Bar Ecologico Gaia

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Luis de Vargas 4 (at Marques de Paradas), Sevilla, Spain, 41001

Organic and vegetarian restaurant with vegans and raw options, and staff will assist with special requests due to food intolerance. Offers a weekday lunch menu which includes 2 courses plus dessert. Aim is to provides fine food inspired in the Spanish traditional cuisine, in a quiet and friendly atmosphere. The kitchen follows km0 and slow food standards by which ingredients are selected from surrounding farms and producers. Location is two doors from its organic grocery store. Open Mon-Sun 1:00pm-4:30pm, Mon-Thu 8:00pm-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 8:00pm-11:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Raw, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Spanish

85 Reviews

First Review by sarahsvati

best green salad - Edit

It's all about the chef.

Pros: lots of vegan, gluten free options. delicious. , fresh. locally grown 100% Organic/Bio.

Cons: sadly all desserts contain sugar added.

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OK - Edit

Didn't get the warmest of welcomes even although I arrived just after opening.
Starter I wanted wasn't available. Albondigas were more like felafels, very dry felafels. Chips were pretty poor, tomato sauce ok. A bit out of the centre, not worth the walk.

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Wonderful food and atmosphere - Edit

I was so pleased with the huge range of vegan choices this place had: they were so inventive and included vegan twists on traditional Spanish cuisine.
The décor was simple but warm and inviting and the staff were smiling and friendly.
All drinks were organic as was their produce.
I had a delicious seasonal vegetables and bulgar wheat soup followed by a triple stack seitan and salad sandwich and oven baked chips. Highly recommend this place!

Pros: Loads of vegan options Reasonable prices

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good for vegans - Edit

Good place for people with allergies and vegans. The desserts and soups are delicious. Friendly staff.

Pros: great vegan choices

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Live and learn... - Edit

Vegan for quite a few years now and traveling the world for the past three years. In Seville, I had high hopes for Gaia restaurant but was sorely disappointed. To begin, the two person wait staff seemed either new at their jobs or were just not really cut out to be a waiter and waitress. However, the most important thing to me is the food and the cuisine fell far short of my expectations. The food was bland, poorly prepared and the portions were small. The real shocker was the bill...the most expensive vegan restaurant I have eaten at in some time...prices like those seen in NYC or Paris but with out the quality.

Pros: None

Cons: Food choice, Food preparation and taste, Way overpriced.

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comida seca - Edit

Me esperaba algo mucho mejor. La comida bastante seca. Le pasa cono al otro restaurante, el organics. No sé si han cambiado de chef o algo, pero es una pena porque potencial tiene y mucha

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Super Vegetarian Tasting Menu - Edit

J'avais hâte de manger dans ce restaurant parce que je savais que ça allait d'être bon et je n'étais pas deçu. Le Tasting menu était pour un super prix et tout était excellent. Merci.

Pros: Frais, pas cher, Saine

Cons: Il faisait un peu froid dedans

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bland...not worth bothering - Edit

Really, really unexpectedly bland food.
We had the croquettes, veggie burger, burghal with veg, and goats cheese. Soy latte was tepid.
Goats cheese wasn’t fresh, croquettes really cold and bland, burghal was terrible (supposed to be tamarind sauce and include a bunch of veg, but it was cabbage, carrot and onion only, covered in a flavourless mayo - unexpected), vegie burger bland again...turmeric burger bread was more like turmeric cardboard. The addition of lettuce and tomato is so basic and boring. The potatoes that came with the vegie burger were freshly cooked and delicious though. Only highlight.
The staff were really nice and the menu was long and varied - maybe in their defence we just picked four bland dishes....? Anyway I wouldn’t recommend this place and I’ll never go back. So glad others have had much better experiences. Hoping they improve their flavours and cooking and I wholeheartedly wish them well.

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Great Friendly Place !!!! - Edit

Incredible and friendly place. I was very happy with the delicious taste of my Vegetarian Burger, especially the fries which were very delicious. The house wine I also found very good! Very polite attendants who served us appetizers, the place is to be congratulated !!!

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Great tasting food. - Edit

Really great tasting food and a bit of a different menu from some of the other places we tried during our stay, which was a nice change.

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Worth a visit - Edit

Definitely book if you want to eat here. I was lucky enough to get a place at the bench but a lot of people were turned away. Had a five course menu for €15. Great place that seemed very popular. Would have been nice to have a little bit more fresh veges included in the menu I ordered other than the small side green salad. Otherwise was ready lovely and would recommend.

Pros: Vegan options. Good dessert menu.

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Great selection - Edit

Enjoyable visit to the restaurant where I had soya meatballs with chips. Simple interior and good service.

Pros: Delicious vegan choices

Cons: Would've liked more healthy raw choices

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The bad old days of vegetarian cooking still live! - Edit

I rarely write reviews but our experience at Bar Ecologico Gaia seemed so different from the reviews I read that I wanted to give another perspective. First, the restaurant itself is lovely--white painted stone walls, comfortable chairs, nice lighting. It was the food that was disappointing. The mushroom croquettes were tasteless except for an odd sweet sauce. The seitan was oily and tough and a bulgur stir fry had no flavor at all.

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Lots of choice - Edit

It took me ages to choose as there was so much on the menu. I had the vegan croquetas with salad (two different types - one with apple and one with macadamia). Not the healthiest choice (very fried) but pretty delicious. The staff were friendly and brought a little tapa of bean stew and some breadsticks to the table too.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Great tasting menu midday for 15 EUR, Friendly service

Cons: Atmosphere: No music when I was there

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Tasty vegan lunch - Edit

Had some tasty three-course vegan lunch for only €10.50. I could choose between several mostly vegan choices. The pumpkin soup, veggie curry and apple cake were good. Could have had some more spices. I also had some blonde cold beer with it which was just what I needed after walking around in the sun for a while.

Pros: Lots of vegan options Cheap Lovely staff

Cons: Could use more spices and flavors No outside area

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Kinda average - Edit

Maybe we chose the wrong thing. But, my girlfriend's burger was plain. I got the seitan and tofu bulgar wheat, which was a little better, and at 12 euros for basically a medium sized plate of grains. We passed on dessert.

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Muchas opciones veganas. - Edit

Muchas variedad y muy rico.

Cons: Faltaba que pusieran música para que el ambiente f

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Delicious healthy food - Edit

We stopped here yesterday for lunch and we were so excited to have some tasty healthy food. We have had a lot of fried tapas while travelling through Spain and it's also very limiting when you don't eat meat. So having a full vegetarian menu was fantastic and really tasty options. The owners were very friendly and had good English so it was a lovely experience overall.

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Fantastic food and incredible service - Edit

**This restaurant is owned by the same people as Organics Gaia, also in Seville, so I am copying the same review over, I had the same great experience in both places**

All food on the menu is labelled very clearly with allergens, which is fantastic. The staff are friendly and helpful, and are very clued up on what's vegan and gluten free. They speak English well.
Actually, most of the food is vegan and gluten free.
The male waiter Josemi is brilliant and puts a smile on your face with his unlimited energy and positivity. So is the girl that works there but not sure of her name- she works in their other restaurant too and she's lovely.
The food is delicious and not too expensive, and big portions.
Definately recommend!

Pros: Really friendly staff , delicious food , Staff totally clued up on allergens

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Not a bad lunch spot! - Edit

My sandwich was fairly tasty, though my friend's burger was fairly bland. Service was slow but it was a busy day and only one of the waitresses was actually working. Overall though, not a bad spot for veggie/vegan options!

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good vegan Spanish food - Edit

I'm a bit bewildered about seeing negative reviews for this place. The food was vegan approximations of typical Spanish dishes. It was excellent. You can either eat the menu del discuss(economy menu of the day) or a la carte. The vibe was nice, service was excellent. Mainly locals eating there... always a good sign. You need to get there early or book. Highly recommended.

Pros: excellent

Cons: none

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good for organic vegan food - Edit

Te menu offers a big selection of vegan foods. I think all but one of the main dishes were vegan. also the tapas were mainly vegan and they also had some vegan desserts. We had a salad and the falafel. It was great to get vegan organic food which is local and seasonal, but unfortunately it was a bit boring.

Pros: almost all vegan, organic

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Gaia - Edit

We found Bar Ecologico Gaia to be dark and the food bland. We had the vegetable soup with bulgur, and a plate of the day. I like to support any restaurant trying to cook healthy food but Bar Gaia needs some to add some spice and some soul to the food. We ate here once. We are a couple in our 60s and vegan for 4 years.

Pros: serves vegan/vegetarian food

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our first vegan meal in Seville - Edit

We were looking forward to our first vegan meal in Seville, especially after reading the reviews - but it was all a bit disappointing. The croquets were mushy inside, as were my soya meatballs. My wife's 3 rice dish was pretty boring, my hot tea was lukewarm. Maybe it was an off night for the kitchen, but I don't think we'll bother eating here again.

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A must do! - Edit

I really like this restaurante! The family owning it is super nice and they serve delicious food! We were there several times for breakfast and lunch and everything is so good and as a plus everything is organice (even the coffee and the beer;)) Try the Salmoreja and the vegan chocolate cake!
I'd definitely go back if I am ever in Sevilla again;)

Pros: excellent food, good value, nice staff

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great place, service and food !!! - Edit

great place, service and food !!!

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great value - Edit

With two great multi-course menu options, you can eat well here for a good price. A 5 course vegan tasting menu (with croquettes - loving croquettes here in Spain when I kind have vegan ones!) for 15EUpp and a 3 course lunch menu for EU9.95 - this is a great place to eat.

Cons: cake sadly a little dry - but the custard style pu

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