Govinda Lila

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Mercado San Blas, Cusco, Peru

Little vegan restaurant inside a corner stall at the Mercado San Blas. A complete comes with soup, hot drink, and main entree. A few tables for seating inside. Garlic and onion used. Previously at Calle Saphy 584. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-3:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, Indian, Western, Hare Krishna, Peruvian

33 Reviews

First Review by VeganTex

Delicious and cheap - Edit

Very delicious food, friendly atmosphere and happy service with a smile. I think the value for money is worth the trip alone.

Pros: delicious food without the price tag

Cons: none

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Super cheap and tasty lunch - Edit

Small stall right in the corner of San Blas market.
The set lunch is a complete bargain at 7 soles. Mate, soup, and main. I had when and veg soup. Main was a delicious spinach empanada, with rice, pumpkin stew, and salad. They gave great chilli sauce with a nice kick!!
Just as we were about to leave, the chef pulled out a tray of freshly baked chicken and banana cake, which we obviously had to try! Only 4 soles for a big slab of it - delicious!!
Tasty, cheap, and healthy!!

Pros: Tasty and healthy, Cheap, Cake

Cons: Limited seating

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Amazing and cheap menu! - Edit

I was starving when I got there,I order a menu and it was so good and elaborated! Also the price was really good, just 7 soles. When I left I was completely full and I'm a great eater. Also the lady in charge was so nice, she also helped us find a cheap hostel close by

Pros: Cheap, Tasty, Nice stuff

Cons: None

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Delicious falafel! - Edit

One of the best falafel meals you can imagine. Lovely sauces. I would have probably enjoyed the menu too very much if I weren't sick today. Great service. Very good price.

Pros: It's completely vegan, Tasty food, Good price

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Great value - Edit

The lunch menu (soup, main course and tea) comes in many different variaties and is 7 Soles. It is very filling and great value.

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SMALL, BIG HEART - Edit

Walking through the San Blas district in Cuzco, took us to the little market, we were hungry and ended at this little place where locals comes and some tourists too. Our lunch of the day was a soup and the main course, the taste was really good and the atmosphere surprising with all the colors and smells. Good to try if you are around.

Pros: Very good and simple.

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Great site!!! - Edit

Cheap and delicious veg food (7 soles). Small but lovely place to eat.

Pros: Price

Cons: None

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Best vegan spot in Cusco! Twice the Flavor, Half the Price - Edit

This little corner of the San Blas Market is always packed, probably to the confusion of their neighbors. 7/s. Lunch specials are varied, tasty, and filling. I love that you get a chance to try various local dishes, vegan style. We ate here almost every day for two weeks.

We also tried the falafel, which is a hit, but I prefer the daily lunch specials.

Everything here is half the price of other vegan options with twice the flavor. It has the added benefit of cultural value, because you get to hang out in the San Blas market which is not as touristy as San Pedro.

Pros: delicious & cheap, all vegan, in the beautiful San Blas Market

Cons: none

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all vegan store! - Edit

This place is actually located in San Blas Market and she has a massive sign saying vegan food so its easy yo find. Set menu 7 soles and falafel is 10 soles. Both are amazing and i went to her nearly everyday i was in Cusco and when we returned she remembered us! Good vibes here, cheap & delicious. Definitely go here if you are vegan!

Pros: vegancheapsimple tasty Peruvian food

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Delicious - Edit

Delicious

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-31

Pros: Delicious

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Delicious - Edit

Delicious

Pros: Delicious

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Delicious, honest to goodness, budget food, great atmosphere - Edit

We ate here several times during our stay in Cusco. Located in a corner of San Blas food market, sitting at the tables on benches, with a mix of locals and tourists, the menu of the day is served by the very friendly and enthusiastic chef, who cooks the meals in her tiny kitchen, before your very eyes. The soups are wholesome and delicious and are followed by a very generous main dish - we had empanadas, a lentil stew, with veg accompaniments and everything was so tasty. A herbal tea finished off the meal. It makes a great change from the touristy cafes and restaurants in the rest of San Blas - a wonderful, supercheap, healthy and delicious choice for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Go there!

Pros: Great atmosphere, very friendly , Great food, large portions , Very good value

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A Little Gem - Edit

Govinda's is a little place located in the corner of the San Blas market. Ive lived in Peru about 6 months, and Ive eaten there at least 15 times. The best thing about it is the price, you can get a meal and soup for 7 soles. The drawback, there is only one option, you eat what she cooks. However, this is a very common way of doing lunch at restaurants in Peru, most of the places you for lunch have a set menu. But it is always hot and fresh, and usually reasonably priced! Sometimes it's nice to be surprised by the entree ;) The food is touch and go. Some days I LOVE what she makes, and some days it is a bit more average. I highly recommend checking out this place at least once while you are in cusco! Its pretty authentic.

Pros: Cheap, Friendly Owner, Food is ALWAYS fresh!

Cons: Busy, not always a place to sit, Only one option

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very cheap but good vegetarian/vegan food - Edit

If you want an honest to goodness vegetarian/vegan food without the fancy trimmings you will find in the expensive vegetarian restos in Cusco, then head to Govinda Lila's vegetarian restaurant. It is a corner stall in the Mercado San Blas. For 6 soles you will get a hot drink, a big bowl of soup and a plate full of rice with vegetarian side dish. Nothing beats it.

Pros: very cheap, clean- the stall has running water

Cons: located in a market so don't expect fancy decorati

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danielpoland 19 Jan 2016 - are you looking for fancy hipster restaurant in Cusco? Are you serious?  


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real vegan food and cheap - Edit

The owner is a Hare Krishna. The food are simple but good. Most important is the price. For a complete vegan meal I only paid 6 soles, compared to the other vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Cusco where you will pay 15 soles up for a meal.

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eric 08 Apr 2015 - Hi takdeervegan, when were you there? Is it still open?  


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takdeervegan 11 Apr 2015 - Yes Eric. It is still open. I was just there 2 days ago.  


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Amazing- Best Vegan Food in Peru - Edit

This place is unbeatable. Such amazing food, for such an awesome price!
Luckily the day we visited everything was vegan. A soup, main and tea for 6 soles! Crazy cheap!
Very easy to find and a great place to sit and watch the locals at the various other food counters.
The owner was wonderful, very friendly and made the whole experience even better- if that is even possible.
Can't wait to visit again!!!!

Pros: Delicious, Cheap as chips, Friendly & welcoming owner

Cons: None!

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Govidas in recoleta - Edit

Govidas has moved to recoleta close to the beer factory. I havent visited yet, so will up date my review when I have.

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A real hidden gem! - Edit

This place wasn't so much a restaurant as a small stall tucked in one corner of San Blas market. The setting was really basic: a few tables and chairs and that was it. Probably 10 seats max. But don't get deterred by that, the food and value made up for it.

The owner was a very nice lady who also did all the cooking. For 6 soles you get a soup, a drink, and a main plate. The day I went she had a gingery sweet potato soup, a passion fruit drink, and some kind of veggie patty in a red sauce topped with some stewed grain with a side of brown rice. Everything was homecooked and delicious. The patty had such great texture and flavor; the stewed grain was also good and very interesting. Never had anything like that. I tried to ask her what it exactly was but got lost in translation. Too bad it was already our last day in the city, otherwise I would've eaten here more than once for sure.

Pros: incredible value, great food, friendly owner

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a good bargain - Edit

A lot of food for 5 soles!

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My favourite place in Cusco :) - Edit

I love this place - the food tastes great and seems like it's made much more healthfully than other places (no MSG, little or no oil), and it's 5 soles for a big meal. The soup is always delicious, as is the main which includes rice (you can get brown for an extra 2 soles), some kind of bean, some cooked vegetables and some raw vegetables. Perfect meal! The only downside is that it was a bit too much for me but tasted so good I always wanted to finish it. Lila is the sweetest, and although you sometimes have to squish in on the bench to fit, it's totally worth it for the fantastic lunch. I would eat here every day :)

Pros: delicious healthy food, really sweet owner, amazing value

Cons: small, and usually busy, hard to find, not open Sundays

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Just great ! - Edit

Amazing food, great service and good ambient.
Now it`s inside the San Blas market and the complete menu (includes soup, main, salad and "mate") it`s 5 soles (like 2 US dolars).
Try the maracuya pie or the banana chocolate cake for only 3 soles.

Pros: clean, price, taste

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good food - Edit

i am vegan and i went there for my first lunch in cuzco. i had the mixed salad and the veggie meat my husband took milaneza and we were very satisfied the food was tasteful and good and since they did not have a vegan dessert we asked for fried banana with honey and the result was very good. the very good price topped our positive experience

Pros: good food, good honest price

Cons: no vegan dessert, modest setting

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Lovely desserts! New adress - Edit

They are now (March 2012) located in the crossing Shaphi-Amargura, just next to the police station. Quit many seats and friendly and quick service this time a year. They some lovely apple and walnut pies! The food was traditional hare krishna with some peruvian touch. Price alright too.

Pros: Nice local, Big menu, Vegan friendly

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change adress - Edit

they are no longer in Espaderos, but in the street PLATEROS, around 5 blocks fromn the main square.

Cons: location

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Delicious! - Edit

Delicious place to eat, fantastic pumpkin soup, interesting store near entrance, and great famil-run atmosphere.

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I love that place - Edit

I have been in Cusco for about 1 month and eat there everyday (except Sunday when that tiny restaurant is close). I'm vegan and when I asked about vegan option on a first day she told me that today she had only soup for me. She asked how long I will stay in Cusco and during that time she was cooking everything without any animal products. Only for me and on the same time for all customers who are not vegan. I was really surprised... By the way food there is really great! Everyday something new. and really cheap (about 1 EURO for soup, tea and main dish). Restaurant is very tiny and you have always opportunity to meet interesting people there.

Pros: excellent food, very friendly staff, close to the main square

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Tasty and good atmosphere - Edit

I ate upstairs for lunch and paid 13 soles for salad, soup, main dish, and tea. The service was excellent and the meal delicious and healthy. They have three price levels of the plato del dia- 10, 13, and 15.

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