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“Impressive Argentinian food”
Review of San Telmo

San Telmo
Ranked #71 of 4,219 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $38 - $76
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed October 10, 2012

My first time tasting Argentinian food. Impressive. Good quality ingredients with simple cooking. Nice ambient too.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Our visit to San Telmo met all our expectations. The ambiance was vibrant, bustling and noisy with loads of energy. Our waitress was from Buenos Aires. Her recommendations regarding portion sizes and flavour combinations were really appreciated. There had been much press about the importing of the barbecue unit when the restaurant opening was planned, and it had been on our to-do list for some months. The meat from the barbecue was succulent and delicious. The wine list was exciting with an excellent representation of Argentina's best- particularly those from Mendoza. We ate at a leisurely pace.
This is not a restaurant for a quick meal before moving on to another engagement.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

In a group of 6 for a birthday celebration. Fantastic food, served in smaller bowls to share around the table rather than a main each. The food was fantastic, Argentinian/Spanish in style. Chorizo sausage rocks! The wine list is almost exclusively Argentinian and medium pricy. Only let-down was that it was really quite noisy inside.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I recently ate at San Telmo for lunch and was very impressed! Firstly it is located in one of Melbourne's blink and you will miss laneways between Bourke and Little Collins street. They do a variety of 'tapas' and share plates, even the steak is chopped up to share if you like. We had a few salads, a grazing/meat plate and calamari. All were delicious, fresh and quality. The decor is also impressive and fits in with the Argentinian theme and the staff were very friendly and helpful. My only issue was the fact that the vodka soda I had didn't taste like it had a drop of vodka in it at all. I would highly recommend San Telmo for lunch during the week.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Great staff who knew their stuff and a buzzing atmosphere. We were seated at the bar on comfy seats, which we loved, as you got to see all the chefs cooking. Our squid was tender but not much of it for the price, ribs were tough but cos salad and zucchini side was great. We didn't have a reservation so we had to wait for 45mins which was okay as we found a lovely bar across the road called Loop. I think this would be a good restaurant for 4 or more people so you could try more dishes to share.

Thank Beverley W
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