Enjoy Peruvian Specialties

Casa del Q’ero in Cardiff (Courtesy photo)

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.

Q’ero is located at 564 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024; (760) 753-9050; qerorestaurant.com. Their second restaurant, Casa del Q’ero, is located at 815 Birmingham Dr, Cardiff, CA 92007.

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