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El Encuentro

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Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco 084, Peru
+51 84 247977
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Salad for start in case yo decide a local menu. Interest options and flavours, of local traditional but veggie food. We went back several times... Never disappointed.

Thank moonwalker2017
Barrington, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

El Encuentro is conveniently located very close to Plaza de Armas. It is not a fancy place, sort of hole-in-the-wall, but boy, they have an amazing selection of vegetarian and vegan food! Fresh juice, fruit salad, fancy barista-style cappuccino, and of course, very tasty faux-meat dishes :-) We had an early evening flight back to Lima and so had only... More 

Thank Ramya R
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank sonyaand3
Budapest, Hungary
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Vivian C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

Thank Euan W
São Paulo
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Aline Del G
Munich, Germany
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank adm80
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Anna G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Elle H
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank udi m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?