On our second night in Buenos Aires, we walked to Bio Solo Orgánico, a nearby organic vegetarian restaurant in the Palermo Hollywood area. We were walking around for awhile before we found it. As soon as we saw the meat is murder graffiti we figured the restaurant must be just around the corner…and it was!
We arrived to a kind greeting from a waitress who showed us to our table and immediately brought fresh ginger lemonade and homemade bread with a dairy-free carrot mayonnaise. The ginger lemonade was super refreshing, the homemade bread nice and fresh. I only had a dab of the carrot mayonnaise because it kind of scared me.
We arrived around 9:00 p.m. and were surprised to learn some of the day’s specials weren’t available to order because the chef was still working on them. Porteños, people who live in Buenos Aires, tend to eat dinner much later than we are used to. But that’s okay, we’re adjusting surprisingly well we the addition of a daily siesta.
After reviewing the menu, which luckily had some English descriptions, I decided on the seitan curry with vegetables, motti balls and coconut cream. My friends shared a quinoa salad (with cheese) and “Fungi to Bahia,” which was described as a variety of fresh and dried mushrooms prepared in a wok, with chilies, coconut milk and jasmine rice.
There were only a few dishes on the menu that were obviously vegan but the waitress spoke English and let us know most dishes could be altered slightly to accommodate vegan diners.
I really enjoyed the seitan curry. The spices were great, the seitan was well seasoned and the coconut cream shot was a nice touch. It was my first time trying motti rice balls and I’m happy to report they were deliciously chewy. I had a bite of the Fungi to Bahia. It was…mushroomy! You better really love mushrooms if you choose this dish.
Main courses cost 35 pesos ($9.25 USD) each. We also payed a six peso sitting fee or maybe that covered the cost of the lemonade, bread and dip.
On Monday nights Bio Solo Orgánico has an experimental night. I’m not exactly sure what it involves but we may return again to find out.
Bio Solo Orgánico
Humboldt 2199 (corner Guatemala)
Monday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm.
Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
BIO Experimental: Every Monday from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.