• Taqueria El Gallo Rosa

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Bar offering a small food menu that labels what's vegan or can be. Choices include quesadilla with vegan cheese and oyster mushroom. Appetizers of guacamole and chips, nopal salad, and corn ribscan be ordered vegan, but veggie taco cannot be because cream is mixed into the veggie mixture. Could ask for oyster mushrooms as filling for taco instead. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm.

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6 Reviews

First Review by DNice88


Points +93

23 Aug 2023

One option

Mushroom is the one vegan option for tacos, and I enjoyed it a bit more than it looks like the other reviewers here did. Never an awesome feeling to be limited to one single choice, but throw in chips, salsa, guac, and a margarita, it wasn't a total loss of a meal.



Points +393

22 Jan 2023

One Vegan Taco Option Was Meh

They had one vegan taco option which had no flavour at all but it was still edible! Their guac and chips though is vegan and that was yummy!

Was a bit pricy for two to dine with several tacos and a snack. Wasn’t full after.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-22

Pros: Had vegan option, Their guacamole was yummy

Cons: Had one vegan taco option which had no flavour, A bit pricy when having several tacos and a snack, Was not full after


Points +47

19 Dec 2020

Bland and forgettable

I was excited to have a vegan Mexican option in Kailua. The tacos were so bland I had to bring them home to fix them. Nothing about them was authentic. Will never return.

Pros: Barely edible

Cons: Pricey, Not authentic , Bland flavor


Points +69

14 Jun 2020

Tacos were not good

I was so excited that another place was offering vegan options and I have heard great things about this spot from others. I ordered the vegan tacos. When I opened them up, it was basically just beans with a marinated (in red sauce) oyster mushrooms. I took a bite and the oyster mushroom was so tough, the entire mushroom (all attaches still and not chopped up) came out of the taco. I spit it out and basically just ate a corn tortilla with beans on it 🙄 which was not satisfying as I could do that at home in seconds. To make an awesome vegan taco would be so easy... just keep the beans and add veggies, guacamole, and cabbage.

Pros: 2 vegan options

Cons: Mushrooms were tough and it ruined the 🌮 taco.


Points +90

07 Feb 2020

Great flavor, small portions for the price

Had tacos and quesadilla (vegan) didn’t feel I was full when I left. The taste was fantastic.

Pros: Good flavor, Handmade corn tortillas , Friendly

Cons: Expensive , Small portions


Points +713

26 Oct 2019

Flavorful but a bit pricey

Really happy they have vegan cheese for the quesadilla, the fresh corn tortillas are excellent, and the oyster mushroom filling is very flavorful. However each taco is around $4 each and the quesadilla is around $8 and both are very small. If I were really hungry I would need 4 tacos and that would come out to $16 plus tax just for one meal.

The guacamole and margarita were also excellent! I would eat here again but more so for a good margarita and a snack, not so much for a full meal.

Pros: Has vegan cheese, Fresh tortillas, Flavorful mushrooms

Cons: Pricey, Small portions

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