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El Limon

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 22 reviews )
Contact 0034-922381619

Calle de Esquivel, Puerto de la Cruz (at Calle de B. Miranda), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain,

El Limón is a small but nice veggie restaurant in the center part of Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, that serves soups, salads, veggieburgers, sandwiches, meal of the day, fruit juices, and shakes. Non smoking. Open Mon-Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm, Mon-Sat 7:00pm-11:00pm.

Category: Lacto, Western, Fast food, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Spanish

Reviews (22)

First Review by keithpp

Big dishes and great menu - Edit

I have been there now like two times, great place with a lot of costumers in the evenings. :)

I ate burger, salad, soup (that was not the best option), smoothie and drank some beer, smoothie was greatt, burger simple and salad too. But the variety is great!

I wont recommend papas con mojos, cause these sauces are not that nice here than most of places - too oil´i and not so nice saucy :D

Service is nice, the girl is really working hard, also she works alone for like 12-15 tables, that is crazy! But she is nice and welcoming :D

PS: Say if you are vegan and need to have everything vegan, they will help you nicely :D

Thank you soo much :)

Pros: big dishes

Cons: sometimes taste is too simple, burgers are simple

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disappointing - Edit

We decided to go as we were staying just around the corner.
The waitress was helpful when I mentioned that I was vegan.
We all ordered smoothies which were delicious. We also ordered nachos with guacamole and hummus, quesadillas, chips and vegan burgers.
The chips had vegan mayonnaise which was nice... But the burgers also had the same mayonnaise. And the guacamole also seemed to have the same mayonnaise... It was just a bit too much mayonnaise!!!
My son was really hungry and usually eats everything!!! However he hated the burger and couldn't eat it.... It was not good,
It was so disappointing because the restaurant is so very quaint and is situated in the heart of El Puerto.
I hope they can sort out the menu because it has so much potential to be amazing.

Pros: understanding staff, great smoothies

Cons: too much mayonnaise , need to serve ketchup with the chips and burgers

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Cozy with wifi - Edit

Difficult to find out what is vegan (even if you know Spanish), but there are at least some vegan options on the menu. As is commonplace on the Canary Islands, the staff don't understand English very well. There are sockets by some tables for battery charging and the wifi works well for basic stuff. Discrete background music on low volume.

Pros: Good place for working

Cons: Could be more vegan stuff on the menu

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Excellent - Edit

Très bon snack, pas de soucis pour manger vegan. Le hamburger au tofu est vraiment excellent ainsi que la sauce mayo vegan. Le personnel est très agréable et à l'écoute des demandes. A recommander

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Cosy place - Edit

Smoothies were very delicious, thou foods that we tried were average. Small choice for vegans- since many dishes include dairy or eggs. Waiters were very friendly.

All dishes were marked for gluten, soy etc.

Cons: Not many vegan options

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Alright but not great - Edit

El Limon is a cosy restaurant in a quiet street of Puerto de la Cruz. We had the menu of the day, which was ok but nothing special. Portions were rather small and I was still hungry after the 3-plates menu.

Pros: Location, Friendly staff

Cons: Quality, Quantity

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Ein supergemütlicher Laden... - Edit

Waren hier gleich mehrmals in unserem Urlaub um uns vegan über Wasser zu halten. Der Laden ist zwar vegetarisch, die vegane Zubereitung ist hier aber alles andere als Fremdwort. Davon müsste es mehr in Spanien geben. Daumen hoch!

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Perfect for a light meal - Edit

Good atmosphere, great juices and salads. Do not be very pretentious when coming. Do not expect very elaborated dishes as well. Considering that most probably you are going to be on holidays in Tenerife, a light meal is really appreciated.

Pros: good price, fabulous juices

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Nice location, very much fast food - Edit

Nice little spot, they do also have a table or two outside, but they're opposite so not that obvious to spot. Do ask what's vegan - it's not clearly labelled or obvious (the tofu burger has blue cheese sauce for instance). Their fresh juices are lovely. They also do a set menu every day (not on the menu though), of main course, small juice, salad and cake. Not all their staff speak English. Stir fry, rice snd salads were nice. And some great pressed juices.

Pros: Friendly staff , Great juices , Nice little spot

Cons: Hard to work out what's vegan , Mostly fast food

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Delicious fast food - Edit

Nice place in a beautiful old building in the city centre. The staff was really nice and could tell us which dishes were vegan and which were not.
We had burgers, sandwiches and fries. The salad for starter was ok (for the price maybe a bit uninspired), the vegan pastry and cappuccino both were tasty.
They have menus in various languages, but since we speak Spanish we don't know about their language skills.

Pros: cosy interior, easy getting a table at 9.30pm

Cons: Fries not homemade

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Excellent and Reasonably priced - Edit

We stayed in Puerto de la Cruz for two weeks and ate here twice for lunch. The food was excellent and the service quick and friendly. It was great to find somewhere offering something different from all the other restaurants a lot of which offered exactly the same vegetarian options - pizza, pasta and a couple of tapas dishes.

El Limon offered a range of simple, tasty vegetarian and vegan food. Their homemade burgers were really tasty, as was their seitan dish and their tofu. They also do fresh juice combinations and none of it was "worthy". Highly recommended.

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Good for veg* but no organic food - Edit

Good mix of fast food style but all vegetarian in a nice atmosphere located in a very nice building in the center of the city. They do not however serve any organic food. "This is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant" was the answer we received from the very polite staff when we asked if their food is organic. This was not enough for us. But if their food had been organic we would probably have loved it. They have been around for 20 years but should evolve and go the organic way.

Pros: vegan alternatives

Cons: not organic

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an oasis - Edit

we found it difficult to find vegetarian food in North Tenerife and then discovered El Limon---delicious and fresh dishes , vegan options and juices.
All this with friendly staff and not too pricey.
Not a mention of German Sausage!!

Pros: delicious, plenty , fruit juices

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Not bad but not great either - Edit

Nice rustic cafe, and the service was pleasant enough. The fresh juice was very nice, although everything else we had was pretty average. The Quorn dishes were not available the day we visited, so we both had the vegetable kebab, which came accompanied by salad and a veggie sausage. The kebab and salad were ok but unremarkable, although the sausage was quite nice. We each finished with a piece of carrot cake, which was satisfactory, and to be fair, the portions were quite generous and reasonably priced. Overall verdict - Wouldn't rush to go back, but it's not one to be avoided either.

Pros: Location, Reasonably priced

Cons: Average food

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Great vegetarian and vegan food - Edit

I spend 1 week in Teneriffa in february and visited Puerto de la Cruz, where I found El Limon. The service is super friendly (although their English knowledge is very limited) and informed me about vegan dishes. I got the dish of the day, which was a yummy soup with carrots an a main dish composed of seitan with mushrooms, salad with sesame and wheat with vegetables. The food was excellent and not expensive. I would abolutely recommand the restaurant!

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, great value

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difficult to eat vegan - Edit

they don't speak english, the food isn't very good. The best are the fruits juices, taste the Strawberry !

1 Response

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Jeffrey 31 Oct 2009 - Hi Veganisator, I thought your input on this place was helpful. I gave their juice a try as well, but went somewhere else for dinner.

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Great place! Buenisimo! - Edit

Such a good spot! nice decoration even! Very homey feeling, nice wait staff and delicious food! You have to try the "patatas de abuela!" they were so good. Had a great veggie dog as well. Highly recomended! all the sauces are vegan, even the mayonase!
Un situo buenisimo! Tienen que provar las patatas de abuela! eran increibles! volvi dos veces en 3 dias. tomé el "hot dog" vegana... rico! todas las salsas veganas, incluso el mayonesa!

Pros: taste sabor, feeling ambiance, patatas de abuela!

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El Limon - Edit

El Limon is the place to eat in Puerto de La Cruz in Tenerife, especially if you love vegetarian food.


It has a lovely ambiance. A lovely place to eat and relax, just off Plaza de la Iglesia.

It is also a BookCrossing zone.


It is not as shown a fast food joint, it is now open all day and in the evenings on Sundays.

Pros: good food, excellent fresh juices, lovely soups

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