In fact, there are so many Mexican style dishes that lend themselves perfectly to vegan versions that it affords the first timer to plant-based food a nice culinary platform to experiment with different ingredients with little downside. Since Mexican food is built upon the combination of so many basic ingredients, leaving one out, like meat, or replacing it with faux meat or grilled veggies has little impact on the enjoyment of the meal.
To this point, the concept of vegan Mexican food appears to be gaining ground. The success of Gracias Madre, a vegan Mexican restaurant in LA, is a good example. One might argue that vegan Mexican food could become one of the most popular ways to eat vegan food in the future, owing to the popularity of the traditional cuisine now. As people move away from meat, they still won't want to give up the enjoyment of burritos, tacos, and nachos. With plant-based Mexican food, there's little sacrifice in making the switch. As a vegan, many of my meals during the week have a Mexican influence and the cuisine has wonderful value for anyone dabbling in plant-based fare for the first time!