Nice setting and atmosphere. Menu features falafel, some Colombian dishes in veg version, tamales, and good coffee. Vegans please inquire and inform HappyCow. Price: Moderate more-less
Lacto, Colombian, International, Fusion, Delivery
Carrera no. 2, 4-53, San Antonio
Cali, Colombia
+57-2-3755738
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Mon-Fri 11:30am-10:00pm, Sat 11:30am-5:00pm

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First Review by ElizabethPEI
sverress
sverress
  • vegetarian
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+11

poor service, semi-finished food

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Posted on 10 / 15 / 2014

Me and my girlfriend went there because it's close to our hostel, and because we're both vegetarians. The staff was very impersonal, and we felt like we didn't belong there. We had jugo de mango, one with milk and one with water. Neither had a lot of taste. Then we had empanadas. They were quite good, but we got the impression they were not made in-house. This impression was confirmed when we got our main dishes. We had a salad and a lentil burger. The salad was a couple of lettuce leaves, and a lot of pieces of vegan "sausage", that was not good (could not finish them). Both the bread and the lentil "meat" in the burger was heated semi-finished food, and boring. We're not going back.

Pros: in a nice area
Cons: food not made in-house
Patapompon
Patapompon
  • vegan
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+81

Nice atmosphere, slow service

4
Posted on 09 / 26 / 2014

I've been to El Buen Alimento two times in September 2014, on my first day in Cali for a plate of falafels (COP 6,500) and a two fruits juice (5,000). They served it with a large selection of different salsas.
We went back for the "Hamburger Day" (Thursday): 2 hamburgers + 2 juices for 24,000 (normally the hamburgers start at 12,500). There is a vegan option for each hamburger, which is great, but the hamburgers (from chickpeas, lentils, etc.) weren't the best I tasted.
The two days, the service was very slow, but I liked how calm it was.
FYI, the set menu is at 10,000 (soup, salad, meal of the day, dessert of the day and juice), super cheap! It is even cheaper for the Tamal Menu (9,000).
Updated from previous review on Friday September 26, 2014

Pros: Vegan friendly, Nice atmosphere
Cons: Slow service
DIANE240378
DIANE240378
  • vegan
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+139

Vegan Friendly

4
Posted on 08 / 18 / 2013

Lovely place, abit more classy than the tipical almurzos menu. I told the waiter i was vegan&i wanted menu of the day. He said he understood &he will give me no cheese,egg or milk. When i got the main dish it had tiny bit of potatoe salad which had mayonaise in it so vegans would be best to say they dont eat mayo either. Other than that the meal was excellent got soup,brown rice with main,juice&,strawberries for 13000 abit more expensive than others but worth it

Pros: Enviroment, Friendly Staff, Good Chef&presentation
Cons: Mayonaise

IrishEyes
IrishEyes
  • vegetarian
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+11

Excellent veg restaurant!

5
Posted on 04 / 19 / 2012

A great menu: different veg proteins, fresh local fruit shakes, brights salads, lunch special. Very friendly staff, cheap prices, two types of veggie burger. Many products available for frozen take-out, e.g. falafel and soy protein products. 11.30am to 11.00pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. Rush here if you're in Cali.


ElizabethPEI
ElizabethPEI
  • vegetarian
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+18

Finally, a veggie burger in South America!

5
Posted on 02 / 10 / 2012

I've tried so many things on the menu, but still keep coming back to the veggie burger. They have two different types; gluten and falafel. Then add the fries and the dipping sauce for one amazing meal ($10.000). I live 3 hours away, but continue to make the trip just for the burgers!

On a side note, they are willing to sell vital wheat gluten which is really hard to find in South America.

Pros: Veggie burgers! , Inexpensive. , Great variety.

 

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Last updated: 2014/10/01

 

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