• Govinda's

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  • White Vegetarian

Hare Krishna place in front of the Ministry of Defence, 10 meters from Plaza Avaroa. Hindu decorations. Offers 4 types of salad, a choice between 2 types of soup, 2 types of refreshment, 2 types of dessert, bread and a main course that usually has 5 preparations. May 2014 reported still open; relocated from Jacinto Benavente 2173 Sopocachi. Phone: +5912912843 Open Mon-Sat 12:30pm-2:00pm.

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4 Reviews

First Review by danielpoland


Points +106

12 Sep 2017

A little out of the way, but worth the walk

This cafe was a little bit of a walk through the busy city from the backpackers area but we enjoyed it. Nice selection, set menu at great price. Very busy with locals.



Points +20

01 Jun 2017

Home style food away from home

This restaurant is still open and very popular with the locals. (June 2017)
This is a good option if you are looking for a wholesome vegetarian meal that won't cost you an arm and a leg. I am from Cochabamba and I eat there whenever I am in La Paz. The food is different every day, there is a good variety and it is prasadam. (Bolivian, not typical hindu)
The place is clean and they recently renovated the tables and chairs. I also like that they play very nice mellow music, the perfect accompaniment to a meal.

Pros: Varied, Clean, Prasadam


Points +53

15 Jan 2015

Inexpensive Bolivian prashad

I had lunch in this place 4 days during my visit to La Paz in May 2014. Every day there is a different menu. The main dish was not always my favourite, but the portions are generous and the price very affordable. It is not Indian food as most ISKCON "Hare Krishna" restaurants around the world but Bolivian food. One receives soup (choice between 2), salad (salad bar with 5 or 6 options), bread, a main dish with 3 or 4 items (one gets to select as well between a few options), a dessert (choice between 2) and a refreshment (choice between 2). The staff is very kind and friendly. For those who are Vaishnava Hindus, this food is prashad and consequently it has been offered to Krishna and it doesn't have garlic, onion, mushrooms or eggs. Please note that the restaurant gets very crowded for lunch (it's very popular among the locals as a lunch spot) so it's better to arrive early if you wish to get a table (there is also the possibility of take away). The sitting area is very nice, decorated with pictures of Radha and Krishna and it's very clean.

Pros: good location, inexpensive, it's prashad


Points +388

17 Nov 2010

Krshna Temple

Very nice place with positive energy. Food is lacto-vegetarian but always you can find something vegan. 2 people from the temple are vegan so there is always something to eat for vegans. Menu cost 12 Bolivianos. Check out the map how to get there. It's easy if you have directions.

Pros: good food, nice staff , very cheap

Cons: far from the center

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