Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe on a small pedestrian bridge. Menu marks vegan options and modifications, including vegan cheese: sandwiches, traditional Mexican fare, pasta, burgers. Beverages are tea, coffee, juice, and smoothies for which soy milk is available. Open Mon 9:00am-9:30pm, Wed-Sun 9:00am-9:30pm.

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18 Reviews

First Review by JessicaGinocchio


Points +23

04 Mar 2023


Vi varias opciones veganas y elegí la Santiburger de soya. Sabía bastante bien, de las mejores hamburguesas vegetarianas/veganas que he probado definitivamente. Aunque es muy difícil que te toque sentarte en el arco, el lugar también es muy agradable por dentro. Además el precio es bastante accesible y justo. Mi nuevo lugar favorito en la ciudad.



Points +25

07 Nov 2022

Easy menu, good food

Multiple items on the menu are clearly identified as vegan. Other items come with vegan options (vegan replacement for meat or cheese).

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Vegan options easy to spot on the menu, Good food

Cons: Sometimes full and need to wait for a table


Points +51

30 Jul 2022

Comida sabor casero y delicioso

Variedad de platillos, un ambiente acogedor y rápido servicio. Merece 5 estrellas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-30

Pros: Opciones vegetarianas y veganas, Sabor casero, Atención rápida


Points +24

18 Feb 2022

It's great!

My favorite are the aztec soup and the baguettes!

Pros: They have a lot of options for vegans, They can change the ingredients if you ask

Cons: The soy burguer contains egg, so be careful., The vegan cheese it's an extra


Points +47

24 Oct 2021

Loved it

Lots of vegan options. Only two tables on the bridge so it’s unlikely you will be sat there. Super nice even though my Spanish is terrible. Very busy but if you get there when they open you will have no wait.


Points +164

22 Aug 2021


Me gusto este lugar tiene algunas opciones veganas que se ven muy ricas al igual que sus bebidas.🥰

Pros: Tiene opciones veganas


Points +1162

31 May 2021

Cute place

Beautiful, spectacular restaurant with a few vegan options and not so impressive flavors!

Pros: Spectacular location

Cons: Noisy, hectic and food not very tasty


Points +1472

24 May 2021

Never was a place to sit down on the bridge

Since its a small cafe on a small bridge, there aren't a lot of places to sit, if you want to sit outside. Each time I went by they were full on the bridge.

Updated from previous review on 2021-05-24

Pros: beautiful setting

Cons: not a lot of places to sit


Points +59

20 Apr 2021

Delicious food in a pretty spot

Cosy cafe in a pretty spot with an extensive menu, where vegan options are clearly marked. I had the sopa azteca, which was flavourful and mildly spicy. Can recommend for both the food and the atmosphere.


Points +108

21 Mar 2020


We ordered the Enchiladas, a Mushroom Sandwich, and a pasta dish it was all good. Big portions and good agua frescas.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, big portions, and tasty.

Cons: The service was OK.


Points +120

26 Feb 2020

Good carrot cake

good vegan options! The salads taste good and can be ordered vegan. Chilaquiles, soup, pasta, baguette, enchillada all vegan options and an amzing carrot cake! I like this place


Points +86

12 Jan 2020

Vegan in Guanajuato

Went there yesterday. A little bit disappointed about the baguette of the vegan option being not even vegan. Then is not a vegan option.
The green enchiladas were really good though. Thanks for having options!


Points +106

22 Oct 2019

Mediocre vegan offerings

In a city with few vegan options, it was refreshing to find a restaurant providing several dishes catering to vegans. The surprising addition of a decent vegan cheese and soyrizo made my breakfast chilaquiles quite tasty, and the enchiladas were decent. I also had the opportunity to sample a baguette, and while it left a lot to be desired it hit the spot. Nothing fancy; could be better, but could be far worse.

Now for the cons: Each time I had a dish here that contained lettuce or spinach of any kind (a common addition to many mexican meals) it was obviously spoiled; Even going so far as to hide the rotting lettuce under tomatoes, and I had to remove several pieces from my sandwich. The sandwich also came with a salad made up of rotting lettuce.

The servers were quite impolite, and when arriving for breakfast they forgot key elements to our meals. They were cold, not responding to our queries or even engaging in eye contact. Quite bizarre as no one else in the restaurant seemed to receive this treatment.

There are some quaint tables on a pedestrian bridge that we were never able to procure, with a nice view of an alley and the hillsides surrounding.

Pros: Vegan options, vegan cheese, Decent prices, nice location, Good coffee, soy milk offered

Cons: Unprofessional staff, Spoiled produce, Lack of seasoning, very bland salsas


Points +160

13 Feb 2019

Homemade vegan chorizo on chilequiles is AMAZING! Also vegan cheese. Yum!!

Homemade vegan chorizo on chilequiles is AMAZING! Also vegan cheese, delicious white beans, soy smoothies, great soy burger. And a view from a street bridge offers excellent people watching. Yum!! And fun!

Pros: Vegan chilequiles , Yummy soy smoothies, Delicious soy burger


Points +357

06 Sep 2018

Great spot with clearly marked vegan alternatives

I really liked this place! They have authentic Mexican food with clearly marked vegan alternatives. I went twice and got vegan chilaquiles and enchiladas, and both were really good. They also have smoothies made with soy milk that were super good.

Pros: Authentic Mexican food with vegan alternatives, Clearly marked vegan items, Great view


Points +103

08 Aug 2018

Below average

To be fair there aren't a lot of options in Guanajuato, but this place still sucks. My partner had the vegan verde chilaquiles and they were bland. I had the vegan enchiladas and they were ok. But the vegan cheese has no flavour and it would be better without. Coffee was bad. Service was friendly though!


Points +101

31 Jul 2017

Love this place

I visited Guanajuato not knowing if I could find vegan food at the eateries in town. No problem! Santo Cafe offered a hearty vegan soy burger and delicious agua de jamaica. We visited this historical location quite a few times over our 10 day visit.

Pros: vegan food, atmosphere, location

Cons: very popular and there is often a wait


Points +79

07 Jul 2017

Solid food, pleasant atmosphere

I have been in Guanajuato less than a week and have come here three times already, each time ordering something different. They have many different vegan or veganizable options that are clearly labelled on their menu, and they even have vegan cheese! The two little outside tables on the bridge are very cute. Service is friendly and prices are reasonable.

Pros: Labelled vegan options, Good value, Nice vibe

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