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1734 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.6
1734 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.5)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(8.5)
Jean-Michel

dined on Fri, 28 Apr 2017

(9)
consistently good
Hayley Bawden

dined on Sat, 22 Apr 2017

(10)
Amazing food. Great venue. Nice service. Drinks were the price killer.
Belinda

dined on Sat, 22 Apr 2017

(9)
staffs knowledge and recommendations were spot on

dined on Thu, 20 Apr 2017

(9)
My first time at Pastuso .... pleasantly surprised with a value for money and interesting " Feed me " menu , varied wine list selection ( could do with a few more Aust wine choices ) and friendly informative service
Thuong Nguyen

dined on Wed, 19 Apr 2017

(10)
Customer service was great, and food was delicious for only $65pp (chef's choice). Unfortunately didn't enjoy the Panna Cotta as much as I'd liked to, but the rest was delicious ! Definitely recommend.
Jonathan

dined on Sat, 15 Apr 2017

(9)
Great service and great food. We had the $65 tasting menu and the Peruvian cerviche was the pick 👌🏻
Lyn

dined on Sun, 9 Apr 2017

(10)
Amazing flavours in the food and creative presentation

dined on Sun, 9 Apr 2017

(9)
Tucked away down an alley way, you'll find Pastuso. Great food, attentive staff and fun setting. We will definitely return.
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Specials

Peruvian lunchtime

Peruvian lunchtime @ Pastuso. The menu features a range of tasty Peruvian style buns @ $16 each, 7 days a week, 12-3pm. Book now.
When
15 May 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Mamapacha Masterclass

The idea of ‘Mama Pacha’ or Mother Earth is continually celebrated in Peruvian culture but it is a particular focus during the Spring. In fact, Peruvian Andean Sierras communities still gather together prior to cropping season to celebrate that La Mama pacha has provided a bountiful season. Join Chef Alejandro Saravia’s very own celebration of Mama Pacha where he will honour his favourite springtime produce and demonstrate how to prepare a number of Peruvian inspired vegetable dishes. Following the masterclass, guests will be treated to a four-course plant-based meal paired with matching beverages. Priced at $145pp Terms & Conditions for the masterclasses; Credit cards details are required to book for this event. Pastuso requires 3 days notice for a cancellation. If a cancellation is made under 3 days a 50% charge may be taken.
When
21 Oct 2017
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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About Pastuso

Peruvian perfection at Pastuso Walk down the end of AC/DC Lane in Melbourne and you’ll instantly know that you’re heading somewhere special. Cruise past the famous Cherry Bar and out pops Pastuso, a restaurant with a real buzz that’s dedicated to serving mod Peruvian food. Order the beautifully textured flamed Crystal Bay prawns to start and you’ll be contemplating seconds after only one bite. A special mention has to go to the Pollo a la braza (roasted Peruvian chicken) that’s slow-cooked after a lengthy bath in a brine-like sauce (a fusion of cumin, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, coriander and Sichuan pepper). But it’s not just the food that’s kicking serious goals, the fit of fit-out is spot on too with a riot of colourful nca-inspired floor tiles, contemporary neon posters and melty, Dali-esque light fittings. If you’re in the city and looking for a feed, it would be silly not to check out Pastuso. Best dish: Pollo a la braza (roasted Peruvian chicken) that’s slow-cooked after a lengthy bath in a brine-like sauce (a fusion of cumin, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, coriander and Sichuan pepper).

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