I have seen Matthew Kenny have multiple iterations of restaurants in this location and sadly I never made it to his previous iterations. I finally made it to Tamazul. A Mexican restaurant that is 100% vegan. It is Located in Classen Curve, so it was easy enough to find.
I went with my friend and her son. We were greeted and seated and started looking at the menu. I saw a few things that I wanted, but settled on the Tamales. This is something that I normally can never have since they are premade. My friend got the enchiladas, and her son insisted on the burrito. We also decided to share some nachos to start with. We also ordered a lemonade with hibiscus. The lemonade was pretty tasty and a good choice to drink on a hot summer Oklahoma day.
The nachos were blue corn chips with a smattering of Daiya cheddar shreds, taco spiced tempeh, black beans, a small scoop of salsa, guacamole, and vegan sour cream, and garnished with green onions. The guacamole, sour cream, and salsas were all good. I just wish that they had either put on a lot more cheese or used a cheese sauce instead of the few sprinkles that were on there. I would have gladly paid $6 or $7 for this plate of chips, but it was $13.
Our food came out when we were about half way done with the nachos. Tammy liked her enchiladas. They were corn tortillas stuffed with mushrooms, sweet potatoes. spinich, black beans, and Daiya. They were topped with a green chili and just slightly spicy ancho chili sauce. I got a few bites of this as well, and it was pretty good and everything was cooked well in the enchiladas. The enchiladas were served with a side of quina and refried beans. The quinoa was nicely cooked, fluffy and had a bite to them. The quinoa had a bit of salsa on top which gave the quinoa some flavor. The refried beans to me were really runny and lacked flavor. Some chili and oregano would have been nice.
Tammy’s son didn’t really like his burrito, it was too different for him. The menu didn’t have any kids items in it and no kids menu was offered. The flavors and items probably won’t fully fit a kids pallet. He did like the nachos though. He also ordered a blueberry smoothie, another thing he didn’t care for, which I thought was good, except it had too much soy milk in it so the blueberry flavor was heavily watered down. I didn’t get a chance to taste the burrito personally because my friend ended up eating the whole thing before I got a chance to eat it. The burrito had quinoa, guacamole, and beans. It then had a red chili sauce baked on top, with a green chili sauce ladled on top of that. The burrito also came with a side of the same quinoa and refried beans.
I got two smaller tamales on a plate with a tablespoon of lightly grilled diced zucchini. The tamales were topped with a slightly spicy ancho chili sauce and a spoon of vegan sour cream. The masa was filled with spicy vegan chorizo. The tamales were pretty good, I probably should have opted to try the habanero sauce as well. I was really disappointed that the side I got was a small spoon full of zucchini. For $14 to not include the quinoa and refried beans I felt cheated and left out. I would have liked the chance to dip the masa in the refried beans, as flavorless as they were. If I didn’t help finish the other food, I would have gone away hungry. There is no reason why I should have paid $85 not including tip to feed three people.
We ended the meal with some mango cheesecake. The cheesecake was served as a triangle, which was a standard vegan cheesecake with a layer of the mango sauce on top. This was garnished with a strip of salt and a mild ground pepper. There were also lines of four different dipping choices. Mint oil, thick chocolate sauce, cocoa nibs and ground peanuts, and raspberry sauce. Everything was pretty good and we finished the cheesecake.
The service was good, our waiter was great, patient, and I felt like he was being genuine when talking to us. He deffinately deserved the 20% tip I left. I wasn’t going to fault him for the decision of the prices being 20-30% more than what I felt the dishes were worth. I liked the food, and I know that vegan and organic is expensive, but there are other vegetarian restaurants in the area whose prices aren’t like this. Tamazul is trying to be like Vast I guess. The prices keep me from going back.