Govinda - Downtown

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 7 reviews )

Colón 424, Ciudad (at between Mitre y Chile), Mendoza, Argentina, 5500

Same owners as Govinda's in Godoy Cruz section of Mendoza, but smaller and carries a subset of the menu. Previously located at Mitre 753. Open Mon-Sat 7:00am-12:00am, Sun 8:00am-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Indian, Buffet, Take-out

7 Reviews

First Review by jjo

Excellent buffet - Edit

Very tasteful food! There's a list of vegan items and the staff knows, which items are vegan. They have vegan ice cream with chocolate, banana, moka and strawberry flavor. Appealing indoor and outdoor seating.

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Great veggie options - Edit

Buffet with a large variety of vegetarian & vegan food. You pay by weight and can either take away or eat in. They have microwaves to heat up food. There were lots of empanadas, pies, salads, noodles & rice with mock meat. They also sell almond milk and tofu and had some delicious looking cakes in the front window. Would recommend!!

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Good food, but needs better clarity for vegans - Edit

Govinda is one of the better vegetarian restaurants in Mendoza, and (along with its sister location in Godoy Cruz) the only veg option in town that's open for dinner.

There's a reasonably good buffet selection, offering plenty of choice for lacto-vegetarians but only a half dozen or so items of vegans.

Making matters more complicated, they aren't very well organized in the way they set out the vegan items, making it hard to tell for sure which items are vegan. There is a section in the back right corner that is labeled "vegan," but there are also a few vegan items placed randomly around the other tables, so vegans really need to inquire to be sure.

The other issue here (as with so many other Argentinian veg restaurants) is that the buffet food gets cold quickly and the only option for warming it up is a microwave oven, which has harmful effects both on nutrition and texture. It would be better if they would use the steam tables to keep the hot food hot, and also provide a conventional toaster-oven as an option for reheating items that have gotten cold.

Service was warm and helpful, and prices are reasonable.

Pros: Good flavor, some vegan options, warm and helpful staff, reasonable prices

Cons: Not always clear which items are vegan, microwave ovens

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Great veg/vegan restaurant in Mendoza - Edit

Modern spacious outdoor tables and two floors inside. Restaurant has two sides - one with a buffet sold by weight and the cafeteria, serving cofee, deserts and made to order items. I thought the prices were reasonable but only purchased take out from the buffet. About a third of the items were vegan.

Pros: Open tll midnight - great vegan deserts and has ta

Cons: None

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Highly recommended! - Edit

Vegetarian buffet with lots of delicious vegan options (all of them well identified with the "Vegan" sign.

Pros: very tasty food, many vegan options, buffet

Cons: staff is not very friendly

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best place in town - Edit

i stayed in mendoza for a few days (didnt make it to the all vegan restaurant though since it was a bit far) and govinda was definately the best restaurant in terms of vegan options. its a bit more expensive than the other places in town, but absolutely worth it!

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indian and western style, yummy food - Edit

Great place for lunch or dinner, one of the few opened at night in Mendoza and surroundings, until 24hs (!). Food is great, very good quality, indian-style spiced (but not "spicy", in western terms). I particularly like their veg* empanadas (pastries), gnocchi and other pastas, and veg* quiches. Their homemade smoothies are also very good, as the "Lemon Ginger" one (like it!).

Price is moderate (a bit expensive when compared with the rest of venues around), worth the value IMO - this is my personal 2nd choice here at Mendoza (after vegan Cuenco).

Pros: very good quality, tasty, variety - vegan aware, opening hours

Cons: moderate/expensive

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