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Bodhi

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Chile 1763 (at entres Rios and Solis St), Buenos Aires, Argentina,

A large and varied vegetarian buffet in Buenos Aires that features Chinese, Indian, and Argentinian cold and hot dishes. About half of the buffet is vegan - ask the staff which ones. Apparently dinner is no longer served (Feb 2010)

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Chinese, International, Buffet, Salad bar, Argentinian

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First Review by

great friendly staff - Edit

Many lovely Vegan options! Cold and hot bar available. Delicious Vegan cake as well! Great place to fill up:)
We didn't see a sign anywhere with the name "Bodhi" I've attached a picture of the sign we did see..

Pros: lots of options, yummy cake, nice staff

Cons: sketchy street, not super clean but nothing is BA


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Espectacular - Edit

Hace ya varios años que voy y lo recomiendo. Muy buen lugar, con comida de calidad muy sana y sabrosa. Tanto la comida china como la criolla es espectacular. La ultima vez que fui los arrolladitos primavera (especialidad de la casa junto a sus milanesas) estaban un poco flojos, pero el resto de la comida incluyendo el postre de budin de pan fueron impecables. No dejen de ir!!!

Pros: muy rico y de calidad, muy buena atencion, agradable lugar


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Large Place, Huge Buffet, Good Value - Edit

This place is a little away from the thick of things, but nonetheless worth trying. It is run by a bunch of eager Chinese women who are very helpful even in broken English. However one of the problems is that they us eeggs in many dishes and you have to ask. While the choice is tremendous, and it is fixed amount per person, the flavors were on the bland side, typical of most such places in Argentina. There was a wide spread of desserts as well, but limited choice of fresh juices and drinks.

Pros: Variety, Value

Cons: Uses eggs, Location


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filling up at bodhi - Edit

came here straight from the airport and starving. we've been to many other asian buffet restaurants in town but actually this was the one we enjoyed the most. the waitress was very attentive. she was nearly running but not to get rid of the people. fastest service so far. the food at the buffet was hot and we thought it had more flavour than in the others(well everything is a bit bland in argentina; except for the heavy oil use) also a good diversity in food. most of it was clearly marked. very handy when you're not very fluent in spanish as we are. so the vegan things are clearly marked. not the salads but that is easy to see i'd say. they had something that looked like a wonton but it was sweet. with cinnamon and maybe chestnuts inside. it was at the hot buffet not the dessert section, whatever the reason may be.
there were a lot of people for lunch time and they filled the buffet regularly.

Pros: quick service, clean


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Clean but cold - Edit

there are 2 buffets one with "hot" food,turned out that we had to warm it up in the microwave...all dishes were cold.and one buffet with different salads.
the hot buffet includet empanadas,soy burgers,soya meat,tasty beans,noodles,rice,soup,springrolls and alot of other stuff like canelonis.all in all it was ok for 22 pesos.drink costs 8 pesos so in the end its not sooo cheap.but the ambiance was clean and the stuff very friendly.includet are also different deserts and ice cream.my meat eater friend enjoyed the meal aswell!

Pros: relaxed ambiance, friendly stuff

Cons: cold food, drink price


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nice indian/asian buffet in the city center - Edit

You won't find many exciting dishes at this restaurant, but there is a good variety of decent tasting curries and rice dishes. Great if you are starved, broke, and in near Congreso.

Everything is clearly labeled vegan or vegetarian.

Pros: location, selection, price

Cons: who wants to go to BA to eat asian food?


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Good value and selection for vegans - Edit

I went to Bodhi with a group of friends and had a great time. Most of the food was clearly labeled and the majority was vegan. A lot of the hot food was deep fried and greasy but that didn't stop us from enjoying it. There was a large salad bar so it is possible to keep your meal healthy. There weren't a lot of dessert options and only a few were vegan. We did try some dry vegan cake/squares but agreed the best dessert was the fruit flavored gelato.

The prices have gone up a bit. It's now 19 pesos for lunch and 21 pesos for dinner. Also, you MUST buy a drink. They have tea for 12 pesos, pop for 7 pesos and water for 6 pesos. We walked to Bodhi from the Entre Rios subway station (10 minutes). It was late at night but we felt safe and didn't have any trouble finding it.

Pros: good value, good selection

Cons: few dessert options


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all you can eat! - Edit

walked into this place thinking that it was your typical Argentina-vegetarian pay-per-kilo place. was very happy to find out it was 75% vegan AND all you can eat for 20 pesos (just over $5 US). not the healthiest or the tastiest, but great when your really hungry!

Pros: all you can eat, good value

Cons: not all vegan, lots of fake meat


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Lots of choice, good value - Edit

Really good variety of Asian dishes, both vegan and vegetarian, with a few Argentine standards thrown in (pizza, ravioli etc). All you can eat to dine in or takeaway priced be weight. Overall the food offered a lot of options, there were a lot of people there so the food was fresh and regularly replenished. The dishes were quite bland, but only by Argentine standards. Good mix of salads, faux meat, tofu, etc. Nothing spectacular but a nice break from pasta and empanadas.

Pros: lots of variety, good value, fresh food

Cons: a little bland


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Nice Vegetarian Buffe with lots of Vegan Options - Edit

So, as with most of the probably hundreds of Taiwanese vegetarian buffet places in Buenos Aires, this place has lots and lots of egg and milk ridden food, but also lots of good vegan options. There is a little more selection here than at most places, and some of the food is even labeled vegan! The vegan meatballs were very good!

Pros: Vegan meatballs, All you can eat, Labeled food

Cons: Not 100% vegan


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Great vegetarian experience - Edit

I never expected to find the best vegetarian Restaurant I have ever eaten at in Buenos Aires, the capital of meat-lovers... But that is exactly what Bodhi was. Fantastic food, most of it vegan, all of it vegetarian. The place is simple and not where you want to go to for a romantic dinner. It's in a poorer part of town and lots of locals eat there, many of them come to pick up take away. There is no menue, just a big buffet with over 60 different dishes, you pay per person (mind you, it's dirt cheap, we paid 15 dollars for two people) and you can eat as much as you want. There are salads, lots of quiches and pies, stews, stir frieds, desserts, etc etc. The place is run by Chinese so there are lots of Asian dishes, but also lots of other things. We went there twice and loved it both times. Can't wait to go back. One note: as I said, it's not in the best part of town, so maybe you should consider taking a taxi. It's about a 20 minutes walk from Plaza de Mayo. Actually, somebody tried to rob us on the way home from Bodhi once (typical trick where they put dirt on you and then pretend to be helpful strangers), but then again, this is Buenos Aires... It just happens. Take a taxi and enjoy the food, it's well worth it!

Pros: food, price, variety

Cons: location, no alcohol


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"good buffet" - Edit

There's a lot of variety here and therefore vegans will not have a problem. There was a few dishes with cheese in it, but you just have to ask and you'll be good. Also there's lots of fresh fruit and veggies too. The wait staff was helpful.

Pros: staff, variety, pretty healthy

Cons: not central


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Those 7th Day Adventists - Edit

Founded by 7th Day Adventists (many of whom are vegetarians), my girlfriend and I went here last night and we really enjoyed the food. Think Los Sabios, only healthier and more out of the way. Whereas Los Sabios food is very good, a lot of it is fried. At Bodhi, there's a slightly better balance of fried, baked and fresh foods. Don't get me wrong, there are many of your favorites: 2-3 types of seitan stirfry, one inevitably served with cabbage, potatoes, veggie soufflé, croquettes, soy milanesas, Jerusalem couscous, angel hair pasta, but there's also a full salad bar, steamed squash, broccoli and spinach, an eggplant dish, and a delicious coconut cake. The arroz con leche, however, was gross. We'll definitely come again, as long as the subte is still running.

Pros: More Vegetables, Less Fried Food, Not as Salty

Cons: Less Variety, You Feel Almost Guilty Overeating-almost, Slightly out of the Way


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recommended - Edit

We visited this restaurant end November 2007 and we were really pleased: good food, low prices, nice staff, hard working people: one of the duaghters was studying pharmacy, in the restaurant, keeping an eye on the guests and seeing whether they were OK. Unfortunately: no alcohol, no beer. But, yeah, that has to do with their principles.
Dr. Niels Wiedenhof

Pros: good food, good value, no smoking

Cons: no beer


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Great Place !!!!! - Edit

I have been to Buenos Aires a few times. Sadly I was left eating a lot of pizza and pasta until I came across the Happy Cow website. I found Bodhi listed and gave it a try.
First I want to say the employees were very helpful in explaining everything to me as I had never been there before and have limited Spanish skills. The food was delicious, the prices were insanely low and the staff gets 3 thumbs up for their guidance.
This is a buffet style place and it is all you can eat. When the one person was telling me the price I kept asking "Todo puedo comer???" because I was in disbelief.
I had 2 full plates of food and fresh grapefruit juice for what amounted to $6US. Where I live you would be lucky to get a small sandwich for that price.
Everything there was 100% vegetarian although the rice had egg in it. (I generally do not eat eggs).
If you are a vegetarian in Buenos Aires, forget about the pizza and pasta. If you want something delicious and nutritious, you MUST check this place out!!!!

Pros: Friendly staff, Delicious food, Insanely low prices

Cons: NONE!!


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makes being a veggie in BsAs fun! - Edit

this was my favorite find (restaurant or otherwise!) in BsAs. i was going everyday--twice a day! huge buffet with tons of creative food--veggie and meat substitutes. asian style and not. i LOVE it. plus its dead cheap. my meat-eating friends love it too. very vegan friendly


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