Saturday, May 1, 2010

I want my Mama!: Mama's Hot Tamales Cafe

 ++UPDATE: REVISITED "REVIEW". click HERE to read it and like it... :D++

Recently, My family and I had lunch at Mama's Hot Tamales Cafe. I had read about them on other blogs, and I learned that they are VERY vegan friendly.

Inside, this place is decorated with very bright colors, newspaper clippings on them, and a lot of art. It's all nice and all,but on to the food...

I must say, I was impressed with all the vegan options they had. I knew they were vegan friendly, but WOW!!!!

I ordered the Nopales salad, black bean and herb tamale, and a vegan torta. While we waited for our food, we drank our horchatas. It had been a while since I drank some good horchata and I was happy to know that it was vegan. All their drinks are!

Nopales salad: Grilled nopale with pico de gallo and Daiya cheese! I had never tasted anything like this before. It tasted a little salty, but not too salty, just right. I enjoyed it and I wanted more. I miss it. :(

Black bean and herb tamale: This tamale was very good. I recommend you have this! Black beans + herbs = yum.

Torta: WOW. I wasn't expecting it to be so...big! It looked like a brain. An edible, tasty brain! I didn't eat this at the Cafe because I was full after I ate the tamale, so it came home with me.

Yes, that is everything the torta had. Tomato, tofu, rice, beans, and daiya cheese! I had to cut it in half. This is what a torta should taste like. Other tortas, you suck!
My family ordered the non-vegan versions of the enchiladas, and some other stuff. I forgot. I was too busy enjoying my food, but they all liked what they had.
The server was also really nice. I bet the other servers are also just as nice. Mama herself was there too! She seemed nice :)
Mama's is perfect for vegans and non vegans! Everyone who likes mexican food should give this place a try! It'll make you scream for your mommy! (for a good reason)

2122 West Seventh Street (a half a block west of Alvarado St., and directly across
the southern border of MacArthur Park), Los Angeles, CA 90057
Mama mia! 0_0

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1 comment:

  1. Andy!
    I too have enjoyed the vegan options at Mama's. So glad you enjoyed and relished all of our vegan dishes. It has been a great experience for Sandi Romero (Mama) to include these items and I know they are always looking for more recipes. Thank you for the post. Next time you visit I know Sandi would love to meet you.