Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Fast, casual eatery. Many vegan tacos on offer and the vegetarian tostadas can be made vegan easily. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-9:00pm.

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22 Reviews

First Review by ashleycrowder


Points +33

21 May 2023

Great vegan food

This place is great. Vegan options. Great flavor

Pros: Great Vegan options

Cons: No locations close to my house



Points +1042

15 Dec 2022


Options for everyone. Fresh, quick and absolutely delicious!!


Points +27

26 Aug 2022

Tried for the first time

An earthy restaurant with a small bar and several good vegan and vegetarian options

Pros: A good selection of vegan and vegetarian meals, Food tastes fresh, Natural sodas and teas

Cons: Pricey


Points +52

01 Aug 2022

Great Healthy Mexican options

We love the vegan and gluten-free options!

Pros: Lots of creative vegan options., Flexible to make changes. , Great, friendly service!

Cons: Not consistent; varies with chef!


Points +352

29 Apr 2022

Clear Vegan Options, Big Portions

I love that they put so much effort into making clear vegan options rather than relying on customizations that get lost between the customer and the kitchen.

I always have enough food. The dishes are tasty with a lot of variety.

Love the fried plantains.


Points +20

29 Aug 2021

Best Mexican I've had in my life!

This place has a lot of vegan options that are unique and absolutely delicious. I'm also gluten free as ours hard to find VGF options and they have many! Thrilled to find this place!!!

Pros: Lots of delicious vegan and VGF options, Good prices, Friendly service

Cons: None!


Points +136

29 Aug 2021

Family Favorite

My family frequents this place and I love their vegan options, this place has awesome, flavorful tacos that are downright irresistible. Don’t miss out on their breakfast tacos either!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Flavorful, Great margaritas


Points +47

24 Jul 2021

Excellent vegan options

Taco Ocho is a long-time favorite for their plentiful vegan options. My regularly ordered items include the kale & mango salad, sweet potato & black bean quesadillas, and the Rico Ocho & Madre Tierra tacos. Their chips, roasted salsa, and guacamole are excellent, as well.

If you order to-go, CHECK YOUR ORDER before you leave. We have received several orders with incorrectly made items or missing items since the beginning of the pandemic. They always fix this for us, of course, but this wasn't an issue pre-pandemic, so we always double check now.

Pros: Excellent variety of vegan options, Fresh flavors

Cons: Missing/incorrect items


Points +43

30 May 2021

Delicious! Tons of vegan options!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options. We go every week!


Points +262

28 Mar 2021

Our Go-To Vegan+ restaurant

The food is always hot and fresh. For breakfast or brunch #1 is the Vegan Dream plate with chickpea scramble, potatoes, black beans and corn tortillas. For vegan tacos our favorite is Pura Vida.

Pros: Good selection of vegan dishes., Always great, quick service., Very affordable. Great value!


Points +222

02 Mar 2021


We found this place through happy cow searches and absolutely loved it! I had the vegan sweet potato and black bean quesadilla and it was wonderful and lots of food. My husband had the tostadas and said they were amazing! Definitely will return.

Pros: Great portions, Plenty of vegan vegetarian options

Cons: Smaller inside dining, but do have outdoor seating


Points +61

26 Sep 2020

Good Food Nice People

The food was really good!! And they had a vegan menu and also a lot of vegan options threw out the menu even the vegetarian options you can make vegan!! I had the Lemon Berry Açaí Soda it was sooo good!!!! The guy who works there Andrew was so amazing!! He was really nice and sweet we spoke to him over the phone before hand and he was so great. Also our server Mia was really good she was accommodating and checked on us often she was really great.

Pros: Vegan , Vegetarian , Good Service

Cons: Not Full Vegan


Points +127

01 Sep 2020

deserves 5 stars!!

incredible vegan options! I was thoroughly impressed. I don’t think you can go wrong.

Pros: Delicious, plentiful vegan options, Affordable, Clearly marked vegan items

Cons: They use styrofoam :(


Points +32

02 May 2020

Authentic and Tasty!

The sweet potato and black bean quesadilla is unbeatable!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Clearly marked menu, Large portions


Points +7923

27 Jun 2019

Loving their vegan options

Yes, the Ranchero (roasted potatoes) and Rico Ocho (plantains) tacos are super satisfying! All a la carte vegan tacos are $3.75, but they’re an even better deal on Taco Tuesdays when you can get two for $5.25. (They also have house margaritas for $3 on Taco Tuesdays.) I would go back to try the vegan quesadilla ($8.99). The jalapeño margarita was really yummy, too. The staff were sweet and didn’t kick us out even though we stayed and chatted until closing time.

Pros: plantains, salsa, staff


Points +316

17 Jun 2019

Amazing vegan tacos

I love the Ranchero and the Rico Ocho tacos! Their rice and beans are also super good :)

Pros: Marked vegan items, Nice atmosphere


Points +78

16 Feb 2019

Love the Ranchero taco

They have quite a few vegan options - at least 4 tacos, one quesadilla, and of course, black beans and rice. I sometimes have to tell them no cheese even if I’m ordering a vegan taco because for some reason, someone in the back likes to sprinkle cheese on top of the black beans.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Delicious, Good price


Points +97

29 Aug 2018

5 Stars!

Plenty of straight up vegan options and several Veggie options that can be made without the cheese or sour cream. The service was excellent. If I lived here i would make this a regular dinner spot. Please open one in San Leandro, CA!


Points +16

17 Jun 2018

Latin love is...

The wall says, "pure ingredients, food made from scratch, boldly paired." My husband (meat eater) and I (full-time vegetarian/part-time vegan) really enjoyed our meals. Being from out-of-town we're always on the lookout for restaurants that we can both eat at. Taco Ocho fulfilled our needs. The guac was pleasantly portioned, my tacos (the Ocho Maya and the Ranchero) and my husband's (Ancho Garlic Shrimp) were delicious. The rice and beans topped it off perfectly. We both wish we had an Taco Ocho near our home in Cali!

Pros: Meat and vegetarian/vegan options


Points +16

28 Nov 2017

Awesome Vegan tacos

They have both vegetarian and vegan tacos. Very delicious.


Points +24

20 Nov 2017

best Mexican food with vegan options

I would give this place 5 stars but the app wouldn't allow it! The vegan tacos are amazing! Served with rice and black refried beans. My favorite combo is the Ranchero and the Rico Ocho. The chips and salsa are free. The chips are thin and salsa is not too spicy. I've tried their frozen margaritas, and they are actually pretty good. They didn't taste like sweet and sour at all, but are really good with a gma floater! At $5 you can't find a better margarita!

Pros: great food, filling, plenty of vegan options , good happy hour


Points +22

27 Jul 2017


Yes I had the vegan tacos and they were sooooo good!

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