If you have your doubts about how easy it is to find vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Valladolid, I get it—I did too. Since the town is so small and most tourists only stop there on their way to Chichen Itza, it doesn’t seem like a place that would be bursting with veggie-friendly options.
Needless to say, I was impressed to discover that there are so many vegetarian and vegan-friendly options in Valladolid. During my two-week stay, I visited many restaurants, six of which offer exclusively or almost exclusively vegetarian and vegan food.
So, whether you have a couple of hours or many weeks to dedicate to beautiful Valladolid, I’ll let you in on my favorite vegetarian and vegan restaurants.
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#1: Le’ Kaat
Address: Calle Calz. de Los Frailes 210-41 A NRO, Sisal
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:00 am – 9:30 pm.
I know this article is about food, but the ambiance is the first thing that you’ll notice when you enter Le’ Kaat. You have two entrance options—the outdoor path you see in the photo above, or an indoor dining area.
The outdoor area doesn’t have much shade, so it’s a great place to sit in the evening, complete with the glow of bistro lights. The indoor area is equally nice, with fun fruit paintings and colorful Mexican decor.
And now, let’s talk about the food.
Le’ Kaat’s menu is massive, so get ready to dedicate twice as much time as it usually takes to choose your meal. What’s even more impressive is that you won’t find the words meat, fish, or chicken on the menu—they’re strictly a vegetarian and vegan restaurant.
You can order anything from vegetarian and vegan Mexican food to salads and zucchini noodle pesto.
Their drink menu is equally as extensive, and you’re bound to leave there feeling full but healthy.
As a bonus, Le’ Kaat is located in the Sisal district of Valladolid. So, after loading up on vegetarian or vegan food, you’ll be a short walk away from the beautiful Sisal Park and the San Bernardino de Siena Convent.
Le’ Kaat is wheelchair accessible. You can enter via a flat entrance at the front or through the outdoor stone entrance around the side.
#2: La Yaqueria
Address: Calle 39 #189 d. Entre 36 y 38, Centro
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 1:30 pm – 10:00 pm; Saturday – Sunday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Closed on Mondays.
This classy vegan restaurant is tucked away in the most unsuspecting area—on a side street just a block away from Cenote Zaci.
That’s right: You can enjoy a delicious vegan meal after swimming in the relatively tourist-free waters of Cenote Zaci.
La Yaqueria has a small, quaint feel with indoor and outdoor seating options. The owner has thought of every detail, right down to serving complimentary cold water once you’re seated (one of the only restaurants I’ve ever been to in Mexico that does this). Your waiter will also give you a food and condiment presentation to swoon over.
Everything about La Yaqueria feels purposeful and homemade. Their vegan bread comes from Anestra Bakery and is among the tastiest bread I’ve ever eaten.
Their menu is small but unique: Jackfruit and beetroot burgers are among their specialties, along with some unique sandwiches. You can add vegan cheese to your dish for only $1 USD.
Make sure to arrive with cash, as La Yaqueria doesn’t accept credit cards.
Although I loved all of the restaurants on this list, I have to be honest—La Yaqueria is the vegan restaurant I visited most frequently during my stay in Valladolid. Part of it had to do with me living right around the corner, but much of it had to do with the delicious food and wonderful ambiance for an unbeatable price (the vegan burgers start at around $6 USD).
La Yaqueria is wheelchair accessible thanks to a flat entrance from the street.
#3: Casa Maca
Address: Calle 37 #199D entre la 42 y 44, Centro
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday – Monday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Situated in the heart of the historical center of Valladolid, Casa Maca is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the street and enjoy a peaceful oasis and delicious vegan food.
With a modern design and thoughtful touches, you can choose between sitting downstairs or heading upstairs where a wooden swing, Juliet balcony, and pretty views await you.
Casa Maca offers an extensive menu ranging from internationally-inspired vegan cuisine as well as a vegan spin on Mexican dishes.
Casa Maca’s food, smoothie, and drink menu is long, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself making multiple trips there to try out all your favorite sounding dishes.
This is also a nice restaurant to bring your laptop to and do a little work, as the free WiFi is excellent (a rarity for Valladolid), there are outlets, and the atmosphere is peaceful.
Casa Maca isn’t currently wheelchair accessible. However, upon checking with them, they were concerned about the restaurant’s lack of accessibility and said they want to build a portable ramp to place over the entrance’s steps.
#4: Yerba Buena del Sisal
Address: Calle 54a 217, Sisal
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed on Mondays
Yerba Buena is yet another vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant located in the Sisal district. In fact, this one is right in front of the park, although you won’t get a view of it from the restaurant since the seating is tucked away in the back.
You likely won’t mind, though, because the open-air indoor and outdoor seating sits in an almost private park-like setting. There’s a fountain, foliage, and beautiful stonework.
I have to admit that I was yet again amazed by what an extensive menu Yerba Buena offers with vegetarian and vegan options.
That said, this restaurant isn’t strictly vegetarian/vegan. Nevertheless, the majority of their menu items are vegetarian, and many have a green heart by them indicating that a vegan version is possible.
Yerba Buena prides themselves in using local, organic ingredients whenever possible.
I noticed a handful of people working there, and the WiFi connection seemed strong for the little bit of time I used it.
You might want to plan on spending a morning or afternoon on your laptop because the drink menu has a plethora of unique concoctions of juices, smoothies, tonic drinks, and alcohol (although you might want to put your laptop away for that last one!).
Yerba Buena de Sisal isn’t ideal for wheelchair users. There’s a single, approximately 6-inch step to get into the cafe area and more steps to get into the dining area.
#5: Nena Nena
Address: Calle 37 por 44 y 42, Centro, 97780 Valladolid
Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
It’s easy to miss Nena Nena—this restaurant is located off a little side street and doesn’t have anything on the outside to make it stand out. But my gosh, when you enter, a uniquely eclectic, artsy vibe will greet you.
Nena Nena is the perfect restaurant in Valladolid if you’re looking for traditional homemade Mexican food. They don’t have a huge selection, but what they offer is prepared with love.
Although this isn’t a strictly vegetarian restaurant in Valladolid, they do offer a handful of vegetarian dishes, which is more than most Mexican restaurants.
Vegans will have even fewer options, but Nena Nena can accommodate a few vegan dishes.
Nena Nena is wheelchair accessible thanks to a flat entrance from the street.
#6: Cafe del Pastor Pitagoras
Address: Calle 37 187, Centro, 97780 Valladolid
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed on Sundays
If you’re looking for a cute, local coffee shop, head over to Cafe del Pastor Pitagoras. They pride themselves in offering many organic products and ingredients sourced from their native lands.
Whether you’re in the mood for some avocado toast on vegan bread or a bagel (how many places can you find those in Mexico?!) you’ll have a nice selection of snacks and light meals.
Both vegetarians and vegans will have many options to choose from at Cafe del Pastor Pitagoras.
They have an entire wall as a bookshelf, and the cafe has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere to read, whether you borrow one of their books or bring your own. You can also opt to sit outside and enjoy the backyard garden.
Cafe del Pastor Pitagoras is a short walk from the main plaza in Valladolid.
Cafe del Pastor Pitagoras is not ideal for wheelchair users as it has about a 6-inch step to enter the indoor dining area. The outdoor dining area also has a step.
Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Valladolid, Oh My!
I don’t know about you, but these pictures are making my mouth water (again)!
I’d love to hear about your experience exploring vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Valladolid once you visit. Did you find any favorites that aren’t on this list? Do you have recommendations for must-try meals?
At this point, there’s only one more thing for you to know—buen provecho is Spanish for bon appétit.
So, buen provecho, my friends!
P.S.- Are you planning on visiting Cenote Suytun during your stay in Valladolid? If so, make sure to read my guide about how the hurricanes affected it before you go. Also, learn how to travel from Valladolid to Chichen Itza.