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Q'ero Restaurant

564 S Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
+1 760-753-9050
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“empanadas” (22 reviews)
“lomo saltado” (5 reviews)
“maduros” (3 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, South American
££ - £££
564 S Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
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91 - 100 of 145 reviews

Reviewed 8 April 2013

I found this gem of a restaurant while looking for a small quick lunch. They served me immediately a delicious unusual salad. I was so impressed I returned with my huysband for dinner for our anniversary. We had delicous Peruvian and South American dishes. The...More

Thank Daphne P
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Be careful about making reservations. I left a message and called backed twice (no one picked up the phone) for 6pm reservations on a Weds night. Per the recorded message someone was supposed to call me back to confirm, but no call. When we arrived...More

Thank Dean G
Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

Absolutely no complaints about service, very responsive and attentive. Pork shank was rightly so an outstanding house signature dish. Saltenas empanadas was exceptional. Wife's beef short ribs were a bit too fatty though flavor was very good.

1  Thank GJGoodLife
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Delicious food, wonderful decor and great environment. I had the Lomo Saltado which is the best I have had in the United States.My friend also tried Aji Gallina, which she said was wonderful. This little place is in downtown Encinitas with easy parking, you won't...More

Thank coosbaygal
Reviewed 17 January 2013

This is a Peruvian cafe that is fairly new to Encinitas, and it's reputation blossomed immediately. A large menu and excellent wine list impressed us and the food and service were all we could have asked. The night we were there, the chef had prepared...More

Thank MotleyMike
Reviewed 20 December 2012

On 12/14/12 at about 5:30pm, my friend and I came to enjoy a Christmas dinner. The man that served us was terrible and very unhelpful. He must of come to our table no more than three times! He was not cordial or caring. Though the...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Dinner at Q'ero is a delight. A mix of Peru, local fresh produce and seafood, and hints of the exotic make a meal here a special occasion. This intimate, Encinitas restaurant is always booked for a reason. Our favorites in no particular order? The chili...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Not only the best Peruvian food, but he best all around meal choices. The owner is super sweet and very interested in our feedback, always offering us new selections to try. The last visit we tried the soup, excellent! I really do have to make...More

Thank Wunderluster12
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Every single one of their dishes is OUTSTANDING!!! We have enjoyed eating here multiple times and have never been disappointed. Whenever we have out of town guests, this is where we take them, and also when we want to impress someone about San Diego's multicultural...More

Thank worldtraveler73_7
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Small family run Peruvian restaurant serving authentic dishes. We have eaten here many times for lunch and dinner and haver never had a bad bite. We could go through the list of dishes we like but what can really say is order whatever catches your...More

1  Thank drbw1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 564 S Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
    (D St. / E St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-9050
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