HappyCow is loading...

Trippy Taco

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 30 reviews )
Contact 03-94157711

234 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Victoria, 3065

Quick service Mexican food with dairy-free variations of cheese available. Menu includes breakfast burritos described as "corn tortilla madness," Nutella and banana in a flour tortilla, Inca cola, and beverages imported from Central and South America, Mexican beer and Mexican-style mixed drinks. Trance beats trip out onto the street from the interior which is painted bright orange. Previously located on Smith St in Collingwood. Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-9:00pm, Wed-Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Take-out, Mexican

Reviews (30)

First Review by ampallang

Fine for a quick lunch stop - Edit

We tried to visit for dinner but it was heaving, so we stopped by for a late lunch another day - I'm glad we did as we would not have had enough to eat for a dinner!

Food was tasty but nothing exceptional; I had a tofu asada burrito which, although thankfully not bulked out with rice or beans was essentially a salad wrap with tofu and guacamole. Their homemade hot sauce is delicious and once doused in that my burrito was more tasty. It's a bit disappointing that a veggie eatery would charge extra for vegan options, but you can opt out of any cheese or sour cream.

My partner had the tofu tacos which, as with my burrito, were fine but bulked out with salad and not overly special. He had a side of corn which was good.

This was perfect for a casual quick lunch, although in my opinion a little on the expensive side for mostly cheap ingredients.

Pros: Quick and easy, Great hot sauce

Cons: Charges extra for vegan options, Portions on the small/expensive side

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Tasty tacos - Edit

I had vegan tacos for lunch and they were yummy, as were the chips. Trippy taco has lots of vegan options. There was seating indoors and outdoors and staff were friendly. It's an enjoyable spot to have lunch.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

burritos are excellent, long wait time - Edit

Trippy's is as good as ever. Their mixed burrito is excellent and the trippy fries are delicious.

However, the wait time on food is ridiculous now that they're doing take away with uber eats. I recommend not going there in peak times.

Pros: cheap

Cons: long wait

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good but not great Mexican - Edit

I've eaten here three or four times now, and tried a different thing each time - nachos, tacos, tamales, quesadillas, and some of the desserts. None of the food has been bad, but somehow, I've never found it to be truly good either, except for the awesome Trippy Fries. Unfortunately (because I always want to love dedicated veg places), I have to say that if I feel like Mexican, a vegan burrito from Zambrero hits the spot better, even if they don't offer vegan cheese/sour cream.

Pros: Vegan cheese and sour cream, Cool atmosphere

Cons: Charge extra for vegan cheese

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Delicious, filling burrito - Edit

As part of a group of two vegans, and two non-vegans, I was in the area, and decided upon Trippy Taco for an early lunch after an early morning flight to Melbourne.

They were quiet that morning, so our orders came out pretty quick. We had a plate of chips, dusted with paprika, to share among us. I've never thought of dusting chips with paprika, but it definitely worked.

I had a vegan tofu burrito. It was packed with filling goodness, including vegan cheese and enough tofu to feed a small elephant. On top of that, it was delicious.

While not an exclusively vegan restaurant, every meal has a vegan alternative, and the staff seem to truly understand veganism. The food was delightful, incredibly filling, and not too expensive. All in all, a pretty good introduction to Vegan food in Melbourne.

Pros: Great food, Very filling, Well priced

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

¡Ay, caramba! - Edit

I have enjoyed Trippy's selections on several occasions - in particular the nachos, tacos and burrito. The taquitos can be hit and miss, but overall Trippy Taco is a viable option for Vegans craving Mexican fare.

Vegan cheese and sour cream are available, so be sure to mention your preference when ordering.

Updated from previous review on Friday July 24, 2015

Pros: Quick service

Cons: Small space

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

One more time - Edit

I have eaten here twice and have had the Taquitos, Burrito and Fries.
The Taquitos are disappointing and the Burrito was over the top, but that was my fault for choosing to have too many fillings!
Very likely to go back to try some of the other options.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

trippers - Edit

I can't help but succumb to the veg*n culinary cultural cringe and compare Trippy to places like Dolores in Berlin, where the huge range of vegan fillings let you build your own amazing burrito, bowl, or quesadilla. Trippy pretty much just has two options - tofu or beans, accompanied by standard salsa, guac, cheese, sour cream and salad available in various tortilla arrangements that all kinda taste a bit same same-y.

That said, I do enjoy a feed here from time to time. I usually start my meal with a Sol and a serve of their skinny fries, dusted with sweet, smoky paprika to share. I've enjoyed many a burrito in both the bean and tofu varieties. My mates often go for the combo of both. The nachos really hit the spot and take me back to my childhood. Their dairy substitutes are pretty spot on. They just switched to Daiya which is your best bet for chewy, stretchy, melt. Not sure which sour cream they use (tastes like it could be Tofutti) but it's very creamy and slightly tart.

Last night I felt I'd made a mistake ordering the taquitos, however. I know it's a bad food cliche, but the crispy rolled tortillas tasted a bit like deep fried cardboard. Weird, because I'm sure they're the same in the nachos. Maybe it's the ratio and distribution of toppings that makes this dish not quite work. In the future I think I'll stick to the soft, chewy, wheat flour tortilla.

Pros: imported beers, seasoning on fries , dairy replacements

Cons: lack of variety , service can be pretty brusque , limited seating

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

The Best Mexican In Australia. I Want It In My Mouth Every Day - Edit

This place is incredible. The best Mexican in Australia. The only con is that they are not 100% vegan. Don't go past this one. Do it. Just do it. Just eat it. So good.

Pros: Great Food , Vegan Nachos! , Has Beer

Cons: Not 100% Vegan

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Deliciously vegan - Edit

I used to always ride by but never had the chance to drop in. Now that I've been there I regret not taking some time to come around every now and then.

Their tacos and burritos are delicious and the vegan cheese and vegan sour creme are more than great. You should also get some of their chips but only if you can risk not getting enough of them!

Pros: Delicous food, Everything can be done vegan

Cons: Surcharge for vegan cheese

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

¡Es fantástico! - Edit

Some friends took me to this place for the first time; I was not disappointed. A delicious gigantic burrito and fries for lunch left me satisfied until beyond dinner.

Pros: Huge burritos, Plenty of vegan options

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Perhaps not - Edit

Had high hopes for this, especially given how many people were queuing but ..... disappointing

the tofu asada tacos were good, full of flavour and contrasting textures, but the taco could have been a bit bigger

the quesadilia with black beans, on the other hand, was too big, and suffered from that plus having a very watery tomato salsa. needed heaps of chilli sauce to make it taste ok, which is never a good sign

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Average - Edit

My friend and I had the original burrito- mine's vegan, his not. He loved it, thought it was the best burrito he had ever had. I was much more 'meh' about it. The vegan cheese is entirely tasteless and the flavour was dominated by sultanas and beetroot. To me it was like a salad wrap with black beans and nothing I'd really recognise as a burrito, it was petty garlic-y but not really any other obvious flavouring. Maybe some people appreciate the bit of creativity but I just want a good burrito.

Given they were burritos I found the service a bit slow but not slow compared to what you'd wait in any restaurant. We were there around 3 and it wasn't empty but it was easy to get a seat. The general feel of the place was nothing special but nothing annoying either.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

So disappointed - Edit

I was so looking forward to this place as Mexican food is my favorite. The first time we tried it was so packed that we had to go somewhere else. The next day we decided to go at an odd time to avoid the crowd and get a seat. We were there at 5:15 and there were still no tables. Someone got up and we were very close to the kitchen. It was really loud.
We got our margaritas first, which were great. VERY strong, which I was happy with. Then the food. They got one of the orders wrong (black bean tacos instead of tofu) but we didn't complain as we didn't want to wait longer. It was all kind of bland. I could have popped open a can of beans and tossed some toppings on at home in about 5 minutes and get a similar result. The taco meal wasn't very filling and we were left wanting more.
All and all, it was just ok.

Pros: only veg mexican place

Cons: cost for size, super busy

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

rectified! - Edit

Old review below. thought I'd give them another try for my birthday. The food was great, had tacos this time. We all loved our food! When they found out it was my birthday, they brought me the only vegan dessert- FREE!!! I told them how they sucked the previous time and I'm now a believer in their food. They were so sweet. Been again and still impressed. Maybe the nachos always suck? Never going to try them again though. Give them a try, trippy tacos is great!
They did lower the music when asked, portions are small but good.

My daughter and I shared the nachos. It was $17 for the vegan version. Everyone was really nice and helpful but.... food came and it was a plate of nasty, cheap looking greasy chips with some oily cheese slopped on half the chips. There was a scattering of dried out black beans (maybe 2 tablespoons at most) and a smear of guacamole which was less than an 1/8 of a teaspoon. I asked for the red sauces on the side. When the waiter came around I pointed out the lack of guac and he promptly brought a decent amount. The guac tasted good. I will never order that again, what a rip off! The meals others got looked good so I will give them another try but NEVER get the nachos again!!!
It was WAY too loud and I couldn't even hear myself think the music was blasting so loud on a Saturday afternoon.
Updated from previous review on Thursday October 25, 2012

Pros: friendly staff, many vegan options

Cons: scrimpy meal, music too loud still

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Link to this page from your site. .
Return to Fitzroy Vegetarian Restaurants & Health Food Store Listings
Business Owners, if you see an unfair review, read this.
Why was my review removed? - details
Reviews are not endorsed by HappyCow - review terms
Has Trippy Taco closed, shut down, moved, or changed? Please use the Update Form.
This page has been viewed 3268 times.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now