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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Peruvian, Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Peruvian, Latin, South American
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First of all, the restaurant looks nice, bustling and like it would provide a decent dining experience. I am under the impression that they are owned or in affiliation with Palermo and San Telmo. On looking at the menu it was looking great, however, I...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant at the bottom of a funky alley way ... food was amazing! Jack our waiter guided us through the menu so it was easy to order especially not knowing what some dishes were! Food came out without a long wait, giving us...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank juliesholiday
PastusoMelbourne, Manager at pastuso, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Thank you so much for the 5 stars, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon, Have a fantastic day, The team at Pastuso

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestling at the foot of the graffiti-covered AC/DC Lane in downtown Melbourne, Pastuso offers Peruvian cuisine such as Beef and Fish Kebabs washed down with smooth, Aussie Shiraz.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good vibes in an unexpectedly large room hiding at the end of ACDC Lane with great South American flavours. Friendly staff for a weary traveller looking for something simple and clean, found in the ceviche bar with their signature raw fish dish a real winner....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Amy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't really see why there is so much positivity for this place. I've eaten there a few times now and it never hits the mark. This week we went and we had the Feed Me option and for $65 I wish I had ordered...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MoriartyDean
PastusoMelbourne, Manager at pastuso, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very sorry to hear that your experience was disappointing. Without customer feedback we would not be able to improve upon the service we provide, with that in mind we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to look a bit harder than most other cusines to hunt down tasty South American food but pastuso does it very well. Lovely food and ambience.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Carlos3Gy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food here is amazing. As a solo diner, get seated at the ceviche bar vs grill (unless you love the heat) 😛 Chef menu is only for min 2 pax, so I made my own 3 course. Ceviche is a must, so lemony yummy. Antichucos...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank joann3k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location and food was enjoyable albeit pricey and the starters were small in size in particular the seafood platter the prawns were tiny the mains were good and tasty but again portions were not generous

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank zap51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried a feed me menu where they brought a selection of their favourite dishes. The meats are juicy and tender, the dishes are beautifully presented. It’s pricey but worth it. The restaurant is located in a funky alley way in Melbourne surround by graffiti.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NessK90
Reviewed March 15, 2019

Yum, yum, yum, best meal we had in Melbourne. Fun, vibrant ambiance and excellent food. A great place to come for dinner, right downtown. Make a reservation!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from Tim88888888 | Reviewed this property |
Ours was great - did you complain to manager?
February 17, 2017|
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Response from lisaR7472WY | Reviewed this property |
We had an excellent meal and the service was fine but when we said we wouldn't be tipping the waiter turned mean. If the service is above and beyond then I am inclined to tip but in Australia it is not an expectation and we... More
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