Green Point

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Carmen Bajo 235 (at San Blas), Cusco, Peru

Vegan food restaurant with 2 locations; this one opened May 2013 and offers a larger menu. Offers cakes and baked goods and a mix of international foods. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Western, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery, Latin American

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First Review by HeatherMeagher

Somewhere to really savour when not in a hurry - Edit

I had the cream of mushroom soup and the chocolate cake. Both, especially the first, took a long time to come: while waiting for the soup I filled almost all of the paper napkins with drawings! However, it was worth it. The chocolate cake was nice (similar to what I have had in vegan places many times) but the soup was really delicious, maybe the best soup I have ever had in a restaurant. The staff were very professional: I heard the waiter repeatedly chasing up my order with the chefs even though I hadn't done so with him. Bizarrely, both dishes came with an (I assume!) edible pansy on top: I don't know whether every option does. The main negative was actually the soup bowl: it was absolutely enormous, making the portion seem small, and flat-bottomed, making it difficult to eat. They are trying a bit too hard to be trendy and I would have tangibly enjoyed it (even) more in a normal bowl. A bonus is that you get free bread and tasty tomato sauce at the beginning, I think regardless of your order (as I had only asked for the soup by then).

Pros: Delicious and well-presented food, Thorough and attentive staff, Good location and nice environment

Cons: Not somewhere to stop by on the run, A tiny bit nouvelle cuisine

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Not as epic as it was... - Edit

There are now two locations for Green Point, and we all know that the San Blas one is the best, but the last few times I have been there it has been disappointing. I am wondering if the epic chef left. In fact, I stopped going back because I was disappointed, hopefully it has picked up again!

Pros: Completely vegan, Friendly staff and great service, Cheap lunch option

Cons: The food quality is not as good as it was, I waited an hour once for a lunch table

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great food, large portions - Edit

We went there twice when in Cusco. I had the lentil burger the first time, the grill for two the second time. I learned not to order an appetizer because the portions were huge! Both dishes were excellent. The San Blas location is small. We were seated at a communal table the second time and found a nice couple to chat with about our travels.

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Best vegan restaurant in the world - Edit

It is pricier than the San Francisco spot but the food menu is different and WOW! From the menu we tried the sushi, curry spaggethi, lasagna, pad thai, and masala curry. They were all beyond amazing!
The ''menu de dia'' is also really good and elaborated. It involves a drink, buffet salad, a soup, a main course and a small dessert.
The Green Point team really make an effort to create quality vegan food for a reasonable price.

Also, they offer cooking classes which we definitely recommend. We tried many of the courses and we use the recipes we learned in our everyday cooking.
Highest possible rating.

Pros: Amazing food and bakery, Safe place to eat, The philosophy behind

Cons: Fills up quickly

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How Long Are You Willing To Wait? - Edit

This restaurant apparently has become popular, so popular that perhaps they need to adopt a reservations system, or expand, and to hire more help. I visited on a weekday after a full day of hiking. I was tired and hungry. I entered the restaurant, checked in with the cashier in front, and was asked to stand in line. There were two couples in front of me, I was alone. After about 20 minutes the first couple was taken to a table. Right afterward a gentleman came into the restaurant and asked to be seated, and for some reason the waitress took him up to a (group) table right away. When she came back down I inquired why I hadn't been seated first. She said she thought I was part of another group. I told her I wasn't. She shrugged her shoulders. So I waited longer. The other couple finally got a table. A man stopped by to ask whether he could order carry out. Answer: no. He left. After about 40 minutes I was taken up to a group table and saw the other gentleman (who'd been seated first) still sitting there, with nothing to eat. At my table there were two couples. Their conversation was uncomfortable for me (relating to the use of controlled substances) so I did not join in. I sat for 15 more minutes without even a glass of water. When the waitress came to ask if I'd like something to drink, the only man at my table spoke up to say he and his girlfriend had finished their appetizer and wanted to order now (!). The waitress took his order instead of finishing asking me what I wanted to drink. When she finally turned to me I suggested it might be best that I find someplace else to eat, and I left. This restaurant is small and quaint. The upstairs room where I was seated had so many people, too many for such an old wood floor. I opted to try a (non-vegan) beer pub and had a fabulous quinoa salad with avocado and a Peruvian Belgian-style beer. I otherwise would rather support a vegan business, but I think this particular one has outgrown its current configuration. If you are willing to wait, perhaps it would be worthwhile. (I did speak to the cashier before I left, to explain why I was leaving).

Pros: Presumably the food is good., When not crowded, the ambience would be nice., It is a completely vegan restaurant.

Cons: Too crowded., Too few employees., Pricey, compared to non-vegan restaurants.

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great menu and location - Edit

The menu is extensive and very fresh ingredients are always used.
It has a great atmosphere and is cosy, sometimes cold so take a jacket.
The poor staff look like they need sometime off as they look tired and can be at times rushed and take a while wit the meals. The flavors are very amazing and are genuine (except for the pad Thai) and the meal sizes are very generous. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: lots of flavour, good price range, extensive menu

Cons: sometimes meals take a long time, rushed staff, can be cold in the restaurant

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awesome food - Edit

I visited for breakfast and had the the toasted maca and chia bread with passion fruit jam and homemade Nutella. It was delicious. I will be going back.

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Love it! - Edit

Perfect, cozy and easy to find vegan restaurant!! So many different options, and since I have celiac disease I nearly cried because there was so many gluten free meals I could eat!! EVEN WAFFLES! I mean, can it get better?! If you are in cusco you have to come to this place?

Pros: All vegan, lots of options, tons of glutenfree opt

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The best! - Edit

The green patio and green point are the best vegan restaurant I've been to.
The presentation is amazing, the food delicious, there is a lot of choice, the personal is very friendly. Sure it can seem a bit pricey but not for what you get.

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Vegan Brilliance - Edit

I really enjoyed this restaurant. They have a great menu with lots of veganized Peruvian dishes, such as lomo saltado and ceviche. My Peruvian wife and her omni uncle, who lives in Cuzco, both gane it two thumbs up. The decor is comfortable, we sat up on the patio on the roof. The desserts were nicely done and the molasses cotton candy is genius. This is my favorite place in Cuzco, by far.

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10/10 - Edit

Amazing food with huge portions. Menu is extensive and they offer free wifi. One of the best vegan places I've been.

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Really nice place but watch the salad :) - Edit

So good food, nice people coming there and they have wifi. But watch out with the salad. We were a couple of people getting sick.

Pros: Good food , Nice people

Cons: Salad not clean some times

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Delicious - Edit

Delicious food, very big portions, friendly staff, just perfect. 5 stars.

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friendly, organic, plant based - Edit

beautiful plated, plant based food in a cozy atmosphere. the daily menus are very well priced and won't let you leave starving!

Pros: affordable set menu, gluten-free options

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must try - Edit

The food here is incredibly made and very reasonably priced. I highly recommend trying it while you're here!

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AMAZING - Edit

I literally just finished their meal and needed to share with everyone how amazing it was! The set meals they have are incredible and alternate daily and it's only $15 sol for a buffet and four courses ! everyone was so lovely that in planning on going again this afternoon ❤️❤️

Pros: AMAZING FOOD , Great atmosphere , lovely staff

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Fantástico - Edit

Wow. There are feasts to be had here. Green Point offers tasty and well-presented food, and the menu is diverse enough that there should be something to please (and fill) almost everyone. (Note: Portions are very generous, so you might think twice before ordering a three-course meal sight unseen.)

Favorites:
• Tacos: the menu lists "Tacos for Two," but they can also serve portions for one person at a 25% discount (not 50% discount as one might imagine).
• Chaufa fried rice with momos
• Extract 2 (carrot-orange juice with cinnamon)
• Cheesecake (vegan, of course, and tasty)
• Chocolate truffle

Also recommendable:
• Peruvian stir fry
• Mushroom ceviche
• Samosas
• Dumplings (essentially momos/gyoza/pot stickers)

Friendly service, good vibes, English spoken.

Extra points for the fact that they are quite informed and deliberate about the health impacts of various ingredients (no MSG or other nasty stuff) and cooking methods (no microwaves or aluminum cookware).

The only downside is that the place is so popular that there can be a long wait for a table during peak meal times. You might get to sit sooner if you're willing to share a table with others; just let the friendly servers know. (I did so twice and had interesting conversations with fellow travelers from around the world.) Another option: try their second location, the Green Patio (a.k.a. Green Point 2) at San Francisco Plaza, which has more tables and smaller crowds (at least as of Sep 2016), as well as a slightly different menu (which is nice for variety).

An instant favorite. Highly recommended.

Enjoy!


Updated from previous review on 2016-09-13

Pros: Great food, quality ingredients & presentation, Very friendly staff, Consciousness of health and ecology

Cons: Can be crowded at peak meal times

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The Best Vegan Restaurant Ever - Edit

I'm vegan for one year and a half so my experience is limited but here I found what it still being my favorite restaurant ever!! Tasty, healthy, elaborated, varied food with a good price (specially the lunch menu). Even the personal and the place is nice. I will love to see more restaurant like this all over the world: veganism will spread faster for sure.

Pros: Varied and really tasty, Cheap lunch menu: very good value

Cons: A cheap evening menu will be perfect

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try the dumplings! - Edit

Went to green point today for lunch. Was dying to try the cooked lasagne (saw another person eating and it looked amazing) but unfortunately I didn't have the 30 min it takes to cook so I opted for the dumplings. Really nice, well presented light meal.

Pros: good food

Cons: awkward atmosphere with share tables

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Marvelous - Edit

I've been here in February 2016 and it was incredible, me and my friend chose different menus to be able to share, and we were both extremely happy with the culinary creations on offer, the dishes were beautifully presented and delicious - also, we could nearly finish the plates.

Pros: delicious, beautiful garden, large portions

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Delicious Vegan Food - Edit

This place is a gem. The food is amazing and beautifully presented. I have been there twice so far and am in love. The service is great and they speak English. I will most likely be back before I leave this beautiful country. A must try for anyone looking for tasty vegan dishes.

Pros: Everything, Service, Daily menu

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Great vegan experience - Edit

The food has a great presentation and the portions are generous. Everything is vegan and its really a delight to come here. I though that some of the food i took needed a bit of salt but thats a problem easily fixable.

The service is a bit slow when paying.

Pros: food

Cons: a bit slow service

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Delicious - Edit

wholesome, very relaxed atmosphere and everything is so amazing and yum, lunch set menu also makes it affordable. I hope they'll open one in NZ!

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can't go wrong - Edit

You can't go wrong with green point. Everything is vegan and delicious. They wash their produce in filtered water so you don't need to worry about having stomach problems. The juices are great. We went twice during our stay and can't complain.

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OMG - heavenly good! - Edit

This place is a pearl in Peru. This place rocks. The dishes taste great, they look fantastic, the service is excellent and the price is somewhere between inexpensive to moderate. Honestly I cannot wait until this afternoon when I will go again there :D

Pros: Absolute delicious, Your eyes want more

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best ever - Edit

This place is literally the best vegan restaurant we have ever visited. we tried pretty much every dish as we kept going back in the time we were in Cusco. I would go back to Cusco purely to visit this amazing place again.

Go to this restuarant and you will not regret it

Pros: Sushi, Ravaolli, Pizza

Cons: Nothing, Nothing, Nothing

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So good, I cried - Edit

This place is amazing. It was like being on another planet. I could not believe the huge selection, GREAT quality, helpful and kind staff, heavenly atmosphere. I was so happy, I cried.

Pros: EXCELLENT QUALITY, Big selection, Beautiful, unique atmosphere

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