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Barbacoa Mexican Grill - Downtown SLC

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 3 reviews )
Contact 801-746-3798

280 S Main St, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 84101

Serves meat, vegan options available. Utah-based Mexican food franchise with a vegetarian burrito selection. Choose from fresh vegetables, grilled peppers, and beans. Request no cheese or sour cream for vegan. Open Mon-Fri 10:30am-9:00pm, Sat 11:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Reviews (3)

First Review by Navegante

Really Good Food w/ Minimal Vegan Options - Edit

I've always had a problem with cross contamination. Some don't mind and that's their perogative, but luckily cross contamination isn't a big issue here all that really needs to be down to avoid this issue is ask them to change their gloves. And the fact that it's located downtown where most people are familiar with veganism, one can feel safe dining at this establishment.

The food is great! I usually get a black bean and rice burrito with all the veggies smothered in sauce. The set up is buffet style in a sense so you can pick and choose what you'd like on your burrito. They do have more than burritos, but a taco salad without meat or cheese (in my world vegan food is real, animal products don't register as food after 12 years) sounds pretty blase to me.

Granted the options are rather limited, but it still remains that their food is absolutely superb and if you're in the mood for a nice fat burrito this is the place.

Pros: Good food, Fast, Knowledgable staff

Cons: Not a whole lot of vegan items, Have to pay to use the restroom

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Good for what it is - Edit

Good place for lunch or if you're just looking for a quick bite to eat. They have huge burritos stuffed full with rice, veggies, beans, guacamole and your choice of salsa. Just hold the cheese and sour cream and you're good to go. Everything I've had here has been fresh and satisfying. Here is a brilliant tip, ask to get your burrito mixed before they wrap it.

Pros: Affordable, Quick, Good portion size

Cons: Not clearly marked as vegan

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There are better options in SLC.... - Edit

Can you eat here if you are vegan? Yes, but you'll find it is a similar experience as going to any other Mexican food joint or burrito bar. Order your food, skip the meats, cheese, sour cream, and pay the same price as if you were eating meat. They do have a 'vegetarian' option for their burritos, bowls and salads. There are 3 salad dressings available, but only one vegan option - Cilantro Lime. Their 'vegetarian' option is some grilled peppers and onions. I think you also get guacamole with this option for no extra charge, according to the menu, (but maybe not for the soup?). No protein like tofu is offered. I got the soup, which is a watery vegetable broth with tomatoes, corn and hominy. They also put rice and beans of your choice, and meat, cheese and sour cream if you want. I had some veggies instead of meat and skipped the sour cream and cheese. They didn't offer guacamole, although the menu says I could add it for an additional charge. Tortilla is additional charge too. Description talks about 'crispy tortilla strips' on the soup, but this wasn't offered to me. The soup was Ok, but not great. There are much better options around SLC, but if you find yourself here with friends at least you can eat something. I would not choose to go here again though.

Pros: Downtown location, Some vegan food if you skip toppings

Cons: Same price for veg option and meat, Staff not trained on ingredients, No better than any other taco shop/cart around

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