La Casa de Ohsawa

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 5 reviews )

Serves meat, vegan options available. Macrobiotic food with natural desserts, vegan options. Free cup of tea and also fresh bread is served with a sweet potato/squash puree for dipping with meals. The building is a house, hence "casa", and there is also a small store where you can buy organic products. Moved to this location Jan 2016. Open Tue-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Macrobiotic, Organic, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by vitaya

Great vegan cakes - Edit

Great service and food

Pros: lots of vegan and organic options , affordable prices on certain options

Cons: serve salmon

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Bought some cakes and fruit, skipped the food - Edit

This is a very simple operation in a cute but slightly dissheveled little place. We loved that they are organic but had a really hard time finding anything that appealed to us on the menu... there is fish, chicken and eggs on offer so not sure how they reconcile that with the macrobiotic philosophy? Fish maybe, but why chicken?

After much struggle with the Spanish menu we tried to order a vegetable wholemeal pasta but they couldn't do it for some reason and failing that, everything seemed to involve seitan and tofu which we are are not fans of in large portions. They don't have a salad menu either - the vegetables offerings are all steamed or boiled, which wasn't what we felt like.

So we stumbled into their bakery section, picked up some yummy looking apple strudels, a cake-ish scone-ish thing that looked pretty good too, some dried apricots and two bags of organic (?) peaches and headed somewhere else for lunch.

Pros: organic, nice bakery section, fruit for sale

Cons: limited menu, lots of soy and meat, nothing is raw/fresh, spanish only

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Fake meat-oriented vegan options - Edit

It's great to find a restaurant that serves seitan and other non-meat alternatives in Buenos Aires. This place typically offers a few vegan choices on the menu. However I'm disappointed that they've just translated the Argentine meat-heavy style of cooking into a non-meat format. So instead of getting a slab of steak on your plate with a salad and tasteless steamed veggies, you get a slab of seitan with the same salad and tasteless veggies.

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YUMM - Edit

I like this place. You can find delicious vegan options. This is not vegetarian as they also serve chicken and fish, but it is mostly vegan. The service is terribly slow so don't wait to be served at the table, go to the bar and take a look and order there and THEN go to your table. They are nice but have such an annoying slow tempo. Try the Tofu Empanadas or the Arepas de Mijo con Tofu or the seitan... good stuff. They have a cute organic store on the back with nice stuff. The house is beautiful but the art is not very beautiful. The bathroom is always clean, everything's very clean. The juices are great (ask for ice on the side). THE DESSERTS ARE AMAZING!!! and most are vegan and they have good choices for diabetics. It could cost less.



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Good macrobiotic restaurant - Edit

Althought the place is not so nice and the service is not the best, they serve good macrobiotic dishes. They have balanced dishes including cereal+protein+vegetables and 2/3 options of each. Also you can take away or buy organic products at their mini market. It is quite expensive for the service they provide, but still a good restaurant if you want macrobiotic food.

Pros: Healthy food

Cons: Quite expensive

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