Local veggie almuerzos (lunch) as well as veggie hot dogs, empanadas, and more. A no frills and cheap place, lovely family running the place and making their own seitan (gluten mockmeat). Has some health products for sale. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Ecuadorian
Ave Manuel Larrea y Calle Riofrio (near the Basilica, old town)
Quito, Ecuador
088734892, 094162523

Mon-Fri 11:00am-8:00pm



First Review by plonitalmoni
  • vegan

Cheap, basic and tasty meal

Posted on 02 / 21 / 2013

Went and asked for the set lunch. Ended up sharing a table with a nice Ecuadorian man and chatted about all different things (he ended up buying my lunch! Very nice man!).

Had a few problems at first with figuring out what was vegan and not, still not 100% sure it was vegan vegan, these little set almuerzo places move so quickly, I try and ask them questions and they are definitely not used to getting asked different things about their food.

Overall good! Had a basil soup with potatos and beans, a cup of soymilk and rose water, a main set (today's options were lasagna and salad or seitan, mashed potatoes, and salad). Went with the second and was stuffed by the time I left. Housemade seitan was really good, only wish they had given me more.

$2 set lunch, good deal. Nice servers. Nice people eating there.

  • mostly-vegetarian

Ecuadorian vegetarian

Posted on 02 / 18 / 2013

Went for set lunch.

Served typical Ecuadorian vegetarian lunch.

Started with Locro potato soup. Then they served a salad. Followed by a rice, beans, plantains, & seitan main. They also included a rose water or tea drink.

I think another reviewer confused the rose water or tea with "yellow water."

Service was prompt & friendly. It was crowded for lunch so we had to share a table with another couple. Which gave us a chance to chat with a local couple.

Pros: Good price, Fresh food, Good service
Cons: Crowded for lunch, Want alternative drink to cold tea
  • mostly-vegetarian

Not for tourists

Posted on 07 / 06 / 2012

Place was full of locals but they only had a set menu of soup and a plate with rice and some vegetables and a prepared main dish that was very unappetizing. They didn't have bottled water and the tap water was actually yellow. The soup and bread were ok and the price was cheap but we weren't sure of the safety of the food for us foreigners. In any case, the main coure that day was unappelaing and didn't have any protein. Would have picked a different place in town had we know.

Pros: Cheap, Friendly staff
Cons: Bad food, No bottled water


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Last updated: 2013/01/12


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