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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)

dined on Tue, 4 Apr 2017

(9)
What an amazing dining experience. I would received this restaurant to anyone living or visiting Melbourne.

dined on Tue, 4 Apr 2017

(9)
Well presented dishes with very fresh ingredients and a hint of spice. Excellent & friendly service.

dined on Sat, 1 Apr 2017

(8)
vibrant atmosphere interesting food concept

dined on Sat, 1 Apr 2017

(9)
Excellent food. This restaurant doesn't get the praise it deserves.

dined on Fri, 31 Mar 2017

(8)
Good service and the food is amazing. Would recommend the red snapper ceviche, grilled calamar from the street food.

dined on Tue, 28 Mar 2017

(9)
Tops place. Great food and nice atmosphere

dined on Sat, 25 Mar 2017

(8)
Good food here, but the place was too cramped and difficult to have a decent date night. Service was generally ok, but the gap was too long between courses, such that we had to rush our mains. If you want to try the donuts for dessert, order in advance as they told us 10 mins before we had to vacate the table that they take 1/2 hr .
Melissa Adam

dined on Fri, 24 Mar 2017

(9)
Delicious! Great for something fresh and different

dined on Thu, 23 Mar 2017

(10)
Great food and wine. Feed me menu is well balanced and flexible, well worth it
Karen

dined on Wed, 22 Mar 2017

(9)
Another wonderful visit to Pastuso, my London friends were suitably impressed and loved the ambience.
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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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4.5/5