Since I discovered La Cocina they have been steadily getting less & less vegan friendly. When I first started going there about 2 years ago, they had a menu where all the items that were vegan (or could be made vegan) were clearly marked. A few months later I noticed they had changed their menu- vegan items were no longer marked & a few of them were gone altogether. However, at that time there were still several vegan appetizers & entrees on the menu as well as a vegan dessert, so we continued to go there. Tonight my husband & I met some friends there & found the menu has changed again. The items I had planned to order were all off the menu. I asked our waitress what items on this new menu were vegan & she started naming off a lot of salads-minus-the-meat-or-cheese that came on them. I asked about entrees & she said the quinoa with tofu...that was it. I knew the veggie burger used to be vegan, so I asked if it still was & she said she would check. We also said we would like to order the chips with salsa & guacamole appetizer if the guacamole was still vegan. When she returned she told us that the veggie burger was no longer vegan & neither was the guacamole. Then she actually said, "We're not a very vegan-friendly establishment." I ordered the only remaining vegan entree & a garden salad. The description of the garden salad just said greens, tomatoes, & cucumbers, but I asked just to verify that nothing non-vegan came on the salad. My husband didn't want the only vegan entree, so he asked if he could order their GLBT (guacamole, lettuce, bacon or tofu, tomato) with the tofu, but instead of the non-vegan guacamole just get sliced avocado. She said yes, but when our food came my garden salad had cheese on top & my husband's sandwich came with bacon instead of tofu! No one asked if we wanted dessert, so we're not sure if the vegan dessert is still available or not. Overall this was an extremely disappointing experience & we will not be going back to this restaurant very often, if at all.
Cons: no longer vegan-friendly