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El Encuentro

Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco 084, Peru
+51 84 247977
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (13 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“tofu” (5 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Santa Catalina Ancha 384, Cusco 084, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10 soles set lunch every day. Very tasty, salad buffet, good attention of the waiter. Five minutes walk from the plaza de Armas. It's the most economic vegetarian/vegan option in the city center, I truly recommend it.

Thank Céline F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Ramya R
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...More

Thank sonyaand3
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Vivian C
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Euan W
Reviewed 10 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
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...More

Thank adm80
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Elle H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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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