Open for lunch and dinner, Q'ero in Encinitas, CA is dedicated to serving the most authentic Peruvian cuisine to the local community. With a rotating menu that changes every week, it is an award-winning restaurant with an inspiring and savory menu.
The seasonal options at Q'ero will always include starters as well as entr�es. Choices include antojitos that are crispy plantain and yucca chips with garlic dip or empanadas made by hand and filled with an array of delicious ingredients. Other options include meat and seafood dishes, a popular ceviche and fresh salads with innovative ingredients like greens, candied pepitas, Valencia orange and goat cheese. Desserts are a must at Q'ero and can include caramel cookies, sponge cake and chocolate or chili tortes.
I had heard good things about this restaurant and my husband and I decided to try it last week when our son was visiting. Although the main dish was tasty I found the food to be luke warm (both the empanadas and hand pulled chicken and the cerviche was fairly tasteless. We were disappointed.
Great food. Great service. Not too pricey. I suggest the fried plantons. While we had entrees, there are many other less e pensive choices.
Pisco sours are great.
We were there early enough that it wasn't busy so the noise level was down from when it is crowded. It's usually crowded because the food is so good and fresh. My husband loves the shredded spicy chicken. The fried plantain and yucca chips are excellent. The limited beer selection is surprisingly good. And the tres leche cake is amazing.
Consistently a fantastic special occasion restaurant and A long time favorite restaurant of ours.
Excellent food and service
very limited menu.....greasy plantain chips, so so ceviche...not like before, won't go back very disappointed.
The food was good. Service a bit slow at 1pm but not a major issue. Menu a bit limited but good Big con- dining room was hot. It was 1pm and ceiling fan didn't help things - suggest a stronger, bigger fan. Great ambiance, music. Bought their hot sauce - great stuff. NOTE - it is "modern" Peruvian cooking - snobby Peruvians might not be expecting the new twist to menu. I am Peruvian and I don't mind - it's pretty good -but it (menu) is not your mothers' cooking either. A bit overpriced. But so is all of California - there I finally said it.... the truth hurts.
Our first visit here; we were not disappointed. Nicely decorated, friendly service, and very good food. We shall most definitely return, next time we're in the neighborhood.
Interesting, delicious food. Located on Hwy 101, great for people watching.
The walnut chicken was excellent but had no vegetables. The beef entree was too salty and the beef was too chewy.
Staff was very pleasant and the food was very good. Sadly, even without all of their tables seated, they didn't seem to be able to keep up with the orders. They forgot two of the three appetizer we ordered, and it took over an hour and a half to get the one they remembered. Getting the check after dinner was equally challenging. If they get their table service in order, this would be a gem.
We had the rib-eye and the special, which was scallops. The rib-eye was almost like a roast, with an amazing sauce and was served with a generous portion of swiss chard and sweet potatoes. The scallops had a rich cream sauce, baby potatoes and fresh green beans. We would definitely go back!
Awesome food, hard to go wrong with the menu. Everything was of the upmost quality and ignited the taste buds.
This is the second time we've dined here and had a great experience both times. It's cozy and intimate and the food is wonderful. The ceviche was out of this world. This is a place you want to go and take your time and try a little of everything on the menu.
Delicious interesting food, nice people. May need to wait, busy.
My husband and I enjoyed it & we will definitely go back. Great neighborhood restaurant.
Excellent authentic food in an amazing atmosphere. Truly a wonderful dining experience!
This was my first time and it was a truely eclectic experience! It is understated in decor but great vibrant Peruvian flavored with a homemade comfort!!
Unique flavors for the SD area, we've been to Q'ero three times, and every time it's been a flavor-fest! Delicious and tasty food in a Peruvian setting. When you want something a bit different, and fresh, go to Q'ero.