Encuentro Cafe, nestled in the heart of the historic Old Town of San Diego, serves as a warm heaven of Venezuelan charm amidst a backdrop where California first took breath.
This quaint cafe beautifully amalgamates the rich flavors of Venezuela with the vibrant, historical essence of its location, offering visitors not just a culinary experience, but a cultural journey.
Guests are greeted with the heartening aromas of freshly made Arepas, the typical bread made of corn and stuffed with delicious options that ranges from homemade meat recipes to vegetarian and vegan options. Or the luxurious Cachapas, the sweet corn pancakes, topped with the best ingredients and recipes of traditional Venezuelan food
Walls adorned with artful expressions of the Tropic, transport your senses either to a Caribbean island or a place in the rainforest, while the warm, earthy tones of the cafe's interior extend a cozy embrace.
With every sip and bite, Encuentro promises an authentic taste of Venezuela, inviting visitors to linger, to explore, and to be enchanted by the myriad of flavors and stories interwoven within our welcoming cafe.
"Delicious Venezuelan cuisine! We absolutely loved our food and drinks, and the staff were all super kind and helpful. Would love to come back. The quality of the food is just exceptional. Making my mouth water just thinking about it!"
— Allison Carter
"Amazing food and even better service. We told the lady that we were visiting a venezuelan cafe for the first time. She patiently and politely explained each dish in great detail(with photos), asked for what we usually like, and suggested recommendations."
— Jeevan Joseph
LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC OLD TOWN
WHERE CALIFORNIA WAS BORN