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Q'ero Restaurant

564 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
+1 760-753-9050
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“empanadas” (24 reviews)
“lomo saltado” (7 reviews)
“pork shank” (6 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
564 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Lovely small and very charming Peruvian place located in Encinitas near the water. The service was fantastic and the food was even better. I love that they sell some of their special house sauces by the jar. I am almost out of the citrus one...More

Thank Jones619
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

They have the most flavorful, mouthwatering dishes here. And the purple corn Sangria is in a class By itself. This is my favorite restaurant in San Diego and I highly recommend. It’s location is great in downtown Encinitas waking distance to the beach. Don’t miss...More

Thank jnewell2016
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We've just discovered this delightful small restaurant in the charming old town of Encinitas near the ocean. Though it's been there for 18 years it is well designed with just enough colorful South American decor to give it a great authentic feel but still be...More

Thank T9683PJannaz
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My husband is Peruvian, so whenever possible we seek out Peruvian dining opportunities. In my opinion this is one of THE BEST Peruvian restaurants in the state! There is a modern take on all of the classics, the wine and Sangria are excellent and although...More

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We have been to Casa del Q-ero several times and have never been disappointed. Most recently, we visited twice in two weeks. The waiter was helpful, thoughtful, attentive, and a joy to talk with. If you are looking for a good meal, or an interesting...More

Thank SanDiego_MK
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I've spent a lot of time in Peru, and a few of their dishes definitely harken back to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. The ceviche Don Cucho is a peruvian standard and should not be missed. Dip the bits of sweet potato in the...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The original Qero is an A Plus -- great food, service, and ambiance. We tried the second Qero in Cardif, but what a disappointment. The food was OK, although my shredded chicken looked like rations you would get in the army - while chicken with...More

Thank scott w
Reviewed 26 December 2017

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 22 October 2017

Wonderful place once you've found it behind the Chevron station. Excellent Pisco Sours and S. American wine list, quality Peruvian cuisine. I should have ordered two Pappa Rellanas (meatloaf in mashed potato shell) appy's, as everbody wanted some. The Quinoa Salad was unique: tart apples,...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 15 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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