Vegan Options at Del Taco (Updated 2021)

Vegan Options at Del Taco

The vegan options at Del Taco continue to improve with their use of Beyond Meat! Let me repeat that in case you hadn’t heard this already… Del Taco has Beyond Meat! Del Taco seems to be on the forefront of the new (and awesome!) trend of fast food companies incorporating some type of vegan “meat” substitute into their menus.

The beauty of supply and DEMAND is starting to work in our favor! With Beyond Meat now a vegan option at Del Taco, it opens up a ton of the menu for you to be able to get creative with.


VeggL Quick Order:

In line at Del Taco and need to order something NOW?!? Here are the best vegan options at Del Taco that we recommend:

  • The Epic Beyond Fresh Guacamole Burrito. No modifications needed, tastes amazing and is massive! One burrito will be more than enough for most people.
  • The Beyond Guacamole Taco is another item that can be ordered ‘as is’ with no extra modifications. Delicious and a great option for anyone not wanting a burrito.
  • Not interested in Beyond Meat? Try the Veggie Bowl with Fresh Guac

Vegan Options at Del Taco


Vegan Tacos

  • Beyond Guacamole Taco – Seasoned Beyond Meat® plant-based crumbles, guacamole, crisp lettuce and fresh diced tomatoes in a crunchy shell.
  • Beyond Taco – Order with NO cheese. Seasoned Beyond Meat® plant-based crumbles, crisp lettuce and fresh diced tomatoes in a crunchy shell.
  • The Del Taco (crunchy or soft). Substitute beef with beans & order with NO cheese. Top with Vegan Sauces from below and/or add guacamole.
  • Value Taco. Substitute beef with beans & order with NO cheese. Crunchy corn tortilla with crisp lettuce.
Vegan at Del Taco! From left to right… Epic Beyond Fresh Guacamole Burrito, Beyond Guacamole Taco, Veggie Bowl with Fresh Guac and French Fries

Vegan Burritos

  • Epic Beyond Fresh Guacamole Burrito. Beyond meat, slow-cooked beans, cilantro lime rice, pico de gallo and guacamole.
  • The Beyond 8 Layer Burrito. Order with NO cheese or sour cream. Seasoned Beyond Meat® crumbles, beans, guacamole, diced tomatoes, lettuce and red sauce.
  • 8 Layer Veggie Burrito. Order with NO cheese or sour cream. Slow-cooked beans, cilantro lime rice, guacamole, tomatoes, lettuce and red sauce.
  • Jacked Up Value Bean, Rice & Cheese Burrito. Order with NO cheese. Add guacamole (may cost extra)
  • Macho Combo Burrito. Substitute black beans or Beyond Meat for seasoned beef (you will now have the slow cooked pinto beans and black beans in the burrito). Order with NO cheese or sour cream

More Del Taco Vegan Options

  • Signature Taco Salad. Substitute seasoned beef with beans or Beyond Meat. Order with NO cheese or sour cream.
  • Mini Taco Salad. Substitute seasoned beef with beans or Beyond Meat. Order with NO cheese.
  • Veggie Bowl with Fresh Guac. Guacamole, seasoned black beans, tomatoes, onion, lettuce and cilantro lime rice.
  • Crunchtada Tostada. Order with NO cheese
  • Chips & Queso Dip. Ask to substitute guacamole or pico de gallo for the queso. They may or may not do this.
  • Freshly Made Bean & Cheese Cup. Order with NO cheese
  • Hashbrown Sticks (Breakfast)
  • Crinkle Cut Fries*
  • Black Beans
  • Slow Cooked Pinto Beans

Vegan Sauces:

  • Guacamole
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Green Sauce
  • Red Sauce
  • Salsa Casera
  • Taco Sauce
  • California Chili Sauce

Kids Meals

  • Bean & Cheese Burrito Kid Loco Meal. Order with NO cheese. Includes a kid’s Bean Burrito, small fries and kid’s drink.


<em>*As with any restaurant that is not 100% vegan or does not offer a designated cooking space for their vegan options, cross contamination can occur and fryers/grills may be shared with animal products. You can choose what your level of comfort is with these potential issues.</em>


Del Taco Vegan FAQ


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Does Del Taco still have the Epic Beyond Cali Burrito or the Beyond Fresh Avocado Burrito?

No. Del Taco has consistently updated their menu since Beyond Meat was added. The Epic Beyond Cali and Beyond Fresh are no longer available. 

Does Del Taco offer a vegan Cilantro sauce?

They did an no longer do. We have removed the Cilantro Sauce from our vegan options. The only cilantro style sauce they currently have is a dressing, which contains eggs & dairy. 

Are the churros vegan at Del Taco?

No. The Cinnamon Churros contain milk and eggs. They’re vegetarian, but not vegan.

Is rice at Del Taco vegan?

There is a lot of conflicting information regarding the rice at Del Taco regarding whether or not the rice is cooked in lard. From what we have been told, the rice at Del Taco is vegan. Maybe it was cooked with lard in the past? We can’t say, but currently that is not the case.

Are the beans at Del Taco vegan?

Yes! Both the Black Beans and the slow cooked pinto beans are vegan!

Can I eat WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) at Del Taco?

It’s a stretch but the best you could do is order the Signature Taco Salad with NO black beans, seasoned beef, cheddar cheese, sour cream or tortilla chips. What you will be left with is, romaine & iceberg lettuce, salsa casera, salsa and cilantro.

Unfortunately, the black beans, pinto beans, flour tortilla, taco shell, rice and Beyond meat all contain oil. I have yet to find information on if the guacamole contains oil.


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Our Picks

Jen’s Pick: My top pick is the Beyond Avocado Taco! I’m also a big fan of tostadas. While theirs is very simple once you ask for no cheese, I still like them–with a drizzle of sauce on top. I like crunch!

Ryan’s Pick: Both of the new Beyond Burritos are excellent. If I had to pick one, it would be the Beyond Original Mex, but they’re close. Be cautious of getting both of them at once though. It’s A LOT of food!

Update: Del Taco continues to update their Beyond Burritos. The newest iteration, the Epic Beyond Guacamole, is good (not as good as the previous versions), but I think I’d lean towards the crunchy tacos now. The crunch adds some texture that the burrito is lacking.


More Info:

  • To see Del Taco’s full menu, head over to Del Taco’s Web Site
  • Craving Mexican but not seeing what you want? We also have Vegan Option Guides for Taco Bell and Chipotle and over 100 other popular chain restaurants
  • We are working tirelessly to make sure all the information contained in VeggL is accurate and up to date. However, sometimes options change. If you notice a change at a restaurant that we need to know about, let us know
 

 

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