Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican cuisine with a separate vegan menu. Open Mon 17:30-23:00, Tue-Thu 12:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

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15 Reviews

First Review by mazpez


Points +29

01 Jul 2023

Great service, tasty food and wonderful atmosphere.

If I could give five stars I would! Went here on two occasions while on holiday. The vegan options were tasty and left me feeling full while more options would be nice the ones provided were a whole lot better than most places! Absolutely loved the corn ribs! If I lived closer would be a regular.

Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere



Points +452

14 Mar 2022

Good food, a little disorganised.

The food here is good, however our order wasn’t fulfilled. It seemed the same had happened on the table next to us. Nice environment.


Points +2300

14 Dec 2021

Interesting vegan options

Vegan options are clearly labelled and it was nice to see some more inspired choices. We were advised to order 1-2 dishes per person and shared the vegan steak tacos, small nachos, mushroom melt and sweet potato fries. It was a nice amount of food between two people and we generally enjoyed the dishes although the mushroom melt was a bit too spicy for me (I have quite a low chilli threshold).
The dishes are served 'tapas style' (i.e. they come out as they are ready) which isn't to my preference but service was efficient.
We had an early dinner on Sunday and it was quiet.
(Visited October 2021)

Pros: Interesting vegan options , Central location, Independent

Cons: Dishes not served at the same time


Points +134

26 Sep 2021

Superb evening eatery

Great atmosphere, great staff and lovely vegan menu. We had the set menu with tacos, patatas Tojo and a side order of sweet potato fries. The Chuffle vegan desert was delicious too.

Updated from previous review on 2019-06-29

Pros: Great vegan desserts


Points +666

17 Sep 2021

Lots of good options

Great selection of food to share or to put together your own little meal. Staff incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Deffo recommend! Also agree with previous comments on the drinks section I loved that they pointed out if it is vegan friendly or not!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Great staff, Awesome drinks menu

Cons: Rather high price


Points +333

21 May 2021

Cheesey Vegan Options

There are plenty of vegan options and I was impressed that the whole drinks menu was labelled to show what was vegan.
The vegan nachos and the chilaquiles was really nice - they don’t hold back on the vegan cheese!
The vegan steak tacos were okay - wouldn’t order them again.

Pros: Vegan drinks, Loads of options, Lots of cheese


Points +754

04 Oct 2020

Lots of vegan options

The food was quite nice and good portions. We couldn’t finish all that we ordered. Would have been nice from the waiter to let us know that we were ordering too much as we weren’t sure of the portion sizes.
Would be nice if they would have a choice of Mexican wine!
If you’re looking for vegan Mexican food, this is the place to go! Nice vegan cheese!

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +90

14 Sep 2020

Great nachos and tacos

Had a great time here. I’m normally not a fan of vegan cheese but whatever they used on the nachos was great. They were piled high with guac and salsa as well; we demolished them! The jackfruit tacos were also great and super flavourful had meaty texture. The bean dip was delicious also. I would skip the patatas bravas; they were a bit bland.


Points +54

04 Aug 2019

Great food.

We have been here a few times now. The vegan sharing platter is delicious.

Pros: Fresh food, Friendly service , Good atmosphere


Points +503

13 Apr 2019

Yum Mexican

Has a separate vegan menu with many options including desserts. Nice cocktails too

Pros: Helpful staff


Points +45

10 Mar 2019

Would give 5 stars if I could but the app won’t let me!!

Probably my favourite eatery in Bournemouth - I fell in love with this place on my first visit.

Exceptional food, large portions and great staff.

I never get bored of visiting and can easily have dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine for a good price.

Vegan options are marked, even the wine menu! Specials are available and generally include vegan options too.

If you have a large group, take the set menu (around £20-£25), you’ll be amazed at how much food you see!

Pros: Fantastic food and great portions, Fun atmosphere without being intrusive, Lovely staff


Points +210

20 Jun 2018

Good food

Good vegan options, good quality food, good prices. Would eat here again.

Pros: Quite a few vegan choices


Points +179

11 Jun 2018

Worth a visit

A good selection of vegan dishes and side dishes. The food was very tasty, but if I were to criticize I would say the portions were slightly too large :) Warmly recommended.

Pros: A decent vegan menu.


Points +4242

03 May 2018

Great Vegan Options

Visited whilst on holiday, a good selection of vegan options including desserts. Had spicy nuts, guacamole, chipotle houmous, mushroom tostadas, patatas bravas and house greens, all fabulous tasty dishes.

Also label which wines are vegan and when I went, all the wines on the list were vegan apart from one.

Pros: Vegan menu, Vegan wines, Vegan desserts


Points +35

30 Apr 2018

An independent gem!

I cannot say enough amazing things about this place! Really awesome vegan options, a cosy, rustic vibe with rad music and staff that aim to please and make you feel at home. Dinner was so good that I went back the very next day for lunch and I couldn't resist another 'Chase into the night' cocktail, so innovative! I will definitely be back :D

Pros: A whole vegan menu with several options, Amazing authentically Mexican inspired cocktails, Super friendly staff

Cons: They ran out of jackfruit, Busy in the evenings, so need to book, Cocktails are on the pricey side

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