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El Cantaro Vegan Mexican Restaurant

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791 Foam St, Monterey, CA 93940-1031
+1 831-646-5465
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 10:00 - 15:30
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Cerritos, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last night in Carmel/Monterey and we decided to eat here for dinner. I was REALLY surprised to find a Vegan Mexican restaurant in town with NO SOY options. Many items in the menu to choose from. The barbecue burrito alone was enough for me. The staff was helpful and friendly. If I come back to visit, I... More 

Thank litameadows
Chennai (Madras), India
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The whole meal was fantastic. Great quality and good service.usage of fresh ingredients and great value.favorite of both Kids and adults

Thank BhuvanaS_13
Seattle, Washington
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136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I became a vegetarian when I was 12. Prior to that I LOVED fajitas. I don't order them anymore, because without meat, the are just not that interesting. So I was thrilled to find a vegan place that has fresh fajitas. And they tasted JUST like I remember. Spouse got the mole, which was only ok, not amazing. Order at... More 

Thank SeattleReebs
Oakland, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

great food even for non vegans. Kale salad was good (although I prefer my kale "massaged" a bit to break it down - I would still get it again. Loved the dressing. The highlight was the mushroom taco in a soft fresh corn tortilla. Great flavor built in. I could eat dozens of those!

Thank LZomer
San Diego, California
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764 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Loved the margaritas here. We came in for a late lunch and had drinks and tacos for the whole family.

1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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

Thank Bennyski
Atascadero, California
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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!

Thank winkphoto
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank Trailhound73
New Jersey
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank scottaNewJersey
Edinburgh, Scotland
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150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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.

Thank Scotland1981

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?