Edit ModuleShow Tags

Very Important Taco: Tofu Taco

Try the tofu, potato, and mushroom taco at Pokez


The eclectically designed East Village eatery is outfitted in a hodgepodge of decor—religious iconography (crosses, Madonnas, Hindu om symbols), a painting of late rapper Tupac Shakur, and an altar to David Bowie, among other details. It makes for a visual feast before you settle in for the main course.

The sit-down Mexican spot serves burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and south-of-the-border breakfasts, but their tofu, potato, and mushroom taco is the star. Pokez takes three seemingly bland ingredients and jazzes them up in a secret seasoning blend, which is stuffed in a corn tortilla along with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, cheese, and lettuce (we say skip the lettuce to allow the main ingredients to really sing).

If you’re hungry for more than a taco, try the burrito version, which can be topped with melted cheese and their special ranchero sauce free of charge.

947 E Street, East Village

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Very Important Taco: The Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Taco from Second Nature

Vowing to eat less meat in the new year? Try this vegan taco even meat lovers will enjoy.

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 127

Hillcrest gets a BBQ spot, DIY pancakes are headed to North Park, and Land & Water Co.’s chef Rob Ruiz drops in

First Look: Fort Oak

The team behind Trust launches its most ambitious concept yet in Mission Hills
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2019
    Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels, travel companies, and attractions
  2. Best Restaurants in San Diego: 2018
    San Diego's top restaurant owners, chefs, and bartenders name their favorite San Diego restaurants of 2018.
  3. Winter is Waiting in Montana’s Yellowstone Country
    Win a trip for two that includes roundtrip airfare from Long Beach and a stay at the Element by Westin in Bozeman, Montana
  4. First Look: Realm of 52 Remedies
    Wildly imaginative speakeasy cements the arrival of design to San Diego’s Asian food haven
  5. The Women Who Revolutionized San Diego's Food Scene
    A discussion with six iconic San Diego chefs and restauranteurs who helped make our culinary landscape what it is today
  6. 73 Must-Try Desserts in San Diego
    ’Tis the season for cakes, cookies, pastries, pies, profiteroles, and other sweet treats—just don’t tell your dentist to send us the bill
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles

October is Rideshare Month

Join the Rideshare 2015 Challenge and get there together
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags


9 Questions Answered about Botox

Avalon Laser demystifies Botox myths and explains procedures

Win Tickets to the 41st Annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl

This year’s Utah vs. Northwestern match-up marks the Holiday Bowl’s second straight paring of teams that are ranked nationally in the top 25
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags