San Telmo

14 Meyers Place, Melbourne 9650 5525

 

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Beef, egg and olive Empanada

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Humita (Polenta, corn and basil chips) with chipotle mayonnaise

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Ceviche – Peruvian style lemon cured white fish with chilli, sweet potato and onion

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Mejilla de Cerdo: Braised Berkshire pork jowl ‘cheek’ with crackling

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Bife de lomo: Riverina black angus eye fillet (150 day grain fed)

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Hinojo: Fennel, chicory and orange salad with malbec vinaigrette

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Flan: Dulce de leche crème caramel with salted peanut praline

 

Thoughts:

Beef, egg and olive Empanada – really good Traditional Argentine fried pastry. Note that the portion size is tiny so you may not want to share this and have one all to yourself = Good

Humita – Dense chips that have a interesting flavour, great chipotle mayonnaise  = Good

Ceviche – fresh raw fish that had a sharp and spicy taste = Good

Mejilla de Cerdo – marvellous melt-in-your pork (as most of it was fat) with super crunchy crackling = Good

Bife de lomo –  a tender, juicy cut of beef that had a nice smokey flavour to it = Good

Hinojo – we originally did not want to get a salad but became persuaded by our waiter who insisted that we needed something to accompany our steak. It was an okay salad, light and citrusy = Not bad

Flan – Heavenly! Rich crème caramel, crunchy salted peanut praline with a huge dollop of caramelised dulce de leche = Excellent

 

Overall:

A bustling place that serves exciting Argentine food that is designed for sharing. Be sure to try one of their steaks so that you can experience the unique smokey flavour that comes from their authentic parrilla (Argentine charcoal grill). The decor here was definitely bovine inspired: cowhide and leather everywhere! Service was quite good, with our waiter being highly knowledgeable of all the dishes on offer.

 

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