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“Great vegetarian food!”

Restaurante Vegetariano Girasoles
Ranked #62 of 698 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $5
Cuisines: Indian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Bogota, Colombia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great vegetarian food!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Located on the second floor of an ecological food store, this restaurant serves a very tasty set lunch at a great price

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Fransje M
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Alvivera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Vegetariano Girasoles, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Google Translation
Apreciado Fransje M,

Muchas gracias por su comentario.
Tenemos en cuenta su satisfacción, cual es primordial para nosotros.

Estamos mejorando la calidad del servicio cada dia, para ofrecerle lo mejor.

Le esperamos con gusto por su próximo paseo en Cartagena !

Atentamente,
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Just ok veggie food in a Beckett-esque setting”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

I ate one lunch at Girasoles. I arrived at 11:15 and was told the restaurant would not open until 11:30, so I spent 15 minutes browsing in the first floor vitamin/health food shop. At 11:30 I was told I could now enter the 2nd floor Girasoles. I did but I essentially just changed waiting rooms since the meal would not be served until 12 noon. At least this 2nd floor-- really an attic -- was air-conditioned and had several rotating fans. Without the fans and AC the space would be uninhabitable.

I was the first to take my seat in Girasoles, but then I watched as one by one about 20 more people strolled in, usually one at a time, and took their seat at any one of 10 tables that seated 2,3 and 4 people. We all just sat and waited. And waited. One woman near me interlaced her two hands over her face like she just could no longer face the world. Most diners just stared off into space or looked at their table surfaces. There was no music, no WiFi, nada, and only one guy had brought a cell phone to use. We looked like passengers waiting for a train to arrive or patients waiting to be called into the dentist’s office. It was all very Beckett-esque. Finally after 25 minutes a woman wearing an institutional yellow smock and pants emerged from the kitchen, started counting heads and then started bringing trays of institutional food, a veggie soup and the main plate, rice, peas, carrots, tofu, and a small glass of sugary juice. The food was just barely okay for 7,000 COP ($3.65). Once the food was served, I was out of there in 12 minutes.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank James S
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Santa Marta
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“El servicio podria ser mejor (1 er piso)”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Good? healthy meal but service on the first floor where one can buy pizza and empanadas needs some improvement.

Great healthy resataurant store.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Artem S
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Alvivera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Vegetariano Girasoles, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Artem S,

We are thankful for your comment about your experience in Girasoles.
With the wish of a daily improvement of our service, we took your grading
in consideration: indeed, we are doing various changes about the quality
of our services and the whole structure.

We hope to welcome you back to let you appreciate all this improvement.

Regards,
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Vegan options”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

They have vegan options and a very nice store with vegetarian products to take away (like sausages and cheese). The place is mostly frequented by locals and has a set menu for a fixed low price, which includes soup, main course and juice for only 7.000 COP.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Jhessica R
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Alvivera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Vegetariano Girasoles, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Jhessica R,

We appreciate your comment about Girasoles,
according to your grading, we are currently working
every day to improve our service quality and
to renew our welcoming structure.

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey.

Kind regards,
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Cartagena, Colombia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Average vegetarian restaurant”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Food is ok but service room for lunch is unpleasant, smelly and humid. A good thing is that you can find here a lot of vegetarians alternatives to grab and go.

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1 Thank mesishi
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Alvivera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Vegetariano Girasoles, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Mesishi,

Thank you for your constructive comment, we truly took it in consideration.
We are daily working to improve our services and
we are currently doing a lot of changes on the whole structure
to provide you the stay you deserve eating here.

We hope to welcome you soon to let you appreciate this changes.

Kind regards,
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