Cali-Mex - Wellington St

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 5 reviews )

Serves meat, vegan options available. Very predominantly meat based Mexican chain but with small vegan menu section. Vegan extras are charged for that their non-vegan equivalents are not. Open Mon-Thu 10:00am-10:30pm, Fri 10:00am-11:00pm, Sat 10:30am-11:00pm, Sun 10:30am-10:30pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by Stevie

Love their quesadilla - Edit

I love Mexican foods especially tacos and quesadilla. It's so nice that they do have vegan options. Their quesadilla is super delicious and crispy. I love to have it with soy chicken and vegan cheese. Have to remind them not to put sour cream because sometimes they do not aware that it's not vegan. Also, I did ask for extra spicy but it's still without any heat at all (the Mongkok branch is better concerning the spicy taste lol). Anyhow, staff is friendly and nice.

Pros: Food never disappoints me, Friendly staff

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Mexican restaurant with vegan options - Edit

You have to remind them to use vegan cream and vegan cheese or they may mess up your order.

They use daiya cheese

Cons: You have to pay extra for the vegan option but the

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Rude Staff, don't care about vegans - Edit

I asked if they could substitute beans for the "venice beach vegan" -- they said yes (clearly didn't understand what I was asking), since I don't really like eating mock meat. Apparently if you just want plain beans with vegan cheese and sour cream, they charge you a crazy amount ($15-$18 for each topping), but since the Venice beach vegan is only an extra $20 (including these toppings), I asked if I could substitute and they said yes. Got my food and it was indeed the mock meat -- told them I ha ordered beans and the manager shouted at me, told me I was wrong, and told me I'd have to pay extra. Horrible customer service, no understanding of veganism.

The woman who is the manager at the mongkok location is extremely rude too, only gives you literally a fingernail portion of vegan sour cream, compared to the heaping non-vegan sour cream my friends ordered. The woman has multiple times said "it's too expensive, so we can't give it a lot" although vegans pay extra for it!

Avoid this place at all costs. The food is sub-standard and the staff are extremely rude. I've never been shouted at, at a restaurant before. They also forgot to give me the guacamole that I paid extra for!!! Unforgivable.

Pros: Mexican food in HK? western? hardly a pro

Cons: rude staff

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Cali Mex, Wellington St, Hong Kong - Edit

The bill says against vary items, "Add $10 for vegan". Yet on the bill they add $20 for each item made vegan. When asked about this Cali Mex said:-

* they upgraded the item to the Venice Beach equivalent on the menu
* The Venice Beach equivalent is $20 extra

This was despite them not telling us this at the time and that we didn't ask for this upgrade. They also tried to bill us for bottled water that we neither ordered nor consumed



Updated from previous review on 2017-06-13

Cons: Dishonest billing, Very meat dominated menu

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great burritos - Edit

Even though this place isn't vegan or vegetarian they do offer great options - Tofu sour cream, vegan chicken, etc.. I got a small burrito with spinach, rice, beans and tofu sour cream for 58 HKD and it tasted great!

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