La Charrita Mexican Restaurant

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    ( 7 reviews )
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24225 Main St, Newhall, Santa Clarita, California, USA, 91321

Serves meat, vegan options available. Beginning Feb 25, 2017 will be introducing vegan menu alternatives of Mexican classics, transitioning to full vegan menu. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Reviews (7)

First Review by glassesgirl79

glad they're going vegan, but.... - Edit

I had a wet burrito for dinner this past Friday night, August 18. The mixture inside the burrito seems to be missing some flavor, though the sauce on top was spicy. The tortilla chips were stale. And the lemonade, which our waitress told us was fresh squeezed tasted like an artificial powder mix.

I had an upset stomach for a few hours after my meal.

I love that they have so many vegan options and am so glad they're going to be transitioning to a fully vegan menu. In the meantime, maybe they need to fine-tune some vegan recipes. I will come back and hopefully will be able to revise this review to be more positive.

Pros: vegan in Santa Clarita, lots of vegan options

Cons: bland food, tortilla chips not fresh

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Delicious Vegan Options - Edit

The vegan options they offer are delicious! We came here twice during our trip and all together ordered the Vegan Tacos "al pastor," ceviche tostada, sopes de coliflor, and the Vegan fajitas. Our favorites were the Vegan tacos "al pastor" and the ceviche tostada. The most realistic thing we tried was the ceviche tostada. They made cauliflower into faux shrimp. The texture was on point as well as the taste. It tastes like the ceviche my mom used to make me when i was a meat eater, delicious! Their horchata was also AMAZING! The vegan flan was delicious too. Everything about this place is amazing, I'm glad they're 100% on board with offering vegan options. 10/10

Pros: vegan options, Authentic Mexican/American Atmosphere, great music

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Amazing vegan Mexican cuisine - Edit

Large vegan menu offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The staff was very friendly and talked to us a little bit about their story. They've always made Mexican cuisine and when the family became vegan, they used those flavors that they knew so well to create wonderful vegan adaptations of their favorite dishes. There were so many great dishes to choose from, my husband ordered the mole jackfruit enchiladas, and I had the jackfruit al pastor sopes. Amazing!! We also brought some non-vegans with us, they only ordered off the vegan menu and we're surprised at how much they enjoyed it. They now have been eating mostly vegan ever since! We also tried the vegan flan and it was so delicious. Love seeing a place like this in our hometown. We'll be back!

Pros: Large vegan menu, Friendly staff, Very delicious food

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Vegan Mexican in a food desert! - Edit

Was in total disbelief at quality & care of this traditional Mexican place which is located in an area with very few vegan options. The vegan owners are gradually veganizing the restaurant and currently have a separate, extensive vegan menu. They are passionate about it and doing a fantastic job. I ate a variety of tacos and absolutely loved the their jackfruit ones. If you're ever in this area be sure to try it. Hope they make it to 100% vegan soon!

Pros: excellent vegan options, traditional Mexican food

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rtiago 29 Jun 2017 - Great review!  


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Some of the best vegan Mexican anywhere! - Edit

I was so pleasantly surprised to find such incredible vegan Mexican food in the Santa Clarita Valley!

The owners told us that they plan to convert the entire menu tp a vegan one.

I ordered the soyrizo/cauliflower tacos, and they were not only very resonably priced, but were delicious! I also tried a jackfruit taco, and that was amazing also. I ended the meal with a piece of vegan chocolate cake, and it was the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.

Highly recommended!

Pros: awesome vegan options, excellent creative gourmet Mexican

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Five stars! Even though I can only leave 4! - Edit

Even though this place isn't a vegan restaurant they pretty much offer best selection of vegan options in the Santa Clarita Valley!! They have a full vegan menu, and many of the non-vegan dishes offered can be prepared vegan as well! They do a great job recreating authentic Mexican dishes using vegan ingredients. My husband and I have tried the taquitos, various burritos and tacos, and the pazole and have enjoyed everything we've tried! So yummy! The staff is always friendly and helpful and I truly appreciate their effort to bring vegan options to our town! Such a great find!

Pros: Full vegan menu, Friendly staff, Delicious!

Cons: They close pretty early (8 pm)

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Homemade Mexican food with separate vegan menu! - Edit

I recently visited here with my husband after a friend posted photos on Instagram. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted and was led to a table. Shortly after sitting, a waitress brought us tortilla chips and spicy salsa. I was excited that the restaurant has food options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The waitress also told us that the menu options are available all day. I like this option in case we wanted to order breakfast in the afternoon or dinner in the morning.

I ordered vegan horchata which is made with coconut milk or almond milk, vanilla, water and cinnamon. The drink was sweet, refreshing and delicious. My husband ordered a tea and said it was tasty.

For our meals, We started with vegan ceviche which was made with cauliflower as well as onion and peppers and served on a tostada and a side of guacamole. My husband loved the ceviche so much, he plans on buying some for future beach trips.

They have a variety of vegan soft tacos offered so I had one of each four type of tacos: soyrizo, potato, cactus, and jackfruit. The soyrizo taco was spicy yet not overpowering. The potato taco was surprisingly sweet yet fillingThe cactus taco was interesting to me in that it's taste and texture reminded me of green peppers. The jackfruit taco was spicer that the soyrizo taco but still delicious. The tacos and sauces were expertly paired and was elegantly plated.

My husband ordered the vegan soapas which consisted of cactus on top of masa served with beans and Mexican rice. my husband commented that his meal was good and he'd definitely have the dish again.

I appreciate that although the restaurant has a separate vegan menu and that the staff is friendly. Some things to consider when visiting here is that they have one bathroom for both men and women, it is $1.00 for drink refills, and since all food is made fresh to order, you will have to wait a while for your food. While it might take a while for your meal to be ready, the food is so good, it is well worth the wait.

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Friendly staff, Variety of food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Cons: One bathroom , Long wait for food (it's made fresh)

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