Every neighborhood needs a Latin American restaurant like Q’ero in Encinitas. Peruvian and South American specialties influenced by ancient times and cultures are offered in a romantic and enchanting candlelit setting decorated with Peruvian-style artwork and tablecloths. Since this small and exclusive eatery is often booked for lunch and dinner, reservations are highly recommended.
The signature Costillasen Jora is fork- tender beef short ribs braised in sacred Chicha de Jora- sacred corn beer, topped with house cured pickled vegetables, and served with a choice of kiwicha (amaranth) cake, mashed potatoes or sweet potato mash. Quinoa, an ancient grain once considered the gold of the Incas, makes for a beautiful salad when combined with seasonal apples, winter squash, and lacinato kale. Enjoy Peruvian and Brazilian beer and South American wine.