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La Pitahaya

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Mexican, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 23, 2020

Very gracious service, delicious healthy vegan food, elegant presentation, outdoor seating. The “tres tacos” is a fun deal because you get to pick which three you want. I believe the entire menu is gluten-free. Everything I’ve had so far has been super tasty, and the...service consistently friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2020
La Pitahaya V, Propietario at La Pitahaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Trishka, thanks for visiting us. It was a pleasure for us to assist you. We are very happy that you enjoyed the food and the attention. We hope to see you soon. Cheers :D

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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Amazing food! Hands down one of the best food I’ve ever eaten in my life. It was amazing that it was vegan, too! I wish there is a La Pitahaya close to my home. I would eat this food every day. Everything we ordered was...perfectly spiced and cooked. My friend and I ordered the tamale, chicharrón de queso (was like an Indian dosa), mushroom tacos, cauliflower tacos, enchiladas, and the flan. We ate every single bite of everything and spooned every drop of salsa. I almost licked my plate. The green sauce on the table was divine. I must have eaten half of the container of green sauce on the table. I love, love, love everything. My tastebuds are in heaven right now. I’m in Mexico City for a few days. I’ll try to come back here multiple times for sure.More

Date of visit: February 2020
lapitahayav, Propietario at La Pitahaya, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2020

Kristine !! You don't know how happy your comment makes us read. We are so happy to have received you and even more that you have enjoyed every bite of food. We hope you can come back soon to serve you with all the love....More

Reviewed May 22, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I came to CDMX on our honeymoon and were somewhat concerned about finding dining options for me, a vegan with celiac disease. Before our trip, I wrote to about ten different vegan restaurants and cafes in the city in Spanish and asked...if it would be safe for me to eat at each place. The owner of La Pitahaya Vegana took the time to reply and answer all of my questions thoroughly. Reassured, I planned for us to make a trip there for lunch on our first day. My husband is an omnivore, but he was so happy that I had a safe place to eat, and he loved the food almost as much as I did, so we ate there four times in a week. The staff were all gracious and kindly answered by questions about ingredients and preparation in Spanish, and some of them also had great English. This place is a treasure for people with special dining needs! Now, on to the food. We loved the colorful, slightly tangy beet-infused corn tortillas, which were part of nearly everything that we ate. The guacamole is very lovely; it is moderately limey, has black sesame seeds swirled in, and is served with multicolored totopos. On one visit, I had an incredibly delicious plate of enfrijoladas with a peanut-based tomato-y mole and a filling of plantains and black beans (I added the tasty garbanzo chorizo). It was super duper tasty, and I asked a zillion questions about the beans to make sure that they weren’t cross contaminated, but I think that the peanuts were cross contaminated and that meal made me celiac sick. If you don’t have severe gluten intolerance, do yourself a favor and get this dish, because it’s so yummy! On other visits, I stuck with the tacos, and never had celiac issues. The tofu machaca, mushroom al pastor, curry potato, and nopalitos tacos were so delicately seasoned and very flavorful. My husband could be more adventurous than me, and he heartily enjoyed his various enchiladas rosas with potato purée, enfrijoladas, and tacos. He preferred the enchiladas but loved the other stuff, too. We enjoyed the light, not overly sugary, refreshing natural sodas, and the very intensely vanilla-imbued almond flan was also a delight. The ice cream was great, too. Dining inside is pleasant and serene - the wood accents and quirky geometric wall planters of succulents brighten the modern interior, which is full of light from the big windows. We dined on the patio on a cool evening and loved people-watching. The clientele is mostly young and hip, and often you will hear English and other languages spoken by the cosmopolitan tourist crowd. The music varies between modern rock and indie when the younger staff is working and more tried-and-true romantic ballads and older pop music at other times. This area of Roma has a lot of great street art, pulquerias, a craft beer shop, boutiques, galleries, etc., so La Pitahaya makes a great place to start your afternoon or evening of fun. We will gladly go back on our next trip to CDMX!More

Date of visit: June 2019
lapitahayav, Propietario at La Pitahaya, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2020

Hello Thea, thank you very much for coming to visit us, more than once! :D Our doors always will be open to you and your husband. Everything we do is with much love and we are glad that you enjoyed our food and service. Thank...More

Reviewed April 3, 2020

I just could not stress enough of how amazing and good the food is, the tacos are next level! So rich in flavours, any meal you taste its just going to amaze you, no doubt! I went 6 days in a row during my holidays....Breakfast, lunch, dinner! Just incredible! Also, 10 super stars to the beautiful night's team! For friends, couples, families or solo. It is a must visit in Roma norte, even if you are not vegan, this is a great spot for you to try a good and worth vegan meal, just saying.. Have fun! get ready those taste buds!More

Date of visit: January 2020
lapitahayav, Propietario at La Pitahaya, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2020

Wow Luna! Thank you very much for your words, it fills our hearts to read them and know that we were part of your experience in Mexico. We hope to receive you soon to serve you with the flavor and love that characterizes us. Thank...More

Reviewed February 20, 2020

The restaurant is owned by women who are so friendly. The dishes are on a hand-out menu and also displayed on a monitor over the cash register. The taco combinations are very inspiring, I especially loved the mushroom taco pastor. There are many other menu...options, all fresh, healthy and delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2020
lapitahayav, Propietario at La Pitahaya, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2020

Hello!! Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you can come back soon to eat more delicious options!!

Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

Small restaurant with a great variety of choices—from soups to tacos to bigger plates. Side sauces are delicious and fresh. Beverages are unique and delicious. Service can be a bit slow at times; environment is great and very homey.

Date of visit: February 2020
lapitahayav, Propietario at La Pitahaya, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2020

Hi Raissa!! Thanks for visiting us! We are happy that you liked the food and our service, we will continue to improve for all who choose us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

This will stop number four on our rover food tour. My wife is vegetarian and I am mainly eat fish. This was a good choice for us and the two tacos we had were very tasty. I particularly like the color flower one.

Date of visit: January 2020
lapitahayav, Propietario at La Pitahaya, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2020

Hi Robert! Thanks for visiting us. We are glad that you enjoyed the meal. I hope you and your wife can visit us again soon!!

Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

A very tiny place, no frills. Overflow seating is outside, which can be cool in winter. Seems to be women-run. The main menu is a choice of different vegan tacos. You choose any 3. It is quite filling to have all 3 as the tacos...are mounded high. The combinations are unique, crunchy and soft, sweet and tangy. We left quite full. The chai tea was delicious, too.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 18, 2019 via mobile

Food is delicious! Ordered the enchiladas an the Narilla they were awesome An I’m not even vegetarian. Definitely will come back I

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019

As vegetarians we were very curious to try the tacos at Pitahaya. We were very disappointed by the combinations: cauliflower with coconut, mushrooms with pineapple... it didn't taste as good as it looked. But we were happy to support their vegan cuisine anyway :)

Date of visit: November 2019
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