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.
Avocados, Safe vegetables, Friendly atmosphere
Greasy (just a little)