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A small, cozy & welcoming vegetarian restaurant offers a menu of the day, breakfast, juices and a range of main dishes including pasta, burgers and Mediterranean dishes, many of which are vegan and others that could possibly be made vegan upon request. Open Mon-Thu 8:00am-5:00pm, Fri-Sat 8:00am-7:00pm, Sun 8:00am-4:00pm.

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18 Reviews

First Review by GlobalTurtle


Points +17

25 Oct 2023


Estive em Cuenca e fiquei muito feliz de encontrar este local😄comida deliciosa



Points +65

14 Oct 2023

Flavorful and healthy meals

I've had the almuerzo here twice so far during my stay in Cuenca. One day the main tasted indian-inspired, and the other time it was a veggie lasagna. The food is delicious, nourishing, and clearly made with care. The restaurant is vegetarian, not vegan, but they'll make the almuerzo vegan by request. Plus, the staff are so kind and welcoming, and the building is cute on the inside.


Points +654

27 Sep 2023


Very nice set menu. A little more expensive ($4,50) than most almuerzos, but you see and taste the effort they have put in.
Very clean and good looking place

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-26


Points +230

13 Sep 2023

Super almuerzos!

Tolles vegetarisches/veganes Restaurant, das ein Mittagsmenü um nur 4,50$ anbietet. Bei uns war im Mittagsmenü eine Vorspeise (Kartoffelsuppe mit Quinoa), eine Hauptspeise (Linsenbällchen mit Gemüsreis und Salat) und eine Nachspeise (Schokoladenbällchen mit Kokosraspeln) Getränk enthalten. War wirklich sehr lecker und der Preis ist unschlagbar!

Pros: Sehr gutes Mittagsmenü, preiswert


Points +235

03 Sep 2023

Tasty food

We had the almuerzos here for 6USD each. Included soup, main, dessert, and juice. The owner was able to make alterations to make the almuerzo vegan so just ask. The lasgna wasn't anything amazing but it was a nice change from the usual rice dishes.
The soup for me was an absolute highlight.


Points +93

01 Aug 2023

Fabulous Food!

I haven’t been here since they changed location, and this was a real treat! Delicious, healthy and satisfying vegan breakfast in a beautiful atmosphere with great service. What more could one want?

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Great location and ambiance, Excellent service


Points +17

20 Jul 2023


Please please go and eat here!!! Never in Ecuador had such a good, fresh breakfast and all for a friendly price. The staff is so very nice and the breakfast arepa’s I had: RICISSIMO!

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-20


Points +33

03 Nov 2022

Amazing food

Best veggie/vegan restaurant I've been to for a while

Pros: Tasty food , Beautifully presented , Friendly and helpful service


Points +1121

03 Nov 2022

Great breakfast

Finally some healthy and delicious vegan breakfast in Ecuador: fresh baguette with hummus, avocado and tomatoes.
They also have fresh juices and coffee with almond milk.
Their falafel is amazing!
Plus: The owner is really friendly and always up for a chat.

The restaurant moved to its new bigger place three months ago (by the time I am writing this, the old address is still on open street maps, better check on Google).

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-31

Pros: Delicious food, Vegetarian owners


Points +90

09 Aug 2022

Highly recommended

Comer Sanar Vivir is a lovely place to have breakfast or lunch. The owner-couple is very friendly and engage your wishes.
They have a huge variety of vegan dishes and also vegetarian.

Mucho gusto!

Pros: Many vegan options , friendly service , clean and tidy


Points +62

15 Jun 2022

Great Almuerzo

Went there for almuerzo (pre-fixed lunch) and it was delicious! $4.50 for a delicious soup, entree, fresh squeezed juice and dessert?? Can’t beat it! I’ll be going back for sure!

Pros: In a cute area!!


Points +62

20 Feb 2022


Es un pequeño restaurante vegetariano que ofrece deliciosa comida. La atención es impecable y con mucha amabilidad.

Pros: Calidad de la comida, Variedad de opciones, Muy buena atención

Cons: Ninguno


Points +11

Mostly Veg
05 Dec 2021


Estuvimos de viaje en Cuenca; y tras varios días tratando de huir a la dieta típica de el país, por fin dimos con lo que tanto estábamos ansiando.
Tanto mi pareja como yo comimos muy bien, de cantidad generosa; ¡y el trato excelente!

Sin duda recomiendo.

Pros: Cantidad , Precio, Gusto

Cons: Dimensiones del local

Hearts Choices

Points +72

26 Sep 2021

Delicious vegan food

Had the set lunch which was 3 tostadas with beans, guacamole, lettuce and tomatoes, a big bowl of soup of the day, a fresh pineapple mint juice, and a little bowl of bananas with granola to top it all off. All that for $4.50 and I was stuffed. My partner had the vegan lasagna which was rich and delicious served with plantains and a side salad, soup of the day and juice too. We both left satisfied and ready to come back for more.
Serves vegetarian and vegan, so clarify if you're vegan. They had made a veg and vegan lasagne that day so it's easy to make your meal vegano!. Husband and wife team and the husband Giovani speaks good English which was handy in our circumstance.

Updated from previous review on 2021-04-14

Pros: Large portions, Delicious food, Family run

Cons: None


Points +17

21 Mar 2021

Great menu options

Great vegetarian menu, each day you can choose a different menu (usually out of 3 options available each day.)

Cons: None


Points +146

22 Feb 2021

Amazing food

The lunch set menu was incredible, with a choice of Indian or Mediterranean food. The food was really fresh and delicious, and great value for money. The set menu was 4.50, a bit more expensive than at some other places, but the food was really special and the portions huge, really worth the money. Our favourite place so far in Cuenca!

Pros: Great food, Nice change from more basic veggie places


Points +6455

08 Jan 2021

Value for money

We left here very full. The set lunch is huge! I like that there were two different options too. It's a little more expensive than other places ($4.50) but you do get a lot of food.

The starter was a potato soup and a cold drink. For the main, we had one plate with stuffed cabbage rolls, salad, and mashed potatoes, and the other plate with nicely-seasoned sliced seitan, black bean stew and mixed rice. Dessert was sliced banana with a sweet sauce on top. Some of the items were a bit muted in flavor (like the soup and rice), but overall, they food was good and if you're looking for a big lunch, this is the place to come to.

Cons: Go vegan 😉


Points +69

Mostly Veg
08 Jun 2020

Cozy and Delightful

I can only agree with each of the sparkling, endearing reviews that have already been written on Google: Food clearly created for our consumption with heart and soul. An charming, cozy ambience and pleasant service by people who clearly care. Highly recommended to all food lovers, and especially vegetarians.

Pros: Charming owners, Delicious all vegetarian food, Vegan options

Cons: None!

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