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El Cantaro Vegan Mexican Restaurant

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791 Foam St, Monterey, CA 93940-1031
+1 831-646-5465
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 10:00 - 15:30
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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there because we have some dietary restrictions and this is the only vegan restaurant in town. My husband thought the Taquitos Plate was good and I took a burrito which was also good, but nothing more. Bottom line- it was a pretty average place

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Thank Bennyski
Atascadero, California
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very good. Are you a Vegan, you're going to like it here! Great menu and very friendly service. I'll be back for more!

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Thank winkphoto
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This is amazing vegetarian/vegan food. I got the Cantaro burrito covered in red sauce and it was spectacular. The chips and salsa are also good, but, if you like it hot ask for the extra spicy because it is good for the chips and the burrito. The only downside here is the amount of seating needs to increase. Seems like... More 

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New Jersey
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican food at a good price too. Great for a quick meal. Will come back next time in Monterey

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a vegan Mexican restaurant near Cannery Row. Good options,but very much a fast food place with plastic plates. OK for a quick meal.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

As veggie come vegans it's hard to find options to eat in towns you visit. Often the only options appear to be a lame salad or greasy veggie burger. I'm pleased to say the food here is excellent. The grilled pineapple burrito Michelle had was delicious. I had a walnut salad which was tasty if small, not recommended as a... More 

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Panama
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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here while visiting Monterey. I am vegan and my husband is vegetarian/striving to be vegan. We were so excited to have vegan Mexican food. Hubby had the nachos and really liked them. I had the 'chicken' enchiladas with red sauce; they were just ok. I thought the chicken lacked flavor and I wasn't gaga over... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We saw this restaurant on trip advisor while staying in Monterey. We both enjoyed our meals. We shared a salad, my husband had a burrito and I had enchiladas. We enjoyed them all and there was a lot of food. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Thank moe2468
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This little restaurant serves vegan Mexican food that is remarkably authentic and good, and the service is extremely welcoming and helpful. We had very good pozole and a fun "ceviche" that (of course) was made without fish. A very good option for Mexican food for vegans!

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Thank MGVA
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Eating good restaurant food and being vegan are usually mutually exclusive. This place rocks and was a most welcome respite from a salad or garden burger. I had a 'chicken' burrito with the most incredible black beans I've ever had. My wife had tamales that brought tears to her eyes. It's not fancy, you order at the counter, but food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 Foam St, Monterey, CA 93940-1031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-646-5465

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?