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Gastropub

North Park

Eater Essential

Please select a date

Prices listed are per person and include tax & tip

This place features outdoor seating and added safety precautions


This place features outdoor seating and

added safety precautions


Gastropub

North Park

Eater Essential

Why you'll love this place...

  1. Next-level comfort food that puts fun spins on classic favorites

    1. Award-Winning Chef with a resume spanning some of California's most prestigious restaurant names

  1. Rotating craft beer selection      


About Encontro

Overview

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. As scary as it sounds, the bread here may be even better...

This restaurant adheres to TastePro's Commitment to Safety. View their added safety precautions

Tasting Menu

Choose three of the following



Signature Hot Fresh Bread  

Fried Chicken Slider

Pulled Pork Slider

Mini corndog

Butter Biscuit

Truffle Fries

Portobello Fries

Crispy Green Beans

Grilled Little Gems


Exclusive Craft Beer Special

Choice of draft beer from our rotating list of craft specialties

+8 when pre-ordered on TastePro

($9 without pre-order)


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.

Amenities

clean and safe

Clean & Safe

Serves Alcohol

Free Parking

Romantic

Pet Friendly

Wifi

BYOB

Allows BYOB

Wheelchair Accessible

Patio

Outdoor Seating

Flame

Heated Patio

Kids

Good for Kids



Diets & Allergies

This place has indicated that it can accommodate the diets, allergies and intolerances listed below:

  • Vegetarian 
  • Gluten Free 
  • Dairy Free 
  • Kosher
  • Fish 
  • Shellfish 
  • Peanuts 
  • Tree Nuts 
  • Pork 
  • Red Meat 
  • Eggs 
  • Corn 
  • Soy

Additional substitutions or requests are subject to the restaurant's discretion and may not be able to be fulfilled. Please inform the server or cashier about any dietary restrictions or allergies that your party may have before ordering. 

Details

Expected Duration: 25 min


Time Limit: N/A


Service Type: Full Service

Your group will be seated, a server will take your orders, and your selections will be served to your table.



Arrival Instructions 

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. 

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. 


Safety Precautions

Outdoor Dining

Outdoor seating available

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Surfaces sanitized between seatings

Common areas deep cleaned daily

Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided

Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers


Social Distancing

Limited number of seated diners

Distancing maintained in common areas

Extra space between tables

Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Personal Protective Equipment

Waitstaff wear masks

Diners must wear masks unless seated


Location

3001 University Ave #3001

San Diego, CA 92104


Tips on finding us, parking, etc.

  1. We're at the corner of 30th and University, in the heart of North Park

  1. Free street par


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General Information

Choosing Your Tour Date, Time and Group Size 

To book this restaurant on your tour, first select your desired tour date on the calendar. You'll then be prompted to select the time slot displayed, and you will be able to arrive anytime within that period. For example, if a time slot reads '3 - 6p, 8 - 10p,' you can arrive anytime from 3 - 6pm or 8 - 10pm. 


If your desired tour date is not available, the restaurant is either closed, fully booked or does not accept TastePro bookings on that day. If this happens, please choose a different tour date or select a different restaurant. 


Restaurants will not accept TastePro bookings outside the date listed on your booking confirmation. If you arrive outside the time window listed on your booking confirmation, the restaurant has full discretion in whether to seat you. If they are unable to seat you, you can request your tasting menu to-go. Please refer to our refund policy for more details. 


TastePro bookings are only valid for the number of people listed on your booking confirmation. If you show up with more people than you paid for, your group will not be served until the additional guests book on TastePro. To do this, simply book an additional tour with all applicable restaurants on your same tour date. You'll receive a separate booking confirmation for these additional guests.  


Drink Specials and Pre-Orders

Some restaurants offer exclusive specials on drinks and/or other additional items. These items will be listed in the restaurant's tasting menu as an optional add-on. To pre-order these items, select the applicable option after choosing your tour date and group size.

 

If not every member of your party wants to pre-order additional items, simply book this restaurant with pre-orders for everyone who does want those items, then go back and book the same restaurant without pre-orders for anyone who doesn't want them. Make sure that the tour dates match and that the group size adds up to everyone in your party.


Anyone who consumes alcoholic beverages must have a valid ID proving they are of legal drinking age. No refunds will be issued for people who purchase drink pairings and are unable to present valid ID. Please drink responsibly.


Why are some restaurants unavailable during regular meal times?

Restaurants want to provide the best experience for each of their guests. If a restaurant is routinely full during peak meal periods, they will likely choose not to accept TastePro bookings during those windows, in order to best control crowds and wait times. 


Most standard food tours take place during non-peak hours for the same reason. 


Please also note that restaurant availability is displayed in the restaurant's local time. Plan accordingly if you are booking from a different time zone. 


Can I make substitutions or order additional items? 

The restaurant has full discretion on the extent to which substitutions are allowed. If you don’t like the options listed on a tasting menu, we recommend booking a different restaurant. 


Most restaurants will allow TastePro guests to order additional items from the standard menu during their tour. Please note that you are responsible for payment, tax and tip for any additional items not included in your tasting menu.