It's called Pepito's, and they had a few veganizable items on their menu. But first, mama and daddy ordered margaritas. I opted not to have one because I wanted to save more calories for chips and salsa and birthday pie! Mama had a mango margarita.
While they imbibed, I chowed down on so many chips and so much salsa. Pepito's has amazing garlicky salsa.
I ordered the Vegetable Fajitas, which came with a ton of awesome veggies — cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, spinach, onions, and mushrooms.
I asked them to hold the cheese on the refried beans and to leave the sour cream off the guacamole salad. Just in case you're wondering, I have no idea if the beans and rice is actually vegan-safe, but my rule about Mexican restaurants is not to ask too many questions. If the rice and beans are included with the vegetarian entree, I'll assume they're okay to eat. And I really don't want anyone to tell me otherwise. I have a pretty strong "don't ask, don't tell" policy for dining out. It saves me a lot of headache from asking a million questions, and it makes veganism look more accessible to those people you're dining with or ordering food from, which I believe, does more for the animals than me asking a million questions. (By the way, I led an awesome discussion about this very issue at the last Vida Vegan Con, and there were people on both sides of the issue. No judgement either way. But that's my policy).
We went back home for my mom to open presents. I got her a couple bottles of nice wine — an Italian merlot and a French rosé. And my dad got her a GIANT bottle of Patron. And then it was time for dessert! My mama had made a Vegan Peanut Butter Pie about a week ago, but she and daddy only had a small slice and then she stuck the rest in the freezer to save for the next time I was in town. And that just happened to be today — her birthday! So rather than make or buy fresh cupcakes, we thawed out the pie.
OMG this pie was soooooo good! She made it using Daiya cream cheese and So Delicious CocoWhip, so it was light and fluffy and cheesecake-like. Perfect with the graham cracker crust. I had a small-ish slice, but I probably could have easily eaten half the pie.
I'm so glad I have fajita leftovers for Cinco de Mayo!!