El Encuentro - Sta Catalina...

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 11 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Menu is vegetarian and vegan except for tuna fish (added 2014). Kitchen breaks in the afternoon before dinner service. Sits 2 blocks from Plaza de Armas. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Peruvian, Non-veg
Sta. Catalina Ancha 384
Cusco, Peru
225496

Mon-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm

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First Review by PrafulaMalde
Grabsy
Grabsy
  • vegan
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+62

cozy veg place

3
Posted on 01 / 22 / 2016

Should have checked if the menu of the day as vegan because it was much cheaper than the regular items. my husband got a burger which he said was alright and I got a seitan and veggie stir fry which was quite good and a huge portion. ALL in all it was pretty good.


Yvette Rigby
Yvette Rigby
  • vegan
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+214

Great, Cheap Lunch Special!

4
Posted on 12 / 01 / 2015

We checked the menu, and this location is all veg. The lunch special is much better value than the menu - at least 4 soles cheaper than other main dishes, and huge. Ours came with a huge, filling soup, a plate of salad, rice, "meatballs", potatoes and coca tea - so much food that we had leftovers for dinner AND breakfast.

Pros: Huge Portions, Cheap Menu Del Dia
Cons: Regular Menu Expensive
maynard7
maynard7
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+795

Dinner was a good value

4
Posted on 05 / 19 / 2015

I stopped by for dinner last night. Currently it's 7 soles for dinner (May 2015). You get a bowl of soup, the main plate, and a cup of tea. A very good value in this expensive region of Peru. Good location only a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas.

Lunch is 8 soles, probably for a larger meal than that served at dinner time. I didn't have enough time to try them for lunch.

Updated from previous review on Saturday May 16, 2015

Pros: Good food, Price good, Location

vegeze
vegeze
  • vegan
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+22

Super!

4
Posted on 10 / 07 / 2014

Muy rico y casi siempre el menu del dia vegano. Si no con opciones veganas en la carta. Hay otra sucursal con la misma carta un poco mas barato. Ricos jugos tambien.


DIANE240378
DIANE240378
  • vegan
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+139

great location

4
Posted on 09 / 21 / 2013

I ate lunch here one day &it was good, it was vegan friendly, had salad,main,juice,&soup for 8 or 9 soles, staff understood what vegan was. Shaman raw food restaurant next door in court yard great for dinner

Pros: easy to find, friendly staff, vegan friendly
hebus
hebus
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+9

Imprenscindible

4
Posted on 09 / 30 / 2012

Restaurante vegetariano muy frecuentado por los locales.
Comida nutritiva y sabrosa que varia todos los días.
Precios de menú muy muy muy económicos.
el menu cambia en cada servicio y es es excelente.

Vegetarian restaurant frequented by locals.
Nutritious and tasty food that varies every day.
Menu prices cheap. the menu changed every day and it is excellent.

Pros: price, quality
Emilie Egger
Emilie Egger
  • vegan
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+19

El Encuentro

3
Posted on 08 / 07 / 2010

This restaurant was certainly an encuentro during my two-month stay in Cusco. I escaped nearly every day to have lunch or dinner in this cozy place, where I was always sure to find a fellow traveler or two. Since it's small, many patrons share tables, which added to the allure for me.

Looking back, I'd say some of the food was a little greasy, and the menu wasn't *that* diverse, but when you're in Peru, veggie food is hard to come by, and I'm eternally grateful for El Encuentro.

I mostly ate the sandwiches, which had yummy avocado and great Peruvian cheese (I wasn't vegan then). The nachos were also great, and some of the larger entrees were absolutely delish. All the dishes were very filling, and I usually had to take some leftovers.

The staff was very kind, as well. :)

Definitely check it out.

Pros: Avocados, Safe vegetables, Friendly atmosphere
Cons: Greasy (just a little)
cheryl_downes
cheryl_downes
  • vegan
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+32

Slow but great to get vegan food in Cusco

3
Posted on 06 / 21 / 2010

Took quite a while to get my meal but enjoyed it when it came. I recommend if you don't want to wait, order the menu of the day.


VeganSoapDude
VeganSoapDude
  • vegan
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+399

Good food, serves tuna :(

3
Posted on 09 / 15 / 2009

Daily 6 sole set menu can usually be made vegan, and is quite good, but we were very disappointed to find that this place serves tuna :(. Staff is helpful and the place gets packed up for lunch. Also, just so you know, the didn't tell us but the veggie burger buns have egg and milk in them.

Pros: cheap set meals, good food, good service.
Cons: Not vegetarian, buns have egg and milk, can be packed
rheb
rheb
  • vegetarian
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+56

Best value veggie set menus

4
Posted on 08 / 24 / 2008

El Encuentro has really cheap and good set menus for lunch. It's 6 soles for salad, soup, an entree, dessert, tea, and bread. The food is hearty, Peruvian-style vegetarian, and also very healthy. There are also plenty of a la carte menu options, and the soya saltado, a version of a meaty Peruvian dish, is particularly good. Service can be a bit scattered and slow, but this is a good place to eat, particularly for lunch

Pros: Inexpensive, Tasty food
Cons: Slow service
PrafulaMalde
PrafulaMalde
  • vegetarian
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+14

El Encuentro

4
Posted on 07 / 06 / 2008

This small restaurant gets very busy but has excellent selection of meals. The food is very good and the portions are very generous. They have menu of the day for under 7 sols. Ended up eating five out of our 8 meals here. Service a bit slow but they do make everything fresh.

Pros: Excellent value, Excellent food, Generous portions
Cons: gets very busy, slow service

 

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