Danny Trejo to Open the Most Menacing Vegan Taqueria Ever

01/13/2016 at 02:35 PM ET


Danny Trejo, who has successfully made a career out of looking like someone you’d cross the street to avoid at night, has a softer side you might not be aware of.

You see, Trejo’s a bit of a foodie. He’s got his own coffee blend (roasted in Pasadena), a beer, Cerveca (brewed in downtown L.A.) and a forthcoming line of ice cream sandwiches. Beer and coffee seem like a more natural fit for the actor, but his latest venture might seem a little far afield for the guy who’s anchored film franchises like Machete and Bad Ass. It’s a vegan-friendly taqueria.

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Trejo’s Tacos — the restaurant has the actor’s face plastered across its exterior — has a menu designed by L.A. chef Daniel Mattern that spotlights its house-made salsas and vegan options like fried avocado and black pepper tofu stuffed into mung bean tortillas.

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Trejo’s Tacos is operating with a loftier goal in mind as well: After service ends for the day, any leftover food from the restaurant will be donated to a local homeless shelter.

That’s pretty sweet for a guy who once bungee-jumped out of a window using someone’s innards.

—Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

FILED UNDER: Food , Restaurants , Stars & Chefs

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PCC on

It’s a good thing Danny isn’t operating his restaurant in New York, or he wouldn’t be able to donate his food to the homeless. Thanks to our previous mayor, Bloomberg, it is against the law to do so because of “health concerns”.

fmclemore1 on

He is SO funny in that Snickers commercial!

Anonymous on

Love this guy! He is so funny.

VP on

Nice to know Danny donates leftover foods to local homeless shelter instead of throwing it away.

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