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Brunch with Your Pup at Encontro

San Diego's Essential Brunch Restaurants

A brioche French toast topped with strawberries, blackberries, powdered sugar, blueberry syrup, and served a la mode is just one highlight of this recently revised brunch menu. While the Encontro Hangover Cure: chorizo, scrambled egg, crispy potatoes, jalapeño, black beans and melted cheddar should get you feeling tip-tip in no time...

— San Diego Eater

The Enchantment Encontro

Ok, so let's just get right to it, Encontro North Park is pretty much LIFE! The restaurant is stylish and very detailed in its design. From the fold open full size window, to the purposefully placed plant boxes, and even underneath the bar are engraved ENP logos...

— Dean Hall Style

The Dog Lover's Guide to San Diego

Their new dog offerings read like a pooch’s dream menu, including the Mutt Melt (a beef patty with cheese), hot dogs, peanut butter cheddar biscuits, and Pooch Pops, a frozen blend of shredded ice and chicken. Trust us, they’ll love it...

— San Diego Magazine

Encontro North Park

Encontro North Park is a quick service restaurant located on the busy intersection of 30th St and University Ave. It's been open less than a year and I've passed by this corner full of curiosity. We finally stopped in for dinner and a meet-and-greet with the new chef...

— Oh-So Yummy

Chef spotlight

Encontro in North Park has only been open a few months, but it started generating some serious buzz right away. Its mission is to be a community hub serving serious craft food and it’s delivering, largely thanks to Chef Jason Hotchkiss, who helped owner John Sarkisian create the original protein and greens-centered menu. Now, Hotchkiss has joined the Encontro team fulltime as Executive Chef...

— Discover SD