Los Vegetarianos

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Avenida Francisco I. Madero 56 (at Centro Historico Ciudad), Mexico City, Mexico, 06000

Located on the 3rd floor on a busy street in the city center with plenty of seating. Offers a variety of salads, Mexican food, soups, and more with vegan options. A menu of the day costs around 90 pesos. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Mexican

25 Reviews

First Review by tsmith6

Adequate - Edit

**opens at 9am (not 8am)**

The food is affordable and service is quick.

Vegan options aren't immediately obvious but staff are friendly and will help. I had the chilaquiles con nopal which came with fried beans - filled me up nicely.

Grab yourself a window seat if you can and enjoy some people watching.

There are much better places to eat for vegans in Mexico City but this is adequate and decent value.

Pros: Coffee refills, Quick service

Cons: Limited choice for vegans , Access is via a steep flight of stairs, Bathroom is rickety

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Decent choice in Centro - Edit

The restaurant is a perfectly fine option when you are near the Zocalo. The food is decent and not expected to be gourmet. The service is fine, and helpful in indicating what is vegan. The place is unpretentious and busy, .

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alright :) - Edit

It's a good place to come and eat when you're hungry. the service is quick, and the daily menu is affordable.
don't expect too much from the food. it's alright, but nothing more.

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Nice veggie restaurant with vegan options! - Edit

Enchiladas were nothing spectacular but good advice on what was vegan and a nice place for a good price!

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It will do if your belly is growling - Edit

Not impressed with the food. It was fairly plain. The salad options were pretty good but if you want something flavorful and filling, I wouldn't recommend this joint.

Unfortunately, there are few spots near Zocalo Square. So it will do. Nothing to write home about.

Pros: Cheap, Great Juices, Location

Cons: Flavorless, Few Options for Vegans

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Vegetarian Food in the Heart of El Zocalo - Edit

Very cute vegetarian restaurant above the busy street on your way to the heart of El Zocalo in Mexico City. They open early and had a sign on the street, it was an awesome sight seeing a veggie friendly place. For some reason I went for a sandwich "El Vegano" as I'm full vegan. My meal was decent but wish they had more traditional meals a la vegan- as my mega came with French fries. Papa had eggs/toast or something similar; Mama had fruit, granola, and yogurt. This place has a lot of potential and I'm hopeful they'll add more vegan meals in the future OR go all vegan which would be the best thing ever!

Pros: Vegan options available , Great location near El Zocalo in Mexico City, Friendly staff and above the streets with a great

Cons: Not all vegan!

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Vegan options could have been labelled more clearly - Edit

It's a quaint little place above the shops in a bustling street. It could have been busier but it was dead. Pros include: sitting by the large open Juliette balcony watching the world go by; the price of the food; the large juice portions. Cons include: the menu could have been more detailed. I had no idea what to expect when I ordered the 'aguacate y jitomate rellenos'. It was a bit of salsa on two halves of an avocado. I love avocado but this wasn't what I'd hoped for. I'd love to give this restaurant a bit shake up especially as there's better places nearby.

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set menu and a la carte options - Edit

this place has a simple menu, if you expecting a sophisticated salad or plates this is not your place. but we like the food because of its simplicity. go for a brunch or an early lunch because between 2 and 4pm the place will be crowded

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Great Brunch - Edit

Went around 11am on a weekend and the place was very quiet, only a few tables. Ordered the Milanesa, which was thin, fried, lightly breaded soymeat, served with potatoes. Thought it was really good with the green salsa.

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Tempting due to location but avoid! - Edit

The menu is very very confusing and the service is unhelpful. I ordered a sandwich and it came out a burger that was missing the tofu and they kept insisting that it was what I ordered. It was decent, it was on the salty side but edible if you're starving. The vegan options are pretty limited. The staff here do speak English but they still kind of don't get it when you ask questions.

Updated from previous review on 2016-12-31

Pros: In convenient location

Cons: Very confusing menu, Not many vegan options

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Good location but extremely poor food. - Edit

Not too much to add to the rest of reviews... I ate the daily menu and it was very disappointing. Plain lettuce with a watery blue cheese sauce was called salad, bean soup without beans, overboiled and dull veggies for main dish, bitter bland desert, and some options finished by 3pm.

The restaurant claims to be open since 1933. The recipes offered must be from that period, as well. Despite of this, the place was quite crowded. But people had no happy expression on their faces.

The staff was nice enough. The pianist played a bit loud sometimes. There was no water in the toilet.

Pros: Good location for tourists, A cozy old-fashion style

Cons: Food without taste

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Bad service and bad vegan options - Edit

No knowledge about what vegan means. In the end the waitress suggested the menu could be made vegan, but unfortunately it was terrible...

Pros: Unlimited drink refill, Good location

Cons: Bad service, Bad vegan options

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One of the only options in the Zócalo - Edit

Food is okay, not many vegan options, but it's one of the only veg places in the area. I would recommend getting the menú del día.

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okay - Edit

super busy, bad service, not many vegan options, ran out of almost everything by 5pm. gave me cows milk instead of soy milk and I got sick. not vegan friendly, try another place, go to LA Roma or LA condesa

Pros: vegetarian options but confusing what is vegan or

Cons: not vegan, not knowledgeable

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not a lot of choice for vegans - Edit

I was really excited to find this restaurant but there weren't a lot of options for vegans. I had papas francesa (French fries) and a sandwich roll with fake meat and veg. the food was tasty and seating area nice to look out on to the street but getting up the stairs was a bit of an issue so no good if you can't make the stairs as no other access that I could see.

Pros: some vegan choices, peaceful

Cons: stairs, lack of vegan specific options

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Tasty food and very busy place - Edit

We had lunch here and got the set menu. It was extremely busy and we could barely get a table. The food was very fresh and tasty It was only 75 pesos for the set menu or around $100 if you upgrade and get the dessert and an extra course. I had an apple croquette that was very good, it wasn't considered a dessert, but came as a regular menu item. My spouse got an avocado stuffed with seitan/vegetables that was also pretty good. Overall, the food was good and it was a good price. Very clean place. I don't think anyone spoke English though nor did I see an English menu.

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At least there are some vegan options - Edit

The vegan options in the Centro Historico are quite limited. We ran across Los Vegetarianos on our first day here, and we were really hungry, so we gave it a try.

The food was average, though the 3-color salad was pretty good. The portions were small, but they gave us plenty of bread.

All the vegan-friendly restaurants seem to be in Colonia Roma. If you can't get there and you're exploring the Centro Historico, this is an okay option.

Pros: Location, Plentiful fruit water

Cons: Average food, Small portions

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Delicious and beautiful - Edit

Dinner last night at Los Vegetarianos was fantastic. We had a little table right next to an open window over looking the busy pedestrian street below. The service was efficient and friendly. There was a live pianist playing Mexican pop covers which was very fun. We had the set menu, it included a creamy "caesar" salad, a hot or cold soup (we got one of each, the cold mango soup was delicious). Main course was a choice of 2 out of 4 options. I got tostadas covered in tangy mushrooms and a mixed vegetable fillet covered in a sweet and spicy sauce. We finished with poached guava for dessert, yum! It was a lot of food, so go hungry. We were so satisfied we may go back again tonight.

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Not a very good experience - Edit

I had dinner there a few days ago and i was quite disappointed. The 2 waiters who served me did not know what was vegan or could be made vegan on the menu, obviously very little. They did not even know the composition of the sauces in the pastas. I finally ask for spaguettis with tomato sauce and a green soup as it seems the only thing they can make vegan. They brought me penne with cheese and cream in the soup. The owner (or manager) sees that and take everything back to the kitchen. She proposes to add mushrooms to my pasta, which I agree to happily. Finally they bring me the soup without cream. But it seems someone just spilled the whole bottle of salt in it and I can't eat it despite willing to. The padta comes and I understand why they brought penne the first time: it seems they did not have enough spaguettis so they mixed it with flat linguinis. The tomato sauce is a broth from tomato concentrate in can. No sight of a mushroom. Plus the portion is ridiculously small. I just thought I should have cooked myself a good plate of pasta with real tomatoes, finished my papaya juice and ran away.

Pros: Location, Kind staff, Papaya juice

Cons: The food, The service, The Unprofessionalism

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the blandest food I have ever eaten - Edit

I went here after hiking Teotihuacan and so I was parched and hungry and they sat me down with someone else, a Mex. City emo kid who scrolled through his phone the whole time and ignored me. Everyone else was drinking juice and after being ignored for a long time I flagged down the waiter begging for food. I ordered something called "El Vegano" because while I can speak Spanish, I don't always understand what is what. Turns out the Vegano was: a slice of hot tofu with no taste, a sad tomato slice, some limp lettuce. There were also french fries which were decent and some tasteless steamed veggies. I asked for water, and they brought me a bottle, so I flagged down the manager and asked to have what others were having: some delicious fruit/water. Apparently it is only part of the "set menu" and otherwise you don't get any water: AT A RESTAURANT. Mind you I was seated with a stranger, someone was banging out horrid Christmas tunes, and the restaurant was really loud and crowded. I again had to beg for my bill and went to pay. When the aformentioned manager asked me how everything was I basically said, "The food was horrible- I ate it because I was hungry but I felt like I just ate a bag of packing peanuts" and she did not let me pay. Overall a really sad experience, which is deeply disappointing because I searched this place out and was really excited about it. :(

Pros: central location, at least vegetarian, better than nothing

Cons: vegan selection is a joke, it's loud! , packed to the gills and not in a good wa

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Don't waste your time and your money - Edit

Thank you Lonely Planet for mentioning this place! We still can't believe this restaurant was listed: the food is really bad: no flavours, small portions (you'll buy something once in the street to fill you up), useless staff.
Just looking at the food in your plate tells you the story.

Cons: bland, poor quality, small portions

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High Hopes, Terrible Food Experience - Edit

I had high hopes for this restaurant. It turns out they had no idea what vegan meant. There was not a single vegan option on the menu but I was assured they would gladly omit any cheese, egg or dairy products.

When I received my food I literally bit into a stuffing that consisted of a tablespoon of boiled potato with no flavor. They didn't actually attempt to put something into the food that might replace all the cheese, they just delivered a tasteless dish.

I obviously didn't try anything else or return to this place, though judging by the taste of what I was given, I wouldn't hold out too much hope for the vegetarian options either.

Pros: Central Location

Cons: No Vegan Options, Tasteless Food

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Not great for vegans - Edit

Nice place, located very centrally. If you're a vegetarian you're all set. But if you're vegan the options are pretty limited. They'll make the vegetarian food vegan but it's not great.

Pros: Good location, Totally vegetarian, English menu

Cons: Not really vegan, Food a little bland

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Conveniently located and a fluoride-free kitchen - Edit

I ordered Guacamole and carrot juice for about $50. They use sea salt. Their portions are small but the location is central and the value is okay. Live music. Okay service.

Pros: No fluoridated salt used in kitchen, Central location, Quiet atmosphere

Cons: Small portions, No brown rice, White flour is used in some meals

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bland food, mandatory tip - Edit

Was surprised to find not many vegan options. I was feeling under the weather when we visited, so I ordered the garlic soup hoping to boost my immune system. It was not very garlicky, but its blandness was fine for my queasy stomach at the time. The waiter was not very friendly, and at the end of our meal we discovered that a mandatory tip had been added to our bill - and we were only a party of three. Overall, not a good experience.

Pros: some vegan options, table by window overlooks street

Cons: few vegan options, disgruntled waitstaff, bland food

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OrgasmHurtsUs 20 Mar 2014 - This review is too harsh I think. The place can be great if all you want is a small healthy meal in the middle of the city.  


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