CLOSED: Algaia- Cocina Natural Vegana

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 2 reviews )



Zapiola 1375, Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vegetarian restaurant turned fully vegan in 2014. The French owner/chef cooks the dishes. Serves items like hamburguesas de quinao, chapatis rellenos, tarta tatin with plums and basil soda. Features 2 cozy salons and 2 patios, and organic garden. NOTE: Ring the doorbell to the right of the entrance far above your head, and staff will let you in. Kids friendly (weekends). Has Wi-Fi. Confirmed closed, July 2015. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-3:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Organic, French

Reviews (2)

First Review by eatinggreen

ring the bell - Edit

We visited Algaia today and had the menu del dia. The restaurant is in an enclosed garden and one must ring the bell to be given entry. It does now seem to be a vegan restaurant, gluten free. We enjoyed a crepe rolled up with finely chopped vegetables and tofu, a lovely dipping sauce, potatoes and a salad for $90 pesos along with lemonade with ginger for a included drink. There was no dessert.

The 2 gentlemen owners were lovely and very accommodating. They have it set up now that you serve yourself. You get your drink from the refrigerator and make your own place setting with placemats, napkins, silverware that is set out beside the kitchen.

The setting is in a garden. Zapiola was a hike from where we are staying in Palermo but it was a lovely day and we enjoyed our meal.

We appreciate anyone who is vegan and producing vegan food. It helps our health, the planet and the animals.

The name seems to be just ALGAIA now and it is open 12:30-3 M-F

Sometimes they have by reservation special menu on Sunday.

ALGAIA |Cocina Natural Vegana
una experiencia esencial
Zapiola 1375, Colegiales. 4551-4369
[email protected]

Pros: in a lovely setting, vegan menu del dia, nice owners

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Good healthy food in a leafy area of BA - Edit

We enjoyed our meals both times we visited Algaia. The setting is lovely and service is friendly. Seating is both inside and outside and the whole compound is fenced in from the street so that you can't really tell it is there until you press the doorbell and they let you in.

The menu is limited, especially if you are vegan, but what they do have on offer is generally all good and not too heavy. It's one of the few places in BA where we don't come away feeling like we didn't get enough cooked vegetables. The drill seems to be to pick a main and a side, most of the latter being vegetables which are all nice. The only dish we tried that we didn't particularly enjoy was the crocante de polenta, which was just fried polenta with not much flavour to speak of. The quinoa hamburger was great - so much so that we had it twice. The chapati menu was very heavy on cheese so we passed on those but the special of the day tends to be quite a good option. Drink menu is quite limited; service is in Spanish (although the chef does speak some English if he is around). All in all, we wish we had have found Algaia sooner. Do be careful of the opening times, they seem to change quite a bit and from what we understand they are only open 2 nights of the week. It used to be Tues and Sat but now it appears to be Fri and Sat, so check their website before you go.

Pros: healthy, pleasant space, nice flavours

Cons: limited menu, esp if you are vegan, location is a bit out of the way

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