11 Reviews

First Review by leilajayne

Good location, good food - Edit

I don't kmow the menu card. I had a wrap with falafel. That was good. Also the location is really nice, not that conservative one for business guys. So i liked it there!

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Best Place in Malta - Edit

I'm surprised that the previous reviews are not that great. We went to Gugar three times, and each time it was very busy with people even sitting outside on the street.

Gugar is a great anarchist vegetarian place with several vegan options and willing to veganize some of their other dishes. I had the vegan ftira here, and I loved that this place gave me the possibility to try a traditional Maltese sandwich that is not usually vegan.

I also tried the falafel which was not that great, but I blame that on myself for trying falafel in a place that doesn't specialize in it. The mushroom burger was really good as well, and the coconut water they sell here is the closest I've ever had to fresh coconut water.

Gugar is run by a group of friends which really makes it a very warm and friendly place with a relaxed atmosphere.

If you're vegan because you saw a skinny blonde girl on Instagram talking about veganism you're probably not going to like this place, but for those of us who are also interested in other social and political justice issues, it's something that we feel very familiar and comfortable with.

Pros: Great atmosphere, Nice food, Vegan options

Cons: Bathroom is not the cleanest

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Okay - Edit

I liked the atmosphere of the place and how they veganized some Maltese dishes. I'm accustomed to both eating at cheap DIY-squats and normal restaurants where you also pay for service but this was just something in between I don't really know what to think of.

Pros: vegan Maltese dishes, relaxed vibe

Cons: messy

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Grungy and Grotty - Edit

I'm disappointed to say that Gugar was not great. The tables were grotty (as were the walls, floor, etc) and almost everyone who was there were all smoking outside. It's more of a bar than a restaurant. The chairs were higher than the tables, too, which made sitting down very awkward.

As for the food I didn't enjoy it at all. I had the falafel wrap (boring, I know, but it was one of the only vegan options on the menu other than cakes and smoothies) and the falafels were flavourless and the worst thing was that they cooked the lettuce inside the wrap. WHO COOKS LETTUCE? It was weird and not tasty.

Pros: Friendly staff, One of the only vegetarian places in Valletta

Cons: Bad food, Food was cooked wrong, Filthy environment

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Perfect place on Malta for Vegans - Edit

Really, really awesome and tasty vegan dishes made with heart by beautiful friends and a very warm-hearted woman from Spain. I am amazed by the Maltese vegan dishes and the prices are very good! I will come more often here during my trip on Malta!

Pros: directly allocated on Malta, very good price-quality ratio!!, Maltese vegan dishes

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Late night saviour in Valletta - Edit

With very few vegan friendly places in Valletta, and even fewer open into the evening, Gugar was a welcome oasis for a late evening snack. Fine dining it is not, but a selection of decent vegan options with a friendly chilled out vibe. What's not to like?

Pros: Vegan food, Late opening, Chilled hangout bar

Cons: Not a massive choice, Smallish portions

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great food - Edit

Amazing food . Loved the vibe of this place . Nice backpacker like ambience .

Pros: friendly staff, Gugar juice , majitas to die for

Cons: takes time

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Tasteless but cheap - Edit

The prices are reasonable, the place is interesting, the staff is happy but they didn't clean our table. The wrap and the sandwich we had were really tasteless and disappointing. I can't say I can call it a healthy food place since I got potato chips snacks with my wrap which was obviously being made with these ready wraps they sell in the supermarkets that are full of E ingredients.

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Heaven :) - Edit

In spite of not being fully vegan, this place deserves 5 stars :)
We loved the food, the smoothies and the cakes :)
The peanut butter-coffee smoothie is heaven :) I needed a second one right after having the first one :)
We loved the books everywhere, we found some interesting ones that we now want to find and buy :)
and they sold great quality burning sticks... We bought half of the stock they had while visiting the last time...
Prices were good, menu was nice and varied, staff was very very friendly, and place felt great :)
I wish we lived closer to Gugar, not 2 000 miles away :)

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Staff

Cons: None

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Really great place - Edit

The food here had so much taste. I love the nice addition of crisps on the side of the place. I loved the books everywhere, I certainly grabbed a through to glance through during the meal. Prices were good, menu was nice and varied, staff was friendly, and place felt happening. We tried coming back no less than 3 times but everytime it was closed as they are only open in the evenings

Pros: Delicious food, nicely laid out, Varied menu, Well priced

Cons: Opening hours, A bit out of the way, for Valletta, Only diner

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My favourite vegan place on the island! - Edit

I love Gugar. They offer vegan smoothies, cake, burgers, falafel wraps and more. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is great!

Pros: food, location, service

Cons: Not everything is vegan, Can get very busy

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