Tag Archives: Mexican Food

Toloache — 3 Stars


Where can you find the best vegetarian restaurant in New York?  In one sense, it’s not surprising that Mexican restaurant is vegetarian-friendly  — you can get pretty much anything with beans instead of meat.  But Toloache, which got one star from the New York Times‘s Sam Sifton, is a step above the rest.  This theater district outpost of Chef Julian Medina has some great vegetarian food, and it’s not the same tortilla-beans-cheese formula that is all-too-common at other restaurants. Continue reading

El Chile (Austin, TX)

I was in Austin, Texas this past weekend for a friend’s wedding.  After the wedding and before my flight back to New York, I had a little time to explore the city.  I visited the LBJ Library and Museum and then had lunch at El Chile Cafe & Cantina, which was recommended to me by my friend.

I didn’t have high hopes for vegetarian food in Texas, and I hadn’t checked El Chile’s menu ahead of time.  (I just knew it was between the LBJ Library and the airport.)  I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading