Rancho Relaxo

Care of Karin Thomas

Once you’ve been to Rancho Relaxo, you’ll quickly learn why so many of their customers are regulars.

Located on College St, just west of Spadina, you’ll be greeted with warm smiles and inviting, casual Mexican décor. Most items on the menu have options for vegan dining (Daiya cheese, Tofutti sour cream, soy chicken/steak, and grilled veggies).

While choosing your order from the extensive menu, snack on complimentary hand made nacho chips and salsa. Rancho has all the standard favourites… fajitas, nachos, burritos, sopes, enchiladas, quesadillas, and tostadas, and more. They also have a great beer menu (Mexican and local beer, even a gluten-free brew!) as well as margaritas, daiquiris, sangria, and pina coladas!

One of my favourite Rancho meals is the tostadas. They are the perfect combination of crunchy corn tortilla, creamy refried beans, zesty pico de gallo, crisp lettuce and vegan cheese and sour cream. You have your choice of filling (vegan chicken/steak or grilled veg) and your meal comes with rice and a salad with Racho’s tangy house vinaigrette.

The fajitas are fantastic and the larger portion makes them ideal for sharing. Simply order extra tortillas and you can feed at least two people with this dish. Come hungry for this one!

Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! The deep fried vegan ice cream cannot be missed. Rich and creamy soy vanilla ice cream, battered and deep fried for a crispy outer shell, dusted with cinnamon and drizzled with agave. Vegan dessert heaven. And of course make sure to show your TVA Veg Card and get a 10% discount!

Discount: 10% off

Veg Status? Vegan-friendly

Where? 300 College Street (just west of Spadina)