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Vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Buenos Aires?

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ajwoo Nov 7, 2010 05:09 PM

I will be travelling to Buenos Aires in early December with a couple of vegetarians. Any suggestions for veggie-friendly options in this reputedly meat-heavy city?

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    lmnopm Nov 8, 2010 06:50 PM

    http://www.naturalezasabia.com.ar/hom...

    I have never been here, but I've walked by it many times. It is in San Telmo, a few blocks from Plaza Dorrego.

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      ajwoo Jan 30, 2011 07:23 AM

      Thank you!!! This turned out to be one of our favorite restaurants while we were there--well-priced casual cafe that was a welcome respite from the plethora of parrillas that the vegetarians wouldn't enter. The eggplant parmigiana was especially delicious.

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        lmnopm Jan 31, 2011 04:21 PM

        Glad you liked it. I am tempted to go now. Did you note how their wine selection was?

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          ajwoo Feb 1, 2011 02:30 AM

          Sorry, didn't actually indulge in wine during our visits there but seem to recall a fairly small selection of organic bevvies. But definitely try out this place, not super-fancy, just a nice little place for a laid-back meal.

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            lmnopm Mar 28, 2011 07:46 PM

            I went a couple days ago. The vegetarian in the "party of 2" loved it, and I thought it was decent. I'd not hesitate to return.

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      juanele Nov 21, 2010 03:11 PM

      I've been to Siempre Verde in Barrio Chino several times and enjoyed it.

      http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=5004846534614261971&q=siempre+verde+Buenos+Aires

      More suggestions here:

      http://bafaq.com/featured-questions/v...

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        lgss Nov 25, 2010 06:32 AM

        Haven't been, but have you checked this?http://www.happycow.net/south_america...

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          ajwoo Jan 30, 2011 07:24 AM

          This was a fantastic site and a great resource! My veggie friend was very happy to discover it and she is still using it.

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          lucapuka Jan 17, 2011 08:11 AM

          Sorry I'm late with this, but for future reference there's a large buffet restaurant that is completely vegetarian and moderately priced. It's called Granix:
          http://micocinavegetariana.com/granix...

          It's run by Seventh Day Adventists. It's on Florida but it's upstairs:
          Florida 165 1° Piso – Galería Güemes
          Ciudad de Buenos Aires
          Tel: (011) 4343-4020

          (Primer piso means "second floor")

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            ajwoo Jan 30, 2011 07:28 AM

            This place was not bad, but we actually found it quite expensive compared to most of the other restaurants, and the buffet itself, while very large, was very bland and many of the dishes tasted the same. I know the Argentinean tends towards the blander side anyway so I suppose that's just how the clientele likes it. If I were to go again, I'd choose the weigh-and-pay option, not the full buffet. Thank you for the recommendation, though! I'm always happy to try different places!

          2. Nancy C Jan 17, 2011 09:14 AM

            Artemisia was a PERFECT antidote to 2 weeks of too much meat. Located in Palermo. REALLY good stir fry, appetizers, etc.

            http://www.artemisiaresto.com.ar/

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              ajwoo Jan 30, 2011 07:30 AM

              Sadly, we didn't manage to get into Artemisia--we did try, but it was unfortunately too early for the BA folks and their later-night dining habits. We were too hungry to wait so we went elsewhere. :(

            2. TheUrbanGrocer Mar 29, 2011 08:48 AM

              There are tons of vegetarian options in Buenos Aires. You may have to look off the beaten path though. There are some closed door restaurants that serve pretty knock out veg dishes and the NY Times not too long ago did a piece exclusively on vegetarian eats in the city.

              I spent a very cool day at Casa Felix and the chef there, Diego Felix, is a slow-food loving pescatarian. He is doing some awesome things and has a great philosophy about cooking with sustainable, local ingredients. He also cooks up vegetarian and vegan recipes upon request. And he's super sweet. I'd definitely check it out.

              Caitlin Zaino | www.theurbangrocer.com

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