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Vegan Mexican restaurant in Chinatown???

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kevin Nov 14, 2011 10:08 PM

A friend mentioned that there was a place in Chinatown that serves Mexican food that is vegan and tastes like it has meat in there. When I asked further, he couldn't recall any other details.

The chef mentioned that his grandmother started making dishes without meat and started mimicing the meat in vegetarian dishes.

Anyone have any clue what the name of this restaurant/cafe is? Also, my friend mentioned that it may have been inside a club or lounge or something like that, and that the vegan/vegatarian is only open in the daytime when the club is closed.

I realize this is really vague, but any help would be great.

  1. raytamsgv Jan 11, 2012 11:39 AM

    Could it be Homegirl Cafe?

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    1. re: raytamsgv
      k
      kevin Jan 11, 2012 07:27 PM

      I'm pretty sure it's not Homegirl Cafe.

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      wanwuyishi Jan 11, 2012 11:31 AM

      This is not in Chinatown, but directly north of it.. in Highland Park. Cinnamon is vegan, Mexican, and delicious.
      http://www.cinnamonvegetarian.com/

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        will47 Nov 15, 2011 09:43 AM

        From the description of the place, I think you're thinking of Doomie's home cooking, but they're not in that location anymore. Most of the food is vegan rendtions of trashy classics (mac and "cheese", "fried chicken", "shrimp cocktail", etc.), or, as they put it, "Americana Diner Food". I think their current location is in Hollywood.

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          BeenThereAteThat Jan 11, 2012 08:43 PM

          I can understand being a vegan, but I can't understand eating fake chicken or fake shrimp.

          1. re: will47
            k
            kevin Jan 11, 2012 08:51 PM

            Yeah, the closest place that it could be is Dommie's. But it still might not be it.

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