experienced customer at Juicy Jones!
Posted on 08 / 20 / 2014
I have eaten in Juicy Jones about a thousand times!
I personally love the painted walls with fruit&veggie patterns-they make the place very cheerful and chill- and the atmosphere is usually really nice. The location makes always interesting the view to the street through their big windows! The owner is also very nice.
They have a huge list of juices and smoothies: veg&fruit juices; fruit, ice&soy milk smoothies and green smoothies. These are very good, reasonably priced and quite big (not organic though).
When it comes to the cooking, I think over the last year they have had different cooks and the quality of the food depends on the day, which means that sometimes it is great and then sometimes just OK. Before it used to be always excellent -- hopefully soon it'll get back to how it used to be. By the way, I was also quite disappointed when they decided to withdraw their salad, pizza and sandwich menu to just stick with the daily menu --the sandwiches were excellent:(
The portions are very big and actually if you don't usually eat a lot you might feel way too full after taking the whole menu (starter, main dish and dessert). The prices are unbeatable: three courses, homemade wholemeal bread + water or wine = 9,50
I really recommend their homemade pasta, that usually doesn't fail. Their hummus is normally really good as well. And if you are curious to taste a typical Catalan dessert, "crema catalana" (similar to crème brulée) you could have a go at their vegan version of it, although sometimes they burn the caramel!
A downfall is that they don't seem to have air conditioning (either that or it doesn't work most of the times). In winter it's sometimes a bit chilly and in the summer a bit too hot, although they fixed the problem quite well getting better and bigger fans.
I will insist on my initial point and recommend the juices and smoothies, which are ALWAYS EXCELLENT. If you want a sweet smoothie, I strongly suggest you try the pear,walnut, cinnamon and vanilla with soy milk and ice -heavenly tasty and super filling. If you feel like being healthier and getting a green one then you must have the celery, apple, lemon, avocado and spinach - it's DELICIOUS even if have never tried a green juice or smoothie in your whole life :)
nice place&atmosphere, good location, great juices&smoothies(fruit or green), big portions, cheap, usually good food
the quality of food is not always great, air conditioning doesn't work?