Serves meat, vegan options available. Taco shop with a separate vegan menu placed in the ordering area. Offers vegan beef, vegan chicken, and vegan cheese. Rice and beans are vegan. The menu contains clear descriptions and also a warning that the chips are not cooked in a dedicated fryer. Note that the horchata contains dairy. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm, Sat 7:00am-8:00pm, Sun 7:00am-2:00pm.

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17 Reviews

First Review by KaideGarrett


Points +27

25 Apr 2023


Walked in with high expectations of eating vegan. Spoke to the cashier and asked about cross contamination. She said that the fried food is all in one frier. Then she said that vegans don't care about cross contamination. Between there foods and from what I gathered they most likely don't switch their gloves after touching meets either. This place is vegetarian as best but not vegan.

Pros: No pros to me.

Cons: Improper advertisements



Points +212

13 Apr 2023

Cauliflower Al pastor tacos

The Cauliflower Al Pastor is phenomenal and it’s not fried.


Points +252

01 Aug 2022

one of the better vegan options in murrieta

one of the better vegan options in Murrieta. try the vegan taco salad. I have had most items on the menu and this is the one I like the most.

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-20

Cons: everything is fried together (vegan and nonvegan)


Points +36

19 Jun 2022

Changed ingredients

Its extremely disappointing. I used to love their previous meat crumble, it held onto flavor so well. The new vegan meat option is bland.

Pros: Vegan menu

Cons: Changed ingredients


Points +52

03 Jun 2022

An impressive list of vegan options.

The vegan tamale was especially good, but I also tried the vegan combo plate.

Pros: Lots of options

Cons: Higher price, but that seems to be the times


Points +17

26 May 2022

Love this place

I have loved this place for year and when i becoame vegetarian i was so happy to have options!

Pros: Good vegan options , Can put vegan meat on non vegan items


Points +73

02 May 2022

Best breakfast burrito

Staff was friendly and helpful they allowed me to modify this delicious breakfast burrito to add vegan and possible meat. Super filling food was hot and fresh and delicious.

Pros: Delicious vegan food, Modifies orders, Clear vegan menu

Cons: Serves meat


Points +991

07 Feb 2022

Awesome food

Vegan tacos, tamales, enchiladas, burritos, quesadilla, taco salads, breakfast bowls and breakfast burritos. Great food, great prices, friendly service. They have a vegan food sign on their front door and a Happy Cow sticker in the middle of the glass where you order.

Pros: Tons of options, Dedicated menu and monitor, Great prices and fast service

Cons: Cruelty options


Points +334

20 Sep 2021

Amazing Vegan Options

This is truly a hidden gem to most vegans. I tried this place a few months back and I haven’t slowed down eating the tacos and nachos since. The sauces are amazing great as well. This place is a must try and you won’t be disappointed. Only thing I wish they had were pickled jalapeño but I add them at home.

Pros: Plenty of Vegan options, Affordable , Awesome customer service


Points +96

25 Jun 2021

Lots of vegan choices.

I had the nachos, really delicious and huge portions.


Points +233

07 Jun 2021

Separate vegan menu

I’ve been here a few times now, and am really fond of their vegan breakfast burrito. I like that they have a separate vegan menu too- food is really good!


Points +66

04 Apr 2021

Great Vegan Options

Restaurant was super fast and staff was super friendly! Food was awesome!!! The vegan menu is very extensive.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +18

03 Oct 2020


I came In a few minutes ago hungry as [censored] !! I'm not from around here and so i have the HappyCow app being a vegan and all ... I stumbled upon CruzTacos and errrrthang look delicious and Everything I got was 10/10 !! I might stop by tomorrow for some grub but check me out... to all my vegan peoples give them a try please they have a nice menu and very humble service no 🧢🧢

Pros: Definitely alot of Nice vegan options

Cons: All vegan food is Expensive but dont eat out alot


Points +54

23 Feb 2020

Super good local spot

I love going to Cruz Tacos whenever I want some quick Mexican food. Everything on their vegan menu is really tasty and super affordable! The owners and staff their are all very friendly and they always warn me that fried items are done in a shared fryer. Definitely try the avocado salsa with whatever you get!

Pros: Good sized separate fully vegan menu, Super affordable

Cons: Shared fryer for some items (if that bothers you)


Points +67

08 Aug 2019

Excellent, family-owned Mexican restaurant with an extensive vegan menu.

This little restaurant is in an out-of-the-way locale but definitely worth finding!

Pros: Great selection of vegan entrees, Delicious food


Points +329

15 Jun 2019

Vegan burrito and quesadilla

Great vegan food, they have a separate vegan menu. They're salsas were very delicious and spicy, they also have mild salsa. I had the vegan quesadilla, it was delicious, it had veggies, like nopales, zucchini and onions, great flavors. My husband had the vegan burrito, he finished before I could even try it, very good sign. Definitely will come back

Pros: There is a lot of options to pick from

Cons: Not expensive, average cost


Points +43

21 May 2019

Large vegan menu

Cruz Tacos is my go-to for quick Mexican food. They are family owned and I really like the vibe when I walk in. I was told that the horchata contains dairy, but the other beverages(jamaica, pina, sodas and teas) are all vegan. The kitchen doesn’t have a dedicated vegan fryer so avoid the chips and fried items. My favorite is the vegan burrito, this contains an abundance of veggies, rice and beans as well as vegan beef. It is equally delicious without the vegan beef (my preference is to avoid that sort of stuff). I love the salsa bar with pickled carrots!

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