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#61 of 1,083 Restaurants in Quito
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Esmeraldas Oe3-119 y Venezuela | Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-295-7849
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the entrance you state what you want, pay and get a corresponding coloured token which you take to the person serving the food. For the price you can't complain. The portion sizes are very big. You get a starter, main, small dessert and drink. The food is varied, healthy and very filling. It's vegetarian and vegan too which is... More 

Thank SGtravelfan
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Sufficient portions and a nice variety of foods. Lunch is a good value at $3.00 but the food is a bit bland. Ask for salt and pepper to spice up the meal.

Thank Robert R
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lunch set for 3 dollars includes a soup, a main, a little dessert and a drink. Way too much for 1 person to handle. Only take the whole set if you're really starving, otherwise you'll end up throwing the leftovers. Food is great, local flavors and ofc veeegaaaan! In the back you also have a snack buffet - between 1... More 

Thank mgatonegro
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

For $3 I had the set lunch (cafeteria style) which was so much food, I almost couldn't finish it (and I eat a lot) You first need to by your token as soon as you walk in (I was aimlessly walking around and did not realize this until a man kept following us around and then I realized this) You... More 

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Eastsound, Washington
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I had the a la carte "rapido" lunch in the?back of the place. Choose your own items from a large table of all vegetariano and many vegano items. Great food, friendly service and a lovely cool quiet space to eat in.

Thank Martin T
Carmel, Indiana
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

An excellent option if touring the center of Quito for a quick healthy lunch. Nice tables in open courtyard. Quite inexpensive, our lunches were each around $4.00.

Thank Ecmancini
Taunton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Whether you show up for the lunch special (literally way too much food for one person, but if you're hungry, it's sooo welcomed), or you're here for some snacks, you'll find what you're looking for at Govindas. There is literally an entire room filled with different baked goods and snacks of all kinds. Came here daily to sample everything.

Thank Mikey S
South America
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159 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

When entering the shop you will get offered the buffet. We tried this and the taste was a bit boring. In the back of the restaurant there is a small shop with a great choice of vegatarian dishes. It is a bit more expensive then the buffet, but it is worth the money. We had several dishes, but the burger... More 

Thank TwoAndAHalfTraveller
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We visited today. The man who welcomes you will offer the lunch buffet for $5. Luckily we had read to instead go to the market at the back where you can choose from various pre-cooked vegetarian dishes (I.e potato topped pie, corn fritters, vege potato cakes, kebabs etc and desserts/cakes too) all for around $1.50 each. Definitely do this as... More 

Thank DanielleB1518
Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Govinda offers a buffet style meal with everything from salad, soup, main course juice and dessert, all for $3. In the back you can get a la cart items. Usually there's a large variety, and it's hard to choose, so you will have to come back again and again. You can get a savory item ( comes with salad and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esmeraldas Oe3-119 y Venezuela | Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-295-7849

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?