Restaurants, Vegetarian El Gòtic
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Raso Terra

You may think I've gone mad – me, a defender of carnivorous eating who has a secret admiration for Hannibal Lecter – but I went once more to eat at a vegetarian restaurant, and didn't even give it a second thought. I'd heard good things about Rasoterra, and on their website I saw that they have a gift for communication, and that they don't need anyone's granny cooking in their kitchen. Their manifesto, eight commandments where they lay out the restaurant's doctrine, makes it all very clear.

Rasoterra offers a set lunch menu that has good value for money and is a much higher quality than other vegetarian restaurants, not to mention other restaurants that serve fish and meat cooked on automatic pilot. I chose to start with a cold cream of beetroot and courgette, and orecchiette pasta with cashew pesto as my main dish; both choices were perfect for a hot June afternoon. The ecoformulas, as Rasoterra calls the dishes that fill the menu, change according to the day. If I'd ordered the ravioli made with organic eggs and filled with provolone and onions caramalised with oregano butter, I'd also have been exceedingly pleased, and that's what going to eat in a restaurant is all about. The yellow soy and buckwheat with red onion sauce I'll have to try another day – when I'm a gluten-free vegan. For dessert I had the pear sponge cake.

There are some places where they don't put much thought or care into the preparation of their food and presentation of dishes. But this is not the case with Rasoterra, a wholly recommendable vegetarian restaurant that uses local products (when possible from their own gardens) and is part of the slow food movement. Even Hannibal Lecter would enjoy a flesh-free meal or two.

By: Daniel Vázquez Sallés


Venue name: Rasoterra
Address: Palau, 5
Barri Gòtic
Opening hours: Mon closed; Tue-Sun 1pm-4pm, 7pm-11pm
Transport: Jaume I (M: L4)
Price: €20-€35

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Tasty, rich, creative and amazing vegetarian food. Raso Terra has a lovely, relaxed environment, with evidently passionate staff. I loved how understated it was. A must for all veggies visiting Barca. On a three day trip, we visited twice. Says it all really.

Unbelievable - its quite simple. Such a lovely place, staff were beautiful and lovely. Food was delicious - HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend to all that visit Barcelona whether vegetarian or not!

This was an extraordinary dining experience-- the staff could not have been more enthusiastic and informative, the place was beautiful in a simple & elegant fashion, and some of the dishes were truly spectacular (and we are picky). All of the food was delicious-- there were a few dishes that just stunned-- peas for dessert? Don't ask-- it worked. 

Amazing. Totally amazing. Def one of my best 5 meals ever - and we (as lifelong veggies that have travelled a lot) think that's a big compliment.

Also, works well with kids - we were there on a Friday night until about 10.45pm, and nobody batted an eyelid that there was a 2 year old with us.

I totally disagree with the below review. We went last night and we are still talking about it (and yes....still drooling as well). Food is Good, with capital G...Well presented (even though to me appearances are the last yardstick for the final vote...), the flavours are rich yet delicate (most of veg restaurant leave you with a staggering will to get into the other first restaurant next door coz you are still hungry..here I felt quite satisfied..and I-m almost 95kg :P), service is professional and HUMAN (the owner whose name I forgot is very detailed in the menu explanation, very humble, not pretentious at all) and the quality-price relation just outstanding in our humble point of view....LAst magical touch, we went with a couple of friends with our 3 noisy kids and, when asked if they were bothering (and believe me THEY TRULY WERE....) we just got replied "Not a bother, we are child friendly here"....We did not have a chance to taste the desserts but we will get back there very very soon...bravissimi

Not as good as expected. Food wasn't sth extraordinary. Could be cleaner.