So grateful Planeta is there!
Posted on 03 / 21 / 2015
We had a little trouble to find this place as we took the Google map from Happy cow's site for granted. The taxi dropped us off 1/2 hour walk away from the restaurant. Good to know that this restaurant is in the old town, accessible from the beautiful Melacon boardwalk. ITurbide is a pedestrian "stairway" street. So we were very happy to find it, and we were delighted by the warm welcome we got from the loveable staff. The room is small, only 11 tables, nicely decorated with bright colors on the walls, paintings, tablecloths and chairs. Very "mexican" like joie de vivre. The buffet is modest with one soup, four choices for warm entrees, plus rice as side, but lots of different salads. It was past 8:00 PM when we ate and most of everything "warm" was not very warm at all. I had a sample of almost all the salads, (two out of about 10 were not vegan) and the only one that stood out for both my hubby and I was the mushroom's. For the warm entrees, together we had chickpea patties with tomato sauce, (good but not warm enough, reminiscent of a non spicy samosa), the refried beans, average good, the brown rice with shredded carrots, sadly tasting of nothing, and by far the tastiest dish of the buffet, a soy TVP sautéed with vegetables, a spicy mixture that really pleased our taste buds this time.The soup, a cream of vegetables, was lukewarm and had nothing to be remembered of. So to sum it up, we were extremely pleased to find an almost all vegan restaurant; believe me Mexico is NOT vegan friendly at all, but the food disappointed us somewhat. I guess the raving reviews had prepared us to experience something different. Nevertheless we would go back to give it another try as it was maybe an "off" night and it is so important to encourage vegan restaurants all over the world.
Very friendly staff, Charming decor, Almost all vegan
Difficult to locate with Google map, Food did not make up to the other review