Vida Natural

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 4 Reviews
Tienda naturista y restaurante vegetariano. Natural food store and vegetarian restaurant. Located in the Pasaje Comercial Cafetero shopping center on the lower level. Located halfway between metro stations San Antonio and Parque Berrio, nearly under the tracks. Meal of the day is about 7.200 pesos (Sept 2010). Price: Inexpensive more-less
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First Review by InternationalVeggie
Zambezikid
Zambezikid
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  • vegan

Not many choices

2 Posted on 09 / 03 / 2013

This is a tiny fatsfood cafe as part of a health shop in a shopping mall.

They don't have a great deal of choice. I had a bland soup and a microwave sandwich thing, the only other choice was some non-vegan lasagne.

So the hot food was not great but the did sell a soya yoghurt drink and they did have quite a few vegan cakes to choose from. Plus the manager speak English, so it was easy to understand the options.

Pros: Cheap, Central, English friendly
Cons: No choices, Average / unimaginative food
Scrablero
Scrablero
16

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  • vegetarian

decent set meal

3 Posted on 04 / 16 / 2012

Vida Natural is a small health food store and restaurant in the basement of a busy shopping center. I had the set menu for COP$8000, which included soup; a plate with a gluten burger, white rice, and lettuce salad; and soy milk. The food was uninspired and bland. When I asked for dressing for the salad, they offered hot sauce (!) or lemon. Not worth a trip unless you're in the area.

Pros: quick service
Cons: mediocre food
enRoute
enRoute
153

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  • vegan

nice little spot tucked into the heart of downtown

4 Posted on 01 / 02 / 2012

This is a really cool little place! It took me forever to find it since the map is a few blocks off - hopefully fixed now - and I was wandering through the wrong Centro Commercial asking all the underwear sellers where the vegetarian restaurant was (awkward).

I did find it eventually by calling and it's a very neat place... you need to walk inside the Centro Commercial Cafetero as indicated in the write-up, and you'll see it tucked in on the left-hand side with retro-type diner furnishings. The owners are related in some way to the Palsased crew, and the food is similar - traditional style Colombian veg lunches, quite hearty if a bit on the bland side (ask for salt and hot sauce). Great tamales as mentioned, and a fun place to sit and people watch. It's also got quite a history and is one of the oldest veg spots in the city. There is also a little tienda attached, but they seem to focus a bit more on beauty supplies and less on veg products.

Note that there is another entrance on the other side of the building, once you are familiar with it it's one of the most convenient places to grab a quick bite in the city. Check this place out if you're in the area!

Pros: very central, cheap, friendly
Cons: somewhat bland, a bit hard to find, not open late

 

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