Latin American

Organic restaurant est. 2013. Décor provides an ecological awareness, and materials used are recycled. Has a cafeteria offering food all day. Reported to serve non vegan items September 2023. Open Tue-Sat 12:00pm-8:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm. Closed Mon. Hours may vary, call ahead.

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78 Reviews

First Review by Kyleigh100


Points +18

17 Nov 2023

Exceed expectations

Really tasty food, large portions, lots of variety of plates and options, hard to choose from all the good options



Points +160

10 Sep 2023

Nice restaurant near the airport

We were here on our first and last day in Costa Rica.
The food is good but a bit overpriced.

Pros: Good food

Cons: A bit pricey


Points +224

03 Aug 2023

Pricey for very mediocre food

Much more expensive than any of the other restaurants in the area and we found the food wasn't very good. The tacos didn't even have fresh tortillas, just lettuce, a bit of avocado and vegan mayo with the cauliflower wings. Overall, were left disapponted.


Points +489

22 Jul 2023


The texture of the foods are great though the taste is a bit bland. VERY fresh ingredients.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-22

Pros: Good portions, Fresh!

Cons: Bland


Points +20

23 Jun 2023

Great food after long travel day

I got the onion rings, house made iced tea, and the veggie burrito. All were amazing, the food came in fresh and warm, and the server/cook was very nice. Don’t have any complaints😄


Points +88

13 Jun 2023

Great stop if you are near the airport

Good selection and everything was very tasty. I had a few hours to spare at the airport so took a cab into town.


Points +165

12 May 2023

Great experience

We loved their hummus platter and their kombucha! A great vegan restaurant


Points +20

03 May 2023

Great Food

We found this restaurant in this App and enjoyed our food to go, I had a burger with Beyond Meat and my Mom Pasta with Pesto, it was really tasty

Pros: Fresh food , Delicious , Easy to find


Points +283

12 Apr 2023

A great find!

This lovely restaurant was a five minute walk from our airport flat and after a long day of travel, we couldn’t have been more pleased! The menu is entirely vegan and nicely varied. We had the homemade chickpea burger which was delicious along with beautiful, large salad. The portobello burger was meh but there is also a quinoa burger which the folks sitting next to us said was very good. We will absolutely return here we head back to the city at the end of our trip.

Updated from previous review on 2019-01-27


Points +48

24 Mar 2023


Stopped by to get a chickpea burger to go. the restaurant staff were friendly, and the food didn’t take long to appear. Nice vibes in the restaurant.

obviously i should have eaten the food there, as i then got stuck in traffic 🙈 but we live and learn. still tasty 45 minutes later 🍔


Points +32

28 Jan 2023

Great vegan restaurant

Totally vegan. Good selection on the menu. Friendly. They sell merchandise also.

Pros: 100% vegan, Reasonably priced

Cons: None


Points +96

25 Dec 2022

Great Food - all organic and vegan

We made this our first stop and one of our last stops in Costa Rica.
Great owner, organic, great dishes. We got their Crispy Chante Burger twice and I really liked the patacones on our last meal. They also had a locally made passion fruit (maracuya) cake our first meal.

Yes it is a pricier option than other places but it is also using organic ingredients and make many things like their chickpea and other patties in house.

Pros: Great Ingredients, Interesting Menu, Veganized Costa Rican Dishes


Points +65

14 Dec 2022

Ordered Delivery

Ordering delivery was a little confusing. We called and the menu on Facebook I guess is not updated. They said to look on Instagram but it’s the same menu. No website. Then then told us to order by texting them in WhatsApp. The delivery was fast. About 30 min from when we ordered. The food was amazing! I regret not taking pictures. We had the Crispy Chante burger, the patacones and the chalupas. Also, got the quinoa burger which was not as good but still very good!

Pros: Really good food, Fast

Cons: Hard to order delivery/take out

Vegan Vagabond

Points +2051

10 Dec 2022

Good food.

This is the first/only place I’ve tried in San Jose. Maybe I’ll come back and edit this after I’ve eaten other place. This place is small, but has a large menu (picture added). I got the nachos, the eggplant burger, a watermelon drink, and a slice of chocolate cake (pictures added). Everything was very good. The total was $29 US, which seems very high to me.


Points +326

04 Dec 2022


The patacones were delicious. 🤤 Definitely recommend.
I did not care for the chifrijo. I think it probably was good just not my flavor profile. I was expecting a plate of rice and beans with the "pork" but it came more like a soup.

Pros: All vegan , Inexpensive


Points +313

13 Nov 2022

Tasty chalupa!

I had the chalupas, it’s 3 hard shelled corn tortillas with beans, soy meat lettuce, pico de gallo and vegan mayo. Easy walk from park.

Pros: Everything is vegan, Tasty juices, Friendly staff


Points +18

08 Oct 2022


They have a variety of options, also smothies and fruit bowls! Even my dad who isn't a vegan loved their burger. If you are in Alajuela it's a must.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Delicious food, Great service


Points +43

03 Sep 2022


Petit resto très sympa !

Pros: Carte variée , Service rapide et prix correct, Personnel sympa


Points +112

30 Jul 2022

Delicious Vegan Food in Costa Rica

The food was absolutely delicious! The chickpea burger was great, the french fries were much better than the usual, and the guacamole burger was divine. It was a welcoming and very clean place. And the waitstaff spoke English when our Spanish was inadequate. I highly recommend this place!

Pros: Everything on the menu was vegan , Food was delicious , Welcoming and clean


Points +338

27 Jul 2022

Cute spot near San José

Th food was good but the bread to pattie ratio was too big for my tastes. Would definitely go back to retry some of the other dishes.


Points +74

21 Jul 2022

Lovely place

Came into this place after seeing it close to me; ordered vegan Nachos, a dragon fruit and pineapple drink. Everything was excellent, service was not too fast nor too slow.
I also had the best blackberry pie I ever had, highly recommended.

Pros: Everything is vegan, perfect if love options, The waitress had the cutest smile, Service was great, the food as well

Cons: Little expensive but worth it if you ask me


Points +26

15 Jun 2022

muy rico

Yummy food and really excelllent service !


Points +100

13 Jun 2022

Super neat spot

We came right before they closed and we're going to order to go. They were super friendly and insisted it was ok if we stay and ate there. The food was super fresh, quality ingredients and prices affordable. Definitely will return.


Points +205

30 Jan 2022

Very good vegan food and yummy dessert

The vegan food was very good and the vegan dessert, a cake was delicious. They have a lot of vegan food but i stayed just one day in Alajuela, so i could try only one meal.

Pros: very good vegan food, Friedly Staff, yummy cake


Points +20

06 Jan 2022

Stinking service

I don’t like leaving vegan places negative reviews but I feel the need to call out how bad the service was here when we visited.

We felt distinctly unwelcome from the moment we walked in. Staff couldn’t care less and made no effort to be friendly or welcoming. It was an awkward, uncomfortable experience and I wish we’d gone elsewhere.

Cons: Bad service


Points +240

17 Dec 2021

The food was good

I ate here with my boyfriend, the food was good. We got burgers and we both really liked them. I can’t say I was impressed by the Oreo milkshake tho or the cupcake we got. I would say if you order something, go by what others have had and liked.

Pros: Juices are yummy , Lots of options , Yummy burgers

Cons: The fries are ok, Sweets not worth it


Points +213

25 Nov 2021

Worst service ever

The service there is so bad. Their card machine wasn’t working and we needed to hop into our cab with no more time to go to the atm as they suggested so we ended up leaving hungry. We ordered food here when we arrived to CR (which wasn’t tasty or nice at all) but we thought to give it another try as we want to support vegan businesses .. but unfortunately they left us unsatisfied both times plus they were out of a lot of food and not to talk about the ambience which is basically not exist.

Cons: Rude people , No ambience

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