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“El Q'ero rocks!”
Review of Q'ero Restaurant

Q'ero Restaurant
Ranked #61 of 305 Restaurants in Encinitas
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Peruvian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: D St. / E St.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Finally we tried our local restaurant one Sunday with our daughter! It has been here forever, and the ambience, and decor is really traditional Peruvian. The food is amazing go and enjoy the seafood and steak Yum!!!! Small inside but big on portions! Their Sangria is the best!

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

If you're like me, you don't even know if you like Peruvian food. One visit to El Q'ero and you'll learn that you do. It's not Mexican, it has more of a continental Spanish feel but with the added interest of the Peruvian culture. You get the feel for the vibrant culture as soon as you walk in; colors are both strong and inviting.

The best tribute I can pay to the food is by telling a story about my picky-eating brother. He begrudgingly went to el Q'ero at his wife's insistence. He was so unhappy about being there that it showed on his face. The waiter came over to ask if something was wrong (they had not been served yet). That got him to realize he should at least give it a try. Guess who recommended the restaurant to us? It is now his favorite place to eat.

As others have noted, you will need a reservation for dinner, even if it is early. Just plan a few days in advance and it's easy.

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Thank LauraC92024
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

From the moment one enters the restaurant the customer service is impressive. While the restaurant's decor is definitely Peruvian, the menu offers a variety of dishes that deliver a tantalizing experience. From the calamari in special sauce, to the scallops, to the pork the food is presented elegantly. The taste is out of this world. This restaurant is a must. Reservations are required.

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Thank hcinco
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

El Q'ero is a wonderful dining experience. Very tiny and intimate, so book a reservation. The food is unique and tasty. Come with an appetite, meals are large and you will want to sample several courses!

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Thank Kiminchina3
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

If you're tired of the same ol', same ol', then Qu'ero will hit the spot. It's a delightful and unique place that gives you a So. American experience to savor both for the eyes and the palate. Great stuff. Wish it cost less.

Thank Patty8888
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