Pancheros Mexican Grill Let’s You Customize Dairy-Free or Vegan Bowls


Updated in 2021! Thank you to Amy for emailing in a recommendation for Pancheros Mexican Grill. It’s a build-your-own Tex Mex chain, similar to Chipotle and Qdoba. They’re famous for making their own tortillas onsite, but alas, those tortillas contain dairy. Nonetheless, Pancheros has more than enough dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan menu items to keep everyone satisfied.

Pancheros Mexican Grill Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Soy-Free Options. Allergen Menu Info.

Dairy-Free & Allergen Menu Guide for Pancheros Mexican Grill

Unfortunately, the tortillas (both sizes) at Pancheros contain milk powder. So you’ll have to skip the burritos and tacos. But that still leaves you with a bowlful of options for topping rice or salad. All of the following dairy-free menu items at are also egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free, unless otherwise noted.


  • Steak
  • Chicken
  • Carnitas
  • Shrimp (seasonal)
  • Tofusada (contains soy)

Bowl & Salad Builders

  • Rice with Cilantro & Lime
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Grilled Veggies
  • Lettuce
  • Jalapenos


  • Corn Salsa
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Mild Ancho Salsa (contains soy)
  • Salsa Verde
  • Hot Tomatillo
  • Guacamole
  • Vinaigrette
  • Flavolcano Hot Sauce
  • Greenade Hot Sauce


  • Blue Corn Chips

Vegan Options at Pancheros Mexican Grill

All of the above are vegan-friendly, except for the meats, shrimp, vinaigrette, and the hot sauces. The Tofusada, beans, and rice at Pancheros are all vegan-friendly.

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

Pancheros Mexican Grill Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Soy-Free Options. Allergen Menu Info.

Where to Find Pancheros Mexican Grill

There are about 70 Pancheros locations in the U.S. See their website below for addresses, hours, and online ordering.


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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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