Responses to ulpu's Review

Respond to Review of CLOSED: Vegetariano Madero
by ulpu

Review: This place was a night mare... Nobody spoke English and after a phrase book based explaining I gave the guy my vegan passport to read, which made his face lighten a bit - with the result that he suggested some dairy for me to eat... Finally I did manage to order something that was the worst I have ever eaten in a vegetarian place. Also my non-vegetarian companion was disappointed with his portion. The juice was good, the location nice and prices low. Might be good for a drink, but not for food.


Posted by JohnnySensible on Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Why should they speak English?

Did you think that Mexico was part of the USA?
Posted by enRoute on Saturday, November 17, 2012
Agree that this is a silly criticism... "horrible" because they did not speak English in a non-English speaking country, and because they didn't recognize the (obscure) vegan passport? Nonsense... this restaurant caters just fine to vegans who take the time to communicate in Spanish. If doing so is that hard, maybe it would be better to stick to other options.
Posted by ulpu on Saturday, November 17, 2012
Ah, still... of course not horrible because of the lack of English. I do speak 5 languages, and I did learn some Spanish too, it's not that I don't try.

But if a waiter in a vegetarian restaurant doesn't understand what is a vegan, there's not a single vegan dish on the list and the food once it arrives is not tasty and the potatoes are raw, I have no reason to not be disappointed. Indeed Mexico City had awesome vegetarian restaurants, but this wasn't one of them. And that is why I did stick to other options and hope other non-native vegans find the good places which have taken effort to serve them.
Posted by ulpu on Friday, February 22, 2013
Did I say they should speak English? Am just saying that we had problems because we didn't speak Spanish and the waiter didn't speak English. Also he didn't seem to understand what he read in Spanish from my Vegan Passport. This might be considered as an important note by those fellow vegan travelers who also don't speak Spanish. So no need to be upset, am not an imperialist nor is English my mother tongue, but I enjoy places where this international language is spoken and understood.
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