Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mi Cocina

Being an Uptown hotspot, Mi Cocina in West Village is a favorite haunt of mine and many of my friends. Sure, my choices for vegan food are limited as with most Mexican restaurants, but I must admit I love a good Mambo Taxi and the cooks at Mi Cocina are always happy to accommodate my dietary needs. Mi Cocina's guacamole dip and complimentary chips and salsa are vegan, and an order of veggie nachos can be made vegan by omitting the dairy. A good friend of mine likes to call my veggie nachos "Makeshift Mexican Bruschetta" because, although the cooks claim the beans are vegan, I generally order mine without beans (it's a texture thing).

Try Mi Cocina on a Saturday night for good people watching and a Mambo Taxi from the beautiful and sweet Leslie or Ana while you wait to be seated. Reservations can be made for large parties and valet service is available, but I suggest taking a taxi if you plan on 
having more than one Mambo Taxi!

3699 McKinney Avenue
(469) 533-5663


It appears that Mi Cocina has a vegan menu item I'd been overlooking. The Latin Stir Fry includes fresh veggies stir fried with Latin spices and is served with a side of guacamole, pico de gallo, and corn or flour tortillas. Order the meal without rice, as it is made with a chicken broth base. 


Classy&Sassy said...

I love the Latin Stir Fry at MiCo - they also fold it into a tortilla for the Latin Stir Fry quesadillas. I don't suppose those would be vegan, though, because of the flour tortillas and cheese...

Eddie G said...

True, but a spoonful of guac usually does the trick for me as a cheese substitute!