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While Encontro may stem from the Spanish verb 'Encontrar' – “To meet, to find, or to discover,” make no mistake about it, this is American comfort food at its finest. Owner and Executive Chef Jason Hotchkiss brings profound culinary expertise stemming from iconic names in the food world: Cohn Restaurant Group, Bottega Louie, L’Entrecote de Paris and Café Kati among others.
In addition to phenomenal chicken, fresh greens and spectacular homemade sauces, Encontro's bread is a truly historic favorite. The recipe was handed down by the famous Pat & Oscar, who built a legacy around addictive breadsticks. And as crazy as it sounds, the bread here may be even better...
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Choose two of the following
***Hot Fresh Bread***
Iconic recipe from San Diego legends Pat and Oscar. You don't want to miss this!
Fried Chicken or Pulled Pork
Cheddar bratwurst, house-made corn batter, Sriracha aioli, whole grain mustard
Truffle Fries (v)
Truffle oil, shaved Parmesan
Portobello Fries (v)
Crisp fried, pickled Fresno aioli, shaved Parmesan
Crispy Green Beans (v)
I.P.A battered, pickled Fresno aioli, lemon zest
Grilled Little Gems (v)
Leafy lettuce, Greek feta dressing, Parmesan
Butter Biscuit (v)
Cheddar, chives, buttermilk, honey butter
Add When Booking: Choice of Wine or Craft Beer
Our draft list features more than 20 premium and exotic beers, barleywines and hard kombuchas, including beers on nitro and fruit beers. Our wine list is among the best in town, boasting high-end labels from across the world.
A savings of up to 30% compared to regular drink prices
Note to restaurant
If pre-purchased, these items will show up as "Included" in the Add-Ons section of the guest's confirmation email
(v) — Vegetarian
Items listed above, including tax and tip, are included in your booking. Tax and tip is also included with any additional pre-orders. You are responsible for the cost, tax and tip of any additional items ordered during your tour. See General Information below for how to place pre-orders for only select members of your group.
Clean & Safe
Good for Kids
Mon: 11a - 9:30p
Tue: 11a - 9:30p
Wed: 11a - 9:30p
Thu: 11a - 9:30p
Fri: 11a - 6p, 8:30 - 9:30p
Sat: 2 - 6p, 8:30 - 9:30p
Sun: 2 - 9:30p
Expected Duration: 45 min
Service Type: Full Service
Your group will be seated, a server will take your orders, and your selections will be served to your table.
Pet Policy: Most pets allowed
Most traditional household pets allowed, provided that they are well-trained. Contact restaurant for special circumstances.
Kid Policy: All ages
All ages welcome
Dress Code: Casual
Shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops okay. Sleeves encouraged for men and appropriate coverage encouraged for women.
Show your booking confirmation to the hostess or appropriate staff member upon arrival. Once confirmed, place your orders from the tasting menu. Please be sure to have all members of your party present.
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