A lot of different tasty food,friendly owner, nice atmosphere
A lot of different tasty food,friendly owner, nice atmosphere
Because its a buffet you can try almos a bit of everything. The staff is very friendly. Definitely an experience to repeat!Pros: pleasent ambience, nice staff, good food
Super nice owner, great buffet (9,95-€ only! / only 2 of 14 plates were not vegan), delicious dessert and nice atmosphere - what else do you need for a nice vegan dinner?Pros: Variety, Taste, Price
i love Lisbon for being such a veggie friendly city! this Paladar Zen place is a bit out of the center, but fortunately a 2 minute walk from metro Campo Pequenho on the yellow line. in 2 weeks we came back 4 times to this buffet. the food is definitely the most delicious we tasted on our holiday.Pros: original & delicious food, great choice, lovely staff
A pleasant space with very good food. I recommend.
Eat as much as you like
Price for value.Pros: as much as you like, mostly vegan
Walked in for dinner and was seated right away. Many options cooked and raw. The food was delicious and after a long day the super quick buffet was exactly what we needed. We also ordered fresh carrot juice which hit the spot. Satisfied.
This place was fantastic after wandering Lisbon for mediocre veggie options. Most if not all food items are labeled. I found everything to be mostly vegan. The man at the front and the waiters all spoke English. Very moderately priced - about 9 euros for the buffet and a drink. The staff was very efficient - they were very quick to clear plates.Pros: English, cooked Vegetables, Veggie Sushi
Ate here Saturday lunchtime and was a little worried that there were only 4 other people there.
I shouldn't have been concerned, the food was tasty and had lots of vegan options. The chick pea/tofu curry was good if a little lacking in firepower. The veggie strudel also looked nicefor the veggies.
Desertwas a tasty coconut custard.
Servicewas good, and in english.
I ate many times in Paladar Zen. Some of them was very good, some of them are just ok. The staff are always very nice. I recomend.Pros: Friendly Staff, Friendly Atmosphere, Sometimes the food are very good
fairly big place and good food
staff is also warmPros: good staff
Very tasty and nice place with plenty of dishes to pick from. All-you-can-eat approach. Good quality of food.Pros: Clean and nice place, Big variety of dishes, Friendly and English-speaking staff
We tried a few restaurants in Lisbon that were either buffet or where you chose 1 or 2 main options accompanied by salads (so virtually buffet without the eat all you want element) - and this was easily the best.
The buffet had a number of varied and very tasty options with equally excellent accompanying hot and salad items. There was sushi on offer also.
The restaurant is really well done out - relaxing but cool too. Service was very professional and friendly.
The food seemed noticably even fresher than in the other places we visited.
Only 5 minutes walk from Campo Pequeno metro station; we were definitely pleased that we made the effort to travel here.
Our best meal in Lisbon :]
The lunch buffet was really reasonably priced and there was only a couple of things that weren't vegan! They had a delicious salad selection including vegan sushi and then three vegetarian warm dishes with rice and potatoes.
There were three vegan desserts, I had apple crumble and my partner had a sort of vegan panna cotta made from coconut milk. It was really good and we'll definitely go back!
The best vegetarian restaurant I've ever tried! The food was really tasty, everything was well-prepared and with care. And the price is very reasonable. A must in Lisbon, even if a bit off the main areas.Pros: Tasty, Many options, Reasonably priced
The manager of this restaurant Nuona was so friendly and accommodating. He was welcoming and friendly. He let us know which of the dishes were vegan (almost all were) and we ate and ate. It is an all you can buffet. They have vegan sushi, seitan dishes, salads, and so on and so forth. I truly recommend it. The deserts are great, I had the apple crumble. We also had great tasting soy cappuccinos. It is a calm atmosphere and definitely worth the visit.Pros: Fantastic manager, Excellent food and lots of options, Reasonable price
My family and I go there for years.
Fresh ingredients, varied menu, delicious flavors, and you can choose whatever you want from the buffet.
A true Japanese style minimalist adventure. Great buffet food in a business-like location at the top of the city. Very pleasant seating arrangements, professionally organised and a good option for lunch as well evening dining. The food is of an excellent standard with many vegan options. There is always a hot soup and usually a cold gazpacho. The salads are superb with the aubergine, sushi and tomatoes being stand out for me. On the hot side, things change I am sure, but on the night of our visit on 4 Sept 2013 the choice was impressive consisting of a delectable vegatable puree, a seitan stroganoff, vegetable quiche, soya casserole and spaghetti with oil. Absolutely loved it, another Lisbon veggie buffet banked and thankedPros: layout, good food
I'm grateful that Paladar Zen exists. For around 8 euro, you can indulge in the all-you-can-eat buffet (when I was there about 3/4 of the offerings were vegan), plus waiters are friendly and service fast. Even still, I just wasn't that excited about the food itself. A tofu dish I tried actually had a strange fishy flavor, and other dishes were just sort of mediocre. Don't get me wrong--I might eat there again [edit by staff- see tos].Pros: Convenient / fast, Cheap, All-you-can-eat
A modern, clean lined place where we ate one evening in June 2013. Although not vegan there was a good choice of vegan food, including the vegan sushi! However there was only one vegan dessert. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable.Pros: Imaginative vegan food, Friendly and helpful staff
This was my first Vegetarian restaurant and it's my favourite!
Great buffet with a lot of options including Vegetarian Sushi! :)
You can also drink hot or cold tea with your meals and the desserts are perfect for "sweet teeth" people!
Even Moby likes this place! :D
If you visit Lisbon please check this place, you will want to come back! :DPros: Great Buffet, Great ambient, Great staff
My husband and I went to have dinner on Monday night around 9pm. It's a small restaurant, no terrace, it was busy, it has been 7 years its open so I believe the restaurant is going well..
It's a buffet with a selection of soup and bread, salads, grains (it was millet when we went), a selection of sushi, hot dishes such as vegetables, rice, something with eggs.. etc.. It's small but there is enough food. I don't believe it's organic though. They change the menu everyday. They also serve wine. Its not expensive. I would go again but next time would be more at lunch time.. Service was good, people speak portuguese (they understand a little english) and sign of the food is also in portuguese. The waiter told us what was vegan and what was not since Im vegan. Nice place to see and have a quick and healthy meal.
My partner and I (both vegetarian) visited this restaurant on a Tuesday evening in July 2012. It was pretty quiet but we arrived kind of early (about 7:30) and other people started arriving a bit later, that's just the culture in Portugal.
The food was good, including a large selection of salads and some hot food too. We both thought the salads were excellent and there was vegetarian sushi available too although nothing special.
We paid less than 25 euros in total, which included one drink each. Pretty good value considering it's an all you can eat buffet!
Unfortunately this restaurant is not vegan, although it has a vegan offer. When reserved for large (vegan) groups, the food is all vegan.
Good parking and underground nearby.
Normally i am not a huuuge eater, but the food at paladar zen was just so amazing, i ate 2 plates and my BF, because everything was so tasty and delicious looking, we had to try as much as we could.:) THE SALADS...a revelation! so good, and so many different ones. the applecrumble...yummy! superfriendly staff and nice athmosphere. its been 6 months since we were in lisbon, and we still sometimes, say how awesome it would be, to go there now and have some allyoucaneat.Pros: many salads, healthy
Friendly waiters, tasty food, nice atmosphere, cheap
I visited Paladar Zen twice when vacationing in Lisbon in December 2011. I really enjoyed the food and found the staff to be incredibly friendly but the language barrier was a problem because the non-vegan items aren't labelled as such. Both times, we muddled through with our limited Portuguese but it would be easier for everyone if they just made some signs.Pros: Good selection, Affordable, Nice staff
Fantastic vegan food. We had sushi, soup, warm dishes( with seitan, rice, ...), cold dished ( mixed salads), applecrumble, ...
The best vegan-friendly place in Lisbon. The waiter didn't talk English very welk, but he really tried and we understood each other. He was very friendly and helpful.
This restaurant is a paradise for vegan people. There are also something vegetarian, but a lot of dishes are vegan! I love it. There is a peacefule atmosphere; you can sit and then you can choose all you want eat! There is a buffet with a different soup every day, there is bread with sauces; cooked and raw vegetables;mix salads; bean, chickpeas, peas; cooked cereals; lasagne; potatoes gateaux; cous cous....
The price is 9.95 euro for the dinner and is "all you can eat". Beverages and cakes are not included in the price.
Everything is very good and well cooked!
I first went to Paladar Zen about 3 years ago, and it was so bad I swore never to go back, but when it became my local veggie restaurant I decided to give it a second chance, and I'm glad I did.
It's not the best restaurant around, but they do have a nice selection of dishes - always soup, always a large selection of salads, and some alright sushi (not Japanese standard, but definitely nice as an extra on your plate). The hot dishes are a bit hit and miss for me. I love their mixed vegetables, but they tend to use too much soya for my liking, and as it's not all vegan, the non-vegan options can be a little disappointing.
Still, it's a 10-minute walk from home, and it's good to get a lot of variety on days I'm too lazy to cook! If you're in the area, I'd definitely recommend it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get there otherwise.
Staff are friendly, the decor is nice, and the price is relatively reasonable.
Paladar Zen is centrally located near o Metro - Campo Pequeno - and is worth the trip if you are anywhere in Lisbon! The food is outstanding, reasonably priced, with a good mix of options in a buffet style. The vegetables and fruit are fresh and, if you feel like "sobremesa" - dessert, I recommend the Chocolate Mousse! The Wait staff were friendly, the restaurant decor was modern and clean. Paladar Zen is a "must stop" restaurant for any vegetariano/vegetariana - vegano/vegana who is in (or visiting) Lisbon.Pros: Quality of Food, Price, Decor
We were in Lisbon for 4 days...and we had 3 dinners at Palader Zen.
The food is definitely fresh and "yummy". Almost everything is vegan. I tried 3 types of seitan and all 3 were delicious.
Plus the staff was very friendly and kind.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are good choices of vegan meals and 8,50 € for a Saturday's lunch menu (all you can eat) is very good. The food was fresh and I will definitely stop by again at my next visit to Lisbon. Even though the place is a bit far from the city centre, you can easily get there using the metro (0,90 € a ride) and there is a nice mall/cinama/event place and a few nice places to take a look at, so it is definetly worth the small effort of the ride.Pros: Fresh, tasty food, Good vegan options, Nice staff
Good buffet and almost everything is vegan. Also some Portuguese specialities made vegan. Manager(?) of the restaurant was very helpful, friendly and spoke good English.Pros: Food, Service
I was happy to find this restaurant through the Happy Cow on my first and recent visit to Portugal. It was the first vegetarian buffet I have ever been to or even heard about (and I seek them out vegetarian places in the U.S.). I appreciate it's existence!
The food is a good sized buffet; not huge, but quite enough, and the menu changes daily, as I recall. The food was good healthy vegetarian fare, which I enjoyed, though I would have preferred a few some stronger flavors (spices, sauces, etc.). That said, what I ate for the main meal was quite good, and included seitan, vegetables, brown rice, several mixed grain salads, tofu, and other vegetarian/vegan standards. The dessert was remarkably good: I had a passionfruit mousse that was simple and yet incredibly enjoyable.
The price, which I think was 7.50 euros, was quite reasonable for a buffet. My only complaint might be that it was warmer inside than I prefer, to the point where I was sweating a bit during my meal, though still better than the very hot day in Lisbon; on cooler days, I'd guess the temperature inside the restaurant would be fine. And even with a bit of warmth, I'd eat there like that again.
The person at the counter (the owner, I think) seemed to be a nice and approachable fellow who cared about how the restaurant ran. It's clear from the elegant decor of the place, the name, design style, etc., that some thought has gone into Paladar Zen. I'm glad it has. If I were a Lisbon resident living or working downtown I would eat there probably once a week or more. It's too bad I could only go once, since the buffet offerings would be different on other days.Pros: good value, friendly staff, fabulous dessert
The food was terrific and the dinner atmosphere was quiet and enjoyable. I am a strict vegan so I was happy to find several good hot dishes for me and many salad offerings at the buffet tables as well. Others at my table were vegetarians, so we all had many choices. The prices are reasonable, especially for vegans in Europe. Go there if you are in Lisbon. The owner knows the rules of a vegan diet and is happy to tell you about preparation of the food. The restaurant is located in Lisbon's financial district. I was told the lunches are busy, but it is quiet during dinner hours. There are about 10 tables in the restaurant. They also offer takeout - a big plate for 9 euros. Again, the food is great, well-prepared, the ingredients are good quality, and fresh too. I would go there again. Wish I could find a restaurant like that in every city in Europe.Pros: Good food, Vegan offered, Good hours
this restaurant have a great decoration a nice desserts but the buffet is very simple and you dont have many choice.the price is expensive for what you have, but its nice to try it once if you want to change a bit.
Paladar Zen is and all-you-can-eat buffet in the heart of Lisboa's business centre.
The place is very elegant and if offers a wide choice of vegan options. The price is very reasonable as well.
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