5 Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid

Traditional Spanish food tends to be very hearty and most of the dishes have mainly meat so, for a vegetarian, traveling to Madrid can become a nightmare unless you know exactly where to go. To be honest, vegetarian restaurants are not as popular in Spain as in other places around the world but it turns out that in the last few years they are starting to pop up, so it’s not as hard as it used to be to have a veggie meal in the capital of Spain. So if you are a vegetarian or have a veggie friend, you can still find great spots in Madrid.

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La Isladel Tesoro

Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid - La Isla del Tesoro

This vegetarian restaurant has two venues, both offering creative, high-quality and internationally-inspired dishes including seitan, quail eggs, bulgur, algae, and yucca. They have a daily menu, an eco-menu for just 9€, natural beers and ecologic wine. And the restaurant located in Atocha also offers tapas! I couldn’t ask for more. Address: C. Manuela Malasaña, 3 /C. Atocha, 12.

El Estragón

Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid - El Estragón

With a typical Spanish décor, this tavern-restaurant serves up substantial, down-home vegetarian food, including soy meatballs, couscous with roasted vegetables and curry, and even paella with brown rice! Address: Plaza de la Paja, 10.

Yerbabuena

Vegetarian Restuarants in Madrid -Yerbabuena
Photo credit: Bienvenido Alarcón

This vegetarian restaurant offers an incredibly varied menu including lasagne, soya burgers, nachos with cheese, salads, pizzas, crepes, etc. They even have a Daily Menu and a children’s menu. But they don’t only serve lunches and dinners, they also serve breakfasts and snacks, including yogurts, juices, fruit, coffees, and sandwiches. It really looks a lot of fun! Address: C. Bordadores 3.

El Granero de Lavapiés

Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid - El Granero de Lavapies Madrid
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One of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Madrid, El Granero de Lavapiés, offers a simple, home-made menu with options like lasagne, vegan paella, couscous or salads. If you fancy a dessert you can enjoy their tiramisu or their banana smoothies. It can get quite busy, so they recommend you to arrive early. Address:  C. Argumosa, 10 (near Reina Sofia Museum).

La Biotika

dessert at la-biotika-restaurant
Dessert at La Biotika, photo credit: Shu-yuan Chen Shobhana

La Biotika is a macrobiotic vegetarian restaurant located in the center of Madrid. A nice and quiet restaurant where you can not only enjoy vegetarian food, but also lots of events and talks about healthy living. On the daily menu, they have soups, salads and both vegetarian and macrobiotic options. They even have an eco-shop where to buy high quality and healthy products.

How about you? Have you ever tried any of these vegetarian restaurants in Madrid?

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5 Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid

18 Comments

  1. Barbara P.
    July 17, 2012

    Love Madrid, thanks!

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  2. Rachel Y
    July 17, 2012

    omg, the photos are enough to wish i was there!

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  3. They all sound absolutely delicious!

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    1. Andi
      July 17, 2012

      @Andi, don’t they? I ate in a great vegetarian restaurant here in San Francisco and it was fantastic! The restos are getting better and better.

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  4. Shaina
    July 17, 2012

    I’m not vegetarian but if I lived in Madrid I would visit a veg. restaurant to see what they can offer!

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  5. Anita Jones
    July 18, 2012

    thanks for sharing!

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  6. bunnyb
    July 18, 2012

    These places look and sound awesome. Definitely will be on my list when I visit Madrid.

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  7. Awesome place! thanks for the post.

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  8. Carlmel Joy Escuadro
    July 19, 2012

    I hope to visit these cool places soon.’cross fingers’! 🙂

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  9. Melissa
    July 19, 2012

    great post! I’m a vegan & someday will travel the world and go to Madrid!

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  10. Elena Ionita
    July 20, 2012

    great places! I would love to visit one of them once! 🙂

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  11. tracy p.
    July 21, 2012

    these resturaunts sound great, however ewww veggies 😉

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  12. Pamela Halligan
    July 22, 2012

    I’ve never been out of the country, let alone Madrid, but it’s nice to know I’d be able to find vegetarian fare out there. I’ve been to Spanish restaurants around town, but usually can’t find anything meatless on the menu.

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  13. Amber
    July 22, 2012

    I’ve never even been to Madrid – but I’d love to try these restaurants if (when!) I get the chance to visit!

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  14. Monja Blue
    July 22, 2012

    Never knew there was such a choice, thanks for the info, as usual your pictures are fantastic!

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  15. Allan
    July 22, 2012

    Hope to make it there someday.

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  16. Betsy Barnes
    July 24, 2012

    I came very close to going to Spain in high school, but the trip was canceled due to a government take over. These photos are lovely. I’m still hoping to get there some day 🙂

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