Arbol de Seda

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Barrio Escalante 7th Ave, 35th St (at about 100m from Universidad Hispanoamericana in Barrio Escalante), San Jose, Costa Rica

Offers vegetarian fusion consisting of a mix of Spanish, Peruvian, Japanese, and Italian cuisine. Most dishes contain cheese but some can be vegan upon request. Opened since Sept 2012. Previously located on Barrio Escalante, del Centro Cultural 250 norte. NOTE: advertises itself as fully vegetarian, but has been reported to serve fish at special events - please confirm and update HappyCow. Open Mon 6:00am-5:00pm, Wed 8:00am-5:00pm, Thu-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat 9:00am-10:00pm, Sun 9:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, International, Western, Fusion, Costa Rican

10 Reviews

First Review by oppergoeroe

Good food& big portions! - Edit

There is no English menu. We don’t speak Spanish so thought we will have to figure out every meal ourselves with the translator. However, Lalay was really helpful with the menu and ingredients, she helped us to choose everything. Food was really nice and so much flavours ( we had leek&potato soup, mushroom soup, super bowl & rice paper rolls) loved everything! I wanted to try the dessert but there was no space at all-portions are really decent! Sorry no pictures taken-we were really hungry! :)

Pros: Staff has a knowledge about the menu , Has vegan desserts too , Good location

Cons: No English menu

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Delicioso - Edit

Deliciosa comida, increíble atención... uno de los mejores

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Delicious - Edit

I tried some great treats from Arbol de Seda at a gallery opening a couple of weeks back and was wanting to go to the restaurant so I took my parents for lunch this past Sunday which was election day. The restaurant was packed. The house where it's located is very nice and cosy. Staff was super friendly and all of our food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the Enyucados which are cheese-filled yuca patties topped with pico de gallo and avocado. Could have devoured this dish on my own. Also had a super tasty mango/strawberry lassi. There are plenty of vegan options. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff, Good location

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Vegan ice cream! - Edit

They didn’t have GF sugar cones :(

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Amazing - Edit

Yummy food, and nice staff❤️

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Delicious food!! - Edit

It is a cozy restaurant, with many healthy and delicious options, and the staff is very friendly. I was there with a non-veggy friend and he was surprised by the nice flavor!!

Pros: Delicious options

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Yummy, rich food - Edit

Known because of being owned by LGBT rights activists, it is also known for the delicious food the chef makes. It is mainly Latin American food but also offers pizza. The food does relie a lot on mushrooms, garlic and onion, which can be a problem for strict hindus. It works with a list of dishes of the day that changes every day. The dishes always come with soup (usually a delicious bean soup), a salad (frequently a delicious ripe mango salad) and a drink (creative home-made fruit juices with or without sugar). The main dish tends to be big and rich. The cakes and desserts are delicious and they have 3 vegan options, and 2 of those are also gluten-free and sugar-free. In general though the vegan options in the menu are a minority.

Pros: Yummy, filling dishes, good value for money, Clean and pretty venue, well-located, Friendly staff

Cons: Not ideal for hindu "pure vegetarians", Not so many vegan options

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Great food - Edit

Amazing food. Much to choose from and all very good and tasty. And what I maybe like most: its very healthy, most meals are packed with tons of veggies/nuts and/or avocados. Good price as well.

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Great price - Edit

I got soup, falafel wrap (that came with salad) and a drink (green tea), as well as a dessert (vegan tira misu - WHAT?!) for less than 6 mil. Great price and great meal. The soup was delicious and creamy and the salad had raw mango on it. The chef was sweet and able to speak english as well. Recommend it :)

Pros: Vegan options

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  Contributions +13

OMG! the best kept secret in town! - Edit

I have never written a review before, but the food and service in Arbol de Seda are so amazing that the experience is worth sharing. I had the chance to try several items on the menu, and every single one of them was delicious. My boyfriend is not vegetarian, and he loved eating there. The ingredients are healthy, the menu is super creative, the staff is friendly, and value is incredible for the everything they offer.

Pros: excellent food, healthy, vegetarian cuisine, good value

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