I have heard that a lot of South America is very meat-centric in their attitudes. For example, this site talks a bit about it. As it mentions, I'd be totally willing to cook at home while there, but I'm still curious.

Which South American country (or countries) is the most vegetarian friendly?

Here, I'm taking "South America" to mean any country south of, but not including Panama. I'm sure many people here have a notion of "vegetarian friendly," but I'm using to mean something along the lines of:

  1. Finding a restaurant with veg meals isn't an all-day process.
  2. I wouldn't be eating the same meal at every restaurant.
  3. Stating I'm vegetarian will be met with casual (dis)interest.

My impression is that it may be Argentina, but I'm not positive.

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    Brazilian rice and beans looks vegan. However, restaurants use sausage or bacon. So, you need to make sure!
    – Marcel P.
    Aug 25, 2017 at 12:18
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    Had a great experience in Costa Rica
    – chachan
    Sep 1, 2017 at 3:02
  • @chachan me too! But I've been there so looking for somewhere new Sep 1, 2017 at 3:04
  • @Azor-Ahai check goo.gl/maps/V8yS2rbCjtK2
    – chachan
    Sep 1, 2017 at 3:08
  • Please see meta about this question.
    – Erica
    Sep 2, 2017 at 16:09


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