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#67 of 1,142 Restaurants in Quito
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Esmeraldas Oe3-119 y Venezuela | Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-295-7849
09:00 - 19:00
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Penticton, Canada
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154 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The people that run this place are very friendly. They serve a vegetarian lunch everyday for $2.75 which includes soup and juice. Get there before two as they run out sometimes and close at 2 PM. It is a few blocks outside of the old town and the neighborhood was a bit sketchy.

Thank MichelleGee8
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

They offer vegan food, freshly prepared. The selection of food is big and you get salad and different sauces for free. The prices are a bit more expensive than the usual lunch in Quito but totally worth it.

Thank Laura S
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is apparently a Hare Krishna center, but do not let that dissuade you from eating here! We ate from the buffet: a huge selection of foods, none labeled (which was fun). We all took far too much, in order to sample, but the price total was quite reasonable. The food was wonderful. There are juices to buy from the... More 

Thank Carl K
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome location, vibe, green food, awesome sweets and perhaps the best free yoga class I have taken in South America! The intermediate class is a Hatha/vinyasa flow mix, really fun and challenging. The class is in Spanish, but yoga is a language all its own :) 100% check out the place, Govindas is one of a kind in Ecuador!!!

Thank Amber M
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

At the entrance you state what you want, pay and get a corresponding coloured token which you take to the person serving the food. For the price you can't complain. The portion sizes are very big. You get a starter, main, small dessert and drink. The food is varied, healthy and very filling. It's vegetarian and vegan too which is... More 

Thank SGtravelfan
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Sufficient portions and a nice variety of foods. Lunch is a good value at $3.00 but the food is a bit bland. Ask for salt and pepper to spice up the meal.

Thank Robert R
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lunch set for 3 dollars includes a soup, a main, a little dessert and a drink. Way too much for 1 person to handle. Only take the whole set if you're really starving, otherwise you'll end up throwing the leftovers. Food is great, local flavors and ofc veeegaaaan! In the back you also have a snack buffet - between 1... More 

Thank mgatonegro
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

For $3 I had the set lunch (cafeteria style) which was so much food, I almost couldn't finish it (and I eat a lot) You first need to by your token as soon as you walk in (I was aimlessly walking around and did not realize this until a man kept following us around and then I realized this) You... More 

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Eastsound, Washington
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I had the a la carte "rapido" lunch in the?back of the place. Choose your own items from a large table of all vegetariano and many vegano items. Great food, friendly service and a lovely cool quiet space to eat in.

Thank Martin T
Carmel, Indiana
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

An excellent option if touring the center of Quito for a quick healthy lunch. Nice tables in open courtyard. Quite inexpensive, our lunches were each around $4.00.

Thank Ecmancini

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esmeraldas Oe3-119 y Venezuela | Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-295-7849

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