Nixtaco Tuesdays and beyond

Illustration by Maria Ratinova

It’s bound to happen: Someone’s going to find themselves on a Tuesday, tacoless—and with no vegan tacos in sight. Nixtaco in Roseville has a solution for that; specifically, a vegan menu with four tacos: the Avocado Explosion with sesame seed oil, Grilled Mushrooms with an avocado slice, Crispy Potatoes with lime-almond aioli and smoked paprika, and the Elote Taco with peanut-chipotle aioli. All four tacos are $3.50 each and come on housemade bluish corn tortillas and are topped with magenta pickled onions and heart-shaped microgreens. Nixtaco’s intentional efforts to build tacos that aren’t just about subtracting typical animal-product taco fixings result in genuinely satisfying eats. And Nixtaco is open every day but Monday, perfect for those seeking Taco Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or weekend. Ask for the separate vegan menu, unless one wants to read about the octopus or sweetbread tacos, at 1805 Cirby Way, Suite 12, in Roseville.