Respond to Review of Yerbabuena
Review: In Madrid for a couple of days, I came to HappyCow seeking suggestions for a vegan-compatible place and the many favourable reviews made me try Yerbabuena first. I'm so glad I did! If I were here for a week I'd probably go every day, and still only get to sample a fraction of the tantalizing dishes (and drinks) on their menu. Apparently when they started in August 2005 they had 1 vegan dish: now 90% are either 'vegan approved' or 'vegan option' (and many are coeliac-approved/-option too). As others have said, the food is presented beautifully, tasted great (some wonderful combinations I want to replicate back home), was filling, and I found the service fantastic and friendly too -- possibly because I went early on a Monday evening, so it was almost empty. The lady from Venezuela serving me good-naturedly tolerated me practising my rusty Spanish as we had a pleasant chat about trends in veg*nism. It's not cheap by 'vegan burger cafe' standards, but for gourmet food it's not expensive either. Incidentally the menu is now available entirely in English. I'd love to see this place prosper so that they can aspire even higher -- maybe a Michelin star sometime?