VEGA is an ecological, homemade, natural restaurant that serves vegan tapas and local beers with a smile.
You feel it as soon as you walk in, and see the mismatched tables and cotton-reel lampshade, that this place is a homely local for concious eaters and vegans.
The best parts of Vega are the helpful friendly staff that feel like friends, and the fact that you can feel that the food is made with love. The chef is some kind of natural food artist who cooks with a tad of vegan magic, leaving you feeling full and satisfied, but still unashamedly hoping they have that sugar-free gluten-free tarta de chocolate on the specials menu today.
The first time that I went to Vega was a few weeks ago. As soon as the food arrived I decided that I wanted to come again as soon as possible to try everything on the menu – natural, local food that fills you up and leaves you going home happy.
The menu has selection of Aperitivos, Salads, Soups, Tapas, Main dishes, and Desserts.
I have had the ‘Sopa de Calabaza’ (gf) starter. It is delicious and sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds and some kind of fantastical (I think vegan) cheese. They even brought me some gluten free bread to have as a side.
For mains, I have been lucky enough to eat the ‘Curry de verduras estilo thai en poppadum crujiente’ (gf) which is fragrant, tasty and comes in a satisfying portion size. Get ready to be surprised: gluten free poppadom.
On two occasions my eating buddies have tried the ‘Chilli con “carne” con tortillas de maiz y arroz integral’ (which you can see in the picture above) and they have given it very good reviews.
For dessert, you will be treated with lots of gluten free, sugar free options, which are all made with exciting natural ingredients and taste just like ‘normal’ desserts but with a much cleaner, fresher taste. I have had the ‘tarta de chocolate’ from the specials menu, which was a delicious chocolatey mousse on a base of dates and nuts (which tasted like biscuit), and a friend had the ‘Copa de coco, remolacha y chocolate con coulis de mango’, which I tried and can only be described as intense chocolatey, fruity mouthfuls.
To drink, there are natural fair-trade juices, beers brewed just down the road from Fábrica Maravillas (my friend Chelsea was so excited to be able to drink this locally brewed craft beer here), sangria, fair trade coca cola and lots of other options.
In short, go hungry, try everything on the menu, and go home with a happy tummy.
Calle de la Luna, 9