Quesadilla La Reina Del Sur

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2235 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60647

Vegetarian Mexican cuisine restaurant est. since 2011. Uses some soy meats and vegan cheese is available on request. Each day a daily dish and a soup. You can find vegan baked goods here. Open Mon-Thu 10:00am-11:00pm, Fri 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Juice bar, Take-out, Mexican

21 Reviews

First Review by SynthVegan

unbelievable - Edit

Honestly the best Mexican veg food I’ve ever had. This is the new go to when I come to Chicago. Honorable mention: Pastor Quesadilla, steak soya torta.

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Delicious, fast, family owned. - Edit

Great menu beyond just tacos and burritos. Delicious food served up quickly. Friendly and efficient staff. I'll be back!

Pros: Lots of vegan options.

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ok - Edit

Cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff waited on us. Menu is very extensive and explanatory. Prices are cheap. I had both types of tamales which were decent. Also had the mushroom quesadilla which I wouldn't recommend. It was hot but not like pressed and grilled like i would have expected. a lot of mushrooms with a small amount of onions and daiya cheese inside. Bland.

Pros: extensive menu, friendly, cheap

Cons: ok food

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Everything was delicious! - Edit

We ordered Tortas, a tamale, cake, and two horchatas which were humongous. I felt like the pricing was pretty reasonable. Just be sure to ask what is vegan or not because it’s not labeled!
Can’t wait to go back

Pros: not expensive

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meh - Edit

We stood at the counter in front of 4 employees for 5 minutes before anyone asked what we wanted. It was weird. The food was authentic and tasty but I wouldnt eat it again. Btw there is no $5 foot long burrito. There are 3 identical menus all with different prices. I still don't know what I paid for.

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My favorite place in Chicago. - Edit

I adore this place. Delicious, home-style mexican cooking. Very affordable and the portions are big. The staff is super-sweet. They have foods that you don't see in the US very often: pumpkin blossoms, nopales and huitlacoche, as well as a lot of really good meat-substitutes.

Pros: Pretty much everything is great.

Cons: Slightly unusual hours, so check before you go.

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vegan Mexican food! - Edit

It was good. The service was nice and the food was hot and tasty. Mole on Sundays! We will definitely come again.

Pros: Vegan Mexican food!, juice bar, many options

Cons: 45 minute drive for me

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So good - Edit

Get the veggie cubano or their humongous super burrito & taste the flavors of the Mexican meats you've missed for so long... the barbacoa is to die for. Huge quesadillas, awesome salsas. The soup is always bomb & they have tons of unique juices & smoothies!

Pros: Tons of veg meat options , Dairy or veg cheese , Cheap

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Such Fun! - Edit

Very humble storefront and neighborhood. Wonderful eating. I'd never seen a vegetarian Mexican restaurant before, and not just without meat--about everything is made with meat analogs. It is stated to be vegan friendly, but having eaten there a number of times when I go through Chicago, I don't think I've eaten any cheese on what I order right off the menu.

You can order at the counter, especially to go, or sit and be served. (If your server's English is halting, don't try to ask much alteration from the menu!)

If you can't handle the very spiciest of Mexican cuisine, be sure to ask. There are scads of taco choices, for instance; and I once just pointed at several that looked good (after all, it's all vegetarian!), but one of them turned out to be a bit much for my gringo tongue--ate it anyway, with tears flowing down my face!

Lots of juices if you're in to that sort of healthy drinks, but I've not yet tried any!

Pros: Great choices, wonderful taste, very fair prices.

Cons: Not the place to celbrate anniversary with wife!

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so yummy - Edit

Awesome vegan Mexican food!

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GET HERE! - Edit

I have to admit one of things we really miss is going out for Mexican food. Remember those combination plates with the gravy and melted cheese? So we were determined to get here while visiting Chicago. It was a trip from the Loop (we took a taxi, but you don't have to).
Anyway, the important thing is the amazing food in a typical, very basic setting with friendly staff. We started off with handmade tamales; authentic and delicious! I got stuffed poblanos, which came with rice and the creamiest refrieds ever. It was fantastic. My husband got these "steak" burritos which also came with rice/beans. They were amazing. We got a pair of Tinga--chicken quesadillas. It was all just incredible. No cervezas on the menu, but she told us it's BYOB and we ran across the street and bought a beer. It was all pretty cheap, it just doesn't get any better.

Pros: Delicious and authentic, Cheap, Friendly

Cons: Very informal setting (if you care)

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Amazing Food and Good spot - Edit

I have not had this good of Mexican food in being vegan for the past 4 years. The steak tacos were awesome and the server Izella was very helpful and sweet. Me and the Wife will be back in for sure our next stop in Chicago.

Pros: cheap, delicious, cool spot

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When I miss home, I eat here. - Edit

I'm from the Southwest, and when I moved here one of the biggest things I missed was vegan friendly Mexican food.

Even though the food is more expensive then what I would get in Phoenix, it's cheap for Chicago, the portions are bigger, and it's good to know the only thing on the menu I can't eat is the eggs. They serve agua frescas and vegan horchata(!), along with all the Mexican foods I grew up with, including vegan menudo, mole, and pozole!

I have eaten most things on the menu, my favorites are the super burrito (averages 19" with an 11” circumference, but only costs a little more than their regular burritos), and flor del calabaza quesadilla which melts in my mouth.

Sometimes service can be a little slow, and they are Seventh Day Adventists, so they observe the Sabbath starting at sundown on Friday, and ending at sundown on Saturday, so their hours can be a bit wonky.

The good members of the community and host lots of vegan bake sales, but if you go there to eat during one, beware that other people might have the same idea and food will take longer.

Pros: Almost whole menu available vegan, Big portions, Low prices

Cons: Odd hours on Friday and Saturday, Service can be slow if busy, No wifi

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great place to try Mexican food - Edit

Being English we haven't eaten much Mexican food, and it was so great to have this place to go to (twice - and we'd definitely love to go back). The food was all really good, very good value. They have unusual things (or at least, unusual for us) - nopales (cactus) and corn truffles. Loved the pork skin quesadilla and the torta in particular. Everything was very good. When you get there, they bring you tortilla chips and three kinds of salsa.

Tips - if you want daiya cheese rather than tofu as cheese replacement, you need to ask specifically - it's no problem and no more expensive. Also, I really wanted to try the cup cakes but they weren't available either time. They did have other desserts but it's inconsistent what they have. Apple pie was brilliant.

Really delicious and unusual fresh fruit juices / smoothies too.

Pros: Delicious, Amazing value, Variety of Mexican food

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super burrito - Edit

The super burrito is HUGE! It's really two burritos.

Pros: huge portions, lots of options, small location

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Delicious Mexican Food - Edit

Great vegan tacos, huaraches, quesadillas, and tortas. Try the torta cubana or anything with the arrachera.

Pros: Authentic, Cheap, Delicious

Cons: Weird hours

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Great Food at a Good Price - Edit

We were a large group that included vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Everyone liked the food including the children. The portions were large and prices were very reasonable. Service was a little slow but very friendly. I will definitely go back often.

Pros: excellent food, great value, healthy cuisine

Cons: Service a little slow

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tasty and excellent value - Edit

Just another little Mexican hole in the wall, friendly, relaxed, casual. I got a steak quesadilla [it was made with what appeared to be a whole wheat tortilla]and a horchata. Portions were generous and the accompanying salsa had the right zing and flavor. Half the patrons were Mexican, half were gringos.

Pros: delicious, good value, salsa

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Fake Meat Mexican? - Awesome! - Edit

I just found out about this place...I had a soy-steak taco, and 'twas divine. The service was fast and friendly, and I will definitely go back.

Pros: Good selection, Friendly service

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Eh - Edit

I only went there once and am not in a rush to go back. The service was super slow and they totally messed up my order. The worst part was that when they fixed it, they recycled the food I had already taken a bite out.

Oi

Pros: A lot of vegan choices, Fresh juice

Cons: Closed on saturdays and early on fridays

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Quesadilla - Edit

Quesadilla is a non-fancy legit Mexican restaurant serving a full vegetarian menu primarily consisting of mock meats. Being a vegan, and vegetarian my whole life, I thought I'd seen all the various kinds of mock meats, but today my eyes were opened even further... Mock sheep? Mock pork skins? Interesting. Well I wasn't feeling too adventurous at the time so I went with a Torte Milaneza (a mock steak sandwich) without mayo and my bf had a Huarache - we both thought the food was OK. The employees showed interest in offering more vegan items and said they fully intend to add Daiya vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, and vegan mayo. Definitely call and ask if they have the items before getting your heart set on having those them with your meal - if they don't have them I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you brought in your own.

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