Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Puerto Rico


·Bella Vista Hospital Cafeteria

Bella Vista Hospital, P.O. Box 1750, Mayaguez, PR 00681

(787) 834-6000

Vegetarian. This cafeteria at a Seventh-day Adventist hospital serves only vegetarian food for all meals.

Open daily for three meals

··Restaurante Vegetariano La Familia

Calle de Diego #151, Mayaguez, PR 00680

(787) 833-7571

Vegan. Their menu varies each day. You will find rice and bean dishes, pasta, fresh juices, and much more. Cash only.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out


Old San Juan

Café Berlin

407 San Francisco St., Old San Juan, PR 00901

(787) 722-5205

International. Café Berlin is an upscale restaurant offering international cuisine with many vegetarian selections. Their creative dishes include Strawberry Banana Soy "Steak," Coconut Tomato Tofu, and Eggplant Milanese. Café Berlin is located across from Plaza Colón and near the Columbus Monument.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$



·Carta Buena

Carr.413 Km 1.2, Rincon, PR 00677

(787) 679-2365

Vegetarian/Caribbean. Carta Buena is an Organic Caribbean Food Stand in Rincon, PR offering mostly local and organic fresh cold pressed live juices, smoothies, and local coffee, along with Salads, Sandwiches and Snacks. Carta Buena is a quick 5 minute walk from Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. Boasting favorites such as the Kermit Smoothie, the Vegan coconut banana bread, fresh pressed juices containing ginger, turmeric, and cayenne, and gluten free, dairy free muffins- hot out of the oven. Carta Buena is a refreshing, healthy oasis in the middle of paradise.

Open Friday through Tuesday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Counter service
vegan options
cash only, take-out


San Juan

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Carolina, Hato Rey, Old San Juan, and Rio Piedras.)

·Cocobana Café

2000 Calle Loiza, San Juan, PR 00911

(787) 940-1142

Vegetarian/café/deli. Cocobana Café offers a relaxed and casual environment that the whole family can enjoy. They feature locally-grown organic foods at a reasonable price. Make sure to order one of their famous homemade milk shakes which are made with fresh coconut milk. Check their menu online. You won't get tired of the same food at Cocobana -- they offer different meals daily!

Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies

··El Departimento de La Comida

2413 Calle Laurel, San Juan, PR 00913

(787) 722-2228

Vegan/organic. This restaurant works with local farmers and serves vegan dishes many of which are organic. Enjoy various soups, salads, and other dishes that change daily such as Corn Pancakes, Burritos, French Toast, and more.

Open Wednesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Full service
vegan options

·Peace n' Loaf

Avenida Americo Miranda #1402, San Juan, PR 00921

(787) 293-7773

Vegetarian/pizzeria. Peace n' Loaf is well-known for delicious meals, but mainly for its bread and pizza (baked the same day you buy them). This completely vegetarian pizzeria is concerned about taking care of our environment, which is why they use organic products and grow and buy local products as well. Cash only.

Open Thursday for dinner. Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch. Open Monday for dinner. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, BYOB