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El Encuentro

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Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco, Peru
(084) 24 7977
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    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
Best food in Cusco

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Linda D
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great vegetarian food, good service. I would come back again. Located near the central square, easy to find.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was my go to restaurant. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and yummy/filling meals. I would highly recommend.

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Cusco Region, Peru
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

El Encuentro was the first vegetarian restaurant I visited here in Cusco since I arrived in January. Since then I have gone multiple times. There are many reasons for this. First the food is excellent and consistent. They have a diverse menu with lots of things I had never even heard of. They make many of the traditional Peruvian dishes... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?