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“Not even for free,ever again”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Govinda

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Govinda
Ranked #77 of 89 Restaurants in Puno
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Napa, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not even for free,ever again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

Worst restaurant in Puno. We are vegetarians, so were looking forward to eating in a vegetarian restaurant, rather than eating vegetarian dishes in ordinary restaurants. The cost was s/10 for two, very inexpensive. We don't like to throw food away, so we ate, but it was one of the worst meals ever. When we entered the restaurant, the only person in the restaurant, a female waitress disappeared. I waited a few minutes before I stuck my head in the kitchen to ask what food they offered. The soup was eatable, but umder the stern judgmental gaze of the staff it tasted bad. The TV was way too loud on the news, undermining whatever restfulness the many posters of Krishna and yoga books offered. The staff seemed visibly angry at our intrusion. How dare we disturb their TV watching. The second course, a potato stew, white rice and iceberg lettuce was not apitizing. It was no surpris that we were the only patron for lunch at noon. Like in a horror movie, we felt lucky to escape the stern stares and frowns of the owner as we left. Yes it was eatable, it was cheap and we are not sick yet two hours after, but it was unpleasant, unappetizing and unfriendly.

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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great cheap local food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

We were happy to have local food that was vegetarian. We actually got to eat vegetables! With only a set menu at S/. 5 (soup, main, & tea) it was worth it. Not anything like a fancy restaurant, but a great value for a simple lunch. The staff as well as the local patrons were friendly and bemused to see us lanky gringos. A nice place for lunch

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“An average choice out of a bad bunch.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

To say that any restaurant in Puno is any good would only be because everywhere else in the town is so poor, I did not have one meal her that was above average.
Govinda looks nice enough, but slow poor service, average food doesn't make for a enjoyable meal.

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