La Cueva Restaurante Mexicano

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875 N Highway 24, Torrey, Utah, USA, 84775

Serves meat, vegan options available. In the middle of nowhere Utah, this is an option to get something veg to eat. Paper menu lists that entrees can be made vegetarian. Rice, beans, and sauces do not contain lard or chicken broth. Kitchen will leave out cheese and sour cream in your dish when you let them know you are vegan.

Categories: Lacto, Mexican, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by DNice88

Filling Vegan Burrito - Edit

We were hungry and so grateful to find a vegan option in the middle of nowhere. Even though the service was a little spotty at first (the hostess didn't seem to understand what we were saying, and didn't want the three of us to sit in a booth even though the restaurant was nearly empty), the waiter made up for it. He understood that we were vegan and suggested a veggie burrito. We had beers and chips and guac to start and then we all had burritos. Sure, there's not a million vegan options, but what do you expect out here? We were beyond satisfied with our burritos--lots of veggies inside, tasty rice and beans, and a great hot sauce. We also put the extra guac on top. It was delicious, and exactly what we wanted after a long day of hiking.

Pros: Chips and Guac, Can Accommodate Vegan

Cons: Spotty service/confusing menu(ask waiter for help)

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Not much to choose from... - Edit

I know we're in the middle of nowhere, so it is nice to find something to eat. At the same time, one choice is not much to get excited about.

We spoke to the waiter and asked him to check with the kitchen regarding what would be available. He came back and said the only option was the veggie burrito--it was a bit pricey ($14?)--so, I asked if the price would be discounted without the cheese, sour cream, etc. Answer: no. He did agree to add avocado, so a small amount was added on top of each burrito.

When he brought the food, he said that their rice was made with chicken stock so it wasn't included in the burritos. The dishes came with a sad, iceberg 'salad' and some bland refried beans. We asked for some hot sauce and the waiter brought some delicious homemade green sauce which livened up the dish.

Although the waiter tried to be helpful, the restaurant had a strange vibe. A very small bowl of chips with salsa was complimentary. On the menu, it stated that extra chips/salsa was $3. After dropping off the check, the waiter came back very quickly to pick it up (we hadn't even looked at it). After bringing back my card and the bill, the waiter waited for us to sign it. Awkward. I wonder if they have people run out on the bills? A weird end to the meal.

Pros: Something in the middle of nowhere

Cons: Rice not vegan, Pricey, Strange vibe

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Diamond in the rough - Edit

Found this gem thru happy cow and was not disappointed. On the surface it doesn't impress as it is attached to gas station. Everything on the menu has meat and dairy. However it mentions vegetarian options. Actually they are vegan options as no lard is used on received beans. The staff understands how to make it vegan and any dish can be prepared to customize it. Food is excellent with great tasting beans and grilled vegetables were not coated or dripping in oil. If your visiting capital reef make it a point to stop by if your veg.

Pros: great tasting food, staff understands vegan

Cons: don't let menu discouraged you

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Surprisingly fresh and delicious! - Edit

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant where one of your only options is to get a veg enchilada/burrito with no cheese or sour cream and it ends up being bland--quite the opposite! The beans, rice, sauces, guacamole, etc. are all very well seasoned, fresh and tasty! My enchiladas were packed with zucchini, squash, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and spinach. Far from bland! Would go back here for a vegan meal anytime. Oh and don't let the fact that the restaurant is attached to a gas station deter you.

Pros: Very fresh ingredients, Veg-friendly staff

Cons: Few veg options

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