As we all know I love food and I eat a mostly vegetarian diet. When my friend Ashley told me that there was a killer vegan restaurant here in Burgos I was DYING to go.
From Tuesday to Saturday ((13:30-16:00)) you can get an amazing four course meal with a drink for only 10 euros. Their dishes are 100% vegan and delicious with an international flair.
The owner Marisol and her husband open the restaurant for only a short period of time during the year and the other months they spend their time traveling the world in search of new inspiration for their cooking. They have dishes from Mexico, Myanmar, Italy, and India to name a few. In their dining room they have pictures from their travels it’s truly inspiring and so interesting to see.
Alright so before I said that you get four courses. First you get an entre (which is actually an appetizer) usually a salad. The menu changes all the time so sometimes salads will be available and other times different dishes will be available. Both times that I went I had a salad.
Then you pick your first plate. Again it changes frequently so what I had maybe won’t be available but it’s good to explore your options!
Then after you’ve devoured that and you think you have no room for more food (but you won’t be able to stop eating I promise) you get yet another plant based plate of power. This second plate is usually a little bit more intense and intricate but it’s worth the effort of scarfing down.
I actually don’t remember if there was tofu in this one or what the filling was but the mole sauce they’ve created is so good. I think I could eat it with a spoon. This dish was a rolled tortilla accompanied with onions, pomegranate seeds, and veggies. It was incredible!
Just when you think you can’t possibly eat any more you get offered a dessert. Sometimes the dessert changes too but the times I’ve been there they’ve had the same options. I always have ordered the crema catalana which is basically a creme brule. They also offer mouses and fruit.
If you’re ever in Burgos and you want an incredible meal head on over to Gaia located just around the cathedral. Even if you are not vegan or vegetarian I think you’ll still enjoy it.
Ashley from Como Pederse en España has compiled a list of her favorite veg spots here in Spain and she did a review of Gaia so go check her page out to find out a little bit more about this cool place!
Hasta luego!c/ Fernan Gonzalez, 37 bajo (near Hotel Meson del Cid)