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El Laurel

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Calle San Pablo 49, Salamanca, Spain
+34 923 26 06 01
Tue - Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 pm - 12:30 am
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious, healthy lunch in El Laurel today. The servings are generous. They also serve olives and fresh wholemeal bread as an apperitive. We enjoyed the tofu with orange sauce and vegetable paella and then the risotto with pumpkin and zucchini. Yum! Beautiful relaxed atmosphere with nice, soft background music. Prices are reasonable. We will... More 

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real treasure in Salamanca, a city known for its dry cured ham and sausages. El Laurel is a wonderful vegetarian restaurant situated in the nearby area of the cathedral. Reservations are recommended for lunch and dinner since the restaurant has limited number of tables. The lunch special menu or "menu del dia" is a great choice because... More 

Thank reeldoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best vegeterian restaurant of Spain! Great ambiance! Such a high quality food and great service... Try the menu del dia!

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Not every meal is going to be a culinary wonder. El Laurel was very homely, inexpensive and very satisfying. And it is not easy to find a vegetarian restaurant in pig-mad Spain.

Thank Steve S
Berlin, Germany
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We liked the restaurant so much, we ate there twice. Make sure you reserve! And, the waitress was fantastic. The guacamole, some of the best we ever had. Even the organic wine was good and reasonable priced. I wish I could find an El Laurel in every town.

Thank Anje123
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This was probably the best dinner I had during a 12 day trip to Spain, and I am a meat eater! Full vegetarian and vegan menu with interesting choices. The pisto was wonderful. My daughter (the only vegan of the 4 of us) was in heaven!

Thank Robyn S
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Excellent food and service, relaxed atmosphere. They have a vegan menu on top of the vegetarian one. It's always full, so I would recommend to book it at least 1 day in advance.

Thank Pablo F
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Exciting to be finding really good vegetarian restaurants in Spain, which used to be really difficult. We had a really good feed here. Good wine list too. Not far from the centre - easy to walk to. Needed to book

Thank ActonianLyd
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I am SO GLAD I stumbled upon El Laurel when googling "best vegetarian restaurants in Salamanca." I used to live in Salamanca (albeit, 11 years ago) and I, or anyone, can tell you that Salamancans love their jamón. It can be tough to find veggie friendly places here. I was delighted to see many great reviews on Trip Advisor, so... More 

Thank Fleurina
Wiesloch, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

I went to this vegetarian restaurant 3 times in a week for dinner. The staff was very friendly, helpful and patience. The food was good at my first two visits, but not at my third. I ordered spaghetti with mushrooms, tomato sauce and oregano from the vegan menu. The portion was very big, mixed with seems to me ready-made sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Spanish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Pablo 49, Salamanca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Salamanca  >  Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 923 26 06 01

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?