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Vegetariano Roma

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Tuxpan 24, Colonia Roma Sur (at Baja California & Quintana Roo), Mexico City, Mexico,

Veggie buffet built in a former White Castle Building. Veggie burgers, Caribbean cuisine, vegan macaroni and cheese. Part of a chain throughout the city offering Mexican vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner - egg omelettes, ensaladas (salads), enchiladas, breads, juices, and meals of the day. Cheese is used in many dishes, so ask for without cheese if vegan.

Category: Lacto, Ovo, Buffet, Take-out, Mexican, Caribbean

Reviews (7)

First Review by annettev

Would not recommend - Edit

There was mostly old people in the place. It did not look very clean, just ok. True that it was super cheap but small portions and not very good. And at the end, i felt strange and my friend was sick for the whole week after eating there. Fragile stomach: please avoid!


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Good, cheap meal - Edit

This is more of a lunch place than a dinner place (it closes at 6 pm). I had lunch here on 10 January 2016 around 3 pm, and nearly every table was occupied.

The menu is simple (though the way in which it’s written on the menu card is quite confusing—took me a while to figure out what the concept was): you get bread, a salad, a soup, two main dishes, dessert, and a drink as a meal. I’m guessing the menu changes weekly on Sundays (the menu card said “As of 10 January 2016”). The price is either $65, $75, or $85 ($ being pesos here, not USD).

The drink was watermelon juice, which was freshly made and very refreshing. Probably too sweet for many, but perfect for me.

There were five different salads to choose from: greens and fruit salad ($65), Caesar salad and apple salad ($75), and Roquefort salad ($85). You choose between a hot soup (some type of vegetable soup, not sure what exactly it was—it just said “germen” or ‘sprouts’) and a cold soup (peach). I had the Caesar salad and the hot soup; both were good—not stellar, but good.

There are four mains, from which you choose two. This week’s were stewed peas, shrimp balls (not sure if they are actually shrimp or not?), a potato ‘pastete’ (like a sort of mince patty), and Swiss enchiladas. I had the pastete and the echiladas. The mains are served with no extras or sides (though the enchiladas had sauce). The pastete was very good, and the enchiladas (you get two) were magnificent.

The dessert was pointless: two thin slices of pineapple in some kind of syrupy water. Very meh.

All the individual dishes were quite small, but since you get four dishes plus bread, it was a decent-sized full meal. The mains were by far the best of the bunch.

The premises are not huge and a bit cramped, but clean.

There was only one woman serving a full restaurant, so service was quite naturally not stellar—but it wasn’t bad, either. She was nice and efficient. For the price, both food and service were above average (except the dessert).

WARNING: Not a very touristy place (I was the only non-Mexican in there), and if you’re not fairly confident in your Spanish, you may have some trouble. None of the staff I saw seemed to know any English.
Updated from previous review on Sunday January 10, 2016

Pros: Low prices, quick and efficient service, delicious mains

Cons: The ‘dessert’, opening hours (closes at 6 pm), layout of the menu card


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Good food here - Edit

I went on a Saturday afternoon in July 2014. The current meal of the day costs 70 pesos. You get a choice of salad, choice of soup, choice of 2 of the 4 entrees from that day + drink, desert & bread. A very filling meal, and creative cuisine... No beans & rice on the plate, which is nice. Nearest Metro station is Chilpanzingo.

Pros: Lots of food, Creative menu


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Good option - Edit

The Menu for 60 mexican pesos (quite economic) comes with hot or cold soup, fruit or vegetables salad, 2 main dishes, desert and something to drink. So really well served, and tasty. Kind service. Even delivery if nearby.

Pros: Tasty, Good portions, Kind staff


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Decent food for a reasonable price. - Edit

I had a whole meal for just 45 pesos.
Tamarind water, fruit salad, onion soup, super spicy greens w/ tvp, and tvp picadillo, all vegan.
The dessert was horrible, but everything else was pretty darn good !
The place is a bit dirty and the service isn't the best of all, but if you're lacking in the money department, I totally recommend this place.

Pros: cheap, 100% veg, big portions

Cons: dirty, not the best service


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blah - Edit

Pretty bad service. They were out of too many things (no ice, no avocado, etc.). Waiter could only recommend 3 things out of the whole menu.

The place was kind of dirty, and had no charm to it. and the waiter was talking on his phone while serving us.

The food wasn't very good either.

Too bad! We were expecting a lot more from this place based on what we read on it's description! (There was no vegan mac&cheese by the way)

Pros: ---

Cons: bad food, bad service, not very clean


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