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El Encuentro

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Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco 084, Peru
+51 84 247977
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08:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My kids and I ate here every day while we were in Cusco for our tour. I love this restaurant! The staff are so kind here. I got to know Susan, the wait woman, a little. She is so pretty, lovely, and really organized. She got our orders to us so quickly every day. The owner is always sweet, with... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend were walking near the plaza trying to find a place that is cheap near Plaza de Armas when we bumped to this little restaurant. It has to be the best-valued restaurant you can find close to the center. We spend 8 sols per person for a big bowl of soup and one main dish. They also... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I ate lunch here every day for a week whilst we went to Spanish classes, as it was close by, fantastic value for money, and reliably tasty food. It isn't fancy, but it doesn't pretend to be, and it doesn't need to be. Great, reliable dishes, time and time again.

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Thank Euan W
São Paulo
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The food was just amazing, and the dishes are very "well served". You can easily share one plate in two people, and you`ll not end up hungry... Very tasty, just awesome.

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Thank Aline Del G
Munich, Germany
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Being a vegetarian is seriously hard in Peru, so when we saw this place with such seemingly great prices so close to the plaza, we went in. Unfortunately, everything on the menu is a meat substitute version of traditional Peruvian food. For someone like me who doesn't like meat substitutes, this was a pretty big turnoff, especially since so many... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My partner and I ate here every day at least once a day for a week during our stay in Cusco. The food was excellent, ample portions and great value for little expense. I would highly recommend this place to anyone not just vegetarians or vegans. The staff were polite and the place was busy all the time. If we... More 

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Thank Anna G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I must admit we were getting close to eating Guinea pig after a few weeks struggling to eat vegetarian in South America but Cusco has pleasantly surprised us. There are so many options but if you want value for money this IS the place! It's so cheap and your plate will be piled high with Peruvian inspired goodness. Definitely try... More 

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Thank Elle H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very good value for your money. 15 soles and you get a great and healthy dish. I'm not vegeterian and even so i went twice to this place.

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Thank udi m
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice vegetarian restaurant - it's excellent value. The food isn't the best you'll find, but the quantities are really great for the prices you pay - e.g. for S/17 I had a double lentil burger with a fried egg, cheese, chips, friend banana and a salad. The food is healthy and there's a nice atmosphere. Would... More 

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Thank Abigail S
Cusco
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It's a great place for everyday eating, definitely recommendable. Nice light menu at lunch, I would recommend trying the double burger (one soy and the other lentils). It's a vegetarian place. There are 3 of this restaurants in Cusco city.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 7
Cuisine
Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 21:00
Thursday
08:30 - 21:00
Friday
08:30 - 21:00
Saturday
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco 084, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: +51 84 247977

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