Pastuso
  • 19 ACDC La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9662 4556,
    pastuso.com.au
  • Mon-Wed noon-10pm,  Thu-Sun noon-11pm


     

Pastuso
-37.815795,144.970996

Start revving your tastebuds as you navigate the cobblestones of ACDC Lane - Pastuso will put them into overdrive, from the first cloud-like Pisco Sour to the last spiced pumpkin and sweet potato doughnut. It's a smart (and sometimes noisy) space: the neon art, fire in the open kitchen and separate ceviche bar all adding to the palpable buzz. Fleet-footed staff guide you through the tight Peruvian menu and complimentary wine list. Get started with beef carpaccio or ceviche de langostinos - buttery prawns in a yuzu broth, with cones of purple kohlrabi and smoked caviar for a next-level umami boost. Taste the fire on the barramundi or the smoked and roasted half-chicken, the skin lava-black, the tender flesh a contrasting white, served with a citrus salsa that makes your tongue vibrate like a tuning fork. Toasty vegetables get similar kicks from charred olives that taste like a savoury sherbet. This is an exhilarating culinary trek.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $14-$25

    M $34-$45

    D $11-$13

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Alejandro Saravia

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