If you’re looking for free range dining options in the Tulsa area, as well as delicious vegetarian dishes, then downtown’s Elote Mexican restaurant is not to be missed!
After taking the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture’s tour of Modern architecture in downtown Tulsa, a few of us went to Elote’s for lunch. We started with the queso, which was lighter and fluffier than your usual queso, and also had a cream cheese flavor, which was a nice surprise, and likely accounted for the light consistency.
Since we had been trekking in the cold rain all morning, I decided to go for a cup of their chicken tortilla soup, which had a thicker broth than most that I’ve had, had a mild seasoning, was filled with veggies and tender chicken pieces, and topped with tortilla strips. It was just what I needed and a great prelude to the meal.
We all decided to try Elote’s famous tacos. My vegetarian friend ordered the vegetarian tacos, which were yummy, yet a bit difficult to eat on the hard shells, so you may want to specify that you’d like soft shells or their famous puffy taco shells if you foresee this as a problem.
Another friend of mine got the puffy pork tacos with a side of beans and Elote’s corn on the cob, all of which were flavorful. The corn on the cob is an Elote favorite, and the word “elote” actually means “corn on the cob” in Spanish. They also came with a green sauce that wasn’t too spicy and added a nice fresh flavor. The puffy shells were a big hit with both of us, offering a flaky yet crispy texture to the meal.
I ordered the puffy chicken tacos with rice and grilled veggies on the side. The chicken tacos were seasoned well, as were the side of vegetables, which were fresh and bursting with flavor. Everyone was happy with the tacos and all of the sides.
Our taco lunch was definitely a tasty way to complete our morning downtown, and sure to please anyone looking for sustainable eating options.
Elote is located on 514 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103.