Peruvian bar and grill with dark wood and geometric tiles, for ceviche and pisco-based cocktails.

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Pastuso - Peruvian restaurant in Melbourne, Australia

$$$ Classy Peruvian dishes & cocktails

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19 AC/DC La, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


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4.50 (1529 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 12 to 9PM
  • Wednesday: 12 to 9PM
  • Thursday: 12 to 9PM
  • Friday: 12 to 9PM
  • Saturday: 12 to 9PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 12 to 9PM


  • 5Steven M. 1 year ago
    Really interesting food and great service. Try all 4 desserts!

  • 5McCubbery J. 10 months ago
    Even better than expected! The food, service, wine menu were all even better than we had hoped for during these Covid times. There were a few of us (legally) celebrating a birthday and every single person was delighted at every course. (And that beef...the ribs...oh my goodness...) And our wonderful and attentive waiting staff, clean restrooms, great ambience rounded out the evening. We can't wait to return!

  • 5Sally m. 10 months ago
    What a treat to be back in the restaurant. Best ceviche I have ever eaten ?????

  • 5Max T. 10 months ago
    Went for the bottomless brunch. Great meal and service.

  • 5Amy K. 11 months ago
    food and staff is absolutely amazing! will be returning

  • 5darnell m. 1 year ago
    Four of is kiwi gals e were in Melbourne for Shoe Fair and wanted to try something a bit different and somewhere that was handy to where we were staying at the Adina. My bosses daughter suggested this place and boy it did not disappoint!!! All our dishes were beautiful and so full of flavour. Our mouths were left buzzing if there was one thing that really got our tastebuds humming it was the little tomatoes in the crispy chicken dish OMG the flavour!!!!! I would LOVE to know how they make these beautiful balls of flavour the taste was insane and like nothing I have ever tasted in my life almost like they were infused or something. Have tried googling it but to be honest how do you Google such flavour thank so much for a memorable evening 10/10

  • 5Jane C. 1 year ago
    We ate here last night. There was hand sanitizer by the door and seating limited to 50 people at a time. I saw wait staff regularly use the sanitizer. So glad to see the restraunt taking the health of staff and diners seriously. The food was delicious and service fantastic. The waitress overheard that there was a birthday at the table and bought dessert out with a candle. This was the second time we have eaten here and both times it was a fantastic experience. I hope that the tip given via eftpos goes to staff and doesn't get absorbed into the buisness as the staff deserve it. We will be back

  • 5chloe s. 1 year ago
    Food was great. Fresh, taste and even plating. Nice atmosphere, people were kind. I loved it, and ill visit again for sure.

  • 5Tepa R. 1 year ago
    The experience at Pastuso starts with the gorgeous location, smack bang in the middle of AC/DC lane. You then walk through the door and are met with friendly, knowledgeable staff and a breathtaking view from your table of much of the artwork this famous laneway has to offer. The menu is extensive and well thought out, with choices to match any palate. I was not disappointed by any of the dishes that I tried and found the spice level and flavours to be in perfect harmony. Each flavour layers beautifully and compliments those before it. There is a good list of wines and a delicious list of specialty cocktails that I tried quite a few of. Every drink was as well finished as the meals and the perfect accompaniment for the dishes I ordered. I recommend this restaurant to all who read this. Thank you for a wonderful experience to all the staff at Pastuso.

  • 5John L. 1 year ago
    Food excellent, staff knowledgeable and attentive. Excellent use of spice, beautiful balance and flavours. We will be back many times. Highly recommended

  • 5Abel Arnaiz L. 10 months ago
    (Translated by Google) All perfect. (Original) Todo perfecto.

  • 5Brett C. 1 year ago
    Fantastic Food and great service

  • 5Martin E. 1 year ago
    Very good food and nice atmosphere. Really fresh fish for the chevices.

  • 5Sharon D. 1 year ago
    Exquisite Peruvian food in an elegant and trendy atmosphere. We enjoyed sharing delightful dishes while relaxing and spending time with friends. We shared: Ceviche De Marluza, Quinoa Hummus, Eggplant Causa, Veggie Croquette, Pan De Yema, Sparkling Waters & Estrella Damm Keg. Taste and presentation of our dishes was both delicious and artistic. It is fairly pricey but the overall experience is well worth it. Enjoy!

  • 5Susheel J. 1 year ago
    Great vibe and amazing grills. Dont miss out on the meats and piscos.

  • 5Gaby P. 1 year ago
    Being peruvian myself, I can recommend this place for a different experience of Peruvian cuisine that has a great twist and keeping the great flavours our food should have. ❤

  • 5Stephen S. 1 year ago
    Had the lunch special, great!

  • 5Tim H. 1 year ago
    Great food, vibrant, attentive staff

  • 5Martin C. 1 year ago
    Fantastic as usual, chef's selection plus 2 extra desserts.

  • 5Phil J. 1 year ago
    The food is seriously incredible. A great experience of food from a different culture that has been brought into the 21st century. The service is extremely good and a great atmosphere. I recommend it as a place for a relaxed dinner for two or for a group out for great food and an awesome time. Strong wine list also. I will be back for sure.

  • 5Rachael Y. 1 year ago
    Went to Pastuso for the first time this weekend. I had been told how good it was and it certainly lived up to expectation. The food was delicious (the tuna and Wagyu beef skewers were amazing). The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommend. We will no doubt be back again.

  • 5Alana S. 10 months ago
    Amazing food. We had the Ceviche Peruano, Prawns and beef. All very delicious and bursting with flavour. Sean our waiter was fantastic.

  • 5Tom B. 9 months ago
    Ordered through Providoor and it was an amazing experience. Had the Ceviche Journey and want to know how to make the dishes. Thank you

  • 5James F. 9 months ago
    Pastuso Providoor order was absolutely lovely, great way to enjoy a Saturday night at home. The bottle of Albarino was great too, although the Patagonia Pilsner was a bit yuck.

  • 5Bill P. 1 year ago
    Our group has been in Melbourne for almost two years (maybe 3 times a year from the US). This was one of our best meals ever. So many great choices. Please make a booking so you can get a seat straight away.

  • 5Maud C. 1 year ago
    This place is great! I would give a 6 out of 5 for the staff. They are very nice. Food is amazing as well and the price is reasonable for a starter/main + glass of wine ($40) I highly recommend

  • 5Deswaqr K. 8 months ago
    Delightful venue at the end of AC/DC lane. It was a rainy day but the restaurant filled quickly. We didn’t have a reservation but to be certain I would next time. We ordered the set menu and enjoyed the flavours of each course. Not huge servings but enough to feel satisfied.

  • 5Rhys D. 9 months ago
    An awesome meal via the #provedore Stay safe & we'll see you post pandemic

  • 5Bobbie M. 9 months ago
    Gorgeous venue situated in a funky Melbourne lane-way. The food was outstanding! We did the full chef's selection and loved every dish. Great wine selection!

  • 5Melody C. 10 months ago
    The service was excellent, great ambience and most importantly, the food was amazing. They have appropriately adjusted the menus for small groups due to covid. Definitely recommend for locals and tourists.

  • 5Diane B. 10 months ago
    Beautiful food and service

  • 5melih d. 10 months ago
    We had a birthday dinner last night at Pastuso. We were expecting good food and friendly service and it was definitely worth our expectations. Not only the food was very well planned and prepared also the Argentinian waitress looking after us, her name was Flo(sorry if spelled wrong), she was very friendly and took her time explaining each of the dishes to us:). Recommended.

  • 5Andy B. 10 months ago

  • 4Jon V. 1 year ago
    Good food, but expensive for what you get

  • 4James B. 10 months ago
    The food and service at Pastuso are both excellent. We had the 'Journey through Peru' set menu which includes a good selection of dishes. The highlights were the anticuchos and the pastel de choclo. And, of course, it's always nice to have a pisco sour. It was not our first visit to Pastuso and will not be our last.

  • 4Dibbie E. 1 year ago
    We had a late lunch here (4.30!) so didn't have mains, definitely going back to do so. What we had was first class, authentic, tasty and well presented. That's usually enough but to get good service on top of it, we left very happy.

  • 4Preston P. 10 months ago
    Great food and service! Forgot the name of the drink, but they had this spicy cocktail that was delicious.

  • 4Todd H. 10 months ago
    Best pisco sours outside of Cusco!

  • 4Medhat Saudi M. 1 year ago
    Nice food and very friendly staff

  • 4Jeffrie T. 10 months ago
    A lot to like about this place ... Open kitchen, the vibes, the activity and strong exhaust, took out all the cooking smell and freshen the interior. The Ultimate Peruvian Menu...

  • 4Tahlia T. 1 year ago
    Food was amazing but waitress was quite abrupt and rude from the moment we sat down. We understood and were happy with the 2hr seating window but felt rushed the whole time. At 7.45pm the bill was put down on our table and she then came back 5 minutes later interrupting our conversation, not even saying “excuse me” at least and simply asking which card we were using to pay.

  • 3Jessica W. 1 year ago
    Had a dinner date at this famed Peruvian tapas restaurant on a Saturday night. We were underwhelmed by the experience. Busy lively crowds, decent service, food was only so so for the price they charged. Calamari was overcooked and dry. Almost every table ordered the donuts and that was hard and dry and frankly tasteless. The banana prawn ceveche was nice. The wagyu skewers was the highlight, juicy and tender cubes of beef was full of flavour. The accompanying tuna skewer though was overcooked and dry. I suggest if you come here, stick with the meat dishes.

Last updated: 2020-08-25