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Guide to Puerto Viejo Vegan Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants, Natural Foods, & Health Food Stores.

Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (10 Listings)

Caribeans Coffee and Chocolate Factory

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 1 review
Playa Cocles 25 mts North of Cabinas El Tesoro, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Caribbean, Fast food, Take-out

Local producer of organic fair trade coffee and chocolate. Serves light vegetarian food, coffee, ice cream, and breakfast. The chocolate factory is still open. Re-opened at new location Sept 2012. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

La Botanica Organica

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 6 reviews
Main road to Manzanillo near Shawanda Hotel, Playa Chiquita (at across from Playa Chiquita Lodge), Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Open Tue-Sun 8am-3pm, closed Mon.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Caribbean, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Breakfast and lunch place with a store attached. Serves vegetarian, vegan, raw, gluten free, and other dietary options. Has whole wheat pancakes, citrus french toast, lentil burger, vegan lasagnas, veggie scrambles, Caribbean plate, salads, organic fair trade coffee and chocolate, smoothies with almond, soy, or rice milk. Uses organic and all natural ingredients. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. Moderate.


Puerto Pirata Deli

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 1 review
20m East of Main Bus Station, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Mon-Sun 9:00am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Caribbean, International, Fusion, Juice bar, Fast food, Take-out, Delivery

Tiny beach cafe on Corral Beach serving dishes with a mix of the owner's multi-ethnical background, including Caribbean, fusion, indigenous, Indian, and Italian cuisines. Offers sandwiches, gluten free and vegan options, made-in-house truffles using local organic chocolate. Has outdoor seating. Cash only. Moderate.

Veronica's Place

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 19 reviews
Main Street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (at opposite supermarket), Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
506-750-0132, 506-810-1369
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Raw, Caribbean, Buffet, Juice bar

Moved back its original locations in 2014. Reservations are required. Each morning and evening, offers an Afro-Caribbean buffet which includes juices with 1 day in advance reservation required. Also offers cooking classes, health consultations, tours, transportation, hostel and accommodation. Directions: from bus stop walk 100m inland & then left to go down the main street (with the ocean on your left) toward El Diamante Supermarket, then go 50m farther, then take a right on a small dirt road, go 1.5 blocks, and it'll be on the left. Cash only. Moderate.

Bread and Chocolate

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, South Caribbean of Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, Caribbean, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Vegetarian food items include veggie sandwich, gazpacho, bagels, salads, biscuits with mushroom gravy, crispy potatoes with jerk sauce, and vegan cake. Inexpensive.

Como en mi Casa Art Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
Calle 215 (at Avenida 69), Puerto Viejo, 7304
60696319, 60696337
Open Mon-Sun 7am-4pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Ovo, Lacto, Italian, Juice bar, Salad bar, Take-out, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves fish, veg options available. Almost exclusively vegetarian, with vegan and gluten free options, has tuna fish by request in salads. Small coffee shop with an artistic ambiance created solely with recycled materials. Has vegan and gluten free choices which include cakes, wraps, snacks, pancakes, jams and more. All dishes are in-house-made using organic local products. A variety of Costa Rican coffees are prepared Italian style. Located downtown on the second floor with a view of the Caribbean Sea. Next to the organic market on Saturday morning. Free wi-fi. Has outdoor seating. Cash only. Moderate.

El Dorado

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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Main Road, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, South Caribbean of Costa Rica (at center of town, walking distance from the beach), Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offering a variety of vegetarian meals. Vegans to specify if you don't want eggs or dairy. Vegetariana soya burgers, strong coffee, and more. Cash only. Moderate.

Pita Bonita

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
/Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Mon-Sat 1:00pm-9:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offers open air seating, serving Middle Eastern food including in-house-made pita bread, hummus, falafel, and Yemen hot sauce. In Punta Uva, on the Main road from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo. 100 Meters South of Treehouse Lodge and 200 Meters North of Selvins Restaurant. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Samasati Restaurant

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
Hone Creek, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Buffet, Costa Rican, Western, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Open air restaurant and bar at Samasati Nature Retreat overlooking a view of jungle and sea. Vegetarian meals and occasionally fish are served-buffet style, three times a day. Expensive.

Stashus Con Fusion

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo, 154698 Limon
Mon-Tue 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thu-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Carribean, International, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offers a variety of veggie dishes as well as tofu and tempeh. Indian curry, Jamaican spiced stir-fry, and other differently spiced foods. Located 200m south of town. Previously named El Loco Natural. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (3 Listings)

Gaia Food and Shop

  • Health Food Store
5.0 stars 1 review
Calle 73, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (at /Next Door to Mango Sunset Bar), Puerto Viejo
Mon-Fri 5:30am-5:00pm, Sat 6:00am-3:30pm

An organic co-op shop located seaside, selling organic local products. Also a small restaurant where you can try the products they sell and many other options. Has a vegan and gluten free menu, organic juices with coconut water, desserts. Located in front of the bus stop. Closed on Sun.

Farmers' Market

  • Farmers' Market
5.0 stars 1 review
Downtown Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo
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Saturdays 7-10am. Market selling organic vegetables, preserves, cookies, tempeh, kombucha, kimchi, dried fruits, seasonal fruits, locally made breads, coffee, chocolate and local vegetarian food, local handcrafts, natural soaps and beauty products.

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