Marcopolo Freelife Ushuaia

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San Martin 746, Ushuaia, Argentina, 9410

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe/restaurant serving coffee, smoothies (vegan with no milk), juices, salads, rolls and a burger with a lentil patty (vegan if you ask for no cheese). Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, American, Juice bar, Non-veg

7 Reviews

First Review by wildeyedgirl

Weekly special weak - Edit

They told me to come on Wednesdays when they have a VEGAN Lunch Menu..It was just a salad with boiled vegetables.

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Very disappointing: No (hot) vegan food on most days - Edit

They advertise vegan food in the window and claim to have a vegan meal of the day. However, we went there three days in a row and on none of these days did they have a vegan meal of the day - they did have small and not very appetizing looking sandwiches, which were prepacked in the fridge and very expensive. On the last day, they did eventually create a vegan dish by providing some vegetable fried rice, which was okay, but not great.
As for vegetarian food: We also had filled bellpeppers, which were filled mostly with cheese and tasted okay, but not great.
We also did not like the figue coffee they offer as vegan coffee - it was just black coffee without a milk substitute of any kind.
Also, everything was rather expensive.
All in all, very disappointing.

Pros: central location, wifi, internationally standardized cafe setting

Cons: false advertisement, not actually with a vegan meal of the day,, food tastes average at best, expensive

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Some options in Ushuaia! - Edit

I've been there yesterday (sunday) at noon. Sadly they didn't have any hot meals (and it would have been nice, it was kind of cold). Even the vegetable soup wasn't vegan. They did have some vegetarian options, but nothing vegan.
What they do have almost everyday are cold options: sandwiches, salads. I had a nice salad, some fruit for dessert and a drink. All in all it's not that expensive, considering that Ushuaia IS an expensive city.

Note: They do have a full vegan menu but only on wednesdays!

Pros: cold vegan options everyday, fresh ingredients, nice people

Cons: few hot vegan options

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Vegan Friendly in Ushuaia - Edit

Marcopolo Freelife is a great spot for vegan/vegetarians in Ushuaia. They have a number of options on the menu as well as premade items ready for to-go (salads, sandwiches, fruit salad). I had the vegan empanadas which were great, highly recommended! They had a soy-based filling, well seasoned. Unfortunately during my visit they did not have vegan bread so I was unable to order a sandwich, and I was told the veggie burgers are not vegan - but there are a couple to choose from for vegetarians (my boyfriend enjoyed his hamburguesa de verduras, although he liked my empanadas more). Licuados (smoothies) are super tasty. Vegan coffee (fig based coffee) was interesting, I enjoyed it. Nice service, good vibe.

Pros: Vegan options, Nice service, Free wifi

Cons: All vegan options not always available

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Decent food - Edit

This place has a lot of all-natural foods, and several vegetarian and vegan selections. The food is mostly out buffet style a la carte, pre-prepared. There was a good selection of regular meal-types of foods and lots of desserts (don't think any desserts were vegan).

We stopped by around lunch time just to look at what they had and came back for dinner, and it seemed to be the same selection - in fact, the same exact food sitting out the entire time, just some of it sold out. For that reason, I'd say lunch is a better bet for fresher food since they do not seem to replenish for dinner.

Food was ok - not bad, but nothing to rave about. But the employees were friendly and it's a cute little place.

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Decent alternative - Edit

Decent fast food and already prepared food alternative if you're looking for veg food (basically non existent) in Ushuaia.

It's also a perfect place for someone to work as they offer plugs and chargers in some tables. The staff is really friendly.

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A few vegan options - Edit

The smoothies (sin leche, con agua) were delicious, and the coffee was decent. Not many vegan options.

Cons: Not all vegan

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