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“Great way to try new cuisine - Chef's selection”
Review of pastuso

pastuso
Ranked #27 of 4,179 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to go for the chef's selection fixed price option as this seemed good value and thought might be best to be guided by the experts. Was very happy with food and atmosphere. Probably would do our own selections next time as there was just too much food to get through, but a great introduction to the restaurant and cuisine. Favourite dish was probably the starter of LOCRO DE ZAPALLO – Pumpkin crisp with charred pumpkin, black garlic puree and crushed pumpkin seeds - devine.
We were sat next to the kitchen which was quite fascinating watching the chefs at work. Probably only criticism was getting a cold gust of wind everytime people entered or exited the restaurant. Melbourne -winter - need double door. Excelent service and nice to get top up of sparkling water through out the service.

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Thank Erin4573
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Open style restaurant with emphasis on sharing each dish. Well presented and we had two small and two medium dishes plus a serve of broccolini, all good. Main style dishes are also available, including steaks. Good selection of both fish and meat dishes. The pisco sours were good if a bit expensive. There is a Peruvian emphasis. Service was excellent - German lass.

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Thank Grant T
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Dined at Pastuso with friends last night and we were really impressed with the food. We have eaten at San Telmo a number of times but hadn't tried Pastuso. We loved the more casual atmosphere and the food was just as good. The smoked lamb shoulder was absolutely melt in your mouth, Ceviche was excellent but for mine, the standout was the Alpaca croquette. Service was great, excellent wine list, we will be back!

Thank FussybutFair44
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

One steak and fish skewers (tender and much enjoyed). One broccolini, crisp snow peas and green beans with a vinaigrette-style dressing (which complemented the steak). One roast pumpkin and celeriac purée (very nice). Two glasses of wine and one serving of pumpkin donuts with white chocolate cream. What started out as a quick drink after work turned into an enjoyable meal; and was sufficient to satisfy two not-particularly-hungry people.
Clean plates, cutlery and glassware. Linen napkins. Polite service. Open kitchen. The Private dining rooms looked comfortable and cosy. Well-stocked bar. Plenty of seating; including a bar area, and bar-style dining in front of the kitchen to watch the grill-chefs in action. Graphic street art in adjacent laneway. Pleasant lighting and ambience. Clean toilets.

Thank ArkBright
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

What more can I say? This is my new favourite restaurant. Beautiful fresh and interesting tastes of Peru served by friendly staff in an inviting vibrant environment. My only slight complaint would be the noise level, but as it is so popular, with so many people enjoying the great food it can't be helped. The pumpkin starter is to die for as are the corn cakes. We had the chefs selection and it was great value and a lovely varied selection for the first time diner. Can't wait to go back and try more.

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Thank andor09
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