neighborhood: Roma Norte
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$12 USD)

Plantasia was recommended to me by a bunch of non-vegan people and ended up being one of the most beautiful vegan restaurants that I visited in Mexico City! It’s definitely a prime location for a date night because of how beautiful and intimate the setting can be. Or, you can end up like me and be sat next to a rowdy group of 8. Nevertheless, highly recommend if you’re meeting up with someone special for a vegan meal!

One of the many floor seating areas at Plantasia

Plantasia considers itself a “plant-based Asian contemporary food” restaurant with menu options like Tacos Peking, Momos, Spicy Ahi Rice Cakes, and Wontones de Notella (Nutella wontons). As you can see in the pictures, I dined alone and I wasn’t there to play no games! I ordered the Spicy Ahi Rice Cakes, Tempura Brócoli a la Naranja (orange tempura broccoli), Dinamita Roll, and a kombucha. I ate it ALL!

My full spread at Plantasia, I tried the Spicy Ahi Rice Cakes, Kombucha, Tempura Brócoli a la Naranja (orange tempura broccoli), and Dinamita Roll

I really liked the Spicy Ahi Rice Cakes. I’ve never had animal-based ahi before, so I don’t have anything to compare it to. However, I feel they worked wonders with the watermelon-based ahi! It has a salty, smokey, savory taste to it and a nice texture. It paired nicely with the crispy rice cakes, creamy chipotle mayo, and lil’ dollop of avocado wasabi on top. I love me some sauce, so the chipotle mayo was a game changer for me!

The Spicy Ahi Rice Cakes were divine!

My second favorite was the broccoli, because who doesn’t like some lightly battered fried broccoli?! I low key couldn’t taste the orange sauce and had to have some brought out on the side. It was still bomb with or without the sauce!

The Tempura Brócoli a la Naranja was simple, yet bomb!

The Dinamita roll was tasty, but didn’t prompt me to boogie on the low like I did as I bit into the two other dishes. The roll is stuffed with heart of palm tempura, cashew cheese, cucumber, and pico de mango and topped with avocado, their dinamita sauce, and vegan unagi sauce.

They have such an expansive and impressive menu, that I feel I could have and should have eaten here a few times to give this menu a true go. Highly recommend giving Plantasia a try if not for the food, then for the vibe.

The Dinamita roll was good, but not as good as the other dishes I tried!

13. La Pitahaya

Location: C. Querétaro 90, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
WhatsApp: +52 55 3902 7792
Website: La Pitahaya Website
Neighborhood: Roma Norte
Price range: $$$$$ (most expensive entree is ~$15 USD)

When I think of La Pitahaya, I just think of fun! Their menu is fun, the staff members (or at least the ones I talked to) are fun. Even the dishes are fun when they come out! Like the pitahaya (or pitaya, or dragon fruit, etc. depending on where you’re from), their tortillas are pink! Therefore, every item that I ordered had at least a little bit of pink in it. Even my drink was pink! Okay, I’m done yelling with excitement.

The Pink Limonade

Their menu features items like mole, enfrijoladas, tacos, burritos, chilaquiles, and burgers. I went HAAM here as well and ordered the Enfrijoladas, three tacos, and a Pink Lemonade. All were very satisfying!

The Enfrijoladas consist of 3 pink corn tortillas stuffed with sweet plantains and crunchy almonds on top of smooth black beans and topped with lettuce, sesame seeds, cabbage, cilantro, onions, coconut cheese, and pineapple cream

The Enfrijoladas consist of 3 pink corn tortillas stuffed with sweet plantains and crunchy almonds on top of smooth black beans and topped with lettuce, sesame seeds, cabbage, cilantro, onions, coconut cheese, and pineapple cream. I added the Chickpea Chorizo too, which was well worth it. I’m a fan of sweet and savory combinations, so the sweet of the plantains and pineapple cream mixed with the savory of the chorizo and beans was EVERYTHING!

The Pastor de Setas comes with mushrooms, cabbage, cilantro, onions, and pineapple on a pink corn tortilla

I also ordered the Pastor de Setas, Coliflor Con Requesón, and Papas al Curry tacos. I loved that they were all made of plants in their truest form. My favorite was the Pastor de Setas, and it was also the prettiest! The Pastor de Setas comes with mushrooms, cabbage, cilantro, onions, and pineapple on a pink corn tortilla. It had the perfect seasoning and juiciness to it! It was also the most similar to a traditional taco.

The Coliflor Con Requesón comes with cauliflower, coconut cheese, and pineapple cream

Then we get into the more playful tacos! My second favorite was the Coliflor, which gives piña colada vibes and comes with cauliflower, coconut cheese, and pineapple cream. For my coconut fans out there, you should definitely try out the Coliflor Con Requesón because it has a deliciously strong coconut flavor.

The Papas al Curry includes potatoes cooked in an 18-spice curry, spinach, cabbage, and nut-based cream sauce

The Papas al Curry includes potatoes cooked in an 18-spice curry, spinach, cabbage, and nut-based cream sauce. I felt like I was eating the fountain of youth because of the mound of spinach and cabbage on top!

All of the food that I had at La Pitahaya was bomb, and I’d highly recommend it! Don’t let it being at the bottom of my list fool you!

Conclusion: 13 Best Vegan Restaurants in Mexico City

So there you have it, my 13 favorite vegan restaurants in Mexico City. I ate at over 30 fully vegan restaurants during my month-long stay in CDMX, so there’s surely lots to explore on the food frontier. Whether you’re looking for food as you’re passing through, or actually live in Mexico City, I feel like you can’t go wrong with anything on this list. Hit me up to let me know what you think or if you think I’m sleepin’ on your favorite spot!

Map of 13 Best Vegan Restaurants in Mexico City