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The Vegetable Bar

Paseo 3 de Noviembre | 2 entrances: 200 feet downriver from The Broken Bridge or 500 feet downhill from Todos Santos Chuch, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 98 935 8169
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“vegetable tart” (27 reviews)
“soups” (14 reviews)
“juice” (15 reviews)
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Healthy, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Paseo 3 de Noviembre | 2 entrances: 200 feet downriver from The Broken Bridge or 500 feet downhill from Todos Santos Chuch, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We heard this place was a fun place for people new to Cuenca. we stopped by and decided to have a glass of Sangria each. $9.00 for 2 small glasses of Sangria with gritty sugar in the bottom. ??? Not returning.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ElyECanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a salad and it had some wilted greens in it, which I would not expect from a place called The Vegetable Bar. The staff were pleasant and the location is lovely. Peaceful with views of the river. Convenient to downtown.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Deidre L
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch today in EAT, one of the restaurants in the building. The decor was very nice and the music was good. The restaurant was very clean, the staff was attentive and friendly. The chef/ cook came to our table to check on our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dmb91
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

I wish I could recommend this place as a solid vegan or vegetarian restaurant. The service and location on the river are 5 star but the food is inconsistent and weak and get a 1 Star. The lentil burger was a mushy disappointment. The Popeye...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank judithjberns
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The new location is probably one of the best places to enjoy a meal in Cuenca! A beautiful view of the river, no buses or traffic fumes to contend with and the fool is excellent. Don't miss the Friday specials.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mikedodson01
anewlease, Owner at The Vegetable Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you Mike! We are so glad you had a chance to come enjoy the view on one of Cuenca's sunny days!

Reviewed July 8, 2018

Well--The concept is good--but really? The ambiance doesn't strike me as veggie /organic/ healthy except for the veggie bar thing at the entrance. Frankly, the place leaves me cold. More plants, more greenery, nice music maybe?? Little' greenie-type' appetizers on the table --oh come on--...More

Date of visit: May 2018
3  Thank Barbie S
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

I tried The Vegetable Bar recently for a juice smoothie and was not disappointed. Everything was clean. The location overlooked the river so it was relaxing and pretty. The smoothie was mixed as I watched from fresh fruits and vegetables. Everything was very good.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JonnieS
Reviewed April 2, 2018

I had a chicken pot pie that was seasoned with a cacophony of mismatched ingredients, and my tea and coffee (even liberally dowsed with sugar) was non drinkable. Too bad as the service was great.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Wendell T
anewlease, Owner at The Vegetable Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Wendell, We are sorry you did not enjoy our food. I'm not sure what you mean by "chicken pot pie that was seasoned with a cacophony of mismatched ingredients." We have been selling the same recipe for 2 years and continue to sell more than...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

Great fried shrimp and fries for lunch. If you feel the need for an American almuerzo, this is a great choice. Juices, paninis, cubanos,big salads.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank koho1954
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This place is in a great location. Views of the river, very tranquil and quiet area of Cuenca. The food is top notch and the folks are very accommodating. If you go to ONE place in Cuenca, let it be this place. They practice what...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Pablo P
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from anewlease | Property representative |
Hello! We have moved to 3 de Noviembre and Todos los Santos. We have two entrances. One is 200 feet downriver from the Broken Bridge and the other is 500 feet downhill from Todos Santos Church. The building we are in is... More
January 22, 2017|
Response from anewlease | Property representative |
Trivia starts at 6:30 sharp. Most people show up between 5:15-5:30 for dinner and to join a team if they don't have one already. Hope to see you then!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo 3 de Noviembre | 2 entrances: 200 feet downriver from The Broken Bridge or 500 feet downhill from Todos Santos Chuch, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 98 935 8169
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Here at the Vegetable Bar our goal is to bring you the freshest, healthiest food you can find. We buy local fruits and vegetables, wash them by hand, prepare them and refrigerate them each and every day. And we buy as much organic food as we can find in Ecuador. And we even have chicken and fish dishes prepared healthy for the non-vegetarian. Come and drink fresh and eat healthy with our salads, paninis, soup and juices!
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