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El Encuentro

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Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco, Peru
(084) 24 7977
Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We ate here every day

This is the best lunch place for travellers on a budget. The almuerzos are big and delicious. And only for 8 soles. It's very popular among the locals..

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
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22312
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The quinoa soup was very good ( came there twice for it), the rest of the food so so. Mashed potatoes were made out of powder, not real potatoes, same goes for chicha morada.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the best lunch place for travellers on a budget. The almuerzos are big and delicious. And only for 8 soles. It's very popular among the locals..

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very good and healthy veggie lunch for only 8 soles! We came here every day during our stay in Cusco! You get a soup with bread, a salad, a second plate and a tea.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We ran into El Encuentro when we needed lunch and it was great! There's a menu for less than 10 soles and it's more than worth it. Also the other food and drinks are just great. It's all fresh and very tasteful. Usually we don't go to the same place more than once when we're traveling but because it's so... More 

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Quito
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Plenty of vegan options. Plus a very affordable vegetarian daily menu that can be adjusted to be vegan friendly. Clean food :)

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St. John's, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This restaurant is quaint and cute. It also has great vegetarian food. My omelette was awesome (and big). The service here is lovely and the price is right. The set lunch is 8 soles and you will leave full. It's an amazing deal. Definitely a nice spot. Oh - the coffee is not great here.

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Lima, Peru
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Every single time I go to Cusco, I make it my personal mission to go at least a few times to this fantastic, often overlooked, vegetarian restaurant. Every single meal I've had was tasty, healthy, and well served. The servers are friendly, the portions are fantastic, and it's hard to believe the lunch and dinner "set menu"s cost so little... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great veggie food! You get super big portions for a great price. Had the Chinese rice which was amazing! Friend had special Peruvian dish under the specials, which was also amazing! Loved it here. Also do great food to go. Any veggie will love it. Service was great, very kind.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Fresh homemade chips and quinoa toast/bread. All delicious. Cool art ambiance. She opened early for us. Funny radio station with Peruvian r&b

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

In our 3 weeks in Cusco we ate in el encuentro EVERY DAY and had a good time each time. We had the lunch menu which is super good and for only 6 (!!!) soles it's the best option in cusco for lunch!! You get a free salad bar, a soup and a choice from 2 main dishes, and tea.... More 

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Additional Information about El Encuentro

Address: Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: (084) 24 7977
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: (084) 24 7977

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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