HappyCow is loading...

Vegetalia - Placa George Orwell

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 76 reviews )
Contact 933173331

Escudellers 54 (at Placa George Orwell), Barcelona, Spain, 08002

Manufacturer of organic and natural vegetarian food. Operates this restaurant for people to taste its products. Dishes use seitan, tofu, vegetables. Reported the store portion had shut in 2014. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Western, Fast food, Take-out, European, Spanish

Reviews (76)

First Review by friendmole

So So - Edit

We came across this place on our ramblings through Barcelona. The excitement was great, but the food and the service were mediocre. Too bad, the waiters almost make me feel I needed to apologize for asking some questions regarding the menu. The food was very underwhelming.

Pros: Cozy interior

Cons: Mediocre food, Unfriendly service

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good vegetarian restaurant - Edit

The place is very pretty and the staff is quite friendly, although the service can be a little bit slow. Overall, it's a good vegetarian restaurant with a reasonable amount of vegan options. The food its tasty but nothing extraordinary. Terrace service is charged +10%.

Pros: Friendly staff, Nice ambiance, Big portions

Cons: No air conditioning, Food is nothing special, Terrace charged +10%

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Below average food, very few vegan options - Edit

Medium price, low quality. Unfortunately reflects this region's tendency of not putting much effort into actual quality. The concept is good, but it's quite telling that the tastiest item on the menu, the hummus, is probably something they buy rather than make themselves. Very few vegan options, and many dishes with animal products such as cheese and cream. don't recommend it.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

terrible rude staff/manager - Edit

I've been to other vegetalia locations, but this one time after time i visit, I feel like the manager is so rude, he stares unwelcoming and talks to you like you are a peasant. I would never eat there, but occasionally stop by for a juice or a smoothly, it's the same story every time. Must suck to work there! Choose another place to eat If you don't want to get harassed. Awful service.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Perfect and nice located veggi Restaurant - Edit

The quality and the location mittle of the town is great. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food is clearly discribed in the menue. nice vegan cakes are also available.

Pros: very good prices for high quality

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great location, Great food, Great price! - Edit

Generally it is very easy for a Vegan/Vegetarian to eat in Barcelona but still I like to go to Vegetarian/Vegan only establishments to support them. The service at Vegetalia was great, very welcoming, very friendly. I suggest the Vegetable rolls and Thai Green Curry! Great food and great value for money.

Pros: Vegan, Price, Comfort

Cons: Too hot by the window

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Amazing place - Edit

I just loved everything! Best value for what you get: 10.5€ for starters, two mains, dessert and a drink! The food is absolutely gorgeous, good presentation, a lot of options, very good location, really nice staff. Couldn't be happier!

Pros: Good price, Good location, Good food quality

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good food but rude staff - Edit

Had lunch here with the fixed price for three courses, water and bread. All the food was absolutely delicious; the Catalan style roasted spinach starter in particular. However the staff were quite rude and we didn't feel very welcome.

Pros: Great food, Good value , Nice location

Cons: Rude staff

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Bon petit restaurant végétarien - Edit

Restaurant végétarien à 2 pas de Gopal.
Formule déjeuner à 10.90€ avec entrée, plat, dessert et boisson avec un choix de 3-4 plats pour chaque.
Des salades, des végéburgers, des smoothies, du seitan, tofu...
Les plats végétariens peuvent être adaptés en mode vegan. Le cuisto se contentant d'enlever les bouts de fromage.

Les plats sont bien présentés, la nourriture est bonne mais sans plus.

Pros: Formule déjeuner pas chère., Restaurant assez spacieux, Bonnes portions

Cons: Nourriture bien mais pas top

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Some Vegan food but a little expensive. - Edit

Went in for dinner. The food was quite average for the price. Spent 10 Euro on a burger that was served on sliced bread and 6 Euro on a peice of pita bread cut into triangles with a little bit of hummus.

Pros: There were vegan options.

Cons: Expensive for not great quality food.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great value for money - Edit

The set lunch menu sounded very delicious and also had vegan options pointed out. I paid €10.90 for a Pumpkin & Basil soup, Seitan Sirloin with baked potatoes and an ice tea. The staff was very friendly and eager to explain how things are made. On my way out I still bought a carrot cake for €2,75 as take away - it was one of the most delicious cakes ever!!

Pros: Great value for money , Seating area outside

Cons: No salt/pepper on the table

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great food and ambiance - Edit

They have a good menu with starter, main course, dessert, water and bread for about 10.90 euros with a few good options. The music is good, the waiters are nice and the service is pretty quick. Also, the location is perfect in a tiny square in the middle of Born

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

A nice discover - Edit

My boyfriend and I were in Barcelona looking for a vegetarian restaurant and we found Vegetalia. The waitresses were very nice and smiling, the food delicious (we especially enjoyed the pudding and the burger), the menu is clear, indicating what is vegan/vegetarian/made from local ingredients, bread and water are included in the daily menu. As a conclusion, a good ratio price-quality.

Pros: Good service , Tasty food, Good prices

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Excellent snack food - Edit

We'd spent the day getting rained on and felt very bedraggled and in need of some hearty (not necessarily healthy!) food. We got a plate full of pita with hummus and oil to share and then I had a pizza consisting of tomatoes, pesto and seitan. The pizza had been dressed with some fantastic olive oil (oil was exactly what I needed after our day). My girlfriend had a huge tofu and seitan burger which had been crammed full of salad and was sided with some crisps (chips) cut from various vegetables. All in all, it was a fantastic experience. The waiting staff all spoke very good English and tended to our needs well. Not exactly cheap but not too expensive either, our food and drinks came to €29. Great location too.

Pros: healthy without being healthfood , good portion size, reasonable price

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Fantastic - Edit

Loved this place so much we went back two days in a row. The outdoor seating is great, out in George Orwell Square and pretty relaxed, nice place to chill. Service was really friendly and the food was fantastic with a great menu. Fine for kids as well and theres also indoor seating.

Pros: Nice Setting, Great Food, great Service

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Fresh and tasty. - Edit

This little place is super easy to find, and the staff are helpful. The menu has a good mixture of snackish day-food; burgers, pizzas etc and amazing evening meals. Vegan options aren't vast but they are tasty. I had spring rolls for a starter both times I visited because they were beautiful (if they're still on the menu when you visit, definitely get them). Amazing, fresh cocktails. Wine selection, juices too.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday May 29, 2013

Updating as I revisited earlier in August 2015, menu still exactly the same as 2 years previous. I had to have the exact same options as 2 years before too because the vegan options are really really slim. Risotto extremely bland. The cocktails are good though. Gutted to see there was an extra 10% charge to sit outside on an incredibly hot summer day.

55euro for a well below average meal, definitely wont be going back.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Disappointment - Edit

We were disappointed by everything : the +10% when you're on the terrace, not a lot of vegan options, the tables had plastic table clothes and they were used, the service was slow, the food was not impressive at all, it was not fresh, everything seemed industrial including the humus who was not vegan (how come humus can not be vegan I can't believe this !). When the check arrived I was shocked : 42 € for a bad lunch. Will never go there again. At least the neighborhood is nice...

Pros: Nice neighborhood

Cons: Not fresh ingredients, Expensive, Slow service

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Very nice place, we were not impressed by the food - Edit

The place is in a really nice place, especially the terrace, for which though they charge you an extra 10% on top of the Bill.
Food is good but not impressive.
I would recommend it more for the location and the atmosphere than for the food itself.
Anyway a special note good for the waitresses, they both were really lovely.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great food - great atmosphere - Edit

A welcome vegetarian/vegan haven in a fabulous city. Comfortable and bright indoors, with some tables for eating outside as well. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Really good food. Amazing smoothies!

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff, Lovely setting

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Excellent veg* tapas and dishes - Edit

We tried the veggie tapas, the Thai curry and the Seitan 'libritos', and everything - especially the paned libritos - was great! Nice, fairly quick service, and good prices. Would definitely pay another visit if my stay in Barcelona had been longer.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good choice for brunch, lunch and cakes - Edit

We went here a few times while in Barcelona as it was close to where we were staying, well located for the centre and served good tasty food. There is a nice outside seating area in a pleasant square, English menus and a small but varied vegan selection which was clearly marked. The staff were friendly and efficient and we didn't have to wait long for our food. Unfortunately the brunch items didn't seem to be vegan friendly, but at least two of the cakes were.

On the first visit I had the vegan burger which was very good, although it was served with nachos when some fries or wedges would have been nice at €9.80. Second visit I opted for paella which was delicious and presented very nicely. I also took some vegan carrot cake away with me which was lovely and went down well later in the day in our apartment. On the day we left Barcelona I had a portion of delightful Apple Strudel which hit a sweet craving nicely. My partner had a veggie pizza which was a bit topping heavy, a tempeh salad which was perfectly acceptable and a good portion of nachos which he enjoyed.

Overall a decent place to go for lunch, good choice and good food.

Pros: Good location, Good food, Friendly, Variety, Cake!

Cons: No vegan brunch, a little expensive, vegan choice limited

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Delicious and healthy vegan food available - Edit

This was exactly what I was looking for. Although I wish they had more vegan items, what they did offer was sufficient and clearly marked on the menu. I had the menu del dia - a delicious spinach and raisin streudel, smoky orange tofu and roasted squash and a fruit smoothie to finish off. Included a glass of water, all for less than 10 EUR. Afterwards I went to Gopal a couple of doors down for a vegan choco croissant. The service at Vegetalia was good. The space is pleasant and tranquil. Recommended!

Pros: location, good food, inexpensive

Cons: be nice if there were more vegan food

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good Food And A Good Price - Edit

The menu has decent choice and quite a number a vegan options as well. The service is OK and the ambience on s rainy Monday somewhat subdued, but as a fairly central stop, I would recommend considering it.

Pros: Choice, Taste

Cons: Bit Quiet

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good - Edit

They have few vegan option but they're good. The paella is not a regular paella, it seems more an italian mushrooms risotto.
The vegan burger was good and big, it was served mith nachos. The prices are higher than other place where you can eat good in Barcelona.

Cons: A bit overpriced for Barcelona standards

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Delicious - Edit

I took three non veg friends to eat here and they all enjoyed their meals. There are limited options fir vegans, but the available options are good ones, the paella was especially good, filled with artichokes and broad beans, great Sangria also!

Cons: Limited vegan options

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great for families - Edit

We have three kids, 1, 3 and 7. This had a good diversity for us to get everyone fed well and happy. A big bonus is there is a playground in the square right in from of the restaurant (geared toward quite young kids). Service was excellent. We had a couple different veggie burgers, a veggie paella, tofu nuggets. All quite good. I know there are a lot of vegetarian options in this neighbourhood and so it might not be the top one, but we found it very nice

Pros: Excellent food variety, playground in square out front, Good service (and wifi and outdoor seat)

Cons: Not upscale, Not in Barcelona's most beautiful square

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Not great for vegans - Edit

The vegan options weren't great. The hummus was good but they give only a few pita dips... Spring rolls weren't great (first time kids didn't like it)

The vegan paella... Well... Maybe healthier version with "arroz integral" but less tasty

And the "burger" was a surprise... Got a veggi steak (seitan and tempe) without bread. Just salad and brown rice (no sauce!)

Pros: healthy, terasse

Cons: didn't like the plates

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

so-so - Edit

In another city this would get three stars, but with the wealth of excellent veg restaurants nearby, this only gets two. Our waiter wasn't very knowledgeable, didn't know what we meant by cheese without animal rennet even when we translated it to Spanish. He seemed a bit surly at first but got more friendly. We ordered the three course meal, a good value. The spinach salad was large and good but the vegan options for the main course were limited and the tofu veg wok was only ok. The bread was old and stale and there was only fruit as a vegan option for dessert. We got the smoothie, again only ok. Rasoterra is down the street and a much better option.

Pros: good value, good salad

Cons: soso food, soso service

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

A reasonable choice in the Gothic. - Edit

Had lunch here with my family. We all had the 3 course lunch special option. The vegan option was good, but lacked veggies. My children had tofu and cheese nuggets as a starter, which looked great, and came with a salad. Their second course was a veggie patty, and came with the same salad. I would love to say this place blew me away, but, like most veg places in Barcelona, the food lacked flavor (except Veg World India).

The service was typical of Barcelona, efficient (minus Rasoterra), but without emotion.

Be aware they charge 10% more for outdoor seating.

Pros: outdoor seating

Cons: lacking flavor

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good vegetarian lunch menu in English - Edit

Vegetalia provide a menu in English. The waiter apologised that it was from Google translate but it looked OK to us - our one and only disappointment with this restaurant was that the menu didn't provide any of the funny mis-translations we have seen in the past (one place in Mallorca has omlette as "Eggs broken").

I am afraid I went nothing more exotic than a pizza but it was excellent and just what I needed after a morning of wandering the alleys (and the beer was just what I needed after nearly being run over by a skate boarder, two cyclists and a very large school outing all charging towards an ice cream vendor).

Vegetalia is just off the Placa George Orwell near the water front and a short walk from the Picasso museum (free entry on Sunday afternoons after 3 btw).

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Not for vegans - Edit

I went there by myself and took the daily menu because there is only 1 main course which is vegan a la carte and it's a paella.... But unfortunately the daily menu wasn't better. A carrot soup or a very dry and boring rice salad as apetizer. then a fideua or a tofu plate with couscous which literally consist in 3 big untasty slices of tofu and some couscous. There was no veggies at all. The only vegan desert was of course a "batido" and the fruit an veggie juices are in bottle... It's sad cause the restaurant is cute, the service is nice and all the non vegan options looked nice.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

I didn't find is not expensive - Edit

I've been once to Vegetalia. I bought some food for take away. I didn't know btw that they charge you extra if you sit outside.
But even I didn't I thought it was far from inexpensive.
Also I was bothered by so many non-vegan items on the menu.
And they'd let me wait too long before I could order (I waited outside at the window opening while that Vegetalia guy was doing stuff speaking to some Spanish people).
So the overall impression was not so good. I didn't come back.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Tasty vegetarian food - Edit

My boyfriend and I ate there once during our holiday. We both hat Nachos with cheese and chili, my boyfriend had asian-style noodles with tofu and vegetables and I had a burger made out of tofu and spinach, rice and a salad. Everything tasted really good.
We would totally go there again!

Pros: everything

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Nice but vegan not reliable - Edit

Though there a quite a few listings on the HC there is not much really vegan, so this place is OK compared to the choice in BCN... There are some vegan option on the menu and on the daily set lunch which is OK for a few days (I stayed for a week in BCN and ate here a few times). Their definition of vegan is however not mine, vegan marked and especially asked still had a lot if egg in it which for me is not vegan at all. Food is all nicely looking and decently tasting though and place OK and staff friendly, so happy that is exits...

Pros: It exists, Nice atmosphere, Food nice looking

Cons: Vegan definition not as elsewhere

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

boring vegan options - Edit

I came here several times for lunch and diner in 2011 and 2012. The lunch menu is cheap and the staff very friendly but they sometimes have boring vegan options, which makes me hesitate to come back again.

It is not a good diner place for a vegan. Too expansive and you end up with vegan food which is more like fast food. Not worth it.

Updated from previous review on Sunday July 22, 2012

I made the mistake to come here again during my stay in BCN. Really bad. They cannot even figure out a vegan option and the food is not very good quality. Never AGAIN.

Pros: cheap, friendly staff, sometimes nice vegan lunch

Cons: any NICE vegan lunch options??, expansive simple diners, quality and creativity not so high

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Decent for a big lunch - Edit

It's only worth going here really for the menu of the day at €9.90 as the other main courses are €7-10 each. Vegan selection is reasonable but the food is not mesmerising and lacks imagination and flair. There are now so many vegetarian and vegan places in Barcelona that offer similarly priced menu deals of a better quality such as L'Hortet, Organic and Biocenter. Having only eaten here once I am unlikely to return as I would like to try other places but I would certainly recommend it if you want a substantial feed whilst walking around this wonderful part of the city.

Pros: cheap daily menu

Cons: basic food, diner style

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Big love! - Edit

I am also really surprised by the more negative reviews here. I visited Vegetalia with a big party of friends and relatives while in Barca and we all loved it. The waitress was extremely patient with us all speaking broken Spanglish, and very friendly and lovely. She answered all our questions about the content of the food/drinks politely and knowledgeably. We ordered starters and mains, all of which were lovely. I was a bit nonplussed by the bun-free burger, but actually once I ate it, I appreciated the different take! Didn't think the portions were small at all; they weren't huge but they were plenty filling and we were all well satisfied by the end of the meal. We shared two jugs of Sangria which was DELICIOUS, the best we drank on our trip. Lovely atmosphere inside too, great colourful decor and nice bathrooms! My only complaint would be that we would have liked to sit outside in the courtyard but there were not very many tables and they were all taken. But that's a minor detail -- thanks Vegetalia, you're awesome!

Pros: Lovely staff, Great drinks, Nice atmosphere

Cons: More outside tables

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Really Enjoyable - Edit

I was just reading some of the previous reviews and I must say, I am very surprised. We had a great experience at Vegetalia and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We had nachos & guacamole to start, the guacamole was really tasty. I had seitan & mushrooms in a creamy sauce with brown rice for my main, and my partner had a veggie burger on seeded bread with beetroot, corn, carrot, lettuce. He was surprised that it was on bread rather than a bun, but it wasn't really a big deal. We had coffee and a soft drink and I think the whole lot came to about 20 euro - that includes the 10% surcharge for sitting out on the terrace. There was only one server that evening, but he did an excellent job and we weren't kept waiting, or rushed for that matter. I would definitely go back on my next visit to Barcelona, I thought the food we had was delicious.

Pros: Great food, Good value, Nice location

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great food from a great brand - Edit

Very friendly space with able staff. Food was gorgeous and proportined, filling and conforting. Paella was gorgeous. Is in a very centric square just beside another great place veegan fast food.

Pros: vegan, friendly , moderate

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good experience - Edit

I was taken to Vegetalia by a meat-eating friend who said that he always enjoyed eating there. It is a few doors away from Gopal, on the same square.

About 30% of the menu is vegan, and there are a few gluten free items. We shared two starters - hummus and Asian-style summer rolls, both of which were excellent. For my main I had the vegetarian paella, which was nice but nothing special.

Vegetalia has a varied menu with a range of salads, burgers and more traditional 'main courses'. I would like to see a bit more imagination with the vegan dishes, but it is not a major issue. They also make fresh juices to your specification (i.e. up to three fruits of your choice).

All in all a good dining experience, and not too pricey either.

Pros: vegan-friendly, excellent starters

Cons: slightly unimaginative menu

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

tasty food - Edit

interesting, imaginative food. gay friendly staff, intimate setting in cool area.

Pros: quiet corners, cooler interior than most v, cosy

Cons: nothing really, deserts the same nearby places, home made deserts would be better

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

choose something other - Edit

Food: quite good and tasty, but really small portion
Price: too high for that food
Service: not too good, waitress seemed bored and angry, everything took really long

If you are in Barcelona, there are many better vegan restaurant choices.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Pleasant meal - Edit

We had tasty food at a reasonable price but the service was a bit poor. There was only one waiter for the entire terrace area of a Sunday evening.

But as per other reviews, one of the few veggie places open on a Sunday!

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

delicious seitan - Edit

One of few veggie places open for lunch on Sundays in the side streets off of La Rambla. I enjoyed a seitan and brown rice dish. While the seitan was very deleicious, it was too much for me. The second time I went I asked if they could give more rice and less seitan. They were not able to accommodate, but I ordered it again anyway, because the seitan is so good!

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

So-so - Edit

It pains me to write a critical review of any vegetarian restaurant because of course I want them all to succeed.
However, our experience at Vegetalia was a little lacking. The service was friendly enough, and our sangria was wonderful. The food was lacking though.
I ordered pakora that was soggy and bland. It was too expensive for what it was.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

A complete dissapointment! - Edit

The only good thing I found in this restaurant were smoothies and a salad.
I have ordered wraps which were burned and tasted kind of old,..then pakoras which were over burned again and completely tastless,...Salad was good but just too small.
My friends had pizza they said it was ok,..
[edited by staff]
They told me everything is organic but the labels on friuts par examle didnt have any trace of organic certification,..
I dont care what people do in their spare time but work in a restaurant should have at least in tiny little interest in food and being kind to guests,..
Restaurant has a nice corner made out of himalayan salt otherwise lack of athmosphere...

I definetely dont recommend that restaurant,..[edited by staff]

Pros: Smoothies, Fresh juice

Cons: Poor food- over burned, Tastless old food, Expensive

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

nothing out of the ordinary - Edit

This is the other place we tried, this time just my boyfriend and I, cant be dragging my friends to veggy rest all the time, specially if in bcn.
To be honest dindt really (dont wanna say like it but) do much for us, the food was simple and the burger not a chance.
Perhaps it wasn't the cooks best day and we couldn't help comparing with the one we've just been 2 days before, that was amazing.

Cons: what mojito?, do not order the burger

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Mojito Heaven - Edit

We visited Vegetalia twice during our stay in Barcelona and were happy with the service and friendly staff. We tried the spring rolls, paella, banana cake and mushroom entree all of which were great except the mushroom dish was served with woody old asparagus. We also ate a burger, but felt that something was lacking - flavour, sauce, bun ?? Obviously we also tried their mojitos: yummy, refreshing and moorish. Nice place to visit even just to see their crystal wall and lamps.

Pros: mojitos, friendly staff, wholesome food

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

decent place - Edit

Its pretty interesting going to a place where they sell their patties all nice and prepackaged and you can get them in any of the health food stores in town. Its a simple place, but they oil up a pan and sear the burger, and the burger just comes out on a plate with no bun so its a little anti climatic!

Cons: no bun

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms


This was one of two veggie restarants I visited on a 3 day break to Barcelona and was the best of the 2 (see my other Barecelona review...) This small restaurant is quite easy to find on Playa de George Orwell in the Barrio Gottic area of the city. Menu has a reasonable range- we opted for the vegetarian starter platter for 2 and found this substantial as an evening meal (I think this cost about 12 euros) if you have a smaller appetite. During the daytime you can takeaway a slice of pizza or a veggieburger with salad which were quite reasonably priced for Barcelona (no more than 5 Euros each I think)
Would visit this restaurant again.

Pros: location, price, food

Cons: none

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good score - Edit

I was in Barcelona for a trade show and had bearly eaten all week -- not a great city for vegetarians -- so this place is a score. Great vibe. Good food.

Three courses with plenty of wine for two people came in under 50 Euro. Highly recommended.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Excellent - Edit

The restaurant is relatively easy to find, the atmosphere lovely, and the staff very friendly. It's not a huge place, but it's cosy and inviting - perhaps something to do with the massive crystal quartz wall!

The food was excellent, although for my ravenous partner, his portion was a bit small. Nevertheless, everything is fresh, tasty, and you get quality veggie food.

Try it.

Pros: Tasty, Variety, Atmosphere

Cons: Location, Portion size

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Yay for broccoli & brown rice! - Edit

My wife & I went to Vegetalia for our first meal after a very long plane flight. As vegans, we like to be sure to get calcium via broccoli, collards, kale, bok choy, etc. I was very happy with the amount of broccoli in the sauteed veg's on brown rice. Alas, Catalunya often uses too much salt, so my wife was less happy, and I'll rate this a 4 rather than a 5. We learned that when in Catalunya, ask for no salt [and add a little soy after it's served]!

Pros: broccoli, brown rice, english menu

Cons: salty

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Very child friendly! - Edit

My 4yo son and I had lunch at Vegetalia today. We shared the set menu (3 courses for EUR9.90) and I found that while the serves were not huge, they were really perfectly adequate. More importantly, the dishes were delicious, very fresh and tasty and I had no problems getting a lovely vegan dessert (a soy-based fruit flan), which is not always the case at places that are not purely vegan. Most impressive was the fact that the staff saw that my son had already finished his first course while I was awaiting my vegie burger, and gave him a slice of the flan gratis to occupy him while I enjoyed my main course! Though I might add that my son also ended up sharing my main and really enjoying it too. So for those travelling with kids, I think you'll find this place easy and welcoming.
The store has only a limited range of products, but would certainly save a starving vegan doing self-catering. I find the veg pate spreads an excellent choice for picnics, especially the ones with the replaceable lid.

Pros: very friendly staff, fresh tastes, child-friendly

Cons: limited to set menu at lunch, food store limited range

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good food, friendly staff - Edit

On a great location at George Orwell place - this little resturant has a nice and friendly staff (who don't speak much English, but get along with the English menu). The atmosphere is good, the food deliciuos, healthy and cheap, and you can do take aways of the burgers. Very vegan friendly - with the list of the ingridiants on each dish.
Almost perfect.

Pros: Great food, good service, vegan friendly

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great food, good prices, slow service - Edit

They have a great variety of veggie, vegan and meat substitute options. Me and a friend have eaten there twice and enjoyed everything we have had except the spinach tortellini with mushroom sauce. It sounds good but was quite bland (tasted like frozen). The rice, beans and veggie burgers are great, as are the juices and the Seitanwhich. Go there, you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Tasty, Unique, Affordable

Cons: Slow

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Delicious, friendly - Edit

Once again don't go here if you're the kind of person to be annoyed by lack of ingredients/time taken to prepare food. Everything seems to be made fresh here, so took a little while to be prepared. Really friendly staff who made conversation and interesting food/drink reccommendations. Starter of freshly made hummus and pitta was delicious, and main courses were a variety of meat substitutes and also some nice veg. only dishes. Nice little shop at the back of the cafe too.

Pros: Friendly service, Nice variety, tasty food, Fresh ingredients

Cons: Sometimes slow service

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Lots of vegan options! Even desert! - Edit

This became our favorite go-to restaurant during our stay in Barcelona. It is open all day so you never need to worry about time budgeting your sightseeing to correlate with your empty stomach. And the menu is full of super yummy comfort food which us Americans can start missing during our travels. Everything I had was amazingly flavorful. They somehow turned a simple dish of beans and rice into the most exotic, interesting flavor combination I've ever had. Magic! They have a rotating selection of vegan deserts, but I found the vegan chocolate pudding (a fixture on the menu) to be superior to any of the specialty cakes that I tasted. The restaurant is very English friendly and has menus printed in several languages. The staff was very helpful and nice and always remembered us upon our return. And the sangria.....yum! Definitely a must visit. (sidenote: when we asked the concierge at our hotel for directions, he told us not to go as it is a "terrible" part of town. he wouldn't even give us directions. this is rubbish. apparently the area used to be a red light district, but it has come a very long way since then. all of the usual travel rules apply, but i found it to be a completely hospitable neighborhood. and it's just a short walk off la rambla)

Pros: lots of vegan options, friendly staff, all day dining

Cons: none!

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Attractive place near Placa Reail - Edit

Attractive, clean restaurant with small shop near busy Placa Reail. We visited for dinner and had tasty vegan dishes, including tofu kebabs, brown rice (a huge thrill when traveling), and fresh veggies. Nice atmosphere. They had a helpful recipe for organic carrot cake written up on a chalkboard. Vegan deserts, including chocolate cookies that tasted sinfully fudgy. Organic beer and wine. Solicitous staff, some with limited English. Menus in English, Spanish, and Catalan. Cheesy dishes are noted as such.

Pros: nice atmosphere, brown rice, vegan deserts

Cons: sensible portions

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Reviewer Avatar

Cozy place - Edit

We had great, comfortfood at Vegetalia.
Plus: prices are so low you can eat yourself an indigestion here, which we like.

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Not too exciting - Edit

OK, maybe we ordered the wrong things from the menu- we had a veggieburger and grilled tofu. Both had very little flavor, the portions were small.
They seem to have a good lunch menu - 8 euros for a 3 course meal.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
To be fair we are very picky and the people next to us enjoyed their meal a lot. There are better places to go though.

Pros: good location, friendly staff

Cons: bland food, small portions

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Link to this page from your site. .
Return to Barcelona Vegetarian Restaurants & Health Food Store Listings
Business Owners, if you see an unfair review, read this.
Why was my review removed? - details
Reviews are not endorsed by HappyCow - review terms
Has Vegetalia - Placa George Orwell closed, shut down, moved, or changed? Please use the Update Form.
This page has been viewed 7236 times since Aug 2007.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now