I will preface this review, as I should all my reviews, that it is GREAT to have vegan options that are healthy anywhere I travel in the world!
The menu is extensive with a lot of vegan choices. Being Mexican, many of the dishes are tortilla-based, like tacos, burritos, and tamales. I'm not at all a fried-dish person and tend to stay away from grains to some extent, so this limited my options.
Not a fan of fake "meats", I ordered the kale salad. I usually expect very fresh produce in Cali--and especially in a vegan place--but the kale, beets, and carrots were dry and looked stale. They also didn't taste that great.
The desserts, while tempting, seemed very much for a sugar-lovers pallet. There weren't really any what I would call healthy desert options. So, I left a little wanting.
Again, I am very thankful that El Cantaro flies the vegan flag, so thumbs up to them for that. But if you are looking for healthy, more raw-style vegan, this isn't that great of a place for you. Maybe try the Whole Foods nearby. If you're traveling with non-vegans, though, this might be a good compromise.