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Habibti Falafel

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    ( 8 reviews )
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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.

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

Reviews (8)

First Review by Leeds

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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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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