The charming Al Natural, situated on a quiet road just behind the Congreso building, is as exotic a vegetarian mecca as you could wish to find and a soothing escape for both the weary city explorer and occasional stressed political celebrity. Its atmospheric decor and healthily inventive dishes make a winning combination. The painted backdrop of fruit and greenery is subtly illuminated by amber lighting, luxuriant plants hang from the ceiling, and the background music is sensual and relaxing. The dining area is surrounded by warm wood paneling. Among the many veggie treats on offer, I recommend the pita napolitana (Neapolitan-style pita bread), escalope de seitán y roquefort (escalope of seitan and Roquefort cheese), and champiñones Stroganoff (mushrooms Stroganoff). Round off the meal with a healthy yogur biológico and tila (chamomile) tea.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010