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CLOSED: La Cueva De Plocia

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 7 reviews )


Contact +34-956273796

Calle Plocia 7, Cadiz, Spain,

Serves meat, vegan options available. A typical Spanish tapas bar but without the jamon (ham) hanging at the bar. The restaurant also serves meat, but about half of the menu is either vegetarian or can be made vegetarian. Options are clearly marked on the menu, and there is a menu in English as well. The menu consist of toasts, salads and different kinds of tapas, so you can either have a little bit of something or take a whole meal. The restaurant serves a set menu also for vegetarians. This includes a set of their vegetarian tapas (humus, rice with dried nuts, vegetarian crepe etc and a drink). During weekdays it also serves different kinds of breakfast (for example muesli with soymilk). Kitchen is open all day. Situated close to the railway station in the city center in a quiet pedestrian street. Reported closed to HappyCow, Mar 2015.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Spanish, Non-veg

Reviews (7)

First Review by Tara HD

Great (and only?) option in Cadiz - Edit

I went to Cadiz yesterday and checked HappyCow before to find vegetarian places. Although I was disappointed to see that there are no vegetarian/vegan restaurants/tapas bars in Cadiz, I wrote down La Cueva and went straight there for lunch. All the other place that I passed by were advertising pescado (fish) and jamon (ham)...

...therefore I was very happy to find out that, as far as veg-friendly goes, La Cueva is perfect. The menu (both in Spanish and in English) offers a great number of vegan and vegetarian choices (I counted 15 out of the 23 tapas of the list). Since in the menu they mark the vegetarian and vegan choices it was easy to find three vegan tapas, ask the waitress (I also asked her if those were indeed vegan, and she confirmed), and wait.

The cous cous with vegetables was yummy, with the right amount of spices. The hummus (served with crunchy bread) was also very good (with lemon on top), and the aubergines with tomato and onion (pastel de berenjenas) were great. I had a (bottled, but good) pineapple juice and I spent 9 euro in total (there was also some free bread which turned out to be perfect to eat the aubergines).

Supercheap, good food, and a great (and possbly only) choice in Cadiz for veggie people!

Pros: Good choice of veg dishes, Nice location, Cheap

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Pretty Good - Edit

We were happy to find this tapas bar with vegetarian and vegan options. The first visit left us a bit unsatisfied. I had the "veggie burger" and hummus. The veggie burger wasn't really a burger as there was no bun involved, just a fried veggie patty and a few sliced, fried potatoes. The flavor was pretty good but not fantastic. The hummus was nice and came with warm slices of bread and was topped with paprika.
We went back a second time, as options in Cadiz are limited for Vegans/Vegetarians and had the Couscous Veggie bowl and the Eggplant pie. Both were nice dishes. The pie was over salted but still good.

It is a good option in Cadiz, Spain for Vegetarians/Vegans as suitable food elsewhere can be difficult to find.
Updated from previous review on Sunday July 13, 2014

Pros: Vegan and Vegtarian Tapas Options, Outdoor seating, Friendly Service

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Revenge of the Vegetables! - Edit

This place is brilliant. It's so great to find a tapas bar with so much variety for vegetarians and vegans. They list what is vegetarian/vegan or what can be made veg/vegan. Its great value for money and there is an amazing mural on the wall inside depicting Vegetabes reeking revenge on human beings. Hilarious!

Pros: Excellent value, Yummy food, Brilliant mural inside

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Great! - Edit

Not only do they put "vegetarian" on the chalk board outside, but they are open when others are closed (siesta?), and they have vegan listed on the menu! The menu atvthe bottom shows a legend for "vegetarian" and one for "veganian", which we can likely blame google translate for. They were busy when we arrived, so being served wasnt super quick, but when our server spoke in english, and when we pointed at "veganarian" on the menu she nodded and said "no cheese, no problem!" She was hapoy and helpful and we ate waaaaay too much. Try the potato with peanut sauce and the eggplant pie, delicous! (And get "un litro" of sangria!)

Pros: They Know What Vegan Is, Several Vegan Choices

Cons: Serve Meat N Cheese, So Be Sure To State Vegan!

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Very good! - Edit

La Cueva is one of the few restaurants in Cadiz with (more than 1) vegetarian options. There are about 15 vegan/vegetarian options, which are clearly marked on the menu with either a red tomato (vegetarian (or could be)) or green pepper (vegan (or could be)). The hummus at la cueva is amazing, as is the tostado with goat cheese and herbs. The fried cheese with jam is really good as well. They have 3 different tapas del dia every few days, most of the time 1 or 2 are vegetarian/vegan. The tapas are pretty cheap (2-4 euros), and the staff is really nice and usually very fast. All in all a very good vegetarian/vegan option if you're in Cadiz!

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff, Cheap

Cons: No coffee

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Mas o menos - Edit

Tapas restaurant. They had about 5 vegetarian things on the menu. The quality of the food was ok, but nothing special. I won't go there again, but at least they have something vegetarian on the menu, because that is pretty difficult to find in Cadiz.

Cons: Quality of food

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Good vegan options for Cádiz - Edit

In no-vegan land one can be grateful for every vegan option there is. Don't expect anything breathtaking but it's decent food. We had a selection of different tapas: the potatoes with peanut butter were very weird at first but in the end I liked them, the egg-plants were yummy, the soups good, the salad mediocre.
Vegan options are not marked in the menue, so ask which dishes are vegan. Knowing some Spanish helps though our waitress could also speak a little bit of English.
They do not seem to serve breakfast any more - at least there was absolutely no hint anywhere that they do.

Pros: vegan tapas available, friendly staff

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