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Vegetarian restaurants in Bogota

I’ve heard a few people say that it’s not easy being a vegetarian in Colombia, as meat is such a big part of the Colombian diet. Indeed, I’ve also heard some Colombians say that a meal without any meat is not a proper meal! I’m not a vegetarian but I’m not a big meat-eater either. So eating meat a few times a week in Bogota, when in London I might have chicken once a week and fish and vegetarian the rest of the time, became overwhelming for my digestive system. Lately I have cut right down on meat and am always on the look-out for people’s recommendations of vegetarian restaurants in Bogota.

I follow a few Colombia expat Facebook groups, and people often ask about good vegetarian restaurants in Bogota. This week I saw another post asking about this, so I thought I would write a list here of all the recommendations that people gave. I haven’t been to most of them but I’ve been to some and will definitely try out as many of these as possible! Please be sure to check their opening hours before you go! The ones given below were ones I found on the internet, and these can change or be unreliable. Also, Happy Cow is a useful website for finding vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Bogota and elsewhere in Colombia!

De Raíz

Address and neighbourhood: Calle 65 # 5 -70, Chapinero Alto
Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday: 10am – 9pm; Wednesday to Saturday: 10am – 10pm; Sunday: 10am – 4pm.

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La Cocinita Verde

OMG their quinoa burger is amazing! They also offer soya burgers, chick-pea burgers, lentil-burgers and I think a few others. Choose between extra fillings of pepper, aubergine, corn and guacamole – or have them all in the double burger! Seriously – eat here!

Address and neighbourhood:  Carrera 9 # 60 – 96, Chapinero
Opening hours (according to Facebook): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 12pm – 9pm; Wednesday: 12pm – 9.30pm; Friday: 12pm – 10pm; Saturday 12pm – 10.30pm; Sunday: 12pm – 5pm.

Revolución de la cuchara

Their Saturday frijolada has a good reputation!

Address and neighbourhood: Carrera 9a # 60 – 44, Chapinero
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11.30am – 4pm; Saturday: 11.30am – 3pm; Sunday: Closed.

The Pot

Asian vegan cuisine.

Address and neighbourhood: Carrera 11 # 97 – 28, Chicó
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 12pm – 4pm.

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Restaurante India Gourmet

Home-made vegetarian Indian food.

Address and neighbourhood: Carrera 19B # 92-52, Chicó
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 3pm and 6.30pm – 8.30pm; Sunday: Closed.

Salma Falafels

It just says ‘Falafels’ outside – apparently they do great falafels!

Address and neighbourhood: Carrera 8 # 40B – 94 (Túnel Javeriana), Chapinero
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm; Saturday: 11am – 4pm; Sunday: Closed

Caballete & Berenjena

A vegan restaurant up in Usaquén – their vegan cakes look pretty amazing!

Address and neighbourhood: Calle 120a # 6 – 25, Usaquén
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 9pm; Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 10pm; Sunday: 9am – 5pm.

Bulevar Sésamo

Address and neighbourhood: Avenida Jiménez # 4 – 64, Downtown
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 4pm; Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 4pm

Reverde Ser

Apparently they do a good vegetarian ajiaco on Saturdays. They also offer vegan options.

Address and neighbourhood: Calle 17 # 3 – 46, Downtown
Opening hours (according to Google Maps): Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 5pm; Sunday – Closed.

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Quinua Y Amaranto

Their 3-course lunch option is good, at a fair price. It’s quite small so it’s best to get there early.

Address and neighbourhood: Calle 11 # 2 – 95, Candelaria
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 9.15am – 6.30pm; Sunday: Closed

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Not exclusively vegetarian but offers veggie and vegan options. A market and restaurants selling and serving organic food.

Address and neighbourhood: Calle 72Bis # 5 – 09, Rosales; and Carrera 13 No. 29 – 31 (Edificio Cavas – Piso 2), Centro Internacional.
Opening hours: Not clear, but they seem to offer breakfast and lunch options. Check about dinner.

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El Verdugo

In their own words: the best veggie-burgers in Bogota! Also sandwiches, sausages, wraps, soups and salads.

Address and neighbourhood: Carrera 4 # 54 – 81, Chapinero Alto
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 9pm; Friday: 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm; Saturday: 12pm – 10pm; Sunday – Closed.

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That’s all for now! Let me know if you have a recommendation that I should add to this list! And please remember, the given opening hours are based on the restaurant’s Facebook page, Instagram account or Google maps, and these aren’t always reliable… so call in advance or have a back-up plan in case they’re closed!

6 Comments on Vegetarian restaurants in Bogota

  1. Nice Selection, thank you 😉

    Do you know the website Happycow? It’s a great tool to find vegetarian restaurants :)- What’s your favorite!? –

    And did you try the food in Casa Loma – Minca? Oh my gosh, it’s a “mouth killer”

  2. Thank you so much for this list! Whenever I ask for a plate with no meat, I’m given the chicken 🙂

    I’m just getting familiar with your blog, and it’s great. Well done!

    • Thanks Rachel! Yes it’s tricky because “carne” in Colombia is actually understood to mean “beef” specifically, so if you say you don’t eat “carne” they might still offer you chicken! It’s best to try saying “soy vegetariana” or “sin carne ni pollo”!

  3. María Sánchez // March 21, 2018 at 11:58 pm // Reply

    Thanks for the guide.

    I would like to recommend a place at Galerias in Bogota, It is called Eshcol Fusion, they have food from Asia and some vegetarian food like Chop Suey or Curry, it is very cheap and great food.

  4. Hi! I was wondering if you{d be interested in updating this list with Mesa Salvaje, my restaurant and cafe in Chapinero Alto. The menu is always 100% and there are more than a few good vegan options to try. We’ve even developed recipes for “crudo veganos” in special cases.

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