photo credit: Tocaya Organica
This self-described “modern Mexican” mini-chain—which serves tacos, bowls, and burritos with a general health food bent—started out in Venice and now has locations all over SoCal. The non-vegan options here are fine, but where Tocaya really shines is the plant-based portion of its menu, including the most convincing cashew-based queso dip we’ve ever tasted and a stellar maiktake mushroom ceviche that wouldn’t be out of place at a fancy tasting menu restaurant. If you want tacos, get the spicy vegan picadillo filling. Think of Tocaya as a cheaper, more convenient (and much tastier) verison of places like Gracias Madre and De Buena Planta.
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