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GUIDE TO LATIN AMERICAN VEGETARIAN RESOURCES

Prepared by Fannie Fonseca-Becker, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.


(en español)
Less than a year ago I was approached by Charles Stahler, Co-Director of The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG), with several intriguing projects to promote vegetarianism among Latin Americans in the USA and in all Latin countries in the Americas. One of the initiatives, funded jointly by the International Vegetarian Union and the VRG, involved starting a guide of vegetarian resources for Latin America. Since then, we have mailed information request forms similar to the ones on this web site to over 500 restaurants, stores, and individuals in most countries in Latin America. Of those contacted about 12% have returned the completed forms and are included in this first edition of the guide. Additionally, I had the great fortune of visiting Colombia and Mexico in the past 10 months and that provided an added opportunity to meet with owners of vegetarian businesses in those countries and to add them to the guide. We envision future editions of the guide to include all countries in Latin America, so that it can be effectively used by those visiting the region. If you live in Latin America or if you are just visiting the region, you can participate in making this a better guide by completing this form or by having the restaurant/health food store/contact person fill it in and sending it to us to the following address:

Latin American Project
Vegetarian Resource Group
PO Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203

Hace menos de un año Charles Stahler, quien es uno de los Directores del "Vegetarian Resource Group" (VRG) me invito a participar en un grupo de proyectos relacionados a la promoción del vegetarianismo entre los Latinos viviendo en los EUA o para aquellos viviendo en sus respectivos países en la América Latina. Este guía representa una de las primeras iniciativas, para la cual también se recibió el apoyo financiero del "International Vegetarian Union". Desde entonces, hemos enviado mas de 500 formularios pidiendo información a restaurantes, almacenes de productos naturales, y a individuos involucrados en la promoción del vegetarianismo en casi todos los países de la América Latina. Mas o menos el 12% nos han contestado y la información de sus formularios ha sido incluida en esta primera edición de la guía. Fuera de esto, yo misma tuve el gran placer de visitar Colombia y Méjico en los últimos 10 meses y así pudimos añadir algunos nombres mas a la guía. Esperamos que futuras ediciones de la guía sean mucho mas completas y que incluyan todos los países de la América Latina. Necesitamos su ayuda para completar y mejorar la guía. Si usted esta viajando por la región o si vive permanentemente en la misma, sírvase completar (o hacer completar) el formulario que se encuentra al final de esta guía y sírvase enviarnolo, o pida que nos lo sea enviado a esta dirección:

Latin American Project
Vegetarian Resource Group
PO Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203


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RESTAURANTS

$ inexpensive; $$ moderately priced; $$$ high priced


ARGENTINA

MAR DEL PLATA
Finca del Sol
San Martin 2463, Mar del Plata, 7600
Telephone: 2-6962
Vegetarian. Enjoy the view from this bistro style restaurant while tasting wholesome dishes based on whole grains and organic produce. Non-smoking. Open daily for lunch (11:30 am to 3:30 pm) and for dinner (7.30 pm to midnight). Self-service, espresso, beer/wine, VISA/MC/DISC/AMEX/DINERS/LOCAL CARDS, $$.

La Huerta
Santiago del Estero, 1719, Mar del Plata, 7600
Telephone: N/A
Mostly Vegetarian. Choose from over fifty menu items, which vary with the availability of seasonal vegetables and fruits. Ethnic menu also features several Italian dishes and soy and gluten steaks. Non-smoking. Open daily for lunch (Noon to 3:00 pm) and dinner (8:00 pm to midnight). Self-service (all you can eat), vegan options, fruit juices, beer/wine, VISA/MC/AMEX/DINERS/LOCAL CARDS, $$.


CHILE

SANTIAGO
El Vegetariano
Huerfanos Nro. 801 Of. 640 - 6to piso, Santiago, Chile
Telephone: 639-70-63 or 632-12-45, Fax: 632-12-46
Vegetarian. Informal seeting featuring an extensive fixed menu including salads, cold and hot entrees, side dishes, omelettes, icecream, as well as daily specials. Non-smoking. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (9:00 am to 11:00 pm). Full service, espresso, capuchino, VISA/MC/AMX/DC, $$


COLOMBIA

BARRANQUILLA
El Huerto
Carrera 52 # 70-239, Barranquilla
Telephone: 457-847 or 483-224, Fax: 566-311
Vegetarian. Regional cooking in a typical setting. Gluten, tofu, and tahini are added to ethnic dishes such as vegetarian "ajiaco." On Fridays there is a Chinese menu to choose from. Non-smoking. Open daily for lunch (noon to 4:00 pm) and dinner (7:00 pm to 10:00 pm). Features both menu and salad bar, vegan options, espresso, non-alcoholic beers, soy-milk, VISA/MC/DINERS, $.

Menta y Canela
Calle 79 # 52-35, Barranquilla
Telephone: 451-256
Vegetarian. Fast foods such as "empanadas," falafel, and vegetable and fruit pies. Non-smoking. Take-out, vegan options, espresso, non-alcoholic beer, fruit juices, VISA/MC/DINERS, $$.

BUENAVENTURA
Viva Mejor
Calle 2 la Virgen # 7-27, Buenaventura
Telephone: 34-876
Vegetarian. Specializes in exotic fruit juices with a soy milk base. Non-smoking. Open Sunday to Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (7:00 am to 6:30 pm), $.

CALI
El Trigal
Calle 23A Norte # 3N-66, Cali 5952
Telephone: 661-4273 or 668-3905
Vegetarian. Features vegetarian "home cooking" in an informal setting. Non-smoking. Open for lunch (noon to 2:30 pm). Cafeteria-style, freshly expressed fruit juices, soy milk, CREDIBANCO. $

Integral Ltda.
Avenida de las Americas # 20-46, Cali
Telephone: 661-20-01, Fax: 667-98-49
Vegetarian. Informal setting featuring a fixed menu for lunch which varies daily. Non-smoking. Reservations are required for lunch (noon to 2:00 pm) but after these hours the service is cafeteria-style, espresso, soy milk, oat and malt drinks, VISA/MC/CREDENCIAL, $.

SANTA FE DE BOGOTA
El Samovar
Carrera 45 con Calle 11, Santa Fe de Bogota
Telephone: N/A
Vegetarian. This is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Bogota. It features a large salad bar including hot entrees and desserts. Non-smoking. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Self-service (all- you-can-eat), fresh fruit juices, herb teas, $$.

El Arbol de la Vida
Carrera 21 # 39-20, Santa Fe de Bogota
Telephone: 288-2011 or 232-6829
Vegan. Enjoy a delicious vegan lunch while listening to classical music. All desserts are sweetened with "panela" (non-refined product from the first pressing of the sugar cane plant). Non-smoking. Open daily (9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Fixed lunch menu changes daily and is repeated every four weeks, fresh fruit juices, soy milk, VISA, $.

Vega
Calle 59 # 10-59, Santa Fe de Bogota
Telephone: N/A
Vegetarian. If you are in Bogota you must visit this restaurant and taste the delicious and plentiful daily special. The service is very fast, which adds to the enjoyment of typical Colombian vegetarian fare, including plantains, beans, brown rice, yucca, fresh salads, and fruit based desserts. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Non-smoking. Full service/salad bar, fresh fruit juices, cereal coffees and herb teas, $.


COSTA RICA

SAN JOSE
Comida para Sentir
125 Norte Iglesia San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San Jose
Telephone: 224-2011
Vegetarian. Special for the day usually includes rice, beans, cooked vegetables (seasonal), salad, and fruit juice. Desserts are made with whole grains and often contain soy products. Non-smoking. Open Monday to Friday for lunch and snacks (10:30 am to 6:00 pm). Daily special and cafeteria-style service available, reservations recommended, vegan options, espresso, cappuccino, $.

El Mundo
Avenida Primera, Calle primera y 3, San Jose
Telephone: 222-2011
Vegetarian. This restaurant is part of the VISHNU group of restaurants in Costa Rica. Menu for the day consisting of soup, a vegetarian main dish, green salad, brown rice, fruit juice, and dessert varies daily. Also available is a large choice of green and fruit salads, mixed vegetables, sandwiches, and soy burgers all served on whole grain breads. Non-smoking. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (8:00 am to 10:00 pm). Full service, vegan options, fresh fruit juices, soy milk, yogurt based milk-shakes, $.

El Natural
Avenida 4 y Calle Primera, San Jose
Telephone: 223-3095
Vegetarian. This restaurant is part of the VISHNU group of restaurants in Costa Rica. Menu for the day consisting of soup, a vegetarian main dish, green salad, brown rice, fruit juice, and dessert varies daily. Also available is a large choice of green and fruit salads, mixed vegetables, sandwiches, and soy burgers all served on whole grain breads. Non-smoking. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (8:00 am to 10:00 pm). Full service, vegan option, fresh fruit juices, soy milk, yogurt based milk-shakes, $.

La Mazorca
150 Mts East of the Municipalidad San Pedro Montes de Oca, San Jose
Telephone: 224-8069, Fax: 234-8516
Mostly Vegetarian/Macrobiotic. Housed in a 100 year old building, all vegetables served are certified organic and grown in the owner's own organic farm. The basic menu offers brown rice, beans, salad, and a main side-dish which varies daily. There is also a daily special and fifty other dishes including black bean soup, typical Costa Rican dishes, whole grain breads, and soy burgers. Non-smoking. Open Monday to Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner (8:00 am to 9:00 pm). Full service/cafeteria/take-out, fresh fruit juices, soy milk, VISA/MC, $.

Nirvana
Avenida 8, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose
Telephone: 223-4683, Fax: 222-5641
Vegetarian. This restaurant is part of the VISHNU group of restaurants in Costa Rica. Menu for the day consisting of soup, a vegetarian main dish, green salad, brown rice, fruit juice, and dessert varies daily. Also available is a large choice of green and fruit salads, mixed vegetables, sandwiches, and soy burgers all served on whole grain breads. Non-smoking. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (8:00 am to 10:00 pm). Full service, vegan option, fresh fruit juices, soy milk, yogurt based milk-shakes, $.

Nutrisoda
Edificio Las Arcadas, Avenida 2 con Calle 1, San Jose
Telephone: N/A
Mostly Vegan. Tranquil atmosphere, wholesome foods prepared without fats, two daily soups, assortment of salads, sandwiches, and sorbet. Non-smoking. Open daily from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. Full service, fresh fruit juices, espresso, $.

Tin-Jo
Calle 11, Avenidas 6-8, Frente al Teatro Lucho Barahona, San Jose
Telephone: 501-221-7605
Chinese. Enjoy a meal in the green patio of this Chinese Restaurant featuring a large selection of vegetarian and Thai dishes. Many of the Chinese dishes (highly spiced) can be adapted to vegetarians, brown rice is available. Non-smoking section. Open Monday to Thursday for lunch (11:30 am to 3:00 pm) and dinner (5:30 to 10:30 pm) and Fridays and Saturdays (5:30 to 11:00 pm). Sundays open from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm. Full service, English spoken, fresh fruit juices, beer/wine, Chinese Tea, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$.

Vitaminas
Avenida Central y Segunda, Calle 14, San Jose
Telephone: 223-0294
Vegetarian. This restaurant is part of the VISHNU group of restaurants in Costa Rica. Menu for the day consisting of soup, a vegetarian main dish, green salad, brown rice, fruit juice, and dessert varies daily. Also available is a large choice of green and fruit salads, mixed vegetables, sandwiches, and soy burgers all served on whole grain breads. Non-smoking. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (8:00 am to 10:00 pm). Full service, vegan options, fresh fruit juices, soy milk, yogurt based milk-shakes, $.


EL SALVADOR

SAN SALVADOR
Kalpataru
Avenida Masferrer 127, Colonia Escalon, San Salvador
Telephone: 279-2011 or 279-2011, Fax: 225-3224
Vegetarian. In an elegant setting filled with light, foliage, and flowers this restaurant features daily international vegetarian specials including some typical Salvadorean dishes such as pupusas. Non-smoking. Open daily from noon to 9:30 pm and additionally on Saturdays for breakfast/brunch from 7:30 to noon. Full service/salad bar, fresh fruit juices, espresso, MC, $$.


GUATEMALA

GUTEMALA CITY
El Rey Sol
8a calle # 5-36, Zona 1, Guatemala City
Telephone: 512-588-033-0971
Vegetarian. Salad bar with a large variety of choices, vegetarian deli, and vegetarian sandwiches on whole grain breads. Breakfast choices include among others, granola with fresh fruits and oatmeal with soy milk. Non-smoking. Open daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Self-service/cafeteria, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, espresso, decaffeinated coffee, cereal coffee, herb teas, soy milk, $.


MEXICO

CUERNAVACA
La Strada
Salazar # 3 around the corner from the Palacio de Cortez
Telephone: N/A
Italian. This restaurant is situated in an old colonial house with large corridors and a central patio with a fountain. Vegetarian choices included fettucine with a stir-fry vegetable and garlic sauce, linguini with a mushroom sauce, eggplant parmesan, and fresh salads. Open daily for lunch (11:00 am to 3:00 pm) and dinner (5:00 to 10:00 pm). Full service, espresso, cappuccino, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$.

GUADALAJARA
La Pileca
Colonias # 279 S.J. between Lerdo de Tejada and La Paz, Guadalajara
Telephone: 825-3544
Vegetarian. While you listen to live music enjoy choosing from the Mexican vegetarian menu which includes tamales and a large assortment of vegetables and soups. Non-smoking. Open daily for breakfast and lunch (9:00 am to noon) and for dinner (1:00 to 5:30 pm). Self-service, fruit juices, $.

MEXICO CITY
El Natural Saks
Insurgentes Sur # 1641, Colonia San Jose Insurgentes, Mexico City
Telephone: 598-7258 or 698-6433
Vegetarian. Extensive International and Mexican Menu in a modern and serene setting. Open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to midnight and Sunday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Full service/salad bar, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, espresso, cappuccino, non-alcoholic beer, beer, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$.

El Vegetariano
Madero # 56, about 1 block west of the Zocalo, Mexico City
Telephone: 5-518-6676
Vegetarian. This restaurant is not easy to find, walk slowly and look for a steep stairway between two stores. The restaurant is on the second floor and once you have found it you will be glad you did. The food is plentiful with a daily special consisting of soup, the main dish, salad, fruit juice, and dessert. The menu features several other tasty typical Mexican options. Open Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Full service, fruit juices, $.

Super Soya
Tacuba # 40, close to Metro Allende
Mexico City
Telephone: N/A
Vegetarian. Menu includes several choices of soy products, veggie burgers, and tacos. Open daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Full-service/cafeteria style, fruit juices, soy milk, $.

Yug
Varsovia 3 almost at the corner of Paseo de la Reforma, Colonia Juarez, Mexico City
Telephone: 525-5330 or 533-3296
Vegetarian. Mexican vegetarian dishes are served with freshly made whole grain breads. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. Full service/salad bar, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, espresso, cappuccino, non-alcoholic beverages, VISA/MC, $$.

Yuguito
Puebla 326-6 (Entrance on Cozumel),
Mexico City
Telephone: 553-3872; Fax: 553-4414
Vegetarian. This cafeteria features soy burgers served with potatoes and salad. Also enjoy yogurt, tacos, quesadillas, soup, various sandwiches, fresh juices, and dessert. Open for lunch daily (11:00 am to 5:00 pm). Non-smoking, cafeteria-style, espresso, capuchino, VISA/MC/AMX/DC, $

MONTERREY
Girasol Restaurant Vegetarian
Cuahtemoc and M. Campo, Monterrey
This corner restaurant is located in Casa de Nutrición. It's close to several hotels and offers a wide variety of veggie dishes.

Superbom
300 Padre Mier 300 Ote, Monterrey
This buffet-style restaurant is on the second floor and has been open for many years. It is located in downtown Monterrey near many hotels. When we have eaten there the restaurant was quite crowded with business people and others. Both vegan and vegetarian food is served and includes a wide variety of main entrees, side dishes, salads, etc. Some of the dishes include gluten. They also have a separate menu which lists items not found on the buffet line. Open for breakfast and lunch Sunday through Friday. Closed Saturday, $

SALTILLO
Casa de Nutricion Vita
643 Calle de Allende, Saltillo
This is a small natural foods store with a small restaurant serving vegetarian food. Open daily for lunch (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm).

Restaurant Vegetariano
635 Ramos Arizbe, Saltillo
Telephone: 10-42-84
Vegetarian. This cozy restaurant is located a short distance from a lively park. A sign appears in front of the building. From there you walk down a small alley into one room with about 5 tables. There is no printed menu, but you can choose from items such as soy burgers, soups, salads, tortillas, and more. The owner understood our request for vegan food. Open daily for lunch (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm); however, note that they are closed every other Sunday.

TAXCO
Monte Taxco Resort
Monte Taxco, Taxco
Telephone: 762-21-301 or 762-25-609
International. Perched atop a hillside the view from the main restaurant at Monte Taxco Resort is superb. While your food is being prepared you can stroll on the terrace and admire the view at the sound of romantic boleros played by live musicians. There are several vegetarian dishes and the management is accommodating when you request one of their regular items to be served without animal products. The salad bar is also plentiful. Open daily for lunch and dinner, but call ahead for exact hours as they change over the year. Full service/salad bar, fresh fruit juices, espresso, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$.

TLAXCALA
El Quinto Sol
Juarez and Lardizabal, Tlaxcala
Telephone: 246-24-928
Vegetarian. Basic Mexican vegetarian cooking mixed with gluten and soy products, whole grain breads. Open Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 7:00 pm. Full-service/cafeteria style, soy milk, $.


PANAMA

PANAMA CITY
Mireya
Calle Ricardo Arias # 15, Panama City
Telephone: 60-5169 or 69-2011
Vegetarian. This is one of three vegetarian restaurants run by the same owner. International vegetarian cooking in an elegant setting. Daily menus include vegetarian burgers, soy shrimps (imported from Israel), crepes, gluten dishes, soufflés, vegetable pies, and a large assortment of salads. Non-smoking. Open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. Self-service, vegan options, fresh fruit juices, soy milk, $.


PERU

AREQUIPA
Restaurant Vegetariano Lakshmivan
Jerusalem 402 Cercado, Arequipa
Telephone: 0058-5422-8768
Mostly Vegetarian. International and Peruvian vegetarian cooking. Open daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Full service, vegan options available, soy milk, fruit juices, lassi, $.

LIMA
Govinda
Schell 634, Miraflores, Lima
Telephone: 442-871, Fax: 910-250
Vegetarian. Indian and Peruvian cooking, featured in a daily special and a varied menu. Open daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Full service, espresso, lassi, VISA/MC, $.

Natur
Jr Moquegua 132, Lima
Telephone: 278-281
Vegetarian. International and Peruvian vegetarian cooking using organic foods and many soy products. Non-smoking. Open Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm. Full service, reservations required, vegan options, fresh fruit juices, soy milk, $.


PUERTO RICO

HUMACAO
Nutrilife
Calle Miguel Casillas # 9, Humacao
Telephone: 809-852-5068, Fax: 809-852-5068
Vegetarian. Vegetarian Puerto Rican cooking. Non-smoking. Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Full service/cafeteria style, fresh fruit juices, soy milk, fruit milk shakes, $.

MAYAQUEZ
Cafeteria Hospital Bella Vista
Hospital Bella Vista, Mayaquez
Telephone: 809-834-2011, Fax: 809-831-6315
Vegetarian. Typical vegetarian "criolla" cooking. Non-smoking. Open daily for breakfast (6:30 to 8:00 am), lunch (11:00 am to 1:00 pm) and dinner (5:00 pm to 6:00 pm). Self-service, fruit juices, cereal coffee, $.


HEALTH FOOD STORES

ARGENTINA

RAFAELA
Dietetica Amanecer
Ciudad de Esperanza 662, 2300 Rafaela (Sta. Fe)
Telephone: 0492-20114
Organic produce, and vegetarian take-out.


CHILE

SANTIAGO
Return to Eden
Avenida Espana 72, Santiago
Telephone: 562-698-8558
Natural foods and health education.

COLOMBIA

BARRANQUILLA
El Huerto
Carrera 52 # 70-239, Barranquilla
Telephone: 457-847 or 483-224, Fax: 566-311
(see also under restaurants)

Menta y Canela
Calle 79 # 52-35, Barranquilla
Telephone: 451-256
(see also under restaurants)

Natural Centro de Alimentos Dieteticos Ltda.
Carrera 48 # 76-12, Barranquilla
Telephone: 456-643

CALI
Integral Ltda.
Avenida de las Americas # 20-46, Cali
Telephone: 661-20-01, Fax: 667-98-49

MEDELLIN
Moli
Calle 54 # 47-105, Local 132, Medellin
Telephone: 94-231-5675, Fax: 94-411-2011

SANTA FE DE BOGOTA
Fuente de Vida
Calle 67 # 11-35, Chapinero, Santa Fe de Bogota
Telephone: 235-0043
Accepts VISA/MC/DINERS/RED MULTICOLOR.

SANTANDER DE QUILICHAO
Almacen Cielo
Calle 3 # 10-35, Santander de Quilichao
Telephone: 928-292-235, Fax: 928-292-203

SINCELEJO
Los Girasoles
Calle 22 # 17-12, Sincelejo
Telephone: N/A

Los Nogales
Calle 21 La Pajuela # 15-04, Sincelejo
Telephone: 822-865
Health food store. Open Monday to Saturday (8:00 am to 6:00 pm).

Nutrivigor
Calle Cauca # 23-06, Sincelejo
Telephone: 823-200

Sol Radiante
Carrera 17 # 18-03, Sincelejo
Telephone: N/A

VILLAVICENCIO
El Girasol
Calle 39 # 33-32, Villavicencio, Meta
Telephone: 986-625594
Open daily. Vegetarian take-out available.

COSTA RICA

SAN JOSE
La Mazorca
150 Mts East of the Municipalidad San Pedro Montes de Oca, San Jose
Telephone: 224-8069, Fax: 234-8516
Sells organic produce grown at the owner's organic farm.

EL SALVADOR

SAN SALVADOR
Kalpataru
Avenida Masferrer 127, Colonia Escalon, San Salvador
Telephone: 279-2011 or 279-2011, Fax: 225-3224
Organic produce, whole grain breads, extensive bookstore. See also under restaurants.

Nutri Shop
Blvd. El Hipodromo, pje. privado No. 2,
Colonia San Benito, San Salvador
Telephone: 223-0781, Fax: (503) 223-3890
Natural foods products.

MEXICO

MEXICO CITY
Super Soya
Tacuba # 40, close to Metro Allende, Mexico City
Telephone: N/A
See also under restaurant.

Monterrey
Fondo de Salud y Acultura AC
Zaragoza 339 Norte, Monterrey
Distributor of natural foods (also in Guadalajara).

Saltillo
Natura
670 Gpe. Victoria, Saltillo (close to Purcell)
Telephone: 12-43-63
This natural food store is located near a lively park in downtown Saltillo. They offer whole grains, whole grain bread, soy burgers, etc.


LOCAL CONTACTS FOR MORE INFORMATION


ARGENTINA

BUENOS AIRES
San Nicolas
Parana 754, 10th Floor
(1017) Buenos Aires
Telephone: 541-814-3409, Fax 541-814-3931
Manufactures organic olives and olive oil.

MAR DEL PLATA
Naturaleza
Moreno 2550, Mar del Plata
Telephone: 023-33-271
Group promoting a healthier life style and vegetarianism. Contact person: Damasia Halbach.

RAFAELA
Asociacion Amigos de la Vida
J.P. Lopez 235, 2300 Rafaela (Sta. Fe)
Telephone: 0492-20110, Fax: 0492-33737
Environmental group promoting organic agriculture. Norberto Besaccia (contact person at above address) and his family are vegetarians and would be glad to share their table and information with vegetarians visiting Rafaela.

SANTA FE
Escuela de la Nueva Cultura
Iturraspe 3464, 3000 Santa Fe
Telephone: 042-904151
Funded by Gines del Castillo to teach children organic gardening and healthy eating habits (including vegetarianism) in addition to their academic schedule.

CHILE

SANTIAGO
Club Social Naturista
San Antonio 553 - Depto 113 - Piso 11,
Santiago, Chile
Telephone: 638-41-25, Fax: 638-41-25
A center promoting natural healing, yoga, and more. Contact person: Jorge Guthrie Rojas

COLOMBIA

BUENAVENTURA
Centro Naturista Viva Mejor
Calle 2 la Virgen # 7-27, Buenaventura
Telephone: 34-876
Seventh Day Adventist natural health center run by Heberto Ururiego. See also under restaurants.

SANTA FE DE BOGOTA
El Arbol de la Vida
Carrera 21 # 39-20, Santa Fe de Bogota
Telephone: 288-2011 or 232-6829
Group promoting a vegan style of self-care and self-knowledge for a better world. Contact person is Ana Rivera Aristizabal. See also under restaurants.

Salud Vibrante
Avenida Caracas # 48-12, Santa Fe de Bogota
Telephone: 245-7431
This group promotes vegetarianism and respect for nature. Contact person: Edilberto Sanabria.

SINCELEJO
Edgar Hernandez Mejia
Calle 27 # 12E-92, Ubanizacion la Terraza, Sincelejo
Promotes a naturist approach to health.

COSTA RICA

ALAJUELA
Fundacion Cetebedi
Apartado 413, Alajuela
Telephone: 506-441-5111, Fax: 506-442-2011
Technical Center for holistic development and promotion of vegetarianism produces health foods based on soy products, as well as whole grain breads and desserts.

SAN JOSE
La Mazorca
150 Mts East of the Municipalidad San Pedro Montes de Oca, San Jose
Telephone: 224-8069, Fax: 234-8516
Information center for healthy living and vegetarian/macrobiotic nutrition. Contact person: Marco Garrido.

Productos Vegetarianos Vishnu, SA
Apartado Postal 1608-2011, San Jose
Telephone: 223-4683, Fax: 222-5641
Group promoting vegetarianism and non-violence towards living creatures runs five restaurants in Costa Rica. Contact Person: Ismael Mendez.

MEXICO

MEXICO CITY
Alternative World
Patricio Sanz 1116 204, Colonia del Valle, Mexico City
Telephone: 525-559-5240, Fax: 525-398-8347
Group promoting vegetarianism. Contact: Mauricio Mobarak

MONTEMORELOS
Alinsa
Carrera Nacional, Kilometro 206, Montemorelos
Telephone: 826-32-292, Fax: 826-32-042
Group promoting vegetarianism. Also make vegetable protein products.

Palacasa
Carrera Nacional, Kilometro 206, Montemorelos
Telephone: 826-35-452, Fax: 826-82-042
Group promoting vegetarianism. Also produce whole grain cereals and cookies. Contact person: Adolfo Ruiz Salazar.

MONTERREY
La Gran Fraternidad
255 N. Espinosa (near Zaragoza), Monterrey
Group promoting natural living and yoga. Some of its members are vegetarian.

Saltillo
La Gran Fraternidad
Washington 1442 Pte. (near Corona), Saltillo
Telephone: 340-20-24
Group promoting natural living and yoga. Some of its members are vegetarian.

PERU

LIMA
Gold of the Inkas
Sensa
Camino Real 111, 4th Floor, Lima 27
Manufactures organic quinoa, coffee, and other products.

Last Updated: 12/96


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