Bardana Equilibrio Natural

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 3 Reviews
This restaurant is located inside the "Casa do Estudante Brasil" building on the second floor, and has a large air-conditioned dining area. Daily vegetarian buffet with many dishes that include dairy, but every Wednesday is all-vegan. Closed on weekends. Price: Moderate more-less
Buffet, Salad bar, Brazilian
Praça Ana Amelia, 9, sobreloja Castelo (Centro, Junto a Santa Casa de Misericardia)
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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First Review by edmt
  • vegan

Glorious Caricoca Veggie Space

Posted on 05 / 07 / 2014

This may be one of Rio's best kept secrets. The entrance is completely unmarked; it's only after you go upstairs that you hear, smell, and see the restaurant.

I went on a Wednesday based on a previous comment, and the selection was all vegan. I can imagine it wouldn't be as appealing on other days, but it was pretty tasty, with a nice (though pretty simple) selection. The dairy-free deserts were great too.

It's clear that this place is very popular as it was nearly packed when I was in. The staff was very friendly though – if not a bit over-efficient, removing my plate with a bit left on it when I'd gotten up to get another juice.

For a vegan, it doesn't have the same variety and level of skill as a place used to working with v plates all the time, but still a great spot to visit in downtown RJ.

Pros: tasty, hearty, friendly, clean, interesting building/atmosphere
Cons: limited selection, limited hours, only vegan on Weds
  • vegan

Milk containing dishes labeled

Posted on 03 / 27 / 2014

Lacto vegetarian, but it turns vegan at wednesdays.
Discount for members of the Brazilian Vegetarian Society.

Eventually the restaurant hosts vegan cuisine courses.

Pros: Labels indicate what contain milk/gluten, Beautiful place
Cons: Address difficult to explain
  • enRoute enRoute

    Great tip on the Wednesday vegan day, thanks!

  • vegetarian

Nice food

Posted on 06 / 23 / 2008

Nice food, but on some days they might taste quite the same.

Last time I was there, they started serving fish as well, so they're not to be considered 100% anymore.

Overall, it's a good place to go.


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Last updated: 2014/05/11


Added: 2007/08/01


Added by: eric