• La Receta

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  • White Veg-options
Fast food
Salad bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. Health food restaurant offering soups, salads, and some other dishes. Specify vegan when ordering. Open Mon-Sun 1:00pm-9:00pm. Closed Sun.

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15 Reviews

First Review by passmyass


Points +28

23 Nov 2023

Nice place

Nice place and great quinoa soup. Unfortunately they don’t have a vegan milk for coffee. But super yummy food.



Points +1152

21 Oct 2023


The vegan burger is filling and tastes alright when you add some salt. It’s pretty dry though and falls apart. The service was good. Fair prices.

Updated from previous review on 2023-10-21


Points +1134

12 Oct 2023

Place with vegan options that will feed you but nothing more

Located at the main square this little place have a small offering of vegan dishes.

Got the quinoa burger and it was dry and a bit soggy. The burger litterally fell apart when I was eating it with my hands.

Staff wasn’t too friendly and service can be slow. But the prices are pretty cheap compared to most places in Peru.

Honestly I chose this place because it was closest to my hotel and I wanted something quick to eat.

Pros: Some vegan options, Convenient location, Reasonably priced

Cons: Not so friendly staff, Food is bland and nothing special., Slow service


Points +56

29 Sep 2023

Good value for money

There aren't many vegan options, a burger, soup, starters. The quinoa burger is good, if a bit dry. Ordering the hummus as a side and putting it on the burger helps. Food and drinks are crazy cheap, the atmosphere is nice and the staff was lovely.

Pros: Price, Burger, Staff


Points +215

17 Jun 2023

Really dry burger, not really tasty

It needed some sauce, I ordered it with hummus to compensate, and it didn't...

Not many vegan options either, and the hummus was very little and came liquid. Didn't enjoy it, but it filled me up


Points +499

24 Apr 2023

Good food in a good spot

While the only real vegan option was the quinoa burger which was satisfactory, I asked about whether there was the possibility for a personalised dish based on the ingredients they had which they agreed to do, and was enjoyed. 3 stars because they have great potential with ingredients, they just need to expand their offerings.


Points +219

15 Nov 2021

Better than nothing

I ate here twice during my visit because I had no other choice. The service was slooooow, the quinoa burger was mushy and was served with about 12 fries. They were arranged in such a way that it looked like they counted them. The quinoa soup was tasty but small. I asked for rice to make it a meal but the rice never came. The hummus was watery and almost inedibly salty. It was served with pieces of black olive, 8 small pieces of stale bread, cooked carrot sticks, and celery.
The one thing that made me happy about this place was the strawberry mojito and the caipirinha- those were on point!

If you have to eat here, I recommend, ordering 2 quinoa soups and insist on a a side of rice. They also serve Trucha (fish) with veggie fried rice s/26. I asked for that dish without the Trucha and they only charge me s/10. I’m almost sure that if I would have asked for veggie fried rice, the answer would have been no.

Cons: Not great food, Small portions, Slow service


Points +118

23 Sep 2021

Nice place ;)

It’s not so easy to find veg friendly places in Peru. So l’m glad that some meat places decided to create veg options. Food was good, but not great.

Pros: There is not too many veg places in Peru , Quite cheap food, Nice interior to seat

Cons: Don’t speak English , Not so many veg options


Points +70

04 Feb 2020

Good quinoa burger

This restaurant can't receive 5 stars because it's not fully vegetarian or vegan (Happy Cow's rule). However, the food here is good. We payed 12 soles for an quinoa burger which comes with few potatoes. Is was a little bit dry for my taste, but tasty.

Pros: Vegan options, price, location.


Points +47

15 Jan 2020

Great vegan food

They have a great selection of vegan dishes and the staff are aware of vegano requirements. No need really to specify. Wonderful food!


Points +2888

24 Dec 2019


Cozy little spot in downtown Puno. Menu features a number of vegan dishes: quinoa soup, potato cream, quinoa burger, and quinoa salad. Staff is very friendly and knows what a vegan is.
I tried the quinoa soup and the quinoa burger and both were delicious! The soup was warm, tasty, and not greasy like in some other places. It featured a good amount of quinoa as well as cubed veggies. The burger was absolutely delicious! It was not dry like some other reviews mentioned. Quite the contrary. The bread was a soft whole wheat bread that worked super well with the patty and the burger cake with tomato and caramelized onions so that all in all the burger was truly very tasty. Highly recommend!
Most likely the best vegan food in Puno. If I were staying for more days I would come back and try the rest of their vegan choices. Pro tip: sub the French fried that come with the burger for cooked potato slices. Hopefully one day they’ll offer baked potatoes, but at least the cooked potato is not fried.


Points +198

15 Dec 2019

Quite nice

Great hummus.
Quite good quinoa burger - bit dry as others say.
Weird(but nice) black corn drink.


Points +491

06 Dec 2019

Good vegan alternative

Lovely food and service. I liked their soup, hummus platter and fresh juice. Quinoa burger was alright, a bit bland.

Pros: Centrally located, Good prices

Cons: Beware that the app's adress needs to be updated


Points +223

10 Jun 2019

Nice place with a few vegan options

Ate the Quinoa burger which was okey. Not bad and not the best. Some guacamole or vegan mayonnaise would have made it better

Pros: Some vegan options, Kindly staff with knowledge about veganism, Location at Plaza de Armas

Cons: Could have had more vegan options


Points +22

05 Feb 2019

Good food, not many veggie options.

Good service, lovely ambience. Food was good value but not many veggie/vegan options. Quinoa burger was tasty.
Just make sure you go to Plaza de Armas and not where Google directs you to.

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