Fast food

Vegan kitchen offering plant-based Mexican street food menu of tacos, gorditas, quesadillas, tortas, nachos, flautas, burgers, and burritos. Set up in the patio of the International Bar in downtown since 2019. Open Mon-Thu 5:00pm-11:00pm, Fri 5:00pm-1:00am, Sat 12:00pm-1:00am, Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.

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45 Reviews

First Review by samirarojo


Points +63

Mostly Veg
20 Oct 2023


It was so tasty! For those who likes Mexican food, this is a very good option and 100% cruelty free!

Pros: Good price, Great location, Tasty



Points +38

12 Oct 2023


Location/spot is cool, staff friendly... food was eh. Not much going on, good texture but protein especially bland. Drink was kinda same way.


Points +217

20 Aug 2023

Good food, cool venue

The food was good, tho a bit spicy. I got the carne asada fries.
A lot of food for the price! Service was excellent. I wish I was in town to try more items.

I took family that isn’t vegan, they also enjoyed Lick It Up.


Points +410

14 Jun 2023

The torta

Is to die for. I can’t say anything more!


Points +71

Mostly Veg
08 Apr 2023

Food was tasty!

Visited El Paso and tried here vegan Mexican street food.


Points +20

16 Jan 2023

Great food

Tried the verde burrito. It was absolutely fantastic, and the people were very friendly. Will definitely be back when I’m in the area.


Points +125

01 Jan 2023

Loved it!

Was traveling through and so happy to find this place. All vegan huge menu selection. We ordered nachos, potato & cheese taco, and a carne asado taco. Very delicious and located inside of a great bar. Very fun.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-01


Points +13

Mostly Veg
29 Dec 2022


I’m new a plant-based lifestyle and LIU was what I was looking for in my travels. Delicious food that fits my likes and needs. Thank you! #Veganuary


Points +381

27 Dec 2022

Solid Vegan Eats

Was in El Paso on business and stopped in for lunch. This is a really cool vegan joint inside of a bar. I had the chorizo, potato, cheese taco (delish) and the verde burrito (also delish). Also had the hibiscus tea which was tasty as well.

Pros: All vegan options, Cool vibe, Tasty food

The Gay Vegans

Points +321

25 Oct 2022

Delsih option in downtown El Paso (super close to the 10)

I was in El paso for a night and came by for dinner. I had read earlier reviews and have to say I was pleasantly surprised, and happy I walked over.

You may know by now that it's in a bar. When I arrived, about 3pm, there were three tables of guests, all eating. The bar was a bar, and clean and a good place to eat.

The server/cook was awesome. Friendly and helpful.

I ordered two carne asada tacos and one mileanesa taco. All three were packed with flavor and delish. I wish I could have had room for a fourth.

Highly recommend.

Pros: Delish tacos, Friendly service


Points +34

11 Sep 2022

Amazing Street Food

Lovely staff, good pricing, and delicious food.

Pros: Lots of options, Good portions, Taste amazing


Points +26

04 Aug 2022

Great Mexican food

Delicious Mexican street food

Pros: Delicious Mexican street food


Points +38

02 Jul 2022

Great plant based restaurant

One of the best plant based restaurants ever!

Pros: All plant based options.


Points +2026

22 Jun 2022

Okay flavor, terrible environment

El Paso seriously needs to up their vegan game. Juarez has better options while browsing HappyCow.
This place is located inside a bar which I wasn’t aware of. I would have gotten my food to go but we were on a road trip and it was hot outside. So eating inside it was.
I hate bar scenes so this kinda sucked but nothing I could do about it. Tables were all taken so we had to sit at the bar.
I went for the brunch special but when I asked the girl for the brunch menu she had no idea what I was talking about even though it was plastered on their insta. Turns out someone took it and was looking at it at a table.
I ordered the regular picadillo burrito with a side of chips and salsa and an additional side of chips and queso.
The burrito itself was fine. The flavors were very strong just not really a flavor I cared for. Almost no beans inside. The burrito was pretty dry but it came with two sauces. They were both kicking some heat. The green one was my favorite.
The queso had a good flavor but it had green chile overload inside of it. Wound up only being able to eat half the cup because the other half was all hatch chiles.
The waitress forgot the chips and salsa so I reminded her and she said she forgot to add it to the bill. She came out with the receipt showing me she didn’t add it and I didn’t pay for it and on the receipt it showed chips and salsa. I had to point it out to her that it was on the receipt lol She was like “oh oops that’s our fault” lol
When she brought it out I was super disappointed. It was just four small cups of the sauces that the burrito came with. Not salsa at all. I wound up not even eating it. You can’t even fit a chip into the tiny cups and it wasn’t true salsa- just sauces. So that was super disappointing.
I also got my food way after multiple people after me ordered so idk what that was about. I wound up waiting about 5 min for the queso, 15 minutes for the burrito and 20 for the “salsa” that I didn’t eat.
Food was also pretty pricy. Especially for the portion size. I wound up paying $20.
Overall this place was a bit disappointing. Flavor was okay, environment was horrendous and staff was not helpful or knowledgeable on their own menu.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-20


Points +91

02 Apr 2022

Tasty vegan food

100% vegan menu. Everything I tried was delicious.

Pros: All vegan, Lots of options


Points +1177

22 Mar 2022

Wanted to visit as we were traveling through.

It was better than ok. Flavors were excellent. I’d switch from Beyond meat to impossible meat though! Spicy if you like it!

Pros: All vegan , Bar , Flavors


Points +114

26 Feb 2022


The food here is incredible, and so was the service. A hiccup with Square made my order go missing even though I paid, and after waiting a while and my friend already finishing his order I finally asked about it. The chef was SUPER nice and gave me extra food even though I didn’t ask for any and was totally fine waiting longer for it. The food was INCREDIBLE, so dang good. Love the sauces. Highly recommend the tacos!


Points +175

08 Jan 2022

Glorious Hole in the wall

Awesome find! My vegetarian and carnist friends loved it too!

Also, we were able to sit down at the International and grab drinks during our meal and while we waited for food.

Was just one guy running the show at Lick It Up but he was patient and made some spectacular food. Can’t wait to go back!

I almost didn’t even go because without a phone number I was worried that it may be closed due to COVID-19


Pros: 100% vegan, Affordable , Variety of flavors

Cons: Fríes carne asada are salty , Takeout only — can sit at the International tho, No phone number


Points +88

30 Dec 2021

Great options!

Loved this place, tucked away in a bar in downtown. We had flautas, asada fries, and tacos. Everything was pretty delicious! *Some have noted that the food is salty, but we only noticed the asada being salty. Overall, a must try!


Points +20

11 Sep 2021

Flautas 🤤😋

Flautas (3) FRESH: Cabbage, crema, coriander vinagrette, avocado sauce, tomatoes. NACHO: Vegan queso, crema, red salsa, tomatoes. And, brussel sprouts. I ate them so fast, didn't get a picture. But, they were delicious, also.

Pros: Filling as well as delicious.


Points +57

10 Jun 2021


The food here is way over seasoned and salty. I’ve tried it a few times. Something is off.

Pros: Vegan

Cons: Over-seasoned, Salty , Unhealthy


Points +50

20 May 2021


Not at all customizable, the Adobada and Carne Asada are incredibly salty and I have no idea what the nacho cheese tastes like, but inedible for our family. Drinks options are only mexican fruit sodas, not even water. Sorry I spent the money.

Pros: Vegan

Cons: Expensive, too salty, odd flavors nacho cheese


Points +2214

08 Mar 2021


The tacos are all good and it's so nice to have multiple choices! Also the brussel sprouts side was amazing. Seems like a cool place to hang when the restaurant's open to indoor seating again.

Pros: Great food, Nice vibe


Points +92

12 Jan 2021

Great joint

Amazing fries and a juicy burger


Points +120

31 Oct 2020

Damn Delicious

Went with burrito and the quesadillas. Unreal. So dang good I went back for a sandwich. High recommend.


Points +64

10 Oct 2020

its alright

a hidden eatery in the corner of a bar, food is okay but pretty expensive :(

Pros: all vegan

Cons: expensive


Points +116

30 Sep 2020

El Paso gem!

Great menu, and in awesome downtown El Paso!

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