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Encuentro Cafe and Wine Bar

550 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607-3543
+1 510-832-9463
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
31 Jan 2017
“FABULOUS restaurant open infrequently ”
6 Nov 2016
“Birthday Dinner Celebration”
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
550 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607-3543
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner here this past Saturday night during Oakland Restaurant week. Four courses with three choices per course. With three people in our party, we ordered everything on the menu and shared it all. Every taste was outstanding-as expected. This has long...More

Thank Sunhopes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The waitress and staff were wonderful, very friendly. The menu never disappoints. The flavors are spectacular. Just delicious.

Thank Teresa C
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Where do I begin with this major disappointment? Let's just say I spent $48 for just my share of the bill with tip and was still hungry when I left. My sister, her husband, and I ate there and were excited about a veggie place....More

Thank Courtney C
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My husband and I are working our way through the many "all vegan" restaurants in the Bay area. We love Millennium, Shizen, Flacos, Sanctuary, etc. Here is my review of Encuentro divided into the good and the opportunities for improvement. We'll likely give Encuentro another...More

Thank Eatrealfood90
Reviewed 18 July 2016

A number of friends and family members are vegan or vegetarian. Finding a restaurant that satisfies vegans while also satisfying omnivores is not easy. Encuentro offers many vegan dishes, and both vegetarian and vegan versions of many of their menu items. I had eaten there...More

1  Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Its been on my to-go list for a while now, and I finally made it there. The food is beautifully presented, and tastes amazing. Loved the crostini with smoked pecan pate appetizer. The gnocchi which seems to be the most popular dish was good, but...More

2  Thank 3nvi
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Amazing food. Hard to pick one favorite dish. Our table shared almost the whole menu and every dish was to die for. Get dessert! Can't wait to go back to Oakland to eat there again. Good place to impress nonvegans.

Reviewed 23 May 2016

We had dinner for eight on a Sunday evening. The table was ready for us. The server was friendly and very helpful, especially to those who are not keen with vegan food or who had dietary restrictions. The bar serves wine and beer; no mixed...More

1  Thank Ira G
Reviewed 13 May 2016

It's what they eat in heaven. Everything was delicious and it was the kind of place where you are so stuffed you feel uncomfortable but you want to keep eating. Expensive but worth it. I loved the gnocchi, the smoked pecan pate (all the wonderful...More

1  Thank snitter
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Short menu. Stunning menu. Service stunning. Prices reasonable. Presentation Outstanding. Atmosphere most enjoyable. For a meat eater this is somewhere I would highly recommend to get a taste for the other side. Exquisite experience that really grabs your taste buds. Couldn't say enough about it....More

3  Thank StephenCr0ss
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607-3543
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-832-9463
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