Plant-Based Mexican Food
FLACOS IS A CASUAL
ENVIRONMENT THAT LOOKS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY AS IF EVERYONE IS FAMILY.
- Kaylee G
Already looking forward to my next visit. So happy to have found this gem – really appreciate that everything is vegan and high quality. Feels home-cooked. Highly recommend!! Nice people working here too.
Flacos is a casual environment that looks to serve the community as if everyone is family. We love to make connections that will last a lifetime and extend a helping hand to those in need.
We use traditional family recipes and clean, sustainable ingredients to create flavorful Mexican food in healthy plant based options.
Our food is made with love using fresh, handpicked organic ingredients – it’s the perfect way to fuel your body and soul.
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
The idea for FLACOS came about in 2000. Every time the founder Antonio Magana went to a Mexican restaurant, the only item he could order from the menu was the “Vegetarian Burrito” without cheese and sour cream. That got boring, so he decided to take matters into his own hands. In the Fall of 2001, Flacos debuted at the Berkeley Farmers Market. Armed with two fresh pots of tamales, he fed the people who showed up to try this new “Vegan Mexican Food” idea. With time it caught on and grew into the restaurant and culture it is today.
Antonio grew up enjoying the traditional family recipes from his Abuelitas Carmen & Santos “Chata.” As a child, he and his siblings would help his mother in the kitchen, and these memories inspired the creation of Flacos. He took those dishes and replaced all the animal ingredients with vegetarian-based substitutes. You won’t find any microwaved elements in our dishes, and all ingredients are GMO-Free from fresh local vendors.
Today the family legacy continues as the business is passed on to the new generation. Anthony Magana, the nephew of Antonio has taken Flacos to grow even further to serve the community with the same deliciously authentic, hand-prepared Mexican food. Flacos has the vision to make clean, healthy ingredients accessible to worldwide communities and stay true to its sustainability-minded roots. Come visit us today, where we will always greet you with a smile, have incredible traditional flavors and bring you into the family.
Flacos is dedicated to providing delicious food that is made to order and makes you feel like you can eat it everyday. We provide unique options such as our Banana Leaf Tamales and signature salsa that you won’t find anywhere else in the Bay Area.
Mole Rojo Banana Leaf Tamal
Our savory Mole Rojo made from traditional family recipes and modified with plant-based ingredients, capers, potatoes, and green olives. Prepared inside organic corn plant-based masa & steamed in a traditional banana leaf.
Poblano Corn Husk Tamal
Roasted organic chile poblano, black beans & potatoes wrapped inside organic corn plant-based masa & steamed in corn husks.
Our freshly wrapped signature plant-based ‘chikn’ taquitos are fried to a golden crisp.
Served on a freshly hand-made organic corn tortilla with cabbage, radish, cilantro & onions.
Taco Especial: Filled with our savory Mole Rojo from traditional family recipes
Taco Pobre: Filled with Mexican brown rice & choice of black or refried pinto beans.
Large hand-made organic corn tortilla layered with avocado, beans, rice, cilantro, onions, cabbage, radish, & salsa.
Savory organic corn hominy in a chili base soup served with cabbage, radish & onions
We strive to make healthy, clean ingredients accessible for worldwide communities to improve their quality of life.