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JaJaJa Mexicana

VeganVegetarian

Lower East Side

$$$$Perfect For:VegetariansVegansBrunchCasual Weeknight DinnerWalk-InsBig Groups
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There's vegan food that tastes great *for vegan food* and then there's great food that just happens to be vegan. Jajaja falls into the second category, and that's why this is one of our go-to spots for a casual weeknight dinner or a taco-centric brunch that's secretly full of vegetable.

Some of the menu items here are dead-ringers for your Tex-Mex favorites, like their nachos, which are positively piled with faux-rizo, refried beans, crema, salsa, and queso. Others, like the crispy pescado tacos, offer a fresh take on something that feels both familiar and innovative all at once. You might read the phrase "chipotle almond butter" and wonder whether that belongs on a fake fish taco. Trust us, it does.

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