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    ( 7 reviews )

3400 E Broadway (at Belmont Heights area), Long Beach, California, USA, 90803

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small restaurant has few vegetarian dishes that and can be made vegan upon request: tofu burritos, vegetarian tacos, veggie taco salads, fajitas with tofu. No lard used.

Categories: Beer/Wine, Mexican, Non-veg

7 Reviews

First Review by Andrealv

Not as Good as It Used to Be - Edit

I used to come to Cocorenos pretty regularly. It's where me and my non-veg boyfriend could both find something good on the menu.

Unfortuanately, last time I went I was disappointed that they no longer offered the mushroom taco. It was outstanding. Now, they just have vegetable taco on the menu and it's just full of onions and bell peppers. They also put cheese on them after I told them no cheese.

It's a small place so I started taking it to go. I think they give you free chips if you eat there....unless that's changed as well. It's the worst feeling when a good place goes bad.

Pros: Good rice and beans

Cons: Check your food before you leave

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Great veg burritos! - Edit

Vegan ingredients too

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cozy joint with delicious veggie options - Edit

A small place with a bar and pool table area in back. Very tasty, loved the blackened mushroom tacos. There are more veggie options here than many other places which makes it worth it. Cozy, charming, more of a bar hang out place. I hear the meat dishes are ok, that other places are better, but if that's not the concern, then at least the veggie faire here is delicious!

Pros: a good number of veggie options, quick, reasonably priced

Cons: small, parking may be tough

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Vegan Friendly! - Edit

Lovely staff who are really honest about what's vegan and what's not, and willing to accommodate special needs. Yummy tofu, mushroom, etc. burritos and tacos. My absolute favorite thing to order here is the tofu fajitas - you get a large plate of food, so it's really worth the price. Coco Renos has both vegan beans (both black and refried are vegan!) and rice available, and the homemade salsa is amazing (and sometimes, amazingly spicy! - but luckily I like it like that ;) ). You can eat in their small taco shop, or pass through the open door-way into the adjacent bar (The Reno Room) and eat there. The Reno Room has a decent happy hour on Friday afternoons, so you can enjoy your delicious Mexican food with a cheap beer. I love Coco Renos!!

Pros: authentic vegan mexican food, vegan fajitas, vegan refried beans and rice

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Deluxe Veggie Burrito - Edit

This place was awesome! They were extremely respectful and patient about what I ordered. Since I am vegan, there were a few things I requested to take off my burrito, and it was hassle-free! I ordered the Deluxe Veggie Burrito with NO cheese or sour cream and added blackened mushrooms. It was so delicious AND filling! I had to take some home because it was a lot of food, which is rare for most vegan-friendlt or strictly vegan places. I love that their rice is vegan too (absolutely NO chicken broth or lard!) The salsa that they serve you with chips before the meal is very tasty. I am a salsa-holic, so I know a good salsa when I taste one! :) They also cook the tofu and mushrooms on a separate grill from the meat. A+!

Pros: Friendly staff, LARGE portions, Affordable

Cons: Serves meat

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Vegetarian Taco Platter - Edit

This listing on their menu had me VERY excited. The platter comes with two tacos, rice and beans (black or refried). The service was fast, too. However, I was a bit disappointed that the vegetarian tacos consisted of rice and black beans. Had I known that, I would have just ordered the two sides (as the platter already contained more of the same). So, I had plenty of rice and black beans (some of which were just placed in taco shells). Strange...but true. On the good side, the black beans and rice were seasoned well. Just wish that I had known that my vegetarian taco was coming with more rice and black beans. Needless to say...not the right meal to eat prior to flying back home.

Pros: fast service, good prices, accepts AMEX

Cons: parking may be hard to find, some menu items not explained fully

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Tofu Tacos - Edit

Not 100% vegetarian, but they have some great options. I love going here for a filling burrito or tofu tacos. They are very vegetarian friendly and will answer all your questions (no lard, etc.) For a non-veg restaurant, I have to say Yum!

Pros: tofu tacos

Cons: not 100% vege, parking

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