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Govinda Lila Restaurant Vegetariano

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 9 reviews )
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Mercado San Blas, corner stall, Cusco, Peru,

Tiny place inside the San Blas market serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Local cuisine, healthy options. Around 5 soles for a full meal including main dish, salad, soup, juice. Look for their sign inside the market. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-5:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Peruvian

Reviews (9)

First Review by iceicekati

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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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?

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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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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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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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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Ate here 3 days running it's amazing! - Edit

I would love the food here even if it didn't cost 3.5 Soles ($1.25) for a healthy, tasty, big lunch served by some really sweet people. Also a nice place to chat with local vegetarians! We had things ranging from gluten stir fry (typical peruvian Saltado), potato yuca soup, but the best was a veggie stuffed pepper. I want to go back already! Lunch usually runs out by 4 pm.

Pros: big portions, delicious!, tasty and cheap

Cons: no dinner, kind of crowded

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