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“Bad "coffee", bad service”

Encuentro Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 121 Restaurants in Huaraz
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Peruvian, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Empresa Huaracina with more than 25 years of experience, dedicated to providing the best service for those who want an original and unique gastronomic experience. Our cuisine specializes in offering ethnic-avant-garde fusion cuisine in its different specialties.
Ayacucho, Peru
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bad "coffee", bad service”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

We had breakfast at the Encuentro at Plaza periodista, just off Luzuriaga.
After a long bus ride we where craving breakfast and good coffee but didn't get either here.
The breakfast was expensive compared to what it was and it turned out that even though they didn't have all the ingredients for breakfast, they just couldn't be bothered to tell us. When we asked for the missing marmalade the waitress just said it was coming -- it didn't.
On top of that the coffee can't pass for coffee. Served as hot water and a coffee extract we were initially only given one shot for two cups. We asked for another shot but it still didn't taste of anything else than weak tea. The server was rude and didn't want to give us a discount even though we didn't get all we were promised. Here excuses was that even if they had had it, we would have got very little and that she had told a couple before us, and somehow we where supposed to know that.

  • Visited November 2012
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Tarapoto, Peru
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent food at a decent price”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

My husband and I ate there twice. Once we ordered pasta and filet and both were great. the second time we ordered a meat meal for two that costs 40 sol and it was great and enough for us both.

Visited November 2012
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Thank michal_lotan_cohen
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“the best i had in Huaraz”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

yes it is expensive. BUT the food is delicious and worth the price!
the quality of the meat is very good (though it cannot really be compared with Argentinian meat) and it was cooked very well.
plus they have really good juices.
too bad the waiters don't speak English...

you should defiantly try this one!

Visited August 2012
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Thank liran z
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good place to eat, we went there 3 or 4 times.”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Our group voted this the best place to eat in Huaraz :-)
I liked the quality of food better at lunchtime (1-4pm), as there are less people, so the cook is doing a better job.
Note, they under-cook meat, if you like your stakes rare ask for medium, etc. I tried the guinea pig (cuy) there twice - it was excellent at lunch and not so good at dinner...

Visited July 2012
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Thank MikeMS
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Canmore
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent local dishes at a reasonable price”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

We ate several times at Encuentro, just off Luzuriaga, in a quiet plaza with indoor and outdoor seating. We chose to go there because of the number of traditional Peruvian dishes on the menu (drew the line at cuy though!) All meals were excellent, particularly enjoyed the trout, chicharrones and the salads, service was good and our waitress very friendly (it seems to help around Huaraz if you have at least rudimentary Spanish and try to speak it). Prices reasonable.

  • Visited June 2012
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