Pilar's Tamales

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 4 reviews )

2261 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 48103

Serves meat, vegan options available. Salvadoran cuisine cafe with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. Offers a few vegan items including house-made tamale, pupusa, and sides such as refried black beans, fried plantains, curtido (a cabbage slaw). Brightly decorated dining room. Art and jewelry for sale. Open Tue-Fri 9:30am-7:00pm, Sat 9:30am-6:00pm.

Categories: Take-out, Salvadoran, Latin American, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by Veggie860

Horchata!!! - Edit

One of few places I still enjoy after nine years in A2. Yuca side is fantastic, I could drink a gallon of the horchata, tamales are nice (and often there’s a seasonal veg option with local produce), beans and rice satisfy my garlic tooth, and the owner is genuinely friendly and remembers you. It’s out of the way for me and hour are somewhat limited, but I go here whenever I can.

Pros: several vegan options (clearly marked), very friendly, always tasty

Cons: closes somewhat early, plastic utensils

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great food, friendly service - Edit

Vegetarian and vegan options, prepared fresh served hot and all so delicious. Owner was friendly and bent over backwards to ensure our meal was good and to our liking. Plantains and yucca where perfect.

Pros: Fast friendly service

Cons: Paper plates?

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Call ahead for vegan tamales - Edit

Vegan tamales are not always available. Call Ahead to make sure they have them. There is one with tempeh, not so good but she prepares another one with some unique green leafs. Try to get that one, is my favorite.

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Great food; nice people! - Edit

We've liked all of the vegan tamales we've tried at Pilar's, including eggplant, yam (last Saturday's special -- delicious!), black bean, tempeh and olive, and sweet plantain. The vegetables are often from local farms. The fried yucca root is incredible too -- crispy, hot and tangy. We like the bright atmosphere of the restaurant, but Pilar's also has a regular food cart at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market on Saturday. The owners are welcoming and knowledgeable about vegan options.

Pros: Good value for good food, bright atmosphere, friendly staff

Cons: Limited menu

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