Machete Actor Danny Trejo to Open Los Angeles Vegan Taco Restaurant
LOS ANGELES, CA - If you know anything about actor Danny Trejo, you probably know him as the blade-wielding title character of the blood-soaked action movie Machete. So, like me, you’ll probably have a bit of a jaw drop moment when you hear of his newest venture—a vegan taco joint.
Nestled right in the heart of the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles, Trejo’s aptly named taco restaurant, Trejo’s Tacos, is displaying a giant sign of the actor’s distinctive face. Inside customers can find Mexican-inspired vegan and vegetarian fare, including everything from Austin-style fried avocado tacos and black pepper tofu tacos, to an organic chopped kale salad or quinoa and brown rice combo.
The restaurant will also feature some items with meat, such as a shrimp and red snapper ceviche and a fried jidori chicken taco, but the key here, Trejo says, is to make the more produce-centric eaters just as happy with their meals.
"We have 10 different tacos. It’s just stuff that everybody likes.” Trejo put simply during an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "Here, we wanted to include everybody, so we have a great vegan menu and gluten-free menu.”
With film buffs and foodies alike eagerly awaiting the opening of the restaurant, which Trejo suggests is just a few weeks away, it’s no wonder this wont be the last you hear of the actor’s forays into dining—the Los Angeles times says there are already plans to open a second location in Hollywood.