Girasoles Restaurante Vegetariano

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 30 reviews )

San Diego, Calles de los Puntales 37-01 (at Carrera 9 btwn Calle 37 & Calle 38), Cartagena, Colombia,

Restaurant and health store with a takeaway counter. Busy at lunchtime. Serves only the set menu which includes a soup and main dish which is usually vegetarian spin-offs of standard Colombian dishes (rice, beans, veggies). From 2-6:30pm it's takeaway only. Located at Plaza San Diego. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:30pm, Sat 8:00am-4:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Take-out, Colombian

Reviews (30)

First Review by iceicekati

Comida vegetariana - Edit

Muy buena atención, una comida sana y deliciosa, está hubicubicado en un lugar agradable y atractivo para hacer turismo, es un lugar acogedor.

Pros: Personal agradable , Buen ambiente , Excelentes comidas

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Bueno - Edit

El restaurante es bonito, la comida tiene muy buen sabor, excelente atención. Dan poco líquido para el calor que hace en la ciudad. Usan mucho papel y pitillos en el momento de servir.

Pros: Tienen un menú diario

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Inexpensive and delicious! - Edit

This place is great, they offer daily menus of healthy and delicious vegan food! The prices are very reasonable for the portion you get and the vibe is great. It's also possible to get some snacks, cakes and pasteles after the meal. For a dish consisting of pea soup, rice, green beans, soy meat, salad and guava juice we paid only $10 000 COP or around $3!
Seems to be a very popular place because a lot of locals come to eat lunch here!

Pros: Inexpensive, Healthy, Tasty

Cons: Small choice

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Great lunch spot! Lots of locals! - Edit

Really cool spot. We went for lunch and dinner on different days. The lunch was much tastier than it looked. One might do well to remember that local food in this region isn't wild with flavor. Dishes are often quite basic. I was happy enough that the set plates were vegan both times we went.

Pros: cheap! $3.5 for lunch.

Cons: dinner portion was a little more, but very small.

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Tasty and colourful food, cheap - Edit

One of the best vegan lunch menus we had in Colombia. Tried around 4 different plates, some overlap, but all are healthy and tasty.

Also have vegan cakes and cookies and the best chocolate brownie.

Pros: every meal can be made vegan, no problem , cheap, nice service

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barato y normal - Edit

es una buena opción , bueno si es el único restaurante en Cartagena , la comida es ok , nada especial

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give it a try - Edit

They had a set dinner including a juice. It didn't look very appetizing, but tasted a lot better than it looked and was very cheap. They also seem to have many herbs and vitamins in the shop.

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Only veggie restaurant in Cartagena - Edit

Really good, had lunch there twice and both times it was delicious, not pricey, they also sell empanadas and falafell, which were great! We ordered some to take out to eat for dinner since Cartagena is not veggie friendly AT ALL.
Staff is friendly, and we went there once at 6pm and it was open, so the hours are kinda wrong.

Pros: Good taste, friendly staff, good value

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Alright - Edit

I wasn't a huge fan of this place. The set lunch was very big but pretty bland and didn't taste fresh. One bit had some cheese as well so be sure to specify if you don't want dairy. It cost COP $10 000. Another day I got some empanadas which also weren't great. They were filled with mushroom and spinach but were pretty dry and unappetising. They seem to also have a breakfast deal. The bit about it being take away only during certain hours is wrong, both times I went at lunch time and sat in there. Even though I felt the food wasn't awesome it's still a convenient option in the historic centre which is severely lacking in veg options.

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Good Lunch Menu - Edit

Their Lunch Menu is 10000 COP and comes with a soup, main course, and fresh juice. The portions were nice and the food was very good. I also tried their vegan tamales and pizza, but I would stick with the daily set lunch menu. Lots of locals eating here everyday which is always a good sign!

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delicious and very cheap - Edit

We got the lunch set for 8000 pesos. It was exactly what we needed after a 16hr bus trip! Healthy and filling food. Salad, rice, lentils, juice, bread. Pretty sure there was more but I've forgotten. There were also things like vegan tamales (didn't try, looked too small for the price), and cakes. I'm not sure if the cakes are vegan.
Really recommend the lunch set for excellent value.

Pros: great lunch set, cheap

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Great veggie food in Cartagena - Edit

Considering the convenient location in historic downtown and the current price of only 8.000 pesos and the quality and presentation of food, I would give them 5 cows. I ate there 2 days in a row, and both times the food was very good. The meal consisted of a bowl of soup, the main plate with 5-6 items, and a juice drink. Warmly recommended.

Pros: Location, Flavors, Price

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Wonderful vegan options! - Edit

After many salads and papas fritas, this place was a wonderful discovery. I definitely recommend the value 8mil meal of the day, just ask for it "sin leche". I've been in twice and had vegan pizza, empanadas and cake. Great value and v tasty :)

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what we can find best in cartagena - Edit

but essentially because Cartagena is definitely not a vegan friendly city... The others adresses are located far away from the city center.. though it's possible to find vegetarian food in a lot of traditionnal restaurants.
Almost all of the cooked dishes were not vegan (except some cakes) when we went there.
We ate vegetables with rice and beans. Not really exciting.

Pros: location, price

Cons: not really exciting

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delicioso y barato - Edit

Really good food, for lunch they serve soup, a big plate with different things, including a fruit juice for 8.000 Pesos so pretty cheap for here! try it!

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Did the trick! - Edit

Like much of the food in Colombia, Girasoles serves up pretty simple food - for lunch, you can expect some veges, a grain and a faux meat, plus soup and juice. Some of the food was awesome - a great bean and cilantro soup, moist vegan muffins, falafel balls. Service was pretty grumpy, but it's cheap and filling, and it was 2 minutes walk from my hostel - no complaints here!

Pros: cheap, fillling, awesome vegan muffins

Cons: Simple, Bad service

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Your best bet in Cartagena - Edit

My partner and I had lunch here twice during our stay in town. For 8000 COP, you get a soup, a main plate of rice with three side items, and a drink of choice. Menu changes daily. It's plenty of food, nothing exciting really, but good enough especially for a place where decent veggie options are close to non-existent. We also got some vegan baked goods to go for our flight and they were yummy! That said, I wouldn't bother with the other snacks; we tried the empanada and the tamal-like food called hallaca, both were meh. Staff was clearly knowledgeable about what's vegan or not, so that was nice. Protip: head straight upstairs where it's air-conditioned and go early to beat the lunch rush—it gets filled up pretty fast!

Pros: cheap, clean space, vegan baked goods

Cons: lunch only

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Meh - Edit

All of the reviews seem to be pretty spot on here. It's an inexpensive, basic option for Cartagena which doesn't have much in the way of solely vegetarian fare. But for 8000 pesos (about $3.50), it's a good deal and I had it twice while in town. Just don't go in expecting much and you'll do fine. They also have a small assortment of pastries, breads, and random stuff like mushroom empanadas (not that awesome), and deep fried corn balls (think hush puppies) that also aren't much to write home about. Decent health food store attached too. I bought a small bottle of bee pollen for 9000 pesos.

Pros: Cheap, Simple, Somewhat healthy

Cons: Boring, Simple

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