Peruvian gem for all occasionsI've eaten at Q'ero about 20 times, never had a bad experience. Not super cheap would be the knock, but that's not a bad thing to me. Personally, I think it's crazy that two people would spend $60-80 @ Islands when they could do Q'ero for $100-110 (me & the lady usually are $150 but we go to town on the Pisco Sours). I've had just about everything on the menu; you are taken care of no matter what you're in the mood for: lamb, pork, fish, vegetarian, beef, salad. Ceviche appetizer is a must, though I'd say the empanadas are a must as well. Other tip: call for a reservation 4-5 days in advance, not many tables. But once you make your reservation you can have something great to look forward to.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mother's Day GiftMy daughter and I dined at Q'Ero as a gift from my granddaughter. Neither of us had ever been there before; we went armed with an emailed gift certificate and good appetites.
Wow were we ever pleased! The food was delicious and enough to satisfy without satiation. Dessert, after that solid meal was not required. The food was wonderfully prepared: vegetables fresh, meat tender, sauces delectable and everything prepared to aturn and presented very attractively.
Thank you, Q'Ero, for a delightful treat - I hope to see you again!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Food ExperienceThe food here is an amazing treat for your tastebuds. Go with people that like to share food, as there are many dishes and appetizers you will want to experience. The service is impeccable. All the people working there make you feel welcome and part of their family. I have had dinner and lunch there, and both are a wonderful. Their sangria is the best anywhere!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLively PeruvianExcellent selection of flavorful South American dishes. Very small and somewhat loud when full, which is almost always at dinner hour. A few tables outside, where wine can't be served because they're basically on the sidewalk. Expensive, but worth it in my opinion for its unique menu.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food great service.Great food great service.
Best part there's no other place like it4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, service, andExcellent food, service, and ambience. We love Q'ero!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVibrant and delicious! EnjoyedVibrant and delicious! Enjoyed that dinner out with friends became a very special evening because of Q'ero's ambiance, warmth and wonderful food!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis new restaurant was aThis new restaurant was a great find, and a good addition to the area. We only tried a couple things on the menu, and I plan to go back for some of the tapas (that's not what they are called on the menu, but de facto what they are). Since we typically dine quite early, we had no more than an ordinary wait for our food. But the restaurant - which is quite small - filled up around 6-6:30, and I wondered how the small kitchen would manage with so many orders at once.
Re service: hard to get our waitress's attention so I could order wine once she had taken our food orders.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMQero never disappoints! WeQero never disappoints! We will keep coming back and bring our friends.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic, authentic SouthFantastic, authentic South American food (Bolivian, Peruvian). Nothing else like it in San Diego region.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely wonderful,The food was absolutely wonderful, and the service was excellent. I was very impressed and will be going back. My only comment is that due to the intimate space, it was very loud and difficult to conduct a conversation without shouting at times.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant EverThis is one of the best restaurants ever. I love coming here. The food is excellent, the service is superb.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Marvelous!I have been enjoying Q'ero's delicious menu for many years. My most recent meal was a lunch with a friend from New Mexico, and as always, the food was exceptional. Q'ero is the place that I bring friends when high quality dining and spirited atmosphere is important.
If you want a more serene midday meal, reserve a 1pm slot after the lunch rush is over.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the short ribs! BestWe love the short ribs! Best in the area! Small and cozy restaurant with good service and wine list.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA little pricey but worthA little pricey but worth it. The flavors were top flight.
We'll be back!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. TheThe food was excellent. The calamari appetizer is not to be missed. For entrees, we had the pork shank and the special halibut. Based on a previous review I was concerned that the halibut might be too dry, so I mentioned this to the server and she made sure that that would not be the case. The desserts were a bit too sweet for me, but I am not a big fan of desserts anyway. Unfortunately, they do not serve espresso. Needless to say, you have to make a reservation a few days in advance.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMQ'ero consistently providesQ'ero consistently provides unique Peruvian cuisine combining regional Peruvian ingredients with a beautiful presentation.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMQero is absolutely wonderful!Qero is absolutely wonderful! Food is amazing, service is awesome, decor is beautiful and rich in color and vibrancy. I chose Qero for my birthday celebration. I would go there just for the Tres Leches!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had two people servingWe had two people serving us- the guy was kind of rude (he placed a votive candle on our table reaching from my husband's ear without saying excuse me or anything), but the lady was very nice and respectful. Food, as always, was great (we got the lomas saltado and the rack of lamb special, and the calamari to start with), and so was the sangria. I would definitely go back, since I love their food- I would just try to avoid the bad server!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I love eatingMy wife and I love eating at Q'ero. The food is always very fresh and very good. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Reservations are required though. It is a very small space and the chance of walking in and getting a table are very slim.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM