Bodhi is a vegetarian buffet restaurant located in the Montserrat neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. They have a generous selection of Asian inspired dishes, as well as vegetarian versions of typical Argentinian fare. The best part: it’s an all-you-can-eat buffet and really, really cheap.
At Bodhi, you’ll find a wide selection of hot vegan dishes (all clearly labeled vegano). They have mock meats, marinated tofu, curries, soup, stir-fried vegetables, lentil patties, dumplings, spring rolls, pokoras, fried rice, beans, noodles and more. For cheese loving vegetarians, there’s also pizza, empanadas, tourtière, and lasagna.
As you can see from the photos above, a lot of Bodhi’s hot dishes are deep fried and somewhat greasy. Don’t get me wrong, we didn’t mind this one bit. If you’re interested in something a bit healthier or want to see some colour on your plate, load up at the salad bar where you’ll find lots of fresh veggies, dressings and seeds to sprinkle on top.
Before eating at Bodhi, I read online there wasn’t much in the way of vegan dessert options. Unfortunately, this is true. Chances are you’ll be more than satisfied before browsing this section anyway. The two squares on the top left (brown and yellow) were vegan. One was a fruit and seed cake, the other coconut and lemon. Neither had a lot of flavour. Thankfully, there was some lemon and orange gelato to satisfy carving for a sugary ending.
Back to the part about Bodhi being cheap…
For lunch, you can stuff your face for $19 Argentinian pesos ($5 USD), for dinner $21 pesos ($5.50USD). However, you must buy a drink. Options include a pot of tea ($12 pesos), pop ($7 pesos) or mineral water ($6 pesos). With these prices, you really can’t afford to miss out on Bodhi when visiting Buenos Aires. It’s actually listed as one of the top 50 Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants to visit in the WORLD.
The closest subway station are Independencia (purple) and Congresso (light blue). Bus lines are: 168, 50, 151, 37, 98 and 12.
Bodhi Vegetarian Restaurant
Buenos Aires, Argentina