Last week El Mundo offered a selection of some of its favourite vegetarian restaurants in Madrid. If you can’t read, or can’t be bothered to read in Spanish, here is the gist of what they had to say.
Al Natural. Price around 20€. Metro: Banco de España.
Just behind the Congress, their most popular dishes are stuffed aubergines and leeks with brie.
Artemisa. Around 25€. Metro: Sevilla
Run by Óscar Castro since 1990.
Their most popular dish is Farah Diba, made from mushrooms stuffed with paté, asparagus, aubergines and gouda cheese.
Ecocentro. Price around 20€. Metro: Rios Rosas/Cuatro Caminos. At this restaurant you can enjoy tabuleh with pesto seasoning or baked tofus – they also have a shop where you can buy vegetarian products. The Ecocentro Website for this establishment details all the menus for each day of the week.
El Estragón. Prices around 30€. Metro: La latina.
A tavern-restaurant which offers, amongst other things, soya meatballs, whole and paella of brown rice and gluten escalopes.
La Galette. Prices from 20 €. Metro: Colón.
El Mundo says that it is “perfect for romantic, candlelit dinners”. The apple croquets sound interesting at this venue.
La Isla del Tesoro. Prices around 20€. Metro: Bilbao.
Given the name of the place, Treasure Island in English, customers feel like they’re in a pirate movie! Boletus (mushroom) ravioli and sorbet of mojito (apparently a Cuban drink) are on offer.
Vegetarian Art. Price 20€. Metro: Ibiza. Designed to look like an echanted wood, with gnomes and elves, Vegetarian Art offers dried fruit croquets, pastas and rices.