A small street-level entry leads upstairs to several small, pleasant dining rooms. Location is in the center of town. Check Facebook for deal of the day. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-7:30pm. Closed Sun.

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9 Reviews

First Review by maynard7


Points +445

10 May 2023

Tasty and nicely priced lunches

While not much in terms of options (only one set menu per day, and no vegan pudding option) the place and environment are really cool and the food was smashing and well priced. Definitely one to check out if you’re about.



Points +4254

Mostly Veg
03 May 2022

Good food in the historic part of town

I ate here once in 2010 and again in 2022. The food has gotten a lot better in the last decade! The set meal is a good deal, and comes with a juice drink or an infusion of some sort.. also included bowl of soup and main plate with 5 items. Set meal is 11.000 pesos as of May 2022. They are open for lunch only, and I would arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. It's right in the middle of the historic part of town, so easy access for the typical tourist.

Updated from previous review on 2010-04-04

Pros: Tasty food, Location, Price


Points +212

31 Jan 2022

Healthy and cheap

We had the menu here, it was tasty and very inexpensive!


Points +1084

17 Dec 2019

Don’t miss the entrance

Look out for the person downstairs selling breads and cakes to identify the entrance. Yes, you can go by him to get to the upstairs restaurant. Food was good and sufficient quantity for us. We had the menu of the day which was worth the price. Desert was very small but we are not big desert lovers. Menu of the day came with juice, soup, main plate and the desert. See posted photos. We are definitely going to return.


Points +13

14 Mar 2019

Would go again

Open 12h-14h, one daily menu available. Food was good, friendly staff. Paid 8000cop for the menu, march 2019. Would go again.


Points +434

19 Jan 2018

cheap and cheerful

Decent food and inexpensive.


Points +19

16 Jan 2017

Vegan lunch

Very tasty decent set meal for lunch, $6000! Can't go wrong
Ask if it can be made vegan, in most cases probably can.

Pros: cheap and tasty, well balanced lunch meal. ask for


Points +778

01 Mar 2016

Cheapest in town if you can find it

I've lived in Manizales for nearly a year now, and I only just found Govinda's - despite it's central location, there is no sign and it's upstairs.. look for the man in the Krishna robes at the bottom of the stairs.

Food is good, and a great deal - 6000 for juice, soup, main and dessert.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Needs a sign!


Points +16

03 Jan 2015

great vegan food

All veg restaurant and knows what vegano means. Able to alter their regular lunches to make vegan. Super cute inside, bright colors, very cheery. Friendly staff. Food is super cheap but healthy and simple. Exactly what I needed after a couple rough meals of eating only patacón and hogao. One of the best meals I had in non-touristy Colombia.

Pros: cheap, healthy, nice people

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