Q’ero is a community that is said to be the guardians of ancient knowledge. They are the inspiration for our food.
The enticing aromas that surround you, as you step into the intimate dining room of Q’ero, instantly transport you to the picanterias that one would stumble upon while walking the quaint streets of Cusco. Located in the heart of downtown Encinitas on the 101, Q’ero serves authentic, wholesome food inspired by Peruvian cuisine.
Peruvian foode is a representation of a vast tradition of cultures coming together in one country over the last 500 years. The flavors come from the synergy and fusion of these cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, African, Arabic, and Spanish. These influences have crossed over 20 plus microclimates. In other words, there’s something to excite even the most discerning palettes. Nothing else gets your taste buds going like this.
Prepare yourself for exotic spices and superfood ingredients like, lucuma, maca, rocoto, huacatay, chancaca, chicha morada, ají amarillo, cacao, and exotic fruits. They are specially combined and slow cooked on braised meats; bringing you layers of flavors that will leave you salivating.