Calaveritas Wins Spot on PETA’s List of Top 10 Latinx-Owned Vegan Restaurants

For National Hispanic Heritage Month, Local Eatery Celebrated for Dishing Up Some of the Best Homemade Taco Platters in the U.S.

For Immediate Release:
September 10, 2020

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Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Atlanta – In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), PETA and PETA Latino are highlighting the top 10 Latinx-owned vegan restaurants nationwide—and Calaveritas has secured a spot on the list.

Owner Mayra Peralta’s goal is to “make super delicious food that is vegan and authentic like when grandma makes it.” Everything from the shredded jackfruit to the pico de gallo to the tortillas is handmade from scratch. Calaveritas is known for its tacos (which are available with vegan carnitas, chorizo, or al pastor), shredded jackfruit tostadas (topped with dairy-free cheese and sour cream), and signature mini flan dessert. Hungry yet?

“Whether you’re in the mood for super-tasty tacos heaped with vegan goodness or a creamy, deluxe dessert, Calaveritas is the place for you,” says PETA Latino Senior Manager Alicia Aguayo. “The restaurants on PETA Latino’s top 10 list put vegan twists on classic Latin dishes that are as taste bud–friendly as they are animal-friendly.”

PETA Latino—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that going vegan is an important way to stand up for social justice, as slaughterhouse workers, who are disproportionally Latinx, are facing a practically unchecked spread of COVID-19. U.S, which originated in a meat market. Everyone who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year and combats speciesism, the archaic belief that other animals are inherently inferior to humans and that it’s acceptable to exploit them—and thanks to delicious vegan restaurants like Calaveritas, making the switch is easier than ever.

Other honorees include Viva Vegeria in San Antonio, Mama’s International Tamales in Los Angeles, and Nuno’s Tacos & Vegmex Grill in Dallas.

For more information, please visit PETA.org or PETALatino.com.

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