Canteen style macrobiotic food restaurant with a retail section selling organic and health food products. Reported fully vegan Jan 2019. Open Mon-Sat 13:00-16:00.

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55 Reviews

First Review by hack_man


Points +138

30 Sep 2023

Healthy homecooked meals

I had a menu consisting of a pumpkin soup, rice integral which came with a salad, filled mushroom, roasted vegetables, beans and a nice sauce. For dessert I tried the berry coconut cake which was very delicious. The price for the menu was very affordable. I will definitely come back again!



Points +135

28 Jul 2023

Amo Macrobiotic Zen

La comida es deliciosa y la experiencia es muy completa. O vas con muchísima hambre, o el menú completo sirve para dos personas. Si eliges solo un plato no sale tan a cuenta pero todo el menú es increíble. Tienes aguas y distintos tés para probar aparte del agua de mesa que te dan. 10 de 10.

Pros: Todo!


Points +42

09 Jul 2023

For me, the best in Barcelona

This place is cheap, has amazing food, tasty but not overly spicy, and huge portions. Definitely the winner in the city for healthy food!


Points +123

08 Jun 2023

Delicioso, bonito, bien de precio

Muy amables, buen ambiente, cercanos, comida DELICIOSA, servicio tipo cantina.

Pros: Comida muy rica, Menus diarios, Amable y sitio agradable

Cons: Decoración justa (para decir algo)


Points +26

13 May 2023

soo delicious!!!

went there 3 times on a 4 day trip! cheap and super high quality food! loved it:)


Points +698

15 Mar 2023

fine for its price

kinda hospital food or kinda how i perceive it.

Pros: nice menu options

Cons: don’t recommend tiramisu, apple pie is just soft baked apples


Points +69

25 Feb 2023

great value for money

You to to the kitchen, they serve you through a window. You have a few options for the meal, not too many, but who cares when they are good options. quite a few dessert options . Dessert was great. At the end for a complete and filling lunch less than 14 Euro.... apart from vegan its also macrobiotic.

Ill go back

Pros: value for money, presentation of the food, taste


Points +58

27 Jan 2023

Chill and great

Beautiful place with a great quiet ambience, with a great variety of awesome plates. It also has snacks so is perfect for breakfasts and “meriendas”. Both salty and sweet!

It has vegan croquettes and empanadas that are delicious, also vegan tortilla with potatoes served with a special seed bread that is really good. I also recommend the cinnamon rolls they are spectacular, I was really happy when I saw them because they are one of my favorite bakeries!

Organic and macrobiotic, super healthy and tasty, enjoyable. The staff is really great, the lady who attended us was really nice she explained everything to us.

The ambience is really quiet, nice and really clean. Amazing products! #Veganuary

Pros: Organic, vegan, macrobiotic , Delicious food, Kind staff


Points +80

17 Jan 2023

Comida saludable y vegana 👏🏼

Me fascina el concepto de este tipo de alimentación, te sirven una ración abundante por un precio más que razonable. Un trato súper amable por parte del staff! Volvería definitivamente 💕

Pros: Delicioso, Cambian sus platos diariamente, Es nutritivo! Poca sal y azúcar en las comidas

Cons: Nada negativo para decir


Points +110

19 Nov 2022


Love it. Nice healthy, filling, delicious food. Perfect lunch spot. All vegan!


Points +487

01 Nov 2022


Vegà, ecològic, saludable, no gaire car (relació qualitat/preu excel·lent) i en quantitat abundant. Ho té tot.

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-01


Points +28

10 Oct 2022


Restaurante de comida macrobiotica. Alimentación sana y consciente. Menú muy completo. El agua y el té van incluidos en el menú.

Pros: Comida equilibrada y sabrosa.

Cons: No hay reserva y puede ser difícil tener mesa.


Points +40

06 Jul 2022

Fantastic food, excellent value

A great find in the Universitat area of Barcelona. It’s a cafeteria-style place, where you help yourself to a tray and then choose from a small range of options for starters and mains and desserts. If you’re looking for a place to have a quick lunch that is packed with nutrients and doesn’t break the bank, this is it. 10 out of 10.

Pros: Huge portions, Affordable, no frills place, Quick service


Points +1353

16 Jun 2022

Healthy ALL vegan food

Healthy food and all vegan. Large menu with different options for starters, main and desserts.
Balanced meals with all nutrients.
To drink they have filtered water or you can choose between three different types of tea. You can refill the glass.

Pros: Everything is vegan, Big portions

Cons: Only opened for lunch


Points +314

31 May 2022

Healthy vegan food 💚

Cozy place, homemade healthy food and very affordable


Points +48

20 May 2022

Healthy, wholesome, amazing value

Only open for lunch 1-4pm but this could be the meal that carries you through the day. A generous plate of food that is thoughtfully prepared and presented by kind people who aren't impatient that you don't know the drill! Many of the patrons have obviously been coming here often.

We finally succumbed to the Spanish way of life after going here as we had to take a siesta to rest our stomachs after eating so much. (I just came off the Camino de Santiago where vegan pickings are slim. I have been refueling in Barcelona with spectacular results...but none as hearty as this.)

Huge value. A complete meal with dessert: 13.50 euros.

Big thumbs up for what must be a true effort of love for these restaurateurs.

Pros: All vegan, Good variety of mains, Many dessert options

Cons: Lunch only


Points +59

02 May 2022

Healthy & balanced vegan plate

They offer a daily menu with a choice of soup/juice, a balanced main dish and a dessert. In the main dish you get a choice of grain, two spoons of legumes, cooked veggies, raw veggies, fermented cabbage, seaweed). You can drink as much water as you want and they also have complimentary teas. Everything is delicious and after you eat you feel satiated and nourished in a very deep way for the rest of the day.

Very friendly place with peaceful vibe. It has been running for decades and they have steady customers that they treat like family.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-02

Pros: Balanced vegan plate, Delicious, Fair price

Cons: It can be full at peak hours


Points +24

08 Apr 2022


My Spanish is non existent. A few gestures to suggest “surprise me” and I enjoyed fantastic soup and an amazing main. They asked is I wanted desert but the portions were so generous there was never going to be room. I real gem. Going back for lunch today whilst I’m still in Barcelona.

Pros: Vegan goodness, Great value for money , Quick

Cons: Don’t be put off by the unadventurous appearance.


Points +47

30 Mar 2022

A wonderful Palete of Greens

A huge variety of different tastes. Especially the cake was wonderful. My stomach felt happy.
Could have a bit more depth in the end of the taste and may a bit more bite? Was a bit soft Overall.

Pros: All vegan ❤️


Points +138

13 Feb 2022


Wonderful macrobiotic food. Lovely place and wonderful staff.


Points +20

22 Jan 2022

Excelente atención y ambiente.

La Comida deliciosa y buenas opciones

Pros: Buena cantidad, Ambiente


Points +1819

31 Oct 2021

Menu changes daily - Cafeteria style

I was a little confused when I walked in, so if this is your first time grab a tray from the left side after the first set of tables. Then head to the back left of the restaurant where the food is being prepared. Written on the window are the choices. You choose a first plate and a main plate and a dessert.

They give you big portions and the food was great. I had a main dish centered on cous cous. Highly recommend you check this place out.


Points +130

10 Oct 2021

Macrobiótico familiar

Auténtico macrobiótico. Comida sana y de temporada hecha a fuego lento. Buenas porciones, buen precio y personal muy amable. Hace años que voy y sigue siendo igual de bueno y familiar 💜

Pros: Saludable y casera, Buena cantidad, Buen precio


Points +475

09 Sep 2021

Salud y equilibrio en forma de comida

Macrobiótico vegano de 10 con la oferta de postres más amplia saludable

Pros: Elaboración de los platos, Raciones saludables


Points +89

12 Aug 2021

Buena ración y buena comida

Todos los platos son ecológicos, veganos y sin gluten. El staff es muy atento y te enseñan cómo funciona si eres nuevo. El primer plato y el postre son opcionales, pero también son muy recomendables. Cuando fui incluso tenían cheescake vegano. Vendremos más a menudo.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-12

Pros: Todas las opciones son sin gluten y veganas


Points +89

24 Apr 2021

My favourite vegan restaurant in BCN

Great fresh food ,they change the menu on daily basis, colourful and nutritious food ,this is my favourite restaurant in bcn for now

Pros: Healthy, authentic food ,great value


Points +664

29 Mar 2021

Uno de mis restaurantes preferidos de Bcn

Uno de mis restaurantes favoritos de Barcelona. La comida está muy buena y las cantidades son grandes y económicas. 100% recomendable.

Pros: Cantidad, precio y calidad.

Cons: Ninguna.

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