Bardana Equilibrio Natural

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 5 reviews )

Praça Ana Amelia, 9, sobreloja Castelo (at Centro, Junto a Santa Casa de Misericardia), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

This restaurant is located inside the "Casa do Estudante Brasil" building on the second floor, and has a large air-conditioned dining area. Daily vegetarian buffet with many dishes that include dairy, but every Wednesday is all-vegan. Closed on weekends. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-3:30pm.

Categories: Buffet, Salad bar, Brazilian

5 Reviews

First Review by edmt

Nice food - Edit

Nice food and very good environment.

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Good food, great desserts - Edit

The best desserts in Rio are found here, and it's pay-by-weight, so come with a sweet tooth. I ate my fill here, especially the farofa, which I thought was particularly good

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Glorious Caricoca Veggie Space - Edit

This may be one of Rio's best kept secrets. The entrance is completely unmarked; it's only after you go upstairs that you hear, smell, and see the restaurant.

I went on a Wednesday based on a previous comment, and the selection was all vegan. I can imagine it wouldn't be as appealing on other days, but it was pretty tasty, with a nice (though pretty simple) selection. The dairy-free deserts were great too.

It's clear that this place is very popular as it was nearly packed when I was in. The staff was very friendly though – if not a bit over-efficient, removing my plate with a bit left on it when I'd gotten up to get another juice.

For a vegan, it doesn't have the same variety and level of skill as a place used to working with v plates all the time, but still a great spot to visit in downtown RJ.

Pros: tasty, hearty, friendly, clean, interesting building/atmosphere

Cons: limited selection, limited hours, only vegan on Weds

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Milk containing dishes labeled - Edit

Lacto vegetarian, but it turns vegan at wednesdays.
Discount for members of the Brazilian Vegetarian Society.

Eventually the restaurant hosts vegan cuisine courses.

Pros: Labels indicate what contain milk/gluten, Beautiful place

Cons: Address difficult to explain

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enRoute 07 May 2014 - Great tip on the Wednesday vegan day, thanks!  

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Nice food - Edit

Nice food, but on some days they might taste quite the same.

Last time I was there, they started serving fish as well, so they're not to be considered 100% anymore.

Overall, it's a good place to go.

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