• El Michoacano Ice Cream and Mexican Food

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Owner has a vegan daughter that is often working the cash register. Menu states to "ask us about vegan/vegetarian options". They can make almost anything vegan. They have soy cheese and soy meat products.

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17 Reviews

First Review by jeweleatsplants


Points +46

17 Sep 2023


Oh my gosh I would eat here every day if I could. My sister and I split 2 different types of tacos and also got adobada fries. We both absolutely loved it. They have so many options! This is an absolute gem. It’s so hard to find vegan Mexican food at all, let alone in Iowa!

Pros: Variety, Taste, Price



Points +514

02 Apr 2023

Hidden Gem

Wasn’t sure what to expect at first but this place does not disappoint. Be sure to try the hot salsas if that’s your thing. It’s really good.

Pros: Affordable price


Points +23

26 Mar 2023

Lots of options

After trying a few things, I’ve liked the. All. The soy meat is good and has nice flavour. Servings are good sized. Didn’t feel limited.

Pros: Great options , Descent priced, Great service

Cons: Vegan menu is online only


Points +68

24 Aug 2022

Vegan Mexican Menu

Any Mexican item can be made vegan. They have a separate vegan menu too.


Points +30

05 Aug 2022

Awesome vegan options with a separate vegan menu. Very friendly and kind staff!

Separate vegan menu with excellent food! Recommend the vegan nachos con carne. Very kind and friendly staff!

Pros: Lots of clearly marked vegan options, Delicious food, Parking

Cons: Off the beaten path


Points +637

26 May 2022

Not appetizing

I took pictures of the food for the purpose of posting here but I couldn’t even look at them without feeling sick. I got a bunch of foods on the menu to try out and I was just disappointed:( the reviews are all so good, but I didn’t experience this sadly.


Points +16

10 Feb 2022

Fantastic food, diverse vegan menu and great service!

The title says it all; El Michoacano’s menu featured fantastic vegan renditions of classic Mexican dishes - packed with authentic flavor - made with passion and a love for quality cuisine.

If you’re tired of poor quality Mexican food, struggling to find vegan Mexican food options (or both), you MUST come and try this restaurant.

Simply amazing. Bravo.

Pros: Numerous vegan options , Friendly staff , Affordable

Cons: None!


Points +85

17 Nov 2021

Hidden Gem

I wish I had known about this place sooner! Because they are mainly nonvegan it means it is a place where my whole family can eat happily. They offer a vegan form of pretty much everything, and I love it! The burritos are my favorite. But I also like the flautas and the tacos are great for a lighter option.

Pros: Good value, Large portions, So many options


Points +46

24 Oct 2021


I love Mexican food like this. Street foods are look dirty but so much spicy and cheap😁

Pros: Good

Cons: Good


Points +28

27 May 2021

Love this place

They have their own vegan menu and the staff are super friendly. Place isn’t bad on price either. It won’t let me give it 5 stars but if I could I would

Pros: Affordable , Delicious vegan food, Friendly staff

Cons: None


Points +80

19 Feb 2021

Amazing Authentic Vegan Food

So happy to have found this place! Super authentic tasting vegan Mexican food!

Pros: Full vegan menu , Authentic , Amazing flavor


Points +26

01 Oct 2020

Love this place!

They have a whole vegan menu. I got the mango ice cream and it has tajin check throughout... SO GOOD

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +48

09 Aug 2019

Extensive Menu of Authentic Mexican Foods

The entire menu can be made vegan, which is greatly appreciated, and vegan ice cream is offered as well. The family staff are always very friendly and helpful, the service is always prompt, and the food is always filling and well-made. Overall the food tends towards mild, but salsas are available for those who want spice. The only consistent annoyance is that I lose cell phone signal in the building, but there's nothing wrong with appreciating a good meal without distraction.

Pros: Extensive Selection, Family Owned, Quality Food and Service

Cons: Small parking lot, Very mild seasoning


Points +30

28 Jun 2019

Vegan menu to take home

The staff was great! Very helpful, allowed me to bring in my own reusable cup for water, and they have an entirely separate vegan menu available that you can take home. It's basically the normal menu but with vegan meat and cheese substitutes. Pretty tasty, though!


Points +31

07 Oct 2018

Taste good but not healthy at all

There were a lot of options. We are more of a whole foods plant based focused eaters. But it was delicious at first before our bodies began to reject it. I’d rather eat chipotle.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Mucus and phlegm after from gf and I


Points +82

07 Sep 2018

Amazing food

Went for lunch, service is very fast, they have a lot of options, average meal price is around $8 without tax. They have several homemade fruit juices too.

Pros: Lots of option, Cheap, Very good


Points +66

15 Aug 2018

If you are missing authentic mexican food, come here now!

This place has the best food ever.


I ordered the vegan tacos with fries on the side. The "meat" on the tacos are a soy alternative and they are marinated to perfection. You can get anything with the meat, so if you want nachoes or burrito or anything else on the menu they are very open to making anything veganize.

Also they always have at least two vegan ice creams or flavored ice as well.

Pros: Tacos

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