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1806 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.7
1806 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(8.6)

dined on Thu, 16 Mar 2017

(8)
Nice location. Extensive wine list and tasty food combinations

dined on Sun, 26 Feb 2017

(8)
Great Pisco Sours and food was beautiful -
Amelia

dined on Fri, 24 Feb 2017

(8)
Delicious food and great service. We were very happy to be seated in a booth and the lovely waitress was very knowledgeable about the food and wine on offer. We ordered the set menu which was a huge amount of food! Be prepared for a flavour overload... but in a good way. The butterfish skewers were a real standout!
Anne

dined on Mon, 14 Aug 2017

(8)
Great Peruvian food
Sheelagh

dined on Sat, 12 Aug 2017

(9)
Fun night out with visitors from sydney

dined on Sat, 12 Aug 2017

(7)
Food and atmosphere are nice but every time I go to this restaurant, staff keep telling that you should order more and force to order many. This night was same. At the end we could not finish all meal of course and bill was $80( 2 drinks and no desert) each. Also they have 2h table restriction so if you are a group of over 4 people, you are just busy for eating and no time to relax or chat.... good for group of 2 not many.
Joanne

dined on Fri, 11 Aug 2017

(10)
We had the wagyu tartare on specials list, kingfish cerviche, fried chicken and rump cap. All totally delicious!

dined on Fri, 11 Aug 2017

(7)
A lot of Modern Australian-inspired dishes, not just Chilean.

dined on Thu, 10 Aug 2017

(8)
Great food and service. We really enjoyed the atmosphere in one of Melbourne's great laneways. We really enjoyed the experience but it is quite noisy however so probably not the best place for an intimate dinner.

dined on Thu, 10 Aug 2017

(8)
Think the portion sizes of cervice offerings a little on the shy side viz what is available in the city on the fresh/raw fish front. Very pleasant staff looked after us as usual.
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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.
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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