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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%
Travellers talk about
“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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11 - 20 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2016

Had a great midweek afternoon meal. All dishes were flavorful and at the right temperature. The hostess/waitress/owner was friendly and engaging. Will return.

Thank schreiberlaw
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Sometimes the waiter speed reads the specials and you just sit there hoping to get the essence of the dish while being swamped in the flood of ingredients. Not so with Carman. Each dish is described in slow elaborate terms as if she were making...More

Thank lloyd b
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent food it a bit pricey but good I had the lomo saltado I highly recommend it. The sangria was also very good 0000000

Thank pegaso9co
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

If you only visit one restaurant in Encinitas, make this the one. Make reservations and do it. This is Peruvian food at its finest. The service is top notch and the food...let's just say I've eaten at Michelin and Zagat rated restaurants in over 50...More

2  Thank TheAnvil
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Classic Peruvian cuisine executed with flourish. The house made Empanadas are baked to perfection. The Aji de Gallina is prepared with a creamy delicious Amarillo sauce. The restaurant also features a superb selection of South American wines.

Thank CoastalCruiser27
Reviewed 16 January 2016

As we were exploring Encinitas, we happened across El Q'ero, a Peruvian restaurant. The ambiance was cozy, warm, and artistic, with interesting paintings to look at. Although it is a small space, it is very colorful and inviting. The service was excellent, and the mother-daughter...More

Thank Azmaira M
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I really like this place! I've had them cater evens at my house and its always a hit. The warm Q'ero salad is a must. They don't serve hard alcohol, but have beer and wine. Must try for something different!

Thank Efshany
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We booked a Friday night table at El Q'ero whilst staying in Encinitas and we were impressed with the quality of the food. The squid starter was absolutely amazing and would highly recommend if you enjoy seafood. We had traditional Peruvian main courses which were...More

Thank Tomlaw2
Reviewed 24 October 2015

El Q'ERO Peruvian restaurant in Encinitas Ca is very good. Always has been very good and continues to separate itself from the many restaurants in the area by being consistent ,innovative and delicious. The original location is small ,intimate and charming.They have a new larger...More

Thank Tattalat
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Fabulous, freshly made Peruvian cuisine! The calamari was absolutely delicious. Not a place for kids, they really had a hard time finding something they liked. But for adults it is a great experience and they go out of their way to make your meal enjoyable...More

Thank Spolar999
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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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