Govinda's

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Calle 16 no. 5-67, Santa Marta, Colombia

Cultural center with Hindu boutique, tourist information, yoga classes, and vegetarian cafe. Re-opened as of Sep 2016 per owner. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Indian, Western, Fast food, Take-out

15 Reviews

First Review by Whipmaster

cheap and healthy - Edit

Cheap honest food and very good service

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strong recommendation - Edit

The menu is basic but good, a lot of food with only 9000. Staff was really nice as well. Downstairs they sell vegan bakery products, we bought whole grain bread and it was delicious.

Pros: cheap, delicious, a lot of food

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Great Food, Very Cheap - Edit

For 9000cop you get their 4-course menu of the day which includes a simple soup, juice, main course, and dessert.

I went here 3 times during my stay in Santa Marta, the first was quite good, the next two were fabulous. All-vegan and they also have a little store out front that sells vegan breads and brownies. Great place.

Pros: Very Cheap, Good Food

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Well made vegan meal - Edit

Good vegan restaurants are hard to find in Colombia but this one was great! You will get a proper starter and meal of vegan food. And it also really feels nutricional. Just go there 🤗

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nice atmosphere - Edit

In between the loud traffic of the city center of santa you can enjoy a vegan menu del dia (small dessert included) on a balcony and relax. It costs 9000 pesos
I really recommend it

Pros: cheap, much food, dessert included

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Honest meal - Edit

Great vegan meal. I enjoyed it a lot. Very friendly people committed to improve the world and protect the environment. The wifi connection was good. I also went to their spiritual center outside of Santa Marta in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada to have more vegan food and to do a yoga course.

Pros: Friendly, Protect the environment

Cons: Sundays closed, Bank holidays closed

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Cheap prices and good size portion - Edit

Space for improvement, but good for the value. The place is Hare Krishna, though it's not advertised In the restaurant. Only serves lunch - one dish menu of the day concept. You get a soup, a main dish and a little dessert and a beverage for 8000 COP. Everything was fortunately vegan that day. Soup was super salty and the main dish needed flavor but you get full. Outdoor seating on the terrace, nice fast service as chanting music in the background.

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simple, maybe even simplistic, yet good - Edit

They seem to operate at one dish-set a day principle.
It made me confused because as a welcome staff recites what is available, which might be a long list of ingredients that compose the meal.
Food is good, mostly vegan, with some minor milk intrusions, that staff informs about. Staff is generally very friendly and helpful. (and english speaking)
So, not a typical restaurant, but worth visiting.

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simple vegan friendly food - Edit

I took the lunch. It was simple but good and filly (soup, rice with beans, vegetables and a juice.
The staff is super nice and it cheap. Good solution to eat vegan on the lunch. You can eat on the balcony over the street.

Pros: vegan friendly, cheap, staff

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No food after lunch during the weekend - Edit

We came here for food on a Saturday around 4pm but they didn't offer any food at the time. Apparently no food after lunch during the weekend. Staff was really friendly though and gave is directions to another veggie place.

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Honest vegetarian food - Edit

I have been to Govinda' s twice in December 2014. Price is 8000 pesos for a meal and a glass of drink ( fruit flavoured water ou cold tea). The food was ok, but nothing exceptional . I am used to the Hare Krshna restaurant in Sao Paulo city, Gopala Hari, wich is more than excellent- so I was kind of disappointed- but I cannot say that the food was bad. I can only say that it can improve!
A lot.

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hi - Edit

good and inexpensive option of vegetarian in down town.

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It's open again... food was OK - Edit

I ate here twice during the week I was there in mid-January 2014. The first time, the food was very very good. The second time, kind of boring as there was corn soup, and then a plate with sauteed veggies and spaghetti with a flavorless white sauce. I walked by another day and looked at the menu on the chalkboard at street level, and it said hamburger, french fries and salad. I went to the other veggie choice in town instead that day.

The price for the meal of the day is 5.000 pesos as of January 2014. Locals told me they had been closed sporadically, but now are open regularly again lately. The other veggie restaurant in town is only about 3-4 blocks away so you can try them both.

The restaurant is located upstairs, where there is a dining area with picnic tables that overlook the street.

Pros: Price, Location, Nice people working there

Cons: Flavor not consistently good

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CLOSED - Edit

Closed down as of May/2012 with no sign of re-opening. Small shop below still selling various natural goods.

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Very Nice!! - Edit

This is so funny, I was just browsing vegan places in Colombia and I came across this one! I actually ate here! The restaurant is small but in the city center. They have vegetarian food, with Indian/Meditation music playing.

In the mornings they do yoga, and anyone can come and join! To be honest I was here 1 year ago and I saw a sign hanging they were gonna sell the place, so I'm not sure if it still exists but the food was nice, friendly staff, and the food was cheap. I got a starter (soup) with corn and vegetables, and then the main meal which was a veggie burger, rice, brocolli and carrots. Don't remember how much I payed but it was cheap!

the only bad thing is they dont have a menu, its only the ''daily special'' that you can order.

Pros: friendly staff, good location in the city

Cons: small restaurant, no menu, dirty bathroom

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