Seitan - Urban Bistro

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ca. Alfonso Ugarte 150, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Peruvian haute cuisine restaurant serving international and French-inspired Peruvian food. Daily menu (S/14) available Monday through Friday. Wide variety of vegan food, from starters to desserts. Open Mon-Sat 12:30pm-10:30pm.

Category: Vegan, French, Fusion, Peruvian

Reviews (20)

First Review by _HML

OMG - Edit

I had the best Lentil burger EVER!!!! Every succulent bite made me emotional. LBVS. If I was rich enough to fly back there, from the U.S. every month I would! My girlfriend had some type off flat noodle bowl that was amazing too. The desert was a chocolate cake , that when you cut it , chocolate oozed out. WOWZER! I forget the name of ice cream that came with it , but it wasn't vanilla or anything regular , it was amazing too! The staff and the owner were very nice!

Pros: Delicious! , Amazing, Scrumptious

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not a great deal of variety or flavour - Edit

It was kind of like you were ordering the only option on the menu at a non vegan restaurant when it came out. Not a great deal of veggies or flavour. Other amazing places to eat.

Pros: good location

Cons: more veggies and variety please

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Great vegan restaurant in Lima - Edit

My friend and I ate here tonight and he says the seitan burger is the best veggie burger he has ever tasted. The seitan cutlet was excellent also. And great pisco sours. Sous chef Gonzalo and the rest of the staff were wonderful and Gonzalo translated the menu for us non-Spanish speakers and explained the ingredients. Nice ambience also.

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Good place - Edit

Even though the first time I went it didn't surprise me, their "Maki nights" are soooo good. It is a little expensive, but they have menu too. Their mashed potatoes and mushrooms are just great.

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Nice hip place - Edit

The sliders are great and the vegan mayo is tasty!
Reminded me of bar/ comfort food for a reasonable price. Would highly recommend.

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Hard to find Jewel in Miraflores - Edit

We ordered a appetizer of the day that was like a tostado with marvelous fresh toppings , fries with a house made dip ski, garbanzo curry and a seitan dish with mushroom gravy in a bed of puréed potatoes and drank natural fruit juice. We met the owners and their son, the chef, came and met us and helped translate and he offered wonderful ice cream as a gift because of my meal being a bit late. Great food, lovely patio on a quiet street. I esp. liked the seitan dish -- best seitan ever! The curry garbanzos was not as thrilling. Highly recommend! Great start to our first trip to Peru,

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Delicious and cheap - Edit

Some of the most affordable vegan food I've had. I went with some friends a couple of weeks ago and was really surprised how full and busy the place was. Nevertheless the service was great and the food was delicious. Very interesting food creations and would definitely go again for a quick lunch.

Pros: Tasty food, Good value, Friendly staff

Cons: Might have to wait in line to get a table, Portions could be bigger

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100% Recommended - Edit

The location is in one of the most popular and touristy places in Lima. The place is clean, with a nice environment. The service is great. The food is amazing. What else can you ask for?.
My experience there was incredible!! The only thing I would point out is that the dessert included in my menu was literally a little square with the size of my thumb I swear, but anyways.
They have a different menu everyday and they post it in advance on their facebook page. Their menu it's not big but it offers enough.
The price is not the cheapest but it's definitely not expensive.

Pros: Amazing quality food, Nice location, Great service

Cons: Not so cheap, Some food portions

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Best vegan fusion ! - Edit

Actually is my first time to come to Seitan the food was awesome I like it totally different to others places the I can recommend 100%

Pros: lots vegan options

Cons: not expensive

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do it - Edit

I was so so happy with each bite here. One of the best I've had. Good service too. Highly recommend!

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Recomendado - Edit

Very nice vegan restaurant in Peru.The food is very tasty!Also very kind people.I'm very grateful to have found this place during my stay in Lima Miraflores.Thank you!!

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Best Cheap Vegan Eatery in Lima / La Mejor Comida Vegana en Lima - Edit

In the past three weeks, I have been to Seitan three times, and it never fails to disappointment every time. The vegan lasagna was the best I've ever had in Peru, or anywhere else, the set menu during the weekdays is one of the best lunch deals at only fifteen soles for a drink, bread, appetizer, entree, and a small dessert. I highly recommend eating here any day of the week. Even on weekends when the set menu is not available, the menu has a great and still affordable selection of plates, appetizers, and drinks. Get the chocolate molten lava cake with lucuma ice cream, you will not regret it.

He ido a Seitan tres veces en tres semanas, y cada vez lo encuentro aun mas rico. El menú de quince soles es siempre increíble, y no puede tener mejor precio. La lasaña vegana es la mas deliciosa que he comido en mi vida entera, y todos los postres son deliciosos. Y amo que siempre están tocando música criolla. Mi restaurante favorito en esta ciudad.

Pros: Good Value, Quick, Delicious

Cons: None

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Bueno. - Edit

MUUUUUUY bueno!

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Looking forward to the next time. - Edit

I’ve visited Seitan for dinner in June 2016

As mentioned in the previous reviews, the restaurant has a nice atmosphere and friendly staff.
The food was very good; I especially liked the mushroom risotto. I had the pineapple dessert and lucuma ice-cream. I enjoyed the dessert, however the ice-cream was a bit too sweet for my taste, but I think it’s normal for Peru.
I would definitely like to come back next time I’m in Lima and try more things.

Pros: different food, nice atmosphere

Cons: none

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Amazing food and service - Edit

From the moment we called for a reservation we were greeted with positivity and enthusiasm. Santiago the owner and chef put on an amazing feast for my wife, my friend and I. We tried the spring rolls, potatoes and sliders for entrees followed by pasta, mushroom rague, crispy polenta and to top it off a fabulous pineapple cake/ desert and vegan chocolate cake with a peanut vegan ice cream. Family run, staffed and full of love - 5 massive stars!

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Delicioso - Edit

Hasta el momento es el mejor restaurante vegano que he ido!!!

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Good vegan food; attractive decor - Edit

I ate here twice in April, 2016 for lunch. Currently the meal of the day Monday through Friday is 14.9 Soles. This includes a drink, a choice of two starter plates and a choice of two main plates + a teeny tiny bite of cookie or cake for dessert. They usually put the week's menu on their Facebook page so that can help you decide which day to go.

Of all the vegetarian restaurants I have visited in Lima, this one has the nicest decor. There is a visible kitchen. To me the most important thing at a restaurant is the food. The first time I went for lunch the two main plates were both heavy on carbs; one choice was a rice-based dish and the other was a pasta dish. I wish that on every day they would have at least one dish that was not based on carbohydrates for those of us that try not to fill up on carbs. The second time I went I got the quinoa meatballs on top of mashed potatoes. I thought the quinoa meatballs were very good but the mashed potatoes just tasted watery and lacked flavor. I realize this is a vegan restaurant but mashed potatoes made without milk and butter just are not nearly as good as the real thing in my humble opinion... there must be some way to make them taste better without adding dairy ingredients (perhaps garlic or onion?).

Overall I thought the food was above average for Lima but I don't think I would call it Gourmet. However, they have succeeded in creating a very attractive space for vegans and vegetarians to enjoy good food. I would rate them four cows out of 5 for the nice interior and the above-average food. They do have some nice touches, such as the chilled salad bowl and the heated entree plate. The only thing that was a negative for me was on my first visit I went to the cash register to pay for my meal and instead of just handing me the change she put it inside one of the check presentation folders and handed it to me. This seemed kind of awkward and it was an obvious solicitation for a tip. I had already left a tip on the table, and I didn't think the cashier needed to be so obvious with the suggestion. Other than that, it was a pleasant visit.

Pros: Location, Attractive dining room

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Best vegan food I have come across in South America - Edit

Eating at Seitan - Urban Bistro was what made me want to sign up to Happy Cow just so i could share how fantastic our experience was.

The service was exceptional, the staff amazingly friendly and the food simply exquisite. Don't be put off by the price rating given by happy cow, the meals are incredible value, especially given their gourmet nature.

Get here early in your trip, you will want to return.

Pros: Fully vegan, A favorite of my non-vegetarian girlfriend

Cons: None

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One of the best vegan restaurants in Lima - Edit

Went there 2 times in March 2016 and will definitely go again soon. The restaurant offers vegan "Haute Cuisine" but with an affordable cost.
In fact, the daily menu (S/15) is a fairly reasonable price for many restaurants in the area, but Seitan offers a VERY good quality. Even the meals out of the daily menu are not that expansive (around S/14-18, maybe more)

First time I had the chickpeas curry, which was good but with too much coco milk for me. The service was excellent also.
Second time I had the daily menu, which included bread (with oil, salt and a paste made from olives and almonds), starter (I had the pair of mini-nems, excellent and fresh), a main course (pasta and mushrooms sauce with a bit of asparagus, also excellent), a drink (pineapple juice) and a "postrecito" (very small dessert, much more like a promotion for the brownie they sell)

But what definitely got my attention and love is the "coulant de chocolate", the best I ever had (including in France) and that comes with a home-made ice-cream (lucuma, fig, strawberry, etc.). It is at S/12 which is totally acceptable for a dessert that good!

I really love the fact they succeeded to offer a very good cuisine but without putting high prices, I hope they'll be able to stay affordable for everyone because I'd enjoy to bring non-vegan friends there and prove them you can eat better than in any other restaurant in Lima and for a good price too.

Pros: EXCELLENT food, Good attention, The "coulant de chocolate"

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The best Vegan restaurant in Peru - Edit

I am from Lima Peru. In Lima there's not a lot of vegan/vegetarian restaurants. Most of them are located in Miraflores or in Lince district. I've visited almost of them, but let me say that Seitan is by far the best vegan restaurant in Lima. It's not big nor small. In lunch time there's a menu that cost 15 soles (5 dollars depending to exch rate). ALways have 3 options of entrees, 2 options of main dishes and a tiny dessert. At night vegan high cuisine begins (open W, T, F and Sat). Chef Santiago Santolalla shows his skills learn in France and you can notice. You can tell when a chef is running his own restaurant by true passion. Cost of dinner between $5 to $10 (just one). No more words, try it and if you have the chance to talk with Santiago or his father Rafael, let me tell you, you will be happy.

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