Lucha Verde

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 7 reviews )

1326 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6E 1N6

Mexican-themed vegetarian street food restaurant with vegan options marked on the menu including smoked eggplant civiche, shishito peppers, tacos are chili relleno, achiote cauliflower, squash blossom, and pasila bbq jackfruit. For dessert vegan key lime pie cups. Fully gluten free. Open Tue 5:00pm-10:00pm, Wed-Thu 5:00pm-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-1:00am, Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Mexican, Gluten-free

7 Reviews

First Review by badonkey

Excellent! - Edit

A great little Mexican restaurant. Food was excellent and most things could be made vegan. We had the: nachos, and cauliflower and tempeh tacos, and key lime pie for dessert. All were delicious! Very tasty food and very friendly service.

Pros: great food, friendly service

Cons: dark restaurant, some items a little pricey

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Great tasting and creative tacos - Edit

I had dinner here with four friends on Wednesday evening. Service was very prompt and efficient, as well as patient with us as we decided on what to order.
I had the special squash blossom taco, which was tasty with a crunchy exterior and nice fruit based salsa on top. My one friend ate the smoked tempeh taco, which was terrific and nice and spicy, also had the jackfruit which he said was the best. Another guy had the portobello taco which he liked too. We shared a Merida Mudd with the plantain chips as an appetizer, which was nice with the refried beans and cheese.

The only thing is that you would probably end up eating three tacos each if you were really hungry, at $6 or $7 a piece!! So, it strikes me more of a light snack before the bars kind of place, not for a full meal.

Pros: Good service, quick and attentive, Delicious tacos with great flavours, vegetarian, Beers are reasonably priced

Cons: Single taco per order, not filling, Loud noise coming from kitchen ventilation

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Delicious!!!! - Edit

Finally a Vegetarian place in the West End!!!! Lots of Vegan options.

Fast service. Very tasty!!! Definitely felt like a Vegan Mexican Fiesta in my mouth.

They are still sorting out their schedule. It'd be nice to see this place open for lunches too.

Pros: The tequila menu is great and the chaser was amazi

Cons: Portions could be a bit bigger, given the price. B

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Can't go wrong here - Edit

Delicious Mexican street food, very accommodating to dietary needs. Food is out of this world and staff is very friendly. We had a little of everything: guacamole, peppers, ceviche, tacos, dessert. Everything was amazing. You'll love it!

Pros: Delicious food, Accommodating for allergies, Cool music

Cons: Would probably be a little cramped if crowded

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Great food, needs vibe - Edit

Forget that the English translation for Lucha Verde (Fight Green) makes no sense. Forget that the walls are painted black and the music is inconsistent. Forget that the owner wears a t- shirt that says "doughnut addict". Forget all this because the food at this new vegetarian/vegan option restaurant is delicious.

The "simple street food" menu features selections from 4 categories (start, snack, tacos, dessert) each priced between $6 and $10. The highlight for me was the mushroom stuffed chili relleno taco topped with cactus salsa. My friends enjoyed the kabocha stuffed squash blossom taco and the achiote cauliflower taco with toasted pumpkin puree and orange salsa. We also enjoyed the merida mudd starter, a "salsa" made with refried beans and served with plantain chips. I would have had the $6 key lime pie cup for dessert but I ran out of money.

One taco is definitely not enough and things start to add up, especially when you factor a beer or two. I get that rent is high on Davie street so I have a suggestion: drop the food truck theme and expand the menu to include some affordable entree-like options so people will want to stay and drink from the fully stocked bar, which is where all the money is. Also the place needs a vibe. Good music and some improved lighting would help.

With some improvements this really good vegetarian restaurant experience could be really great.

Pros: Food, Service, Cleanliness

Cons: Small portions, Music/vibe, Expense

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Fantastic food and atmosphere - Edit

The food was really good and the staff was incredibly friendly. There is also a very exciting and delicious cocktail list. One of the best places I have eaten as a vegan in this city.

Pros: Staff is really personable and excited to talk abo

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Amazing Mexican vegan (and vegetarian) food - Edit

Holy crap. Ridiculous tacos, app's, and drinks. We were here from out of town on Canada Day and were shocked with every single dish brought to us, from eggplant ceviche and shishito peppers to 4 mind-blowing vegan tacos, from jackfruit BBQ to squash with watermelon salsa. Top 5 for us and we've been around the world!

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