Skip to Content

Vote Here: Vegan Taco Madness 2019 Tournament

Bracket Style Taco Tournament

Update 9/20: This is it! Vote in the Finals now!

Update 9/19: Congrats to our Final Four! Voting is now open to see who will be our two finalists!

Bracket Style Taco Tournament

Update 9/16

On to Round 2! Vote below or click here to vote on Facebook. Bracket Style Taco Tournament

Vegan tacos are on the rise in Los Angeles. It's a natural evolution of the city's official dish and changing eating habits of the Angelenos who are fueled by them. Veganism isn't relatively new in the Latino community. Think of all the different frijoles, calabacitas, arroz, tacos de papa, and many other accidentally vegan dishes that many of our abuelos and tatarabuelos subsisted on. Plant-based cuisine has always been the backbone of Mexican food, with many preparations emphasizing their vegetables first and foremost, with meat acting as a flavor and not the centerpiece.

We first noticed the rise of the vegan taquero a few years back, when four vegan spots made the Taco Madness list, and one (Taqueria Venganza) won the whole thing. The passion of the vegan community and the quality of the food was evident, so we endeavored to find a way to celebrate the vegan taco lifestyle in a more formal way.

Which leads us to today. We've partnered with Eat Drink Vegan and Cafe Gratitude to help support and extend their LA's Best Vegan Tacos festival, which will take place on September 21st in the Arts District, and feature many of the vegan taqueros that made our Sweet 16. Get your tickets now before it sells out!

Online voting for L.A.'s favorite vegan taco begins now. Please make sure to go try each of the restaurants and pop-ups on our list.

Our Sweet 16, selected in collaboration with Eat Drink Vegan
Chefs Mike Perez & Felix Alcaide - Oceanside Kitchen Collaborative
Chef Jesse Amaro - Love Amaro
Chef Alex Vargas - Vegatinos
Chefs Mollie & Elias Sosa Engelhart- Sage Plant Based Bistro
Chef Alan Sanz - Gracias Madre
Chef AJ McCloud - Tocaya Organica
Chef Sergio Mendez - Café Gratitude
Chefs Alex Garcia & Elvia Huerta - Evil Cooks
Chef Jocelyn Ramirez - Todo Verde
Chef David Fuerte - Masa Taco
Chef Jason Wood - Gratitude Kitchen & Bar
Chef Jared Simons - Taco Vega
Chef Raul Medina - Taqueria Venganza
Chef Richard Chang- Tacos La Tehuanita
Chef Dhanista Rivera - Om Sabor
Chef Charly Garcia - Charly's Vegan Tacos

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from L.A. TACO

‘Not Like Us:’ Kendrick Lamar Unifies Los Angeles In A One-Night-Only Juneteenth Concert, Placing West Coast Unity At the Forefront

“The Pop Out” wasn’t just a showcase of the breadth of talent and music that Los Angeles has to offer—it was a cultural renaissance, a presentation of art bursting with unity and West Coast pride. In a city with so much pain and suffering throughout history, “The Pop Out” showed that community is everything.

These Nayarit-Style, Ceviche-Stuffed ‘MarisCocos’ in Compton Taste Just As Good As They Do On the Beach

Each young coconut is macheted to order and imported from Colima. The tender meat is mixed in with the ceviche and its refreshing coconut water is served in a plastic bag. They are about the size of basketball and weigh five pounds—at least. It's officially summertime in Los Angeles!

June 20, 2024

Ten Architecture Gems to Visit in L.A.: If These Walls Could Talk

Did you know that one of the 11 world's most beautiful post offices in the world is located in Hollywood? And the "skinniest house" in the entire U.S. is located in Long Beach? Plus, Gargoyles. L.A. is for architecture lovers...if you know where to look.

How to Celebrate Juneteenth in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the place to be this Juneteenth, with a wider variety of free and exciting ways to celebrate, there is something for everyone to attend or participate in.

Announcing the TACO MADNESS 2024 ‘Best in Show’ Champion, Plus All the Tacos and Good Times You Missed Out On!

Thank you to every single of you who came out to support us in our quinceañera edition of TACO MADNESS 2024! This year's winner was a shocker and first-in-its class! See if you spot yourself and your TACO MADNESS crew in our photo recap!

June 18, 2024
See all posts