Madre Tierra

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 19 reviews )
34-925-223 571

Bajada de la Triperí­a, 2 (at Plaza San Justo), Toledo, Spain, 45001

Madre Tierra, or "Mother Earth" is the first vegetarian restaurant in Toledo and uses organic products. Offers healthy dishes which do not contain any chemical additives. No microwaves are used and the place is smoke-free. Offers a varied menu, and a wide range of drinks, teas and infusions, also of organic origin. Open Mon-Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm, Tue-Sun 8:30pm-11:30pm. Open for lunch, and dinner from 8:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Spanish

Reviews (19)

First Review by little_bit

unpredictable - Edit

A nice option in a small town. We went twice while visiting. The first visit was nice and food was very good. The service was polite and friendly. During our second visit the food was good and service less than helpful.

I ordered a coffee with soy and got one with dairy even after explaining I'm vegan.

Pros: nice atmosphere

Cons: price a bit high

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Average - Edit

Heavy on dairy in the menu. Vegans beware, though there are vegan options.
A little expensive
Large starters - careful! Rich too. The food was tasty. The sushi rolls came with a spicey tangy sauce. Be careful ordering more than one starter between 2 people.
A nice selection of beers.
Below average service.

Pros: It's a big restaurant with a nice interior, A varied menu, Good food

Cons: Service , Value

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Not good at all - Expensive - Edit

The vegetable stir-fry was literally swimming in oil. The bolognese pasta came with grated cheese (which wasn't in the menu). And it wasn't cheap. Don't go there.

Cons: Not good , Not cheap

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lovely food - Edit

Lovely food and service, very recommended. Three of us ate vegetarian plus myself (vegan) and we all finished absolutely everything in our plates. We paid about €22 each - 2 starters, 4 mains, 2 desserts and 2 expressos

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trip to toledo - Edit

if you are vege and travel to Toledo, this restaurant saves your ass because its hard to order sth vege in other restaurants. They don't have many vegan offers but it is possible to order it too. Most of the dishes are with cheese. The music and decor are quite magic there, but a few options on the menu were unavailable, fx gazpacho or some kins of alcohol.

Pros: fancy

Cons: expensive , waiters don's speak english

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Stomach nightmare - Edit

Following recommendations we were expecting a nice vegetarian place... However, we faced unexpected "surprises". First of all, a very nervous waiter tried to put some pressure while selecting food thus creating unpleasant environment of our lunch. Finally food... Vegetarian pizzas floated in sticky oil. Pizza bread was as hard as you could use them to cut your wanes. But it was nothing in comparison to rizzoto which had a warred smell and taste. Still we took a risk, the outcome of which - a harsh afternoon with stomach pain and finally call for taxi to go straight to the nearest pharmacy to get medicine... Well, at least lazania was ok...

Cons: Outcome - medicine, Nervous waitress

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Not vegan-friendly at all - Edit

I was really excited about this place, I convinced my friends to visit the place but I was really disappointed at the end.

This place is not vegan-friendly at all. There was no indication of "vegan" and a lot of dishes that could be perfectly vegan, had eggs and butter. Butter! And they did not even say it in the menu. If I had not asked whether some dishes were vegan or not, I would not even notice it.

Moreover, the price was moderate and the portions were small.

Finally, they had not tap water available and we had to pay more than 3 EUR for a bottle. Incredible and shameful.

Pros: Vegetarian, Lovely place

Cons: Not vegan-friendly, No tap watter, Small portions

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Comida deliciosa! Excellent veggie'n'vegan. - Edit

Here we had our most nutritious meal on a two week tour around Spain. The portions were generous with the restaurant and toilets clean and pleasantly decorated. The service was prompt although we were first in being early birds arriving for "brunch".

A quality experience and 100% recommended with menus in both Spanish and English.

Veganism was understood and there were a few vegan options and a willingness to veganise veggie dishes.

Pros: Vegan options, Generous portions., Clean with good service.

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Mother Earth - A Visit Well Worth - Edit

Tastefully done out large restaurant with a good varied menu. Maybe a little hard to find the road as its a fairly narrow one, but when we went there was a board at the top directing you down and its near the top of the slope.
We had lunch here a couple of times over a few days and really enjoyed the burger and pasta dishes which were carefully prepared and tasted great. Definitely include a visit here on your Toledo itinerary.

Pros: Good selection, Relaxing and tasteful decor, Near the centre

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Fabulous restaurant - Edit

We ate at Madre Tierra as often as we could during our three days in Toledo in October, 2013. It was hard to find, but we asked the locals and got there eventually - and it was well worth the search. Definitely gourmet food with plenty of vegan choices. Delicious and unusual salads - always our lunch staple, and incredible dinner entrees. They have an English menu.

Pros: fantastic food, friendly staff, very old and interesting building

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Great Find in Toldeo - Edit

We went there yesterday on a day trip from Madrid. Now, I will be honest...we chose Toledo over Segovia because there was a veg restaurant here and not in Segovia. It is a little difficult to find, but it is well worth the search. We checked it on a map before we went and when we got there we bought a map at the train station and were able to get close to the location. We then just asked locals to help us find it.
It is a very elegant restaurant with a very relaxed atomsphere. We really enjoyed our meal here. There are veg and vegan dishes available, you just have to ask...brush up on your Spanish. On our trip to Spain thus far...this has been my favorite place. Definitely go here if you are coming to Toledo. It is worth it.

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Madre Tierra - Edit

The restaurant is a little difficult to find in a small lane called Bajada de la Triperia (number 2).

It is a very nice looking restaurant, clean and well maintained, and prices were moderate. The menu was in English but none of the staff spoke English.

We had one problem - most of the dishes contained cheese and the waiter had not heard of vegetarian cheese. Since most non-vegetarian cheeses use a meat based renet, we mentioned this to the waiter, who said "cheese is cheese".
This was a problem for us.

I doubt whether the restaurant would be suitable for vegans.

Pros: Non smoking, large portions, fair value

Cons: Too much cheese

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Great food in a small city! - Edit

An amazing restaurant, though hidden from the public by the location. We were looking for some nice veggy food in Toledo, and it was quite a challenge as Spain is all about seafood and meat. Found Madre Tierra by chance, and were so happy to be there! We were 4 people, and only 1, me, a real vegetarian, but the other 3 were happy with the food as well. We had 3 soups - onion and spinach, and they were great! soup is more of a starter, not a main dish, but really well done and nicely served. We also had canelloni, salad and a really nice selection of pate - humus, aubergine pate, etc., delicious to share for the table.
None of the staff spoke english, but somehow this didn't spoil the impression - and we got what we wanted :)
The place has a really nice style - from the entrance, to the plate decoration, and has a cozy feeling to it. Definately worth coming back!

Pros: Great food, Good veggy choice, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Menu only in Spanish, Staff doesn't speak english, Hidden location

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Superb - Edit

This is the best vegan food I've ever eaten anywhere. I ordered what turned out to be a plate of roasted / grilled vegetables, and though it looked boring it was fantastic.

The restaurant itself is a beautiful ye olde Toledo space and the staff are lovely. It's the only vegetarian place in town so you really have to go if you're in Toledo.

It's very very hard to find so make sure to locate it prior to dinner. Eat a big breakfast then spend a few hours finding the restaurant, mark it on a map and come back for dinner. The street address alone is useless for finding it.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service

Cons: Very hard to find -- keep trying!

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Excellent veggie - Edit

I visited this restaurant twice and hope to enjoy it again. They offer a wide range of creative veggie and vegan dishes. I would rate the dishes I selected as true gourmet.
In addition, the place is well designed, pleasant and cozy.
Great experience for any veggie.

Pros: Quality of food, selection

Cons: Spanish business hours...

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Best vegetarian meal in Spain! - Edit

We have been living in Madrid for two months, and have tried all of the major vegetarian restaurants in Madrid. Some of them (Isla del Tesoro, for example) were pretty good, but we didn't really love any of them. Who'd have thought we would find such a great vegetarian restaurant nearby (30 minutes on the AVE fast train) in Toledo? Maybe we were charmed by the Toledo location (such a beautiful city, well worth a visit), but this restaurant was really good. It has a spacious and lovely dining room, and excellent service. They have a web site ( and their menu is online. We had the Madre Tierra salad and the Risotto de Calabaza Dulce (sweet onion), and shared them. Entrees are quite large, so that was plenty for the two of us. Both were excellent -- fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation. We were tempted to order the lasagna with soy bechamel sauce, which looked good too. We had the brownie de nueces (walnuts) for dessert, which came warm with ice cream, and it was one of the best desserts I can remember having in a restaurant. The restaurant is popular, but reservations were not necessary on the Sunday afternoon that we were there. The menu has a mix of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly staff, Non-smoking!

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Good restaurant, excellent service - Edit

I was surprised at how many good vegetarian restaurants we found in Spain, despite the fact that many regular restaurants could not even find us an olive without fish in it. Madre Tierra serves good vegetarian food (no fish!) with some vegan options. I had salad, a small but decent tofu curry, bread, soy ice cream, and a glass of wine for a reasonable prix fixe. (In Spain, it is very common to get a multicourse meal with a glass of wine for one set price. It is usually between nine and fifteen Euros. Madre Tierra was towards the lower end of this range.) In addition, I ordered and received a soy latte to go with dessert, which was great. This was the only place in Spain, other than Starbucks, where I found a soy latte.

What set Madre Tierra apart the most was the excellent service. Our waiter showed just the right level of attentiveness, and even helped us find our way to our next destination on the map I showed him.

In addition, the decor and lighting were lovely here, and it is nonsmoking. I definitely recommend it.

Pros: service, food, decor

Cons: portion size

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Well worth a visit if you can find it - Edit

I stumbled over this restaurant (or should I say the sign) as its hidden down a little side alley just off the Plaza de San Justo. I had the set lunch (menu del dia) which was well presented in nouvelle cuisine style favoured by a number of the veggie restaurants in Madrid area. Good vaule for money and very tasty. I was the only person in the place, which can seat quite a number of people, which meant fast and friendly service. Nice atmosphere in a slighty subterranean setting.

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