The Place: Restaurante Elihir: A Pioneer of the Vegetarian Food Movement in Mexico City!
The Experience: Restaurante Elihir is one of the oldest fully vegetarian restaurants in Mexico City and has an almost cult following amongst not only the health-food crowd but the general public as well. It is in a little space on the busy Eje 2 Monterrey adjacent to the Mercado Medellín.
If you have not been to Elihir you might just keep walking by what you think is just another anonymous storefront … but if you knew how much care and flavor they build into their veggie delights you would make a stop the next time you are in the Roma Sur!
The Location: Eje 2 Poniente Monterrey 241, between Campeche and Coahuila, Colonia Roma Sur, DF.
Packed House - A Regular Sight at Elihir
The Specials: The classic at Elihir, a Gringo G favorite, are the apple fritters. The apple fritters are almost like a German pancake with a delicious papaya cream sauce on the side to accompany it. The vegetarian tacos dorados (taquitos) as well as the chile en nogada (the September seasonal national dish) and chile relleno are all solid veggie options that have kept Elehir chugging along for so many years!
Apple Fritters with Papaya Cream Sauce
Sneaky Good Creamy Tomato Spaghetti
Cream of Cilantro
Chile en Nogada Veggie Style
Tips: If you go for lunch the place can get pretty packed so it is recommended to go in small groups or avoid the normal lunch rush hour of 1pm to 3pm local time. Also the endless salad bar is legendary and highly recommended as an option, which is even included in the lunch combos!!
The Salad Bar
Salad Special - Healthy, Healthy, Healthy
Price Point: $$
$: Takeout or fast food $$: Casual sit-down $$$: Formal sit-down $$$$: La Crème de La Crème
Website: None this place is totally old school … therefore the pioneer status!
Contact: Phone: +52 55 5584 8464
Coming Soon: Holiday Recovery Diet Series Part II of III: Healthy Options in Mexico City!