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“Incredible Food and Atmosphere---A MUST GO TO PLACE!”
Review of Q'ero Restaurant

Q'ero Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 299 Restaurants in Encinitas
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Peruvian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: D St. / E St.
santa barbara
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Incredible Food and Atmosphere---A MUST GO TO PLACE!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had a most amazing dining experience in every aspect imaginable---no exaggeration! The Peruvian/South American food is perfectly prepared and spiced--and each and every every dish was unique and delicious. Monica, the owner and creator of this extraordinary cuisine, matches her food with a wide selection of excellent wines from the best of South America. The cozy ambiance is enhanced by warm Latin American colors and paintings and the buzz of happy diners enjoying their experience at this WONDERFUL restaurant! Excellent, knowledgeable and attentive service. A special gem of a place that you will love!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank bobinsantabarbara
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San Diego
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant; the best food ever”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This restaurant is small and cozy, but you MUST have a reservation in order to eat here. The best way to get a reservation is through OPENTABLE.COM. Beware, that this restaurant books about 1 to 2 weeks out so you most likely won't get a table the night of.*** However, the wait is worth is because the food is fantastic. Everything was wonderful including the one on one with the owner, the food was great (we ordered his recommendations), and the service was timely. I would definitely return and would definitely recommend this to a friend. We are local to Encinitas and feel blessed that this restaurant is in our neighborhood. So book through opentable.com (no fee for you) and accept the fact that your reservation will be in a week or two, and then you have something to look forward to and a nice romantic dinner will await you. Enjoy :)

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Nancy M
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Canada
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468 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
“Cozy and delicious place”
Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Real Peruvian food and so delicious and tasty. I can't stop coming back here! Friendly staff and lovely decor. True cozy and romantic place.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Canadiatravelgoddess
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Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Glad I discovered this gem!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

I read in the newspaper that this restaurant had great shrimp empanadas. They sure do! We tried four appetizers here last week & enjoyed every bite. I especially loved the calamari! Don't miss this place.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Linda T
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Vancouver, Canada
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188 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Reservations system needs work”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Let me preface this by saying, the menu looks awesome as reviews will attest, but we didn't get to try it...because booking reservations is a test. You call, you leave a message and you hear nothing back. So you do it again. Same thing, so you either (a) give up; or (b) swing by to see if they can fit you in. We tried (b) but the place was packed with people who clearly figured out how to get in. Too bad, it looked fun and delicious...but management needs to know, the reservations system is broken. And there are lots of other options...

Visited February 2013
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2 Thank SusieQpacific
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