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El Encuentro

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Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco 084, Peru
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Prague, Czech Republic
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here totally by coincidence and I was totally amazed by delicious lunch menu for 6 soles! Salat, soup, main dish and drink! Very nice, healthy and cheap and great location! :)

Thank lusigirl
San Francisco, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best lentil soup and broccoli stir fry! Not that many staff, so service is slow, but after all, this is Peru...

Thank Maya K
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 

1 Thank axri
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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.

Thank Amit M
Cusco, Peru
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

1 Thank nina20002016
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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 

Thank Masa J
Kansas City, Kansas
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

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!

Thank Lilith_phair
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank Bartosz W
1 review
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.

Thank Derren F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $7
Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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?