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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 60
    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
Most recent review
Huge portions!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Luke G
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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2 reviews
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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1 review
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We ordered two sandwiches for 13 soles. When we asked for the bill, the waitress told us 14 soles. Not a lot of money, but in my opinion a very slickery way of making more money. Also we asked for boiled eggs and mushrooms. The eggs were fried and the mushrooms were canned. They have a lot of canned food... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nice budget place to eat for vegetarians. Great meals and excellent service. The only thing that caught my attention as a minus was the small plastic bags of ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise also found at fast food places like McDonalds and burger king, containing lots of chemicals and artificial flavours.

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Northumblerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My tour party had arrived late in Cusco and as there was no restaurant in our bad hotel, my room mate and I ventured out and found this little vegetarian restaurant in Calle Ruinas. A reasonable range of vegetarian meals at very low prices. We were served quickly and the food was decent enough for the money. The place has... More 

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Verona, Italia
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice veggy restaurant. The lentils hamburger and the guacamole were awesome. The daily menu is cheap and tasty. However if I could I would change the not-friendly waiter!!!!

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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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