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El Encuentro

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Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco 084, Peru
5184247977
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has no concept of time. Each meal comes out one at a time and quite a distance apart. Most places on earth tend to cook each order at the same time so that it arrives at the table together, however this is a concept far too abstract for a restaurant like this. When ordering my food, I noticed... More 

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Thank axri
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this place by chance for lunch and was very glad I did. They don't hugely advertise it but ask for the lunch special set menu. For only 8 Sol you get a salad, soup and main all of which were delicious, fresh and healthy. Brilliant value and quality in this hidden gem.

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Thank Amit M
Cusco, Peru
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there twice and both times the service was slow. The first time, the restaurant was packed and I had to ask for just the veggie soup as I wasn't going to have time to wait. The next time I came in the affordable menu wasn't yet available and I had to order a la carte which is a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time, we were able to pass by this place with some delicious aromas wafting out front. But we fought through the crazy June parades to get back here to try out this food. While the Lomo Saltado, et al were tempting, we weren't too hungry, so stuck with some sides. We had the taqueños with guacomole and the... More 

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Thank Masa J
Kansas City, Kansas
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place that was either vegetarian or offered lots of veggies with their dishes and happened on this cozy restaurant for dinner. The food was great with big quantity, even the beef substitute that my husband tried , and there were lots of veggies in their dishes. The service was good and the prices low compared... More 

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Thank Karen S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I had the set lunch which consist of soup (potato soup maybe?) with bread & a main dish (quinoa with rice). You can also help yourself to the salad bar. All these for just 8 soles. Yums!

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Thank Lilith_phair
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

One of the cheapest places to have your veggie lunch just 2 min walking from Plaza de Armas. Lunch including sopa, salad, main and drink costs us just 8 soles. Food from the menu a bit pricey.

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Thank Bartosz W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Arrived early evening to this cosy restaurant and had the place practically to ourselves. The menu is extensive, catering to both Western and Peruvian tastes. Service was prompt and courteous (they weren't under pressure) and the food was excellent. Give it a go if you're looking for something different.

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Thank Derren F
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

It's difficult travelling South America as a vegetarian however, Peru is a veggies haven and this place didn't disappoint. Gorgeous, fresh, healthy veggie food and very cheap.

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Thank Kirsty J
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Surprised this place isn't rated higher, perhaps because it's a tad simple but the food is delicious, healthy and the all vegetarian menu a bonus.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $7
Cuisine
Peruvian, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco 084, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: 5184247977

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