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dined on Fri, 4 Aug 2017

Loved it! Make sure you have a pisco sour while you're there - delish. Everything we ate was amazing, service was friendly and attentive but not in your face, the vibe of the place is fun. We shared a bottle of wine and had a cocktail each and had a heap of food for about $100 each.

dined on Sun, 30 Jul 2017

I've been to Pastuso a few times now, and this time was for a special Peruvian lunch - a collaboration with Bomba. The food was amazing (as expected), and we really enjoyed our afternoon there. Definitely coming back, both for these "special" lunches and just "regular" lunches and dinners too.

dined on Sat, 29 Jul 2017

Serving size for cerviche could be larger
Helen Hancock

dined on Sat, 29 Jul 2017

Love, love, love this place! The food is consistently amazing, the service is impeccable, always bring new people along and they always love it too!

dined on Thu, 20 Jul 2017

Peruvian Food in Melbourne at its best ! -

dined on Fri, 14 Jul 2017

Tasty food particularly the fish skewers which were really well cooked. Restaurant has a nice vibe.

dined on Sun, 9 Jul 2017

Excellent food and service. We will be back.

dined on Fri, 7 Jul 2017

Great selection of wine, cocktails and dishes! Will definitely be back!

dined on Sat, 1 Jul 2017

Great Melbourne restaurant for a family catch-up.

dined on Fri, 23 Jun 2017

The booth tables are great for a small group. Staff were super helpful and the food delicious
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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.
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.
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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