Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant and bar in a hostel. Vegans could get oatmeal for breakfast; sandwiches, pasta, risotto, and additional veggies at other times. Vegan options marked. Open Mon-Wed 6:30am-10:00pm, Thu 6:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sun 6:30am-10:00pm.

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18 Reviews

First Review by eclarke713


Points +270

01 Jun 2023

Hostel restaurant with some vegan and vegetarian options

I tried the vegan sandwich, quinoa salad (with a kind of mozzarella) and vegetable soup.

Everything was good but the portions are very generous. I couldn’t eat all the cheese of the quinoa salad because it was too much and very very salty (not like the real Italian mozzarella)

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-01

Pros: Vegetarian and vegan options , Breakfast (not sure if pancakes are vegan)

Cons: Too much food. Impossible to eat everything alone



Points +46

12 Dec 2022

Good amount of vegan options

I only ate here once and ordered the risotto vegan. It was delicious and it looked like there was a nice selection of vegan options on the menu.

Pros: Helpful staff


Points +53

24 Oct 2022

Vegan oasis

Central Huacachina with a lot of options! I ordered the vegetarian sandwich without cheese and added hummus (the veg sandwich had way more veggies than the vegan one). Later the next day I ordered the vegan risotto. It wasn’t great but it wasn’t horrible either. Loaded with tons of vegetables. My boyfriend ordered the chicken curry (there was a vegan option as well) and he said it was pretty good! Just nice to have more options than 1-2!

Pros: Good vibe, Quiet, Decent amount of options


Points +1564

07 Oct 2022

Good vegan option

We went here a few times during our stay in the Huacachina oasis as there is definitely a lack of good vegan food options there. The Bananas hostel has a few specified vegan options on their menu as well as some vegetarian options which are vegan as well. We tried the vegan sandwich and the vegetarian Thai Curry and the food tasted really good. When buying food at the hostel, you can also stay on the hostels premises as long as you want to.


Points +71

07 Sep 2022

Tasty sandwich!

Lots of veggie and vegan options. I had the vegano sandwich which comes with a portion of chips. I added cheese to mine but the usual ingredients (hummus, avocado, tomato and basil) were soo tasty. Sandwich and chips was 17 soles!

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-07

Pros: Veggie options, Vegan options, Lovely outdoor seating

Cons: Not entirely veggie/vegan, Cash only


Points +192

06 Sep 2022

Satisfying food in a fun environment

That day I remember my partner and I went super hungry, we ordered three meals and one drink, after waiting above twenty minutes our food arrived, no-lomo saltado, vegetables curry, and a falafel!the flavors were delicious my only complain is that the curry didn't felt like curry, it was more like a dry vegetables soup.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-06

Pros: Delicious , Fun environment , The building has a pool

Cons: Some dishes flavors do not match the tittle


Points +105

08 May 2022

No one knows what is what

Went here twice to eat and got a lot of mixed information about the contents of the food. Apparently, the 'vegan' curry also contains regular milk. The quinoa burger is meant to be vegan, but, and this is just my suspension, I think it's held together by egg. Also, no sauce on the burger. The risotto is far from being a risotto and has a strange consistency. Sad to give such a low rating for a place.


Points +2906

28 Apr 2022

many vegan options, nice area and pool!

This hostel probably has the best variety of vegan options in Huacachina. I had some nachos with guacamole and the lomo saltado. Good portion sizes and taste. They have vegan items on their menu clearly marked. Also the fruit juices are yummy. When you consume around 100 soles you can use the pool area which we did. It might get crowded at lunchtime but I recommend going afterwards when everyone's on their tours. Their patio is beautiful, lots of greens with a nice bar! :)

Pros: marked vegan options, good food, big portions, beautiful patio and pool area

Cons: pricy, especially the juices, might get crowded at lunch time


Points +2216

16 Apr 2022

Canned mushrooms :(

I dropped by gear and had the build your own salad. Kinda pricey for what it was, and a larger portion would’ve been nice. That said, the avocado was outstanding and plentiful, and the lime juice and oil dressing was super tasty. They were definitely the stars did the show.

The big disappointment, however, we’re the mushrooms. Just sad little champignons from a van sitting in there. Some sautéed oyster mushrooms or just better champignons cut into slices and sautéed would’ve gone a long way here.

That said, it’s a nice place to sit and there aren’t a ton of options around, so it’s not a bad option if you’re in Huacachina.


Points +16

20 Sep 2021

I reccomend the cury!

Nice cosy place with sun & shadow, cocktailbar. I had the curry which I reccomend (if you like your greens).


Points +79

28 Feb 2020

Restaurant in a party hostel

I ate the Thai curry. It tasted pretty good and the juices were awesome. Cool atmosphere as well.


Points +108

09 Jan 2020

Nice breakfast

I had the vegan waffles for breakfast which come with fruit - it's a good size and very filling. The description on here states there are vegan waffles OR oatmeal but this isn't correct, they are vegan oatmeal waffles, there isn't a separate option of oatmeal.
I enjoyed the breakfast, staff were friendly and it's a nice setting.

Pros: Vegan options are clearly marked on the menu, Good size serving

Cons: There's not many vegan options


Points +18

21 Nov 2019

Best place in Huacachina by far

Vegan options are clearly marked. They use fresh ingredients and the kitchen looks hygienic. Also the atmosphere is great. 10/10


Points +124

10 Oct 2019

Das Beste in der Umgebung😊

Sehr gemütlich und Lecker

Pros: Viele vegane Optionen, Wissen auch was Vegan ist!

Cons: Fleisch😑


Points +150

25 Sep 2019

Nice and relaxing place

We had lunch there and it's not the best but the surroundings were great.


Points +98

11 Sep 2019

Cozy place, simple food.

Had the mushroom dish and falafel. Falafel a bit dry but delicious with guacamole. The mushroom dish was very simple and the mushrooms were from a can. Don’t expect too much from the food and enjoy the cozy place and the vibe instead. Best coffee I‘ve experienced in Peru so far though.

Pros: Lots of options, Okay coffee, Cozy place

Cons: Basic dishes, Not everything is homemade, Mushrooms from a can


Points +250

20 May 2019

Poor service

Arrived after 7pm after a tiring day of sandboarding and just showered and wanted something to eat before bed. Chose what I thought is the fastest thing on the menu. (Hummus veggie sandwich) So why did it take over 1 hour to get food? Because the person managing the cash register is not clear and neither are the waitstaff/bartender. I asked the man at the register with the menus if I can sit anywhere. He said yes and that is all. I couldn’t find an open seat and asked the waiter if some empty seats with empty drinks at the bar are available. He said no and pointed to the back, so I say and waited. After 20-30 minutes the girls sitting next to me asked if I wanted to order food and kindly explained that you have to order at the register, give your name, and then they bring the food. So I did. No food. After 45min I noticed the place hardly had customers left. I moved to the bar and asked how long for my food and showed my receipt. He took it and said 6 minutes. Apparently you have to turn in your ticket to get food. Would’ve been nice to know. Not sure the point of giving your name either. No one bothered to check on what I was doing there just sitting waiting except for 2 other customers. Terrible service.

Pros: Has vegan options

Cons: Staff not clear on how to order


Points +74

28 Aug 2018

Great waffles!

I ordered the vegan waffles for breakfast and it was delicious. Perfect size portion, colourful and diverse fruit salad, and delicious syrupy stuff on top. Reasonable price. There was also vegan oatmeal and other lunch options on the menu.

Pros: Delicious vegan waffles, Several clearly marker vegan options , Good service

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