Juice bar

Fusion between typical southern Portuguese food with a gourmet presentation and vegetarian options - ask if can provide for vegans. Has natural juices and healthy drinks. Previously served meat but reported to be fully vegan June 2022. Reported closed November 2022.

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19 Reviews

First Review by hack_man


Points +50

19 Oct 2022

Beat vegan food in Portugal

The restaurant is very nicely hidden in a typical Portugal street and the outside and inside looks very cool. We came in and the staff were super friendly and the food was amazing. We had both the burger options and my no-chicken burger is the best ive ever had! The desserts were also amazing!
Simply amazing vegan food!!!

Pros: Food amazing, Cool place, Sweet staff



Points +28

16 Oct 2022


Das melhores experiências que já tive. Comida excelente, boa variedade no menu, conceito interessante, staff muito simpático, cheesecake de caramelo divinal!


Points +25

06 Sep 2022


Todo buenisimo pero las rib’s especialmente riquísimas

Pros: Vegano entero, Todo riquísimo , Personal muy agradable


Points +211

11 Aug 2022

Great spot

Friendly staff and of course a fully vegan menu

Recommend: gyoza, ramen, burgers
Do not recommend: beet ravioli. It is basically just the beet carpaccio with cashew cheese. There is no dough or dumpling component to the dish. Simply not my personal favorite.

Even our most meat-loving friends were pleasantly surprised by the food. Everything is beautifully plated and the flavors are deliciously paired.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-11

Pros: Everything is now vegan!, Promotes sustainability , Something for everyone of every diet

Cons: Not many dishes have protein sources , Expensive


Points +15

02 Aug 2022


Comida vegana de qualidade!


Points +34

26 Jul 2022

Friendly service and good food

Extremely friendly service.
Small neat and colorful place. portions were quite big (maybe not for others)

my favorite were the gyozas and nachos. Bao buns were okish (bread buns were a bit denser than i would like) and mac and cheese was also nice but portion was too big for my daughter but i was happy to share it with her😄

Pros: Everything is vegan (heaven), Well flavoured, Very friendly service

Cons: none


Points +25

14 Jul 2022

100% Vegan joy

A great fusion of vegan Street foods

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-14

Pros: Value for money, Excellent staff, Range of food

Cons: None


Points +41

25 Jun 2022

Best vegan location in Armação de pera

Since the beginning of the year, the restaurant has completely switched to vegan. The choice of food and dessert is very large. To my delight there is also local craftbeer. The owner is very nice and takes time for all guests.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-20

Pros: Complete vegan, dishes can be changed (ex. glutenfree) , Nice and friendly owner

Cons: It's small, so be early


Points +31

18 Jun 2022

Caro, demorado e comida banal 🥺

Marquei jantar para as 19.30H e saí pelas 21.30H.
Serviço muito demorado com 2 funcionárias que desconhecem o menú, desconhecem os acompanhamentos e não têm experiência.
O meu prato, um ramén de tempeh, foi parar a outra mesa e passado não sei quanto tempo trazem-no direto da mesa errada para mim.
Reclamei e depois disso, quando me trouxeram um suposto novo ramén, já não me soube a nada.
Comi de entrada um carpaccio de beterrada que gostei.
Achei o custo benefício muito elevado e não voltarei.

Pros: Bom carpaccio de beterraba

Cons: Muito demorado, Atendimento sala muito inexperiente, O meu prato foi parar a outra mesa


Points +411

02 Sep 2021

Criativo e delicioso

Varias opcoes, diferentes e muito saborosas. Humus, raw de lasanha, burger e green thai recomendados


Points +275

07 Aug 2021

Good food; eco-friendly vibes (but serving meat?)

Espaço encantador, seguindo uma linguagem eco-friendly. Canudo de bambu, e no toilette, autoclismo com água do lavatório. Comida saborosa e realmente saudável. Adorei o sumo natural com gengibre e pêra. Delicioso. O atendimento foi ótimo por parte de todos os funcionários, muito simpáticos. O espaço oferece opções majoritariamente vegetarianas, com alguma alternativa vegana, mas não é um espaço vegetariano. Há opções de carnes (o que é contraditório pois vai contra o conceito sustentável ecológico que tentam erguer). O preço não é muito acessível se comparado com outras opções de restaurantes que oferecem comida vegetariana. Pedi um lanche vegano e fui avisada de que não havia mais o pão e seria servido o hamburguer no prato com a salada. Entretanto não obtive qualquer desconto na conta; paguei o valor total do prato.
[Visited in July 2019]


Points +122

18 Nov 2019

Loved this place

We spent two nights in Armaçao de Pera and went here twice for dinner. It was great. The owner is so lovely and attentive. He explained to us that different local artists decorate the restaurant on a rotating basis which is why the place always looks special.
The food was also great. The menu changes regularly but everything we tasted was delicious.
We would definitely always come back :)

Pros: Delicious food, Attentive service, Supports local artists

Cons: Maybe a little expensive


Points +177

10 Oct 2019

Quaint, quirky, classy

Great little restaurant with character. Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Limited vegan options but accommodate and change to suite needs. Great quality of food with good balance of world and local food/drink.

Pros: Great quality, Accommodate and change to suite vegan needs , Great character and vibe

Cons: Limited vegan options


Points +140

15 Feb 2019

Lovely Food and Hosts

We had a lovely meal consisting of starters, main and desert. The host was very informative & explained the menu and all the available changes (from veggie to vegan). The chef and host catered for us very well, changing dishes to suit us and even giving us a free taster of their vegan sausage. The chef came out to ask how we were enjoying our food. The female host was lovely, giving us places to visit and saving them into my Google maps for us. The atmosphere was lovely with a friendly guy playing the decks. Decor was funky too!

Pros: Accommodating chef , Helpful host , Lovely atmosphere

Cons: Not fully vegan


Points +302

15 Aug 2018

Lifesaver while staying in this resort

This place is fabulous. We stayed in this resort for 3 days and we ate here 3 times, every time the food was great. I’m vegan and eat a mostly whole food diet, so sometimes struggle to find good places to eat. They try and incorporate super foods into the menu here and are happy to make great fresh juices & smoothies. I was really impressed with the food, the interior is really nice & the people who work there were great too, the owner was really friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend. I would give it 5 stars but the max I can give on here is 4 as it's not fully vegan.

Pros: Great food, Friendly, helpful & knowledgeable staff, Nice interior

Cons: Not fully vegan


Points +33

24 May 2018

Great Great Great

Great ambience.
Nice service.
Always find a way to satisfy me.
Food very well done.
Environmentally friendly.
Vegan, vegetarian and meat options. I love it. Will be back soon.
Actually came back today and the experience was outstanding again.
Savoury explosions in my mouth all along dinner. Everything here is done with authentic love and care.
Food ful of flavours, meaning, sense and life.
You got to try Boca Xica.
I am an unconditional fan!!!

Pros: all 😁

Cons: far away from where I live 🙃


Points +67

27 Sep 2017

Vegan options were delicious :)

The waitress was lovely, cheerful, very helpfull, transparent and informative. We tried a juice with natural probiotic= passion fruit, orange and kambucha. Mini burgers and chips for starter and soya mashroom bolognese to finish. Also, we tried local water from mountain 20km away, very healthy ^^ Alkilizing water, apprently best in Europe. Good stuff! :)

Pros: Service, Food, Ideas

Cons: More vegan starters, -


Points +1442

14 Sep 2017


This is a seriously special place. It's a gem in Armacao. They have a focus on healthy eating and superfoods. A good percentage of their menu is vegetarian, they have options labelled vegan and will try to adapt non vegan veggie meals. The owners and staff are very friendly and accommodating, they genuinely want their customers to enjoy the food they lovingly prepare. It's a fresh and smart restaurant inside, it's central but nicely tucked away in a side street so you can happily avoid the crowds and devour their delicacies in a tranquil setting. Im very impressed and wish them lots of success.

Pros: vegan options , friendly , lovely setting

Cons: not 100% veggie


Points +21660

14 Sep 2017

Stay on these roads

A surprisingly classy and genuinely lovely place with an inspired awareness of veganism. There is always a thoughtfully prepared vegan main course of the day but they can easily and willingly adapt. We had the pumpkin risotto and an adapted traditional Portuguese fish and egg dish which was made with leek and almond flakes. It really was excellent. To start we had a selection of home made hummus dips made from beetroot, aubergine, chickpeas and mushroom with rye bread and rosemary crackers. To finish we got tempted with a gorgeous creamy and fruity vegan panna cotta. It's particularly nice inside, very homely and welcoming. A healthy selection of locally sourced organic wines is always a good sign too. There is a quaint outside seating area but it's not private and there's a fair chance people could walk past you on the pavement more so during the day. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for daily menu updates and news of events or special themed evenings. If you happen to be staying in or close to Armacao de Pera I would definitely recommend. We were truly impressed.

Pros: thoughtful vegan options, open late 23:00, very friendly

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