Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers a full separate vegan menu. Includes burritos, tacos and nachos. Uses Follow your Heart cheese and dressings, and offers meat substitutes for chicken, beef, and chorizo. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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21 Reviews

First Review by honeyboy13


Points +16

27 Jul 2023

Great food

Great food, venue, staff. 5*
Leather bound menus.-1



Points +899

11 Jul 2023

Great Vegan Menu and Friendly Staff

El Sarape never disappoints, it has the classic Mexican restaurant feel with plenty of vegan options to choose from. While the prices on the menu may seem like a lot at first they give out HUGE portions so I always have leftovers that make it worth it to me. This location is also a bit more upscale than the other locations in town so I recommend it for birthdays or other special events.

Pros: Big Portions, Variety of Vegan options, Great staff

Cons: Parking Lot


Points +80

22 Jun 2023

Gréât Vegan Menu!

It was super exciting to have so many vegan options on the menu, probably around 8-10 with three meat replacement options and dairy free cheese. I ordered the avocado enchiladas and they were perfect, 10/10 recommend.

Pros: Tons of options, Large portions, Very flavorful


Points +781

12 Jun 2023

Great Mexican food

I really enjoyed the food here. I loved the rajas tacos. Super fun that they have a vegan fried ice cream. We didn’t love the tortilla soup. The staff is nice and they let us sit with our dog in the outdoor bar seating!


Points +304

21 Mar 2023

Get the vegan burrito

We order off the vegan menu ALL THE TIME. It’s very good and plentiful portion. It is fairly pricey but we can often get two meals out of one order and it’s great for groups with non-vegan eaters.

Pros: Lots of options, All tasty

Cons: Expensive


Points +103

15 Feb 2023


Being from California and
Moving to WA - i never thought I would eat authentic vegan Mexican food at a restaurant again. Wow, was I wrong!! Since finding this place I’ve gone back three times, everyone is so nice and the vegan menu is extensive and everything I’ve had is amazing.


Points +26

27 Sep 2022

Best vegan Mexican food I’ve had

So much food and such good flavor. They actually took the time to not just sub out the non vegan ingredients but to put stuff in its place that’s substantial. Will take a family or visiting guest there. Would recommend the non vegans to try these dishes

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-27

Pros: Lots of options all on one page+good vegan cheese, Free chips and salsa , Big portions. Two people split one.


Points +495

17 Aug 2022

Decent Vegan Options

To be honest, what pushed them to four stars was having a whole separate vegan menu. The food won’t blow you away, but it was good and I appreciate having places with multiple vegan options that are also a good place to eat out with non-veg people.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-17


Points +49

22 Jul 2022

Great vegan options. Not your old El Sarape.

Great vegan options. Nice portions. Great quality plant based products...want to know their chorizo recipe. Tasted like vital gluten, but nice texture and spices. Hadn't been to el sarape since Cooper pt location. So happy to see large vegan menu and new location is beautiful.

Pros: Great vegan options, Awesome staff

Cons: None


Points +24

28 Dec 2021

Pretty good

The vegan food is delicious, and I love that they have an all vegan menu separate from the regular menu; however, they always get our order wrong when we order online, and their food is very greasy

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Delicious

Cons: Always get the incorrect order when ordering onlin, Greasy food , Not great service


Points +144

13 Nov 2021

The best

I wish there was more restaurants like this being Mexican I miss going out and eating somewhere that has delicious Mexican food I got the Mexican pizza it was so good I definitely would drive 40 mins from Puyallup just to eat here again. I also like it has a whole separate vegan menu.

Pros: Best Mexican food I’ve had , Separate vegan menu

Cons: Only in Olympia


Points +20

16 Aug 2021


The vegan menu is really great here! There’s a wide variety of options, but my family and I love the vegan fajitas here!! They’re super flavorful and delicious, and I get them every time I go. Also, their vegan fried ice cream is SO good. This is definitely up there as one of my all time favorite places to eat.


Points +225

03 Jul 2021

Delicious food. Many choices

This restaurant is beautiful. The inside looks very upscale and very clean. The food was wonderful. They have a separate vegan menu.

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-03


Points +67

20 Apr 2021

Amazing vegan mexican!!

My husband and I got the burrito gordo, the chimi, and the tamale. All were good but the chimi was outstanding!! My husband who is a meat eater loved it and would order it for himself next time. The vegan cheese they use isn't weird tasting either(some can be). We were so impressed and can't wait to go back and try more.

Pros: Full vegan menu, Huge portions


Points +22

19 Mar 2021


Food was fantastic. Avocado enchilada 🤤


Points +54

05 Sep 2020

Been dying for a good vegan tamale!!!

I stumbled across this place while traveling and was ecstatic to find they had a tamale. It was amazing. I really enjoyed the food. Best Mexican I’ve ever had!

Pros: A large vegan menu , Good atomosphere


Points +337

30 Dec 2019

Great find!

I found this place on Happy Cow when I was traveling and searching for some vegan options. I almost skipped out as I could not find their vegan menu posted on the website, but the reviews I found made it sound so delicious I couldn't pass it up. I believe there are a few locations, but this one has a large parking lot out front and 2 cool statues to take your photo with. I really like the indoor decorations as well, it looked like some of it was for the holiday season, but the cool tree in the middle must stand out any time of the year.

I found the salsa to be quite tasty and opted to try an avocado margarita. The separate bar area seemed large and hand plenty of seating and even though a game was on it was not overwhelming. I struggled to decide what to eat as everything sounded so tasty, but since it'd been forever since I had a Mexican pizza with fake cheese and fake meat that won out. I also really wanted to try the tortilla soup and fajitas del tri. It's impressive to me that they have so many fake meat options, I can't wait to try them all and love that the fajitas del tri lets you try 3 of the options. Truthfully it all sounds great and I am already thinking about how I can make a plan to meet up there with local friends and am dreaming about having my leftovers for lunch.

Pros: Lots of choices, Tasty salsa, Cool decor


Points +337

30 Dec 2019

Best Mexican food

This is the best Mexican food I’ve ever had! Everything we got was fantastic!


Points +38

02 Dec 2019

Amazing Mexican!

This place has so many great vegan options! The food was wonderful and the restaurant overall had a nice atmosphere. I had been craving traditional family Mexican restaurant style food and this definitely satisfied my craving. I believe the cheese they use on the enchiladas and refried beans was follow your heart. This will be a new go to in Olympia!

Pros: Really tasty, Big bar top with TVs

Cons: A little pricy for the portion size


Points +142

01 Dec 2019

Delicious food!

Amazing vegan options. I am completely obsessed with their soy chicken street tacos. They have Mexican rice and refried beans as well. Such yummy food!

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: You can only order one type of meat per order.


Points +88

24 Aug 2019

One of the more expansive vegan menus in Olympia.

All the classic El Sarape meals offered in a vegan option. Great place for mixed groups that include vegans and omnivores. Heard vegan fried ice cream is in the works.

Pros: Expansive vegan options menu

Cons: Staff is still learning the vegan menu.


13 Nov 2019

Thank you for sharing!! We are currently working on providing even more options!! Come check us out again soon!

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