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“Hidden Gem”

Restaurante Vegetariano Girasoles
Ranked #61 of 689 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $5
Cuisines: Indian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

My wife and I came here for lunch twice in our four day visit to Cartagena and were very pleased. As others have mentioned, the restaurant is right above a small health food store and has a fixed menu. One of the first things we noticed about this place was that it was packed during lunchtime! Both times we arrived all the tables were full, but it didn't take much longer than five minutes to get a seat. Most importantly though, the food was great. For 7000 CP you get a full vegetarian lunch that will keep you going until dinner. In addition to the food, the fresh juice they serve was also enjoyable. If you're a vegetarian traveling to Cartagena, you won't have too hard of a time finding food, but you also can't do much better than this place for lunch.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Bryan W
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Alvivera, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Vegetariano Girasoles, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
We appreciate your comments Bryan and we try our best to keep our quality standards. We have a renovation project for the next months. Our goal is to save more space so that we can put more tables. Our customers are our No. 1 priority and so we'll go on

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“Very good for this price”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

The fixed menu in the restaurant upstairs is very good for just 7000 COP. If you want to eat Colombian food, be healthy and still cheaper than average in the historical center, this is your lace to be.

  • Visited December 2013
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Alvivera, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Vegetariano Girasoles, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Dear MarcoMeurs,

We appreciate your comments on our Restaurant and we will keep working hard so that you'll always be satisfied.

We hope to see you soon again!

Girasoles
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San Francisco, California
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“Good local vegetarian food”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

The restaurant is on the second floor of a health food store. They serve a fixed mean for 7500 pesos which is very cheap, and the quality and quantity of food is fresh. Like the other revieweres said, the atmosphere could be improved, it is a little crowded and dingy on the second floor.
The day we went, our meal included - Soup (very good), passion fruit juice, bean fritters (something like falafell), salad, gluten protien and an eggplant dish. This was a very filling and fulfilling meal.

We reached close to 2pm, so rice was over.

TIP - you need to know spanish. The folks who are serving are super sweet and nice, but don't understand any English.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Isha B
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Tampa, Florida
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631 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
“HEALTHY SNACKS AND JUICES”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

I love this place!!! I went here daily for healthy snacks and natural juices (name your flavor). Additionally they have vitamins and herbs for sale (in the back). The environment is quiet and the location is historic in old town San Diego. The customer service was with a smile always. When I return to Cartagena, I will be back here. It is also a great meeting place to share with friends. The seating area is small so don't expect to accommodate a large crowd of more than 6 but parties of 2 to 4 would be comfortable here.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Easylivingtravel
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Alvivera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Vegetariano Girasoles, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Dear Easylivingtravel,

We appreciate your nice comment about our services and products.
Guest satisfaction is one of our priority, for our food as well as our services.

Listening to your suggestion, we are remodeling the 1st and 2d stage's organisation
to welcome more customers (such as group of 6 or more!) with the best service quality.

It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in Girasoles with your friends!

Kind regards,
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Bogota, Colombia
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“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
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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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