While it might be hard to envision Tex-Mex and/or Mexican food without the customary beef, pork, or chicken, it is not difficult to find tasty vegan dishes in Huntsville and Madison. Lucky for those of us of the vegan persuasion who love Mexican food, we can enjoy the full complement of tacos, fajitas, fajita bowls, quesadillas, nachos, and burritos.

Taco-loving masses should flock to these eateries, since they provide a wide variety of meat-free options found on the menu. These restaurants are breaking the mold of traditional Mexican food, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be tasty.  

Fire & Spice Tex-Mex Smokehouse 

Fire and SpiceFire & Spice was established in 2015 as a Food Truck and has continued hitting the roads of Huntsville since. A fusion of old school Tex-Mex and new age Central Texas Barbecue, they offer vegan options directly on the menu including the Peta Burrita, a dish of rice, pinto beans, sautéed veggies, corn salsa, fried avocados, hot sauce, served with one side. 




Hops N Guac

Hops and GuacHops N Guac is a fast-casual Mexican-fusion restaurant in Huntsville’s Campus No.   805. Their menu showcases a Roasted Vegetables Taco (no queso fresco), Black Bean & Corn Taco (no queso fresco or crema), or the Portabella Rojas (no rice or beer queso). Here is the veggie quesadilla filled with vegan shredded cheese and   veggies with a side of lettuce, guacamole and pico. Beware that the rice is cooked in   chicken stock, but they do offer vegan queso.

 Hops N Guac 

 2620 Clinton Ave W Suite B,
Huntsville, AL 35801






Teresita's Tamales

Teresa's TamalesTeresita’s Tamales Food Truck, created by sisters, Yesenia, and Jessica, inspired by their mother, Teresita. Teresita's Tamales offer two signature vegan tamales. You can choose between a tamale with jalapenos, tomatoes, and onions or zucchini, jalapenos, and corn. They offer the combo with Frijoles (Beans) and Mexican Corn. Grab the watermelon flavored agua fresca!! Check out their FB and IG for their scheduled location.








Agave and Rye

Agave and RyeAt Bridge Street, Agave & Rye offers traditional Mexican street faves, epic tacos, and 90+ tequilas. With a rotating menu, they strive to carry delicious and unique vegan options. They have Jackfruit and Mushroom Birria Style Tacos Vegan made with vegan cheese, onion, vegan dipping consommé. This vegan option at Agave & Rye is saucy, crispy, and flavor-packed! The tortilla is dipped in consomé, then stuffed with jackfruit, mushrooms, and vegan cheese before being crisped up on both sides with more vegan cheese, served with more consommé and pico de gallo.

Agave & Rye 

365 The Bridge St, Huntsville, AL 35806








ChueysChuy’s Tex-Mex restaurant originated in 1982 in Austin, Texas. There are few ways to chow down vegan here. Veggie Enchiladas are filled with spinach, onions, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell peppers, serranos, roasted green chiles, and corn (no cheese) in homemade blue corn tortillas with Ranchero sauce. Served with green chile rice and refried beans. Garnished with pico de gallo, lettuce and jalapenos. For something lighter, Mexi-Cobb Salad made with green chiles, avocados and tomatoes on a bed of fresh, mixed salad greens (no chicken or cheese).


935 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35801








Taco Mama

Taco MamaWho doesn’t love tacos, burritos, and nachos? With three locations to choose from, this funky restaurant offers several vegan options. Build your own tacos, burrito, burrito bowl or Jorge’s nachos. Order straight from the menu the burrito bowl called the Tree Hugger with cilantro-lime rice, black beans, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, and mild salsa. The guacamole does contain dairy, ask for fresh avocado instead. The cilantro-lime does include honey.









La Esquina Cocina

La EsquinaThis family-run establishment offers authentic Mexican food with a modern touch. Located downtown on the corner of Holmes Ave & Spragins St., La Esquina Cocina is sleek with an open-air seating area. The most popular item is the Taco Plate with your choice of 3 tacos served with Mexican fried rice and Peruvian refried beans. With two vegan options: Rajas’ oven roasted poblano peppers and onions, refried black beans, and (request no beer cheese). Taco Vegetariano oven roasted vegetable medley, poblano, red onion, and (request no queso fresco). The staff is attentive and eager to help.

La Esquina Cocina 

127 Holmes Ave NW Suite 101, Huntsville, AL 35801








Tulum Cantina And Grill

Tulum CantinaTulum Cantina and Grill is tucked away off Martin Road in Madison. Here you can order the Vegetarian Street Tacos. You just need to request no-dairy. Tacos are a delicious way to enjoy vegetables. These soft tacos are filled with cauliflower, broccoli, onions, mushrooms, and peppers. They are served with freshly diced onions, cilantro, and lime. Make sure you grab one of their Paletas made from fresh fruit!


Tulum Cantina Grill 

 671 Martin Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824