El Encuentro

Cusco, Peru
Sta. Catalina Ancha 384


3.9 / 1 vote

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Inexpensive Peruvian Food

El Encuentro is a small restaurant that serves inexpensive meals. It offers all-day breakfast, a lunchtime salad bar and dinners featuring fake meats.

Added by Lola on Dec 6 08 (last updated Jan 11 10)

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El Encuentro is very popular among both locals and tourists. At lunchtime, there is a "menu del dia" which consists of bread, soup, salad, your choice between two entrees and tea, all for the price of 6 soles (US $2). Usually, the soup and and at least one of the entrees is vegan. If not, you can always order a la carte from the extensive menu, which contains vegetarian versions of traditional Peruvian dishes (lomo saltado, chincherron), plus stuffed pancakes, vegetarian pasta dishes with faux meat, and a selection of soups and salads.

The restaurant is fairly small and if you visit during prime lunch hours (noon-2 PM), you will likely have to share your table with strangers. The bathroom is claustrophobia-inducing. In spite of these shortcomings, you won't find a better deal on vegetarian food in Cuzco.

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about 2 blocks from Plaza de Armas


$ - inexpensive


  • South American
  • Ethiopian/Eritrean
  • Ghanaian


El Encuentro entrance

El Encuentro entrance

Lomo saltado at El Encuentro The Rainbow Sandwich at El Encuentro


9am - 3pm;
6pm - 9pm

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