It can be hard to find that trifecta of good service, fabulous food, and ample dairy-free options, but according to customers, 5 Elementos excels at all three. It’s a casual Mexican-style eatery with a full menu of bowls, salads, burritos, and tacos. Each meal starts out dairy-free and vegan, and then you can add your choice of “protein” and “queso.”
The proteins include carne asada, chicken, seabass, ground turkey, tofu, and cauliflower. You will need to confirm at the restaurant which options are dairy free, but we assume that the tofu and cauliflower are vegan. They do serve traditional queso fresco (dairy-based), but they also have vegan mozzarella and a vegan cheese blend among the queso choices. And they do label gluten-free choices right on the menu, which include most of the bowls, tacos, and salads.
5 Elementos even caters to vegans for dessert! They have Bunuelo Chips with Vegan Ice Cream. And we must not forget their dedication to quality ingredients. This Cal-Mex restaurant uses organic and non-GMO ingredients, and they support local farmers whenever possible. You can visit them for lunch and dinner, seven days a week (at last check).
Where to Find 5 Elementos
Location: 8743 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (424) 245-4685