I have now attempted to go to Punto Vegano twice and failed as they have just reopened after a certain time. That is to say, there was a lot of anticipation to try this cute little place, situated right next to Templo de Debod.
One of my high school friends, Chad, was visiting Madrid for the weekend. One thing I take much pride in is taking a non-vegan to a vegan restaurant and them end up liking it. It´s always a risk, though, bringing a friend to a vegan place when it´s your first time trying it, too.
The waitress was really friendly, which is a definite plus, as with most other Spanish waiters… tend to not be so friendly. Maybe it´s the restaurant culture in Spain, but I can definitely appreciate a smile and some attentiveness. Can a girl ask for too much?
The waiting staff spoke both English and Spanish, and us, being obviously foreign, she started with English. Happens basically everywhere… I mean, I understand with me being Asian and all… but I probably understood her Spanish better than her English.
For 8,50, you could select a burger/sandwich + fries/salad + lemonade. A pretty good deal, I´d say. And especially for such a cute, fancier place like Punto Vegano. I got the burger with a salad and I would definitely order that again. The bun was a little big… I mean #burgertobunratio am I right?
But, nonetheless, the burger was great! And the salad was such a step up from the usual skimpy iceberg salad with a tomato slice most traditional restaurants in Spain give you.
I was pretty full after the meal and could totally pass on dessert… but who would? Chad and I settled for this lemon coconut cake concoction, and it was alright. It wasn´t the best thing I´ve ever tasted, and it was quite interesting.
Overall, I probably couldn´t recommend getting the desserts there, but the food was amazing. Everything on the menu seemed healthy and light, and it was such a great atmosphere.
As Arnold has so eloquently put it,
I´ll be back!