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Encuentro Cafe and Wine Bar

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550 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607-3543
+1 510-832-9463
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17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress and staff were wonderful, very friendly. The menu never disappoints. The flavors are spectacular. Just delicious.

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Thank Teresa C
San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Where do I begin with this major disappointment? Let's just say I spent $48 for just my share of the bill with tip and was still hungry when I left. My sister, her husband, and I ate there and were excited about a veggie place. We ordered the deviled eggs and bruschetta for appetizers. The deviled eggs, or should I... More 

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Thank Courtney C
Towanda, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My husband and I are working our way through the many "all vegan" restaurants in the Bay area. We love Millennium, Shizen, Flacos, Sanctuary, etc. Here is my review of Encuentro divided into the good and the opportunities for improvement. We'll likely give Encuentro another chance in a few months. The good: *Appetizers - tostada, pecan pate, and salad *Desert... More 

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Thank Eatrealfood90
Berkeley, California
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259 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

A number of friends and family members are vegan or vegetarian. Finding a restaurant that satisfies vegans while also satisfying omnivores is not easy. Encuentro offers many vegan dishes, and both vegetarian and vegan versions of many of their menu items. I had eaten there perhaps a year or two ago, thought the food was good, and that the place... More 

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Thank Andreas G
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Its been on my to-go list for a while now, and I finally made it there. The food is beautifully presented, and tastes amazing. Loved the crostini with smoked pecan pate appetizer. The gnocchi which seems to be the most popular dish was good, but it was the chickpea socca that I found truly special. It came with yogurt and... More 

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2 Thank 3nvi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Amazing food. Hard to pick one favorite dish. Our table shared almost the whole menu and every dish was to die for. Get dessert! Can't wait to go back to Oakland to eat there again. Good place to impress nonvegans.

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2 Thank FERNANDA A
Rehovot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We had dinner for eight on a Sunday evening. The table was ready for us. The server was friendly and very helpful, especially to those who are not keen with vegan food or who had dietary restrictions. The bar serves wine and beer; no mixed drinks. No soup is on the menu. Portions are ample and very tasty.

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1 Thank Ira G
charlottesville
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

It's what they eat in heaven. Everything was delicious and it was the kind of place where you are so stuffed you feel uncomfortable but you want to keep eating. Expensive but worth it. I loved the gnocchi, the smoked pecan pate (all the wonderful flavor of meat pate but without the greasy heavy taste) I understand that the menu... More 

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1 Thank snitter
Dublin, Ireland
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212 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Short menu. Stunning menu. Service stunning. Prices reasonable. Presentation Outstanding. Atmosphere most enjoyable. For a meat eater this is somewhere I would highly recommend to get a taste for the other side. Exquisite experience that really grabs your taste buds. Couldn't say enough about it. Fantastic. My 1 x vegan and 1 x vegetarian companions totally raved about the food... More 

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3 Thank StephenCr0ss
Berkeley, California
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This place is way out of my budget but we went with my bf's parents so we were able to splurge. Everything was really, really good. They had plenty of gluten free options. Everything on the menu is clearly labeled which is so incredibly helpful for those with food allergies. I had the gnocchi - very good! The desserts were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607-3543
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-832-9463

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