El Karmem

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Ancha del Carmen 35, Local 2, Peregrinos, Malaga, Spain, 29002

Vegan cafe offering dinner upon reservation for a fixed price for two drinks, soup, two dishes and desserts. Also offers cooking classes. Jan 2018 reported open by owner. Open Thu-Sun 5:30pm-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, Raw, Mediterranean, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Spanish

52 Reviews

First Review by Saerdna

without reservation - Edit

you can turn up without a reservation , nice space 7mins walk from centre of Malaga 3 mins from el corte ingles.

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lovely and slow paced - Edit

Totally recommend visiting and supporting this small spot! The food is made with love, and the owner is an incredibly welcoming woman. She brought us out different samples and was very flexible on altering dishes. The nice cream was to die for! We had great conversation and a relaxed experience. This is the type of place you want to support.

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AMAZING Vegan Restaurant - Edit

This was the most unique and amazing dining experience I have ever had. Lola is the owner of El Karmem and cooks all of the food herself right in front of you. Her ingredients are high quality and all the food is made with love. She genuinely cares about cooking healthy food and sharing her wealth of knowledge. I loved it so much I ate there twice during my weekend in Malaga. Her homemade ajo blanco and chickpea soup were both delicious but my favorite thing was the sandwich. It´s made with fresh bread, an amazing sauce and topped with greens. Everything about the food and my experience here was wonderful. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Malaga. Thank you Lola!

Pros: High quality ingredients, Everything prepared fresh, Food made with love

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Delicious food - Edit

Delicious food and friendly staff!

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Intimate and inspiring meal! - Edit

My vegan family of 4 was welcomed and individually accommodated in this charming vegan restaurant. Lola, the owner, does it all and prepares the food right there in the open kitchen so that it is so fresh and nutritious. The most important ingredient is her LOVE and desire to promote vegan food as an offering to our planet earth and all its inhabitants. We had an interesting conversation while she was preparing our meal and it felt like we were guests in a private home. The food was delicious! We had gazpacho (how nice to find it prepared without the traditional ingredient of bread!), ajo blanco soup (garlic almond soup—also without the traditional bread or flour ingredients!), amazing salad, creamy hummus, brown rice with ratatouille and the raw cake for dessert. My children enjoyed it all and definitely want to return. We appreciated that Lola accommodated our requests to customise some of the dishes and was so attentive and kind. It isn’t easy to run a vegan restaurant all by yourself and we congratulate Lola for doing it so beautifully! Your good karma will come back to you—Namaste!

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Very nice place - Edit

Nice and authentic spot right in the center of Malaga. Delicious food and friendly hospitable staff. Check it out!!!

Pros: Delicious food , Friendly staff , Open during the day

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Lovely homely & healthy food - Edit

Run by a lady who promotes healthy eating and organic products. She is very friendly,she was very accomodating.
We tried the three tapas and soup it was very nice .
Also had raw chocolate cake which was amazing.
The smoothies were great too.
Good coffee .
Convenient location to stop by if you are waliking to/ from center of Malaga to the bus or train station.

Pros: Great tasty food, Healthy

Cons: A bit pricy, but worth it

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Lovely experience - Edit

A very nice little establishment with a friendly owner. There was a new sandwich set on the menu that was very tasty and affordable, the green sauce was especially good and fresh. Also had a nice cup of organic coffee and a refreshing green juice. Really good value for money, would love to come again.

Pros: Tasty yet healthy food, Friendly owner, Overall nice vibe

Cons: Not in Finland

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A bit expensive - Edit

A bit expensive for what is presented. We had a salad and a burger. The salad looked like containing what was available at the time. No sauce, just green veggies. You put olive oil and salt if u want to..

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Nice healthy lunch - Edit

Had a salad with two tapas, hummus and rice with vegetables. It was really nice, I could taste that it was made with love. The owner is also a very nice person.

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Good but too expensive - Edit

Food was good and cooked at the moment in front of us. It is a shop and a restaurant manged by the lady only. Price extremely high for Malaga and the location (outside city center)

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Wonderful, off-the-beaten-path homecooking! - Edit

The owner here has struggled to keep her little place alive in her neighborhood. We got to know her well and chat as she made us lunch. It felt like we were in her home kitchen. She was just a gem. The food was delicious and we got the formule or day menu. It was more ham enough for two and then we got some kombucha to go. Would visit again for sure!

Pros: Friendly, delicious, homey.

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Disappointment - Edit

After reading such good reviews on Happy Cow and considering I was in the area (it's 5 minutes from the CAC Museum), I didn't hesitate to have lunch here. I guess I should have gone for the affordable menu (10,00€ for a salad and legume stew, no drinks or dessert included, but it was a really hot day in Málaga and I didn't feel like having a stew, no matter how much I enjoy legumes. So I ordered a gazpacho for 5,00€ (delicious, freshly made) and a vegan burger, which for 12,50€ I thought it'd be one of the biggest vegan burgers ever. Epic fail, just have a look at the pic I uploaded. It was a really tiny burger which was just fairly good. So my recommendation, if any, would be to go for the menu of the day which for 10,00€ is fair. If eating à la carte, it's simply expensive for what you get.

Pros: close to the CAC Museum, inexpensive menú del dia

Cons: overpriced à la carte, not many dishes

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Peace and Love - Edit

Beautiful food served by a beautiful soul. Everything I want to be in myself I saw and felt in this cafe. Something I will think of in difficult times and take inspiration from. A fantastic example of you are what you eat and to fill your body full of healthy good food to cleanse your soul.

Pros: Beautiful owner, Beautiful food, Beautiful environment

Cons: None

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A tasty and friendly place - Edit

The owner reopended the restaurant for me again after i came as the restaurant was already closed. I had the black Pudding, very delicious and a green smoothie. Very smooth and tasty. Would everybody recommend to go there if you are interested in good food and nice conversations. :)

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What a gem! - Edit

My friend and I recently visited Malaga, Spain and found this wonderful place. The food was creative and wholesome, the owner, Lola, was very friendly and had great passion for the vegan lifestyle. We had dinner here on a Friday night. I had the vegan black pudding! (made with carob) Delicious.

Pros: Excellent food, Good value, Friendly owner

Cons: A little out of the way

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Hidden Gem - Edit

Located down a quiet side street it has the feel of visiting a friend. The owner is a very lovely lady who cooks with her heart. I had the hamburger and it was very tasty and filling. All the food is cooked fresh in the small kitchen open concept kitchen. The restaurant was not busy and I was able to share a lovely conversation with the owner. Food is reasonably priced. There are also some organic products for sale. Highly recommend!

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Great Atmosphere - Edit

cute and cozy place with a very friendly owner.
the food was good but a bit expensive however, the price is justified because you get organic food which the owner talk proudly about.
if you are travelling on a budget maybe this is not the best place for you.
we had a smoothy, lemon cake which is served with cold tea, 2 small tapas; hummus and rice with ratatouille served with 2 pices of bread and kombucha all of that came to €23.75
the food was great and the lady went out of her way to customise the menu to suit my needs, which I greatly appreciated.
I would highly recommend this place the food, service and the atmosphere is great.

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hidden cafe with vegan options - Edit

Nice but expensive food. This little independent cafe also sells wholefoods and organic groceries. The owner is very friendly and chatty. We had tapas and coffee which came to 20 euros. Located behind Central Malaga train station, it's handy for hungry visitors just arriving.

Pros: Friendly service

Cons: Expensive for snacks

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A nice cosy place - Edit

I wasn't feeling that hungry but wanted to check out the restaurant out of curiosity. I was supposed to just pop in for a quick drink but stayed for about 3 hours, drinking wine and talking to the owner (who speaks English). She's a very warm, friendly person and that evening was just what I needed after being in Malaga for a week by myself. I'll definitely revisit if I'm ever back in the city. Thank you for the flowers :)



Updated from previous review on 2017-02-28

Pros: friendly atmosphere, veggie shop, gluten free options, wifi

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Excellent atmosphere - Edit

Delicious food, brilliant atmosphere and very friendly staff :)
I definitely recommend this place! :)

Pros: Very friendly staff , Delicious food, Brilliant atmosphere

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Excellent food and service! - Edit

Lola (the owner) runs the restaurant and shop on her own. The environment is very cosy and comfortable and the food is amazing. Lola makes you feel right at home as if you were visiting a close friend or relative. I recommend this place to anyone visiting Málaga as it is now one of my favorite places to eat and support a hardworking, caring person that makes delicious food!

Pros: Organic, Excellent food, Great service

Cons: May not be great for large groups

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Deliceous and Kidness - Edit

Es un restaurante pequeñito y acogedor y tranquilo. Es como adentrarse en la casita de una andaluza vegana. Los platos son veganos y están muy bien elaborados, con combinaciones innovadoras, mayormente elaborados con productos ecológicos y con un sabor excelente. La medida de las raciones es adecuada. Además, de restaurante ofrece productos ecológicos de los cuales recomiendo el surtido de tabletas de chocolate que es su especialidad. El trato es más que deseable, muy atentos y amables.

Pros: Recomiendo los postres ya que la cocinera domina d

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Homey vegan cooking - Edit

Dining here felt like having a lovely home-cooked meal at a friend's place. Lola is very friendly and passionate about vegan food in a city where vegan options are scarce. She runs the cafe/shop by herself and works almost every day of the year. Please go support her and be inspired!

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good experience - Edit

Amazingly tasty food.
Waitress is very friendly.

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Excellent intuitive vegan cooking - Edit

El Karmem Yoga Cafe is very closely located to Malaga Centro on the C-1 line, all within easy walking of any place in the centre of the city. It is a down-to-earth cafe run by the lovely, social Lola, who I enjoyed visiting during and after my meal. I had the three-course menu of the day, which was very filling and tasty. I was impressed by Lola's intuitive cooking abilities, the presentation of the food, and the clean taste. Highly recommended and worth supporting!

Pros: Intuitive vegan cooking, Social atmosphere, Central location

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beautiful!! - Edit

This is such a lovely place with food prepared by Lola. She works alone and all the food is delicious. I had the hummus tapas after reading someone's else's review about it on here and all 3 hummus dishes were amazing! I told her I had a cold and she made a digestive tea with oregano and ginger added in for me ???
She's absolutely lovely and loves a chat too. A must for any vegan in Malaga! Please go and support her ☺

Pros: small cozy place with delicious food and some vega

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