Mar 5, 2024 - Food and Drink

Try Rojo's for good vegan Mexican fare in Seattle

Three tacos, rice and beans on a plate next to a plate with a burrito on a wooden table.

The taco plate and loaded burrito from Rojo's. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios

Recently I checked out Rojo's Mexican Food in Pioneer Square for a rare in-person work lunch with Axios Seattle's editor, Rachel La Corte.

What to expect: Rojo's, which opened last year in the space formerly occupied by the beloved pasta joint Il Corvo, serves only plant-based Mexican food.

  • That means jackfruit in place of pork carnitas, and soy curls as the base for tacos al pastor.

If you go: The loaded burrito with jackfruit carnitas was satisfying and plenty flavorful, even for meat eaters; I devoured three-quarters of it when I'd planned on just half.

  • Rachel, the team's resident vegan, tried three varieties of tacos and had positive reviews, with her favorite being the pineapple-laced al pastor.

What to try: Don't miss the house-made aguas frescas.

  • We tried a hibiscus-flavored variety called the Jamaica, which was light, refreshing and perfect for washing down chips and guac.

Stop by: 11am–4pm Monday through Thursday; 11am–7pm Friday and Saturday. Closed Sundays.

A photo of a blue building facade that has a sign that says "Rojo's Mexican Food"
Rojo's occupies the spot on James Street that once held the Italian restaurant Il Corvo. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios

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