Editor's Note: After publication, Zocalo Tequileria announced it would close its doors to regular service on July 18.
Plant-based burgers are all the rage. But at downtown Cleveland’s Zocalo Tequileria the trend comes in taco form.
This vegan delicacy starts with a base of ground Beyond Meat cradled in a flour tortilla. It then gets topped with avocado, vegan slaw, black bean and corn salsa and crispy sweet potato.
Even though it’s been on the menu only a brief time, it has been an immediate success. Part of that popularity comes from Zocalo’s chimichurri, a bright and zesty sauce that adds zing to each bite.
It’s so good that the only people who know the recipe are the chefs inside Zocalo’s kitchen.
“Everything here is made with so much love, we put in the effort,” says operating manager Eileen Alvarez.
All of these ingredients are prepared fresh and collaborate beautifully to give you the perfect, balanced bite of sweet, creamy, salty and crunchy.
“We wanted to [serve meatless options] because everybody in Cleveland was trying to get vegan options and nobody really had them,” says Alvarez. 2071 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, 216-781-0420, zocalocleveland.com