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Q'ero Restaurant

564 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
+1 760-753-9050
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“empanadas” (23 reviews)
“lomo saltado” (6 reviews)
“maduros” (3 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, South American
$$ - $$$
564 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lunched at Q'ero during a weekend street festival. Remarkably, it was as though the restaurant was unprepared for business. Our order of empanadas took 40 minutes to arrive, even though the restaurant was barely occupied. Our waiter brought us snacks, then an extra beer...More

Thank RandleReece
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I have been searching for delicious Peruvian food an this place fit the bill! The restaurant is quaint with a very friendly staff, I even interacted with the very sweet owner. I started off a beef empanada which was accompanied by a delightful spicy sauce....More

Thank Courtnie C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Solid Peruvian food. From a guy who spent a lot of time eating in Peru. The classics are covered, they have Cusquena, aji amarillo in jars you can buy, need I say more?

Thank ryan r
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Flavors are fantastic. A modern take on authentic Peruvian flavors. When busy it can take a while for food to arrive since everything is freshly prepared. The lady who has worked here a long time can be quite rude at times. Last visit she did...More

Thank Alblasserdam
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Recently went with friends and was delighted. Our server was very friendly and accommodating with recommendations. Started with a calamari appetizer that was more flavorful than any calamari I've had before and a ceviche dish that was quite good too. For my entree, I had...More

Thank B-radLV
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very good Peruvian cuisine in Downtown Encinitas! The empanada with meat was quite memorable and the service, ambiance and presentation were all quite nice. Good call if you want something different to eat in Encinitas.

Thank METRUN360
Reviewed 26 November 2016

"Kero is not a Peruvian restaurant since it has deviated from the way how the food tastes and its dish presentation leaves a lot room for imagination. Black beans, maduros, and arepas are part of the side menu whose recipes are found in Cuban, Colombian...More

Thank Luis L
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This family owned restaurant has some of the best food anywhere in San Diego. Wonderful selection of Peruvian dishes, which means great ingredients (meat, chicken or fish) with great spices and sauces. Empanadas are the best I've ever had. Should not be missed if you...More

Thank sdphil
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, great hostess with great recommendations. Highly recommend the empanadas - perfectly spiced! Highlight of the weekend

Thank jsi45
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, and really friendly staff. We loved the ceviche, calamari, desserts, and everything that we ordered. Everything was classic Peruvian food, and it was all homemade. We will recommend this to family and friends, and we will for sure be back!

Thank Elena G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
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 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 564 S Coast Highway 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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