Meatless Monday is a Tucson Foodie feature highlighting a great, local meat-free meal every Monday.
Newly-opened Charro Vida features a wide variety of both vegan and non-vegan dishes.
We’ve eaten about a quarter of their whole menu so far, but we’ve already found a stellar vegan entree.
While enchiladas often have a generous amount of cheese and sour cream, Charro Vida has elevated the comfort food classic.
The Bandera Enchiladas at Charro Vida feature a trio of enchiladas in three mole sauces: calabacitas & beets en tomatillo; papas y poblano en chile rojo; chorizo planta en crema. The fluffy quinoa grain salad, beans, and veggies are a welcome departure from heavier conventional sides.
Although the dish doesn’t have the same gooey cheese of conventional Tex-Mex enchiladas, it still hits you right in the soul with satisfaction.
Find the Bandera Enchiladas at Charro Vida at 7109 N. Oracle Rd. For more information, visit charrovida.com.