Restaurant Reviews


19 ACDC La Melbourne, VIC


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.


(03) 9662 4556



Bookings recommended


  • Licensed

  • Bar

  • Vegetarian-friendly

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Private room

  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


Alejandro Saravia

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide’s reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Wine: ★

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19 ACDC La Melbourne, VIC
Alejandro Saravia
Bookings recommended
Opening Hours
Mon-Wed noon-10pm, Thu-Sun noon-11pm

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