22 September, 2020, 00:36

Meatless Monday: Bandera Enchiladas at Charro Vida

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.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.