Comedor Transformación

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 4 reviews )

Calle 58 #14A-23, Bogota, Colombia

Macrobiotic restaurant, shop, and cooking school, est. 1986. Offers a daily changing lunch set which consists of soup, organic whole rice, and main dish with a vegetable protein, cooked vegetables. Uses whole cereals and grains; make its own tofu, seitan, bread, and tahini. Vegan except eggs are used in some cakes. Open Mon-Sat 8:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Macrobiotic, Organic, Bakery, Latin American, Colombian

4 Reviews

First Review by maynard7

A macrobiotic with a taste of Colombia - Edit

Is a restaurant macrobiotic in a stricter way but with some flexibility to the environment of Bogotá, so with some more flavors and spices from here.
The place is simple but very clean and silent, almost meditative. The food is precisely healthy, cooked in an artesanal maner and delicious but if you are used to eat much sugar, fat and meet you may not like much.
Many of the customers are people that already know the macrobiotic and frequent the place for years. But the place is friendly and welcoming and opened for those who want to learn about cooking and healthy makers of living.

Pros: Health and delicious food, Affordable place, Cost

Cons: Place is simple

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Mas que ser vegetariano es Macrobiotica - Edit

Llevo cerca de 25 años almorzando esporadicamente a veces y consuetudinariamente otros veces. La comida es excelente, sobre todo las sopas. Les recomiendo el mute es muy bueno, quizas mejor que el clasico que lleva pata de res. Los frijoles y el ajiaco tambien son muy buenos y para nada se extraña la ausencia del chicharron o el pollo.
El arroz es un poco excentrico pero para los que apreciamos la arepa antioqueña, el sabor es bien familiar.
Una cosa que aprecio mucho en este sitio es la capacidad de sorprender. Uno escoge un bocado y lo coloca en la boca, y puede esperar un picantico suave a veces y otras veces mas fuertecito. A veces llega un sabor agrio y a veces llega un sabor dulzon. El postre hay que comprarlo extra pero vale la pena, mi preferido es el de coco coronado con ciruela y el de miga de pan con crema de moras.
El famoso arroz Macrobiotico obviamente es integral, y tiene la caracteristica de ser de digestion lenta. Asi luego de almorzar uno no vuelve a tener hambre hasta 5 0 6 horas despues.
El ambiente es muy relajado, comer despacio que es mandatorio en la Macrobiotica, hace que se presenten tertulias animadas y las anecdotas simpaticas y las carcajadas son permanentes.

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I love this place! - Edit

I´ve been twice now and I really love this place. The place looks simple but the food is great. They also have a store with really good products (the fresh tofu is amazing!).

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Kind of an average experience - Edit

I got there at 1245pm on a Saturday and there were no other customers there. I was reluctant to stay, but decided to at least try it out. The meal of the day is 11.000 pesos as of December 2012, and the portions aren't very large. The flavors were OK, but I didn't think it was a good value. No dessert included with the meal, and the only drink offered was hot tea. In my humble opinion, there is much better value waiting at other restaurants in the same neighborhood. Perhaps if there had been some more people, or if they at least had music playing, it would have been a more inviting place to eat. The guy who works there said they've been open for over 20 years, so I guess they're doing something right. Once was enough for me. If you go, the entry door is behind a black gate. Closest Transmilenio stations are Calle 57 or Calle 63.

Pros: Flavor OK

Cons: Price and value, Unattractive dining room

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