Habibti Falafel

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 14 reviews )

Sostenes Rocha 18, Guanajuato, Mexico

Vegetarian restaurant serving falafel (from 11am), grape leaves, tabouleh, salad, and dulces arabes. Plays international music. Has Wi-Fi. Serves beer. Food served from 11am-11pm. Open Mon-Sun 9:30am-11:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Take-out, Middle Eastern

14 Reviews

First Review by Leeds

Don't be fool by the review saying "best middle-east food ever" - Edit

The foods is pretty much ok! Except for two things: the hummus is lacking everything a good hummus should have and they don't have real pita bread.

This won't be the best middle eastern food you ever had if you know what real middle eastern food is. But to be honest, this restaurant is pretty awesome when you think about it. The size of the portions are good, the brownies they served is delicious, the sauces pack good punches... etc.

For me, the only let down is the pita bread and hummus. The hummus is lacking garlic and citron juice. But the rest is pretty good!

Pros: Location, Prices, The size of portion

Cons: Hummus , Pita bread

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Food okay but the opening hours are unclear - Edit

I was only once there. The opening hours are unfortunately as posted. I was told that open from 12 to 10.30 pm. However, today Subday was there at 9.50 pm and i was told that Sunday already closing at 10 pm. Please rectify and clarify. There are not many veg restaurants around and it then not easy to find other suitable food.

Otherwise the food was good.

But please clarify the opening hours. This should be sonething fix, otherwise no use!

Pros: Nearly all vegan

Cons: Local not very nice, rather fast food type, Chipotle sauce only vegetarian, Use better salad lettuce, Mexico has a lotbto offe

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a great find! - Edit

Everything here is vegan except the garlic sauce and the chipotle sauce! The falafel was especially delicious.

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Cute little café with average food and horrible seats - Edit

Just had lunch here. Ordered a chai with soy milk, a lentil soup, and a plate of hummus and falafel. I didn't have high expectations coming in because who in their right mind would expect to find authentic Middle Eastern food in Guanajuato? That being said, it was better than I expected. The falafel was pretty good. I actually wouldn't mind coming back just for them. The hummus was nothing like what you'd get at an authentic Middle Eastern restaurant. Still tasted okay, just different. The lentil soup was bleh. It was too tangy and more like tomato sauce with lentils mixed in. The pita "bread"—if you could even call it that—wasn't even bread. It was cold, dry, and paper thin to the point of being crispy. The vegan brownie I got to go was kind of good if not a tad greasy. Oh, one more thing, avoid the benches against the walls if you can. It was like sitting on a rock. Halfway through the meal my butt was starting to hurt.

Overall, it's a small, cute place with middling food. I'm glad they exist for veg*ns in this otherwise not so veg-friendly city. Just don't expect too much as far as authenticity goes.

Pros: inexpensive, good falafel

Cons: uncomfortable seats, meh lentil soup and pita "bread"

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Delicious Vegan Options, Friendly Environment - Edit

Cozy and small, 4 tables and bar seating in the historic Centro. A selection of falafel wraps to which you can add hummus, taboulleh or grape leaves. 3 sauces to choose from, one was vegan and seemed to be tahini based. Similar choices of salads and sample plates. Beers and the usual Mexican beverages to drink. I had the falafel wrap with the hummus; also in the wrap was lettuce, tomato and onion. It was ample and delicious! It is stuffed so full, I needed a fork to eat it with. Recommend highly.

Pros: Lots of vegan options Well located and easy to fin

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Great place! - Edit

I loved this place! The food, especially the soup, was delicous. Beware that the 'gigante' falafel sandwich really is gigantic. They made a great soy chai too. Friendly staff and cosy space.

Pros: Great food, Nice staff

Cons: None

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Fantastic falafel! - Edit

What a treat! Having been disappointed by the other vegetarian eatery in Guanajuato, we tried Habibti for lunch. Lovely little place, friendly staff and absolutely fantastic falafel sandwiches. You can choose your fillings, from basic to gigante. Lots of drinks choices too. Very reasonably priced and very filling. One of the best falafels we have ever had.... And we've had quite a few! A gem for vegans/vegetarians in Guanajuato.

Pros: Delicious food, Very good value, Friendly staff

Cons: Not open in the evenings

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So Disappointed - Edit

After reading prior reviews, I was looking forward to delicious Arabic food. This is below average Middle Eastern at best. the tabbouleh is made with cous cous and not wheat and with little parsley and no flavor. The hummous is simple bean paste with no flavor and no olive oil (it was also served hot). The grape leaves were flavourless and mushy. The falafel was edible but certainly nowhere near good falafel I have had before. Whoever says this is the best ever has certainly not had the pleasure of delicious Arabic food.

Pros: Good, friendly service

Cons: The food is terrible and not reflective of actual

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Best Middle Eastern food EVER! - Edit

My husband and I both agree that this wasTHEE best combo plate of falafel, hummus, tabbouleh, dolmas, pita (served with 3 very different and delicious types of salsa - one minty, one tahini, one other) that we have ever eaten! Really fresh, flavorful and plentiful!

Pros: fresh and delicious, great service, funky place with New Yorker Magazines!

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Falafel in Mexico?? - Edit

Yes, this is good stuff. We just found this place a couple days before leaving town, but have already been twice. The falafels are great, albeit a little more than I'd like to spend ($40), but it's still a great price. It's a nice little spot, just up the road from Cafe Santos (meaty place, but they have a good veggie burger and amazing portobello sandwich).

To find Habibti, walk on that ped street that has the little arch with tables on it (Santos Cafe), going from Centro towards Embajadores. When you get to the end where you hit that weird busy road that has traffic driving on the left instead of the right, take a left and it's right there.

It's also close to Cafe Tal, which is further up the road to Embajadores and is a good place to work. Their hot chocolates are incredible, as are their frappés.

Pros: Delicious, Falafel in Mexico

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good place - Edit

really really good soup, tasty falafel. friendly staff))

Pros: wi-fi, not expansive prices, good atmosphere

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Cosy place, vegan friendly - Edit

Nice place, tasty falafel and lentille soup. I wish they had a salad bar, like in Maoz.

Pros: good food, stuff, big portion

Cons: no salads

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One of the best places in town - Edit

Habibi is unique in Guanajuato, and i have never even seen falafel anywhere else in Mexico yet.
It's not on a busy street but it's a nice enough location, with easy bus access.
It's small inside but cosy enough and the atmosphere is good. You can eat at the bar, on sofas or at tables with chairs.
The falafel is great, but so is the lentil soup (seriously, try it, even if you don't like lentils, because i don't like lentils and i just love this soup!). The taboulé bluffed me, it's as good as in France when the Tunisians & Libanese prepare it. The houmous is also excellent.
To drink they have beer, wine, Jamaica (you can get it withOUT sugar, which is very rare and very appreciable), and what is probably one of the best Chai Teas in the state, if not in the country. The Chai Tea comes in various sizes, one of them being the hugest cup you have ever seen.
They also have coffee but i haven't tried it yet.

I eat there regularly and the quality is consistent : German perfectionist owner Julia makes sure everything is as perfect as humanly possible.
The service can be a bit slow but i guess that is merely a consequence of the high standard of production.

Highly recommended.

Pros: Great original food, Good prices, Nice little place

Cons: Service can be a tad slow

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Delicious, mainly vegan, cool calm ambience - Edit

Seriously - don't miss it.

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