• La Dona

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant opened May 2016. Vegans could have guacamole, arugula salad, cayenne corn on the cob, cactus taco, vegetable-bean sandwich, veggie fajitas. Be sure to specify vegan. Note that rice is reportedly cooked in chicken stock. Closed in winter.

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5 Reviews

First Review by VEGANna


Points +23

29 Aug 2021

Small portions, big prices, unimpressive vegan options.

I hate to give any place with vegan options a bad review, but I also hate the thought of someone trying the vegan option somewhere for the first time and getting something like what we got here. My husband’s summary was, “it was $50 for two happy meals worth of mediocre food”. The portion sizes were very small, including the salsa which came in tiny sauce dishes. The only exception to this was the table side guacamole, which was very good. We got there at 3:20 and the sign on the patio read “closed until 4”. So we came back at 4 and tried to order tacos and they said they stopped serving those at 3? We ordered what we could, which was a burrito and vegetable fajitas. The rice is cooked in chicken stock and they said they couldn’t put onions and peppers on the burrito because they had already put those away, but the fajitas had peppers and onions in them. The owner and all of the staff were extremely nice, but I would not recommend eating here as a vegan. It was a confusing, disappointing experience.

Cons: Expensive , Few vegan options , Poor communication



Points +233

21 Jun 2021

Really good service

Our waitress was awesome, the vegan tacos i got were good (i wasn’t too crazy for them... it felt like it was missing something). However it was the guacamole that sold me. They make it fresh right in front of you!!!!

Pros: GUAC!!!!

Cons: small portions


Points +54

07 Jun 2021

Good lunch place

We ate here while visiting family in NJ. We went for lunch because I noticed on their website they have several vegetarian/vegan options that are on their lunch menu, but not on their dinner menu. We had the tableside guacamole & cauliflower/cactus tacos. The food was good & very reasonably priced (especially for being in Cape May). The portions weren't very big, though. I wasn't too hungry when we went so I was fine, but I know if I had been very hungry when we went it would not have filled me up. I might go again for lunch sometime since we have family in the area, but probably not for dinner.

Pros: Lots of veg options for lunch, good prices

Cons: Small portions, veg options not on dinner menu


Points +205

03 Aug 2019

Good Food and Service

This restaurant is very accommodating to vegan/vegetarian diets. Just make sure to specify that you are vegan and the staff will be happy to share some options for you. My server pointed out that the rice was made with chicken stock which is very helpful! (I had the vegetarian fajitas). Overall, the service was great and the food tasted great!

Pros: Vegetarian/vegan options, Easy accommodations , Great service


Points +36

07 Aug 2016

Best Mexican I've had outside of Mexico itself

It's a rare treat to see cactus being served at a restaurant in the USA so I had to try the cauliflower cactus tacos. I was not disappointed. This was the most authentic Mexican food I've had outside of Mexico itself. The guacamole prepared table-side was excellent also.
It was my first time vacationing in the area, and I plan to return specifically to eat at La Dona. Great food, great people. Not to be missed!

Pros: Fresh, Friendly staff, Authentic and delicious

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