I am not sure if it was always like that or simply because they also have another restaurant few blocks away, on Washington street, that Charritos decided to go all vegetarian, proposing even vegan dishes. We never went there before as it was always packed, an hungry crowd filling their colorful dining room.
We showed up as they opened one day and got to enjoy some delicious dishes that even me, a non-vegetarian, loved. Here is what we tried:
Guacamole: a must have, their guacamole is made fresh and you choose if you want it mild, medium or spicy. I have never been disappointed by it!
Quesongo, a dish made with melted cheese and a mushroom chorizo. Very hot, it is definitely a dish for cheese lovers! It comes with pico de gallo and soft tortillas. So, you guessed: you put all of this on the tortilla and make sure you do not burn your mouth…When trying it, it is hard to believe that this is made with vegan cheese.
Molotes or pan fried plantain rolls stuffed with cheese, tomato sauce, queso fresco (almond milk based), crema, pickled onions, garlic, and sun dried chiles. It was good, although a bit mushy.
Vegetarian empanadas: good and crispy, the filling was tasty.
Overall the meal was delicious, very tasty and I did not miss having meat there. I think it is a good idea for Charritos to cater to vegetarian people: maybe this time, it is the non-vegetarian like me who need to make an effort. Not such a big effort though…
Enjoy (I did)!
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Charritos - 121 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030