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    ( 11 reviews )

88 Real de Guadalupe (at Paniagua), San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico

Offers many vegetarian choices. Small menu; try the falafel and shakshoukah. Near Coffee Museum, Chiapas. Previously located at 4 Avenida Maria Flores, Mar 2016. Open Mon-Sun 12:00am-12:00am.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Middle Eastern

Reviews (11)

First Review by xvegankx

Good falafel - Edit

There are two falafel restaurants on the same street in San Cristobal. They often get mixed up (including on TripAdvisor). One of them is distinctly more popular than the other and is frequented by a local student crowd. Don’t get them confused. Make sure you go to the yellow-painted Falafel 100% Vegetariano”. This falafel restaurant is located further down Real de Guadalupe, towards the church on the hill.

Pros: Falafel!

Cons: Often gets mixed up with the other restaurant

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Delicious (new address) - Edit

First, they have moved over to 88 Real Guadalupe, which is a block or so past the end of the pedestrian part of that street.

We couldn't get the falafel plate because they didn't have enough hummus for the plate, but we were able to get two pitas, which begs the question of just how much hummus they put on the falafel plate, because the amount of the pitas was pretty stunning as it oozed out the cracks in the homemade pitas. The falafel was definitely legit. The place was nice enough, pretty typical falafel place. They seem to love Pink Floyd as they had the album cover girls poster and were playing obscure albums while we were there.

They also have Dr. Pepper! which was a surprise to me.

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falafel-houmous - Edit

They lasted a bit to serve, but the food is good and the portions are generous. The staff is not the best friendly I 've ever met but it's ok.

One can buy a kg or a half-kg of houmous ! Enjoy !

Pros: giant pita

Cons: staff could be more welcoming

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Not all vegan - Edit

After eating at Falafelito in Mexico City and having a hankering for falafel, this place fell short. But given the limited access to vegan food, it can do in a pinch. It is not all vegan as suggested, it serves eggs and cheese.

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Acceptable and very affordable - Edit

I like my Middle Eastern Food and this is not bad. There is no tahini served and that takes stars away for me. It is very economical and it's vegetarian. I've gotten the falafel "sandwich" and the falafel plate. Both were good, but dry for my taste.

Pros: Affordable, Vegetarian, Vegan

Cons: No tahini, No beer

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Tasty, cheap, consistent option - Edit

This is a great little place and has made it through several years which is a rarity in this town. The previous reviewer seems to have been a bit harsh regarding their bad luck with service staff; on both of my recent trips, I was greeted and served quickly by the friendly attendant. The falafel is great (if not truly excellent), the hummus is A-grade, and the food is accompanied by several options.

Note that this place no longer has any meat whatsoever, so they are fully veg again (and proud of it).

Pros: Tasty, Cheap, Convenient location

Cons: Small space, Limited selection

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Disappointed - Edit

I almost didn't have the opportunity to write this review. The first time I tried to eat here, we were asked to wait 20 minutes before anyone would take our order. This was on a busy Friday (mother's day) at 1:30pm--prime lunch time. This lack of interest in having a customer sent me away. I read so many good, reviews, however, that I decided to try again the next day.

In short, the falafel was crispy and tasty but hardly the best I've ever had. The hummus was nice and smooth, and comparable to what I've had in Egypt. The pita bread was freshly made and very good. They also serve a nice tray of pickles, jalapeños and hot sauce, which helped make the meal.

Two of us shared the Plato with 5 falafel balls, a nice serving of hummus and a small salad. It was enough for lunch or a light dinner, and with a cup of tea cost 100 pesos. What I don't understand is that they give you only one pita. That meal should come with two, though you can buy a second for 14 pesos. This isn't the great value that others have suggested.

What I really don't understand is that they had a movie playing on a small tv while we ate. The cook and waitress were far more interested in watching the movie than in serving their customers. It was turned up loud enough to be distracting and interfere with our conversation.

So, while the food was pretty good, it wasn't the hit that other reviews suggested. The lack of interest in their customers was enough to outweigh the food. I won't be coming back.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Unhelpful staff

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Surprisingly good falafel - Edit

We had a pita falafel and a falafel plate and where surprised by the high quality,quantity and taste. The staff didn't speak English, but that was no prob at all. I definitely recommend this place.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Great Taste

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Best Falafel out of Israel that i ever taste - Edit

Hand made pitas, hand made hummus and falafel, fresh salads.
Super friendly staff.

Pros: value, food, staff

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Delicious cheap food - Edit

You pay 50 pesos for 1 pita with falafel, vegetables and hummus. The pitabread is home-made and delicious. So are the falafel and hummus. You can also choose if you want to add jurkins, spicy peppers or hot sauce.
I really liked it. If I had more time to visit it again, I would!!

Pros: Cheap, Delicious, 2or 3min from centre

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best falafel place - Edit

i love falafel, but the best one i hade was in this place in san cristobal...
the honers of this place caer a lot about what you eating and making every day frash and delicios food.
everything is homemade (the pita bread, humus, falafel,soop, shakshuka......)
they change the frite oil every day!
the place is very cleen,grate and frash food, good muezic,not expensive and not a formal servise.

Pros: excellent and frash food, good prices, cleen

Cons: a bit noisy, not very orgenaise, dont have a bar

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