It has 4 tables situated at the edge of a small courtyard and the day is pleasant enough, so I sit outside. The young (and cute, as usual) waitress comes up all cheerful and hands me 3 menus. Not sure why so many, but each has something good to offer.
I practice my Spanish with her. She answers in flawless English. I speak more horrible Spanish. She smiles and tells me what I want to say. Thanks.
My starter is spring rolls and they look Deee-Lish.
I have to admit there's more roll to them than stuffing, but still I likey. Just enough spice and not too greasy.
By the time I finish those, my veg burger is on the way. I select tofu+spinach; the menu offers about 10 different choices, and this appeals to my innate sense of holy vegetarianism. It is a good choice, though I'm slightly disappointed there's no bun. Sorry, but as an American, a hamburger without a bun is just chopped up meat dumped on the plate. Or in this case, nicely formed and circular tofu/spinach patѐ.
The burger and rice go well together – not much in the way of strong spices here. It's not bland, but it also doesn't really have any kick to it. Yet, taken together, the taste ends up being quite good. I gobble it down.===============
Side note #1: Speaking of mush, I order a veg burger from a place called “Wow” (or “Mom” if you're twisting your head around) and it's the opposite of the picture above. Wow's burger comes on a huge, crusty, hard roll and one bite sends the mashed paste spilling over the sides. I end up smearing it on pieces of the bread like it really is patѐ.
I have room for dessert. In this case, I want the banana cake. And here it is:
That's whipped cream to the side, and it's not overly sweet – an obvious theme here. Not too spicy nor too sweet. Definitely good, but a safe middle of the road as far as your tongue is concerned.
Side note #2: Glance at the picture of the banana cake dessert. Keep that image. Now, imagine being at another place, oh say one with the name Vegetariano Restaurant. Their menu says “kiwi and banana” as a dessert option and I think a nice fruit plate presented to me in a simple, yet elegant style. My imagination is far too elaborate:
My rating: ◊◊◊◊
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