June 1, 2013

La Terraza for Vegan Mexican Food in Old Sacramento


Vegan cimichanga plate at La Terraza in Old Town Sacramento

It was Cinco de Mayo and a warm day in Old Sacramento. I was really wishing to get in the spirit with some Mexican food but there are not a lot of vegan options in Old Town Sacramento.

Our party of two vegans and one omnivore stopped into La Terraza and got on the waiting list hoping for something vegan as I enjoyed classic margarita while we waited. I was sort of skeptical when I identified to our server that two of our party of three were vegan. The server impressed me by knowing not only what vegan meant but also knowing which of their menu item were vegan or could be prepared vegan.

As it turns out the re-fried beans and Mexican rice are both vegan so my son and I each ordered a veggie chimichanga with no cheese and no sour cream (we even got extra guacamole substituted for sour cream). I was quite stuffed afterwards which may have been attributable to the endless supply of chips and salsa while we waited.

I would not have expected to find such vegan options at an authentic Mexican eatery like La Terraza. It turns out that it is not a happy accident. The management at La Terraza is actually conscientious enough to not only have vegan options but to train their staff about what is vegan and what is not.



La Terraza has a great causal atmosphere and out door balcony seating overlooking the street and they have authentic tasting vegan Mexican dishes. Old Sacramento has suddenly become a destination for vegan dining.

La Terraza is at 1027 2nd St, in the heart of Sacramento’s Old Town.