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CLOSED: Lakshmivan - Jerusalen

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    ( 7 reviews )
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Jerusalen 408, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru,

Set menu meal comes with a main dish, soup, salad, and drink for around 7 soles. Also a la carte menu available. Garden patio. Reported closed to HappyCow, Aug 2015. Call for hours - tell us.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Fast food, Peruvian

Reviews (7)

First Review by Pernilleskokken

Worse choice in Arequipa - Edit

We both had the menu for 18 soles each (very expensive).
After inquiring why the vegetarian menu includes drinks and the vegan doesn't, the waiter (that was very unprofessional, and didn't really know about the dishes) gave us a different version of the menu with drinks included.

All the dishes were very bad: the quinoa soup was dull, the tomato soup was like a watm tomato sauce, the main dishes were very basic (like a microwave meal) and the dessert (Baked banana with Silan) wasn't tasty.

They were very inflexible, I wanted the curry vegetables but they said they can't veganize it (available vegetarian).

The service was incredibly slow.
We ended up leaving the money on the table and leaving, very frustrated.

Pros: Nice place + outside

Cons: Very expensive! , Bad food., Slow service


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vegan options - Edit

I ate here about 3months ago at night. The menu has good variety. I got quinoa soup which was nice i also got lentil or quinoa burger which wasnt the best as it came with chips. It wasnt healthy &they were fans of fake meet in this place. It was a pity as the menu had good options but unfortunately the cook didnt know how to use the ingredents in a healthy, creative way. Also it doesnt look like photo from the outside & was abit neglected on the inside

Pros: lots of choices, easy to find, open at night

Cons: not very healthy


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Vegan options, but not the greatest - Edit

First of all, the place is still open, and has a sign on the door saying 'vegetarian food'. They have a set menu (typical here, where you get soup, main and drink or dessert) for vegans, as well as other vegan options. They also have other dishes, not sure if it's all vegetarian or not, but certainly check which things are actually vegan. The courtyard was really nice, and the atmosphere inside was great. We may have chosen poorly, but we were really underwhelmed with our lunch. My husband had the menu, which at 18 soles is the most expensive menu we've seen so we figured it should be good (to compare, most menu is 5-7 soles). He got vegetable soup as the starter, which was quite good, and then his main was apanado (which turned out to be some kind of veggie meat that's breaded and probably deep fried) with french fries and 'salad' (which was cucumber and tomato slices). The french fries were really dry and totally tasteless, and the veggie meat wasn't very good. I got the rice with vegetables (12 soles), which was a bit too oily for me, and the vegetables were what seemed like the kind you get frozen in a bag - carrot cubes, peas, green bean chunks. Then we got fruit salad for his dessert (instead of a drink), which was the one redeeming part of this meal because the mango and papaya was wonderful. There were some things listed on the menu that weren't available. Service was extremely slow.

Pros: vegan options, great courtyard , quiet

Cons: relatively expensive, slow service, food not that tasty


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Basic food - Edit

Had an evening meal. Food was basic. Soup was not home made but good. Had the Menu of the day 3 course for 18 sole.Had a hamburger and chips good imitation. Partner had a nice tomato sauce over a wrap. Cake was ok. Service was poor as they were watching television in the kitchen. No English spoken or English menu.Lovely court yard but to cold tonight to sit out.

Pros: good value, healthy

Cons: could do with paint


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So needed! - Edit

Undoubtably the best for vegan options in Arequipa! The food is tasty and their are many options. The service is good and the atmosphere is terrific. Arequipa is difficult for a vegan and this place was the best find.

Pros: Vegan options, Tasty, Locations

Cons: Greasy


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Decent set menu choices - Edit

I ordered one of the dinner set menus here, which was OK value for 16 soles (about $5). Starter was a good cheese, potato, and vegetable salad, and a very flavorful pureed vegetable soup. The entree included vegetable curry, soy steak milanese, fried banana, rice with mushrooms, and fries; the variety was good, though the vegetable curry was far too salty. Dinner also included pineapple juice. Portions were good and the food was pretty good, except for the oversalting issue. However, it's not the cheapest veggie option in Arequipa.

Pros: Decent food, Plenty of options

Cons: Food a little salty


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Nice setting but mediocre food - Edit

We went there in August 2007 for a very late lunch (past 3pm) and I asked for a green salad while my boyfriend had the menu (6.5 soles for a soup, a salad, a main course -choice of 2-, a yogurt and a drink -juice). They have large a la carte menu so there should be something for everyone. They didn't have much broccoli or asparragus left for my salad and ended up bulking it out with steamed spinach and the broccoli was somewhat yellow. No dressing, just a bit of lemon, oil and vinegar on the side. My boyfriend didn't particularly like the meal either.
The setting on the other hand is a very nice patio area with 45+ pot plants (we counted :-)) and it's quiet, yet near the main attractions of Arequipa.

Pros: Patio

Cons: Bad food


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