Vegan Mexican Restaurant Coming to Downtown Phoenix

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Tediberto's Mexican slaw.
"There's a lot of 'berto's' in Mexican restaurant names, and teddy bears are disarming," says Yin Macatabas on how she arrived at the name for her first eatery. "Plus, vegans don't eat animals."

Called Tediberto's, Macatabas' restaurant will focus on vegan Mexican food, something she says is difficult to find in the Valley.

"A lot of beans are made with lard, and sometimes chicken broth is used to make the rice," Macatabas explains. "It's difficult to find vegetarian food in downtown Phoenix, let alone vegan."

Macatabas, an ex-Californian who's been in the Valley for ten years, says that Mexican food is her favorite cuisine. Vegan tacos, burritos, and a spicy Mexican slaw are planned for the menu as well as a brunch. Prices will be between $10 and $30 dollars.

Tediberto's is located at 110 East Roosevelt Street (Roosevelt and First Street) in the former Fresh Gourmet space. Macatabas says she hopes to open soon.

Stay tuned for details.

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Location Info

Tediberto's - CLOSED

110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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19 comments
Cherrie
Cherrie

This is going to be a fantastic vegan space. Yins let me see the progress of her cuisine and restaurant, and I gotta say $10-$30 a plate is well worth it! The atmosphere alone is worth the money and is going to be very popular. And btw, fake meat costs more than crappy hormone filled real meat. Go Yin!

Bevfong
Bevfong

Love it!!! Can't wait to try the food.

Tarathemis
Tarathemis

While I welcome either a vgean OR vegetarian Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, if the listed price range is correct, that could be a tough sell.

David Bickford
David Bickford

Is the price range quoted either an error or an early April Fool's prank? I have nothing against vegan food, but I can't imagine paying $30 for a completely plant-based entree since meat is usually the top contributor to ingredient cost.

Roro
Roro

Finley Peter Dunne (July 10, 1867 — April 24, 1936) , an American humorist, said: "Most vegetarians I ever see look enough like their food to be classed as cannibals."

ChuckWPG
ChuckWPG

Lucky! Sounds fantastic.

Concerned Food Fan
Concerned Food Fan

That seems like a bad name choice that will confuse a lot of unsuspecting people..

guest
guest

I'll have some of the yella, and don't get cheap on me!

Pieface
Pieface

 STOKED is a surfer term from the 1960s surfing culture meaning a good ride on a righteous big wave = STOKED.

Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez

If you go to Tediberto's (even though it's not open yet), the Tediberto's teddy bear is drawn on the side of the building and says "Go vegan."

Actually, if you go to the Tediberto's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages..., there's a picture of what I just described. You'll also find this on its info page: "100% VEGAN tacos, burritos, love, and more! ♥."

guest
guest

charlie don't surf and neither does lee-ann.

Jango
Jango

 Vegan = 2012 yuppie culture who shop at sprouts stores. Vegetarian = 1960s hippie culture who shop at co ops.

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