Gopal Cochabamba - Calle Es...

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 5 Reviews
Vegetarian/vegan restaurant with typical Hare Krishna dishes. Usually offers two soups, two main dishes, various salads, and dessert. Has two other locations in the city. Call for hours - tell us. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Indian, Buffet, Fast food, Salad bar, Take-out, Pakistani
Calle Espana N-250 (Gallery Olimpia)
Cochabamba, Bolivia
+591-04234082

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First Review by VeganSoapDude
martinhm
martinhm
  • vegetarian
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+25

Tasty food, can also buy gluten meat to take away

5
Posted on 06 / 18 / 2015

Location was tricky to find, but it is very close to the Spitting Llama bookshop on Calle España, between Colombia and Ecuador. Look for the yellow building and enter through the white arch. It shares a lovely courtyard with Ñaupa House Hostel and a number of other businesses (Mocafé is also nice).

When we went, 20bs per person bought us a delicious lunchtime buffet. On metal trays, we helped ourselves to the dozen inventive and tasty salads, and were served one of two vegetable soups plus rice and a choice of potato and gluten meat curry or a gluten meat and vegetable skewer. Condiments of various kinds were available to spice things up. The courtyard is a lovely place to sit and it was popular with other locals. We left full and happy.

The lady on the till was very friendly and didn't mind my bad Spanish. If you order a day in advance, she also sells gluten meat (seitan) to take away for cooking at home. 30bs bought me 500g, which came in a ball for slicing, frying, roasting etc.

Updated from previous review on Thursday June 18, 2015

Pros: Good variety of tasty food, Beautiful sunny courtyard (with shade), Friendly staff
calculate007
calculate007
  • vegetarian
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+16

Great find in Cocha!

5
Posted on 05 / 04 / 2014

Lunch is a buffet for 18bs, which is a great deal! I always leave very full. There are over a dozen salad-type things to pick from, and always a variety of great homemade sauces/dressings. The buffet includes your choice of one (of two) entrees (usually including a fake meat), white or brown rice, and a choice of one (of two) soups. The juices are always homemade and desserts are light and fruity. It really is a great place, but easy to miss! The name is painted on the outside wall/windows. Wonderful!

Pros: Good value
westcornersville
westcornersville
  • vegetarian
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+261

Good Buffet (but a bit hidden)

4
Posted on 12 / 05 / 2012

The restaurant is at the back of a courtyard that also has another restaurant and a hostel (keep your eyes open, the sign is only a portable one near the entrance of the courtyard through a passageway). The buffet now costs B$18 (about US$2.50), and includes your choice of 2 entrees (one of them vegan), 2 soups, a whole-grain roll, and a lot of salad items/condiments. Mostly a mix of Bolivian vegetarian and some international dishes (some dishes were even a bit spicy--especially for Bolivian standards--and they did have hot peppers as a condiment). For beverages, they have mate (not specified which kind) and juices. The tables in the courtyard are mostly shaded, and the courtyard has a lot of character--a nice relaxing place to eat outdoors away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby streets! (There are also tables indoors.) Only 2 disadvantages I could think of--they're only open for lunch, and the buffet is a one-time through opportunity, no refills (so big eaters may want to keep that in mind), though portion sizes of the food they serve you from the buffet (versus the self-serve part) are good.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday December 05, 2012

Pros: good food, beautiful outdoor seating area
Cons: closed for dinner, no refills on buffet

ailybaily
ailybaily
  • vegan
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+26

Nice setting

4
Posted on 04 / 19 / 2010

We walked around and saw a few small noisy veggie restaurants before we found this place. The setting was lovely as it was in an enclosed courtyard with grass (which was nice for our little girl to run around and play safely.)
For the price we had a choice of 2-3 soups, a big buffet salad and a choice of 2 of 4 hot dishes. Food was good, all food was locally grown.

Pros: Setting, Quiet, Salad buffet
Cons: Small portions
VeganSoapDude
VeganSoapDude
  • vegan
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+389

Great food mostly vegan!

5
Posted on 08 / 03 / 2009

I just came from this place, and it is wonderful! It`s a one time all you can grab buffet for 13 bolivianos which is less than $2us. The food is kind of Indian, but not really, but very much worth the price. There were only two or three things which were not vegan on the whole buffet! If one time up is not enough, seconds are easily affordable!

Pros: Mostly Vegan, Good food, Great value
Cons: Not 100% Vegan, Not much!

 

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