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Fiesta Del Amigo

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San Telmo is proud to present Fiesta Del Amigo

In conjunction with the Melbourne Food And Wine Festival, San telmo will take you in a culinary ride though Argentina, Chile, Perú, Colombia and Venezuela.
We are very excited to launch another event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. A landmark event showcasing the best food and wine in Melbourne.

This year gather your friends for Fiesta del Amigo– a celebration of friendship while indulging in a five course culinary adventure through 5 South American countries. Only at San Telmo can you travel all over South America while enjoying the classic atmosphere of Melbourne’s best Argentinian restaurant.

Saturday March 24th 2018 at 12:30pm at San Telmo Restaurant


Want to know more about the fantastic places we are going to visit? Here is everything you need!


Argentina Food Melbourne Map

Argentina is a massive South American nation with terrain encompassing the Andes glacial lakes and Pampas grassland, the traditional grazing ground of its famed beef cattle and Malbec wine. The country is famous for tango dance and music. Argentina is a multicultural country with significant European influences. Modern Argentine culture has been largely influenced by Italian, Spanish and other European immigration from France, United Kingdom, and Germany among others.

Argentinian Landscape

Argentines enjoy a wide variety of Indigenous and Criollo creations, including empanadas, locro (a mixture of corn, beans, meat, bacon, onion, and gourd), and humitas. The country has the highest consumption of red meat in the world, traditionally prepared as asado, the Argentine barbecue!



Chile Map South America

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south.

Chile Landscape

Chilean cuisine is a reflection of the country’s topographical variety, featuring an assortment of seafood, beef, fruits, and vegetables. Traditional recipes include asado, cazuela, empanadas, humitas, pastel de choclo, pastel de papas, curanto and sopaipillas.



Peru Map South America

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.

Peru Landscape South America

Peruvian cuisine blends Amerindian and Spanish food with strong influences from Chinese, African, Arab, Italian, and Japanese cooking. Common dishes include anticuchos, ceviche, and pachamanca. Peru’s varied climate allows the growth of diverse plants and animals good for cooking.



Colombia Map South America

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru.

Colombia Streets South America

Colombia’s varied cuisine is influenced by its diverse fauna and flora as well as the cultural traditions of the ethnic groups. Colombian dishes and ingredients vary widely by region. Some of the most common ingredients are rice and maize; potato and cassava; assorted legumes; meats, including beef, goat, fish, and seafood.



Venezuela Map South America

Venezuela Map South America


Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America. It is bordered by Colombia on the west, Brazil on the south, Guyana on the east, the Dutch Caribbean ABC islands to the north and the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east.

Venezuela South America

The Venezuelan cuisine, one of the most varied in the region, reflects the climatic contrasts and cultures coexisting in Venezuela. Among them are hallaca, pabellón criollo, arepas, empanadas, pisca andina, tarkarí de chivo, jalea de mango, patacón, and fried camiguanas.

Now that you know everything you need to know, all you have to do is book! Come and spend the day enjoying some of the best South American food Melbourne has to offer!

BOOK NOW or call 9560 5525 for more information.


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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Presents EAT, DRINK, REPEAT

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presents Eat, Drink, Repeat

Nothing beats an afternoon of eating and exploring! In conjunction with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival we are proud to present a tour that will take you on an adventure through Melbourne’s CBD laneways all the while enjoying the delicacies that Melbourne’s three best Latin restaurants have to offer. Visit San Telmo, Pastuso and the newly opened Palermo to sample a selection of uniquely South American bites and a handcrafted beverage to match. Your host will lead you through the classic surroundings of Melbourne between each stop allowing you to take in the energy of our beloved city and stretch your legs in between each indulgence. Guests will enjoy two food items and a drink in each venue. Each dish has been created not only to showcase the efforts of each establishment but also blend into a cohesive menu from all three restaurants that will give you the best of South America right here in Melbourne!


Or call us for more information on 9002 1600. Simply choose your starting point (San Telmo, Pastuso or Palermo) and your host will guide you to the next destination.

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A little info on our three venues…..

San Telmo Argentinian Restaurant Best Steak


At San Telmo we are inspired by a love of Argentine food, wine, vivacious lifestyle and rich culture, our menu follows the Argentine tradition of sharing food with friends, colleagues and family. We have partnered with Melbourne Food and Wine fFestival for over 4 years. The Parrilla (imported Argentine charcoal grill) is the focal point of our cuisine, imparting a unique flavour to the dishes. The restaurant’s interior is a meeting of old world Argentine Bodega, and Melbourne style open-plan dining where the kitchen is an intimate part of the atmosphere. Appointed with imported cow hides, 300 year old antique doors and historic 1930’s coloured glass soda bottles from the suburb of San Telmo, you will feel instantly transported to Buenos Aires.

Pastuso Authentic Peruvian Restaurant Melbourne ACDC Lane


Pastuso, a modern peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar taking you on exciting journey of discovery through the coast, andes and the jungle of peru’s beautiful food and culture. Pastuso, takes its name from Paddington Bear who was originally an orphan bear from Lima before he was sent to England. Parts of the story resonated with the journey of our ideas and inspiration from Lima coming to the western world and how it adapts and is received. We also found synergy with the motto from the tag that his Aunty put on his wrist before sending him off with the message “please look after this bear” and this has been adapted onto our business cards as a reminder to all of us about what hospitality is truly all about, looking after the customer! PALERMO LOGO (with website link) Continuing on the legacy of two of the CBD’s most revered restaurants, vibrant younger sister Palermo borrows from San Telmo’s boisterous old-world charm, fusing it with a nonchalant new-world chic and penchant for the flamboyant. With its mouth-watering modern menu crafted for the carnivorous, Palermo fuses a contemporary twist with the age-old Argentinean tradition of sharing the finest Parrilla charcoal-grilled cuisine with friends, family and lovers.

Pastuso is also a a proud partner of Melbourne food and Wine Festival.

Palermo Asado Grill Melbourne Argentinian


Continuing on the legacy of two of the CBD’s most revered restaurants, vibrant younger sister Palermo borrows from San Telmo’s boisterous old-world charm, fusing it with a nonchalant new-world chic and penchant for the flamboyant. With its mouth-watering modern menu crafted for the carnivorous, Palermo fuses a contemporary twist with the age-old Argentinean tradition of sharing the finest Parrilla charcoal-grilled cuisine with friends, family and lovers.



New Years Eve

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New Years Eve Dinner in Melbourne

Enjoy an Argentinian feast at San Telmo with live music this New Years Eve.

It takes 2 to tango! New Years Eve Dinner in melbourne’s best steak restaurant.

Come in and experience the best Argentinian BBQ.
Live music and two dining options! Book now before seats run out.

FIESTA DE LA FAMILIA is the perfect event to bring the kids along to before you head out to see the fireworks. Tickets for adults are $100 each and $40 for kids, we’ll be taking bookings between 5pm – 6:30pm.


ASADO DE AÑO NUEVO (SELLING FAST) kicks off at 8:30 pm. You’ll be greeted with a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival and treated to a menu set by our Head Chef Stephen Clark, but you can be sure the Gran Fiesta del Asado will be extra special for $150.

Book  Here


Empanada: Beef, egg and olive empanada
Ceviche: Kingfish ceviche with ruby grapefruit, fennel and chive oil
Jamón: Cullato, prosciutto and rockmelon
Solomillo: Sevens Creek wagyu striploin
Tomate: Tomato, stracciatella, pickled onion, water cress
Papas: Potato, cornichon, shallot, parsley, aioli
Tiramisú: Tiramisu
Empanada: Beef, egg and olive empanada
Ceviche: Kingfish ceviche with ruby grapefruit, fennel and chive oil
Jamón: Cullato, prosciutto and rockmelon
Langostinos: Charred Clarence River prawn, roasted chilli and garlic butter
Solomillo: Sevens Creek wagyu striploin
Tomate: Tomato, stracciatella, pickled onion, water cress
Papas: Potato, cornichon, shallot, parsley, aioli
Tiramisú: Tiramisu
Queso: Berry’s Creek Tarwin Blue, quince, lavosh

Email with any enquiries

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Grand Final Weekend

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Once again, we are excited for one of the best events Melbourne has to offer; Grand Final.

As our tradition goes, we will be taking bookings for Footy Champions Friday Lunch and Saturday Beefy Brunch for the local and interstate footy fans. Bring the whole gang and get ready for the game at the best BBQ in town, only a 15 minute walk from the big ‘G.
On Friday we’ll be offering our special Footy Asado Board. It includes an starter, 2 sausages (chorizo and morcilla), 2 different cuts of beef and vegetables. $45 a head inclusive of a Quilmes Beer
Saturday we’ll be starting early with our Argentinian style Brunch Board; a breakfast empanadas, fried eggs and our famous coal fired steaks. $45 a head inclusive of a Quilmes Beer. Getting you full and ready for the game which starts at 2:30.
Friday’s parade will Start at treasury building

Key Timings:

  • 11.00am: Pre Parade excitement commences with MC James Sherry at Old Treasury Building
  • 11.15am: 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade Press Conference starts
  • 12 noon: 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade Commences outside the Old Treasury Building in Spring Street
  • 12.45pm (approx.) Presentation ceremony takes place on the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site Stage
  • 1.00pm: 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade concludes


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With our full menu also available bookings WILL fill up so make sure to book online or contact us on to secure your spot.

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Best of Beef

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San Telmo and Time Out Melbourne Present:

Best of Beef

Get your beef on with San Telmo’s biggest event: Best of Beef! This beef focused lunch will take you on an adventure where you’ll get to compare different cuts of beef, marbling, cooking styles and feeding methods. With the option of matched drinks, you will be sent straight to heaven with a meaty cocktail to start, followed by some of Argentina’s best ever reds.
With so much premium beef on offer this really is your time to make like a Gaucho (Argie cowboy) and get your beef on!


$95 per person or $150 with matched beverage (booking fees may apply)

~ Menu ~

Tartar: O’Connor dry aged rump tartare, Jerusalem artichoke chips 

Carpaccio: Sevens Creek wagyu chuck, roasted pepper, anchovy and garlic 

Ojo de Bife: Sevens Creek vintage wagyu scotch fillet, marble score 5+, grain feed

Cuadril: O’Connor premium dry aged rump, grass feed

Ensalada Mixta: Cos, shallot, malbec vinaigrette.

Papas: Beef fat potatoes, bone marrow, crushed peas 

Trés Leches: Sponge cake soaked in condensed, evaporated and full cream milk

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About O’connors

For three generations the O’Connor family has been sourcing the finest quality beef from South Gippsland, grazing on what is undeniably Australia’s most prized environment for producing premium beef.

Entirely free range cattle, they are raised on a natural diet of Gippsland’s pure pastures, without any artificial growth hormones, and tested free of antibiotics and chemicals. They are the best Angus and Hereford cattle breeds, flourishing in the crisp fresh air, pristine water and nutrient rich pastures.

After selecting only the very best of these steers, they are then hand graded for colour and marbling to ensure they are providing the utmost in tenderness, texture and taste.

This grading ensures a premium category the majority of which is sold to the highest bidder in Japan, however we have managed to ensure Melbournian’s still have access to the worlds best beef which is grown in our own backyard.

Each of these premium cuts are finally dry aged on the bone for a minimum of 4 weeks. This traditional butchers practice further enhances the tenderness and brings out the full flavour of this very special beef.

About 7’s Creek Wagyu

Wagyu is the flavoursome Japanese beef with the characteristic fine marbling through the meat. This marbling provides the divine melt in your mouth effect and is sought after by the finest chef’s around the world, and is now available to you.

They pride ourselves on producing superb full-blood Wagyu beef in the pristine environment of the Strathbogie ranges. The Sevens Creek Wagyu brand was inspired in 2006 by Christine McGregor with the vision to produce high quality genetics for the international Asian market. After teaming up with her son James Dainton in 2012 to form a family alliance the Sevens Creek Wagyu beef brand was born.

Evolving from purely genetics based farming to now including producing ‘true blue’ premium Wagyu beef; and when we say premium we mean Marble score 9  Wagyu which you can find in prestigious Melbourne restaurants.

It was the initial genetics goals that layed down the foundations for the high end beef that we produce today, as without the original Japanese blood lines the beef could not achieve the premium balanced quality it is today.

After selling genetics to the Asian market for years there came a time where they said; why send this beautiful meat overseas? Let’s keep it here in Australia and share the unique Wagyu beef experience that is Sevens Creek Wagyu.

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Argentinian Independence Day

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San Telmo is celebrating all things Argentinian on Independence day and of course we are doing it with a BBQ (parrillada). Parrillada is more than just a selection of barbequed foods, over the years it has become a style of entertaining all over South America. Full a la carte menu also available.

Sunday 9th of July. Live tango music, 2 for 1 Argie beers until 5pm.

Argentinian Special, Parrillada $60, feeds 2 ~ Mixed grill with:

Empanada: Traditional Argentine fried pastry with beef, olive and egg

Chorizo: House made pork and beef  sausage

Morcilla: Spiced black sausage

Tira de asado: O’Connor’s premium pasture fed beef short ribs

Vacío: O’Connor’s premium pasture fed flank steak

Vegetales: Grilled vegetable

San Telmo Independence day

Full menu also available and 2 for 1 Quilmes beers till 5 pm.

Book Here or email us on for large groups

This event is sponsored by Quilmes Beer, Argentinians iconic Lager.


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End of Financial Year

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End of Financial Year is fast approaching and bookings are filling up! Book your #EOFY with us! W​ith several menus to choose from there’s sure to be one to fit your budget- big or small! Plus all ​reservations in our ​Private Dining Room for lunch between ​Mon – Wed have no minimum spend!

El RÁPIDO ~ $35 PER PERSON (available Monday and Tuesday lunch)

3 courses, and a glass of beer or wine!

LA EXPERIENCIA ~ $55 PER PERSON (available Monday and Tuesday lunch pre orders only)

Perfect to start of​f​​ the​ week, includes the house favourites and a glass of Argentinian Wine!


Our Asado Set is the perfect introduction to the style of a traditional Argentine shared feast showcasing the delicious charred effects of the parrilla (charcoal grill).


Delicious! This is our best seller. El Banquete is our indulgent version of Asado but bringing you more more choices along with the San Telmo premium beef cuts, oh, and don’t forget, an extra dessert.

LA COMILONA ~ $100 PER PERSON (minimum 6 people, 1 weeks notice)

Indulge in the ultimate dining experience offered at San Telmo. This menu includes dishes not available on any other menu, with your choice of mains being slow cooked over charcoal; sure to impress the most discerning of foodies!
email for menus.
San Telmo is open 7 days for lunch and dinner! Email us to book your #EOFY event!
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Best Empanada Recipe

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Best Empanada Recipe in town

Make empanadas like the pros with Chef Steven’s award winning recipe.


Ingredients (serves 20):

625g plain flour
4g baking powder
13g table salt
58g duck fat
300ml water


In a medium sized pot, bring half of the water and all of the duck fat up to heat until the fat has melted. Mix in the remainder of the water and cool to room temperature. Using a kitchen aid with the dough hook attachment (or similar) mix the dry ingredients for 3 minutes. Slowly add the cooled liquid & mix until just combined. Cover the dough with glad wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Once chilled, divide into 3 and roll to 3 ml thickness with a rolling pin. Cut out 11.5 cm diameter circles. PLace between pieces of greaseproof paper. If not being used instantly, glad wrap and refrigerate.


INGREDIENTS (serves 20):

625 g minced beef
50 g diced red capsicum
35 g diced brown onions
1 stem spring onion
4 g crushed garlic
2 tsp dried oregano
1,25 tbs smoked paprika
3.75 tbs sweet paprika
1.25 tbs chilli flakes
60 ml red wine
5 tbs ground cumin
60 g sliced green olive
3 whole boiled and diced eggs

Vegetable oil for deep frying.

In a pot, melt lard. Then place onion and capsicum and cook unlit soft. Add spring onion, garlic and chilli to the mix. Add mince and season. Once beef is cooking add all the spices except the cumin. Add red wine and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat. Remove from heat, add cumin and olives. Adjust seasoning. Cool down, and then add chopped eggs. Place a circle of pastry in your left hand. Take 40 grams of cold empanada mix (about one full dessert spoon) & place it in the middle of the pastry. Bring pastry edges together and pinch to create a seal. Using a fork, press sealed edges to create a linear pattern. Pre heat oil to 180 degrees on a deep frier or big pot. Deep fry empanadas for 3 minutes or until golden.

La Vendimia, best event for Melbourne Food and Wine 2017. Wine tasting with matched lunch. Inclusive of the Best steaks. Sunday Lunch ideas.

La Vendimia – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Event

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La Vendimia – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Event

To celebrate our 4th year of Partnership with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival; San Telmo is hosting La Vendimia, Mendoza’s annual wine festival which includes blessings of the grapes and even fireworks. We’re passing on the fireworks – at San Telmo it’s all about the wine, served with an authentically delicious Argentinian feast. We’re presenting our own take on the festival, guiding you through the country’s incredible wine regions from Salta to Mendoza, with a few stops along the way. Accompanied by an amazing feast prepared by our award-winning kitchen team, we know you’ll fall in love with Argentina, it’s wine and food.
Head chef Steve Clark has perfectly matched 5 wines of different grape varietals matched with a 5 course lunch. “We are really excited about changing the way we normally do things. Traditionally we prepare the food and then match the drinks to it. But for this occasion we are matching the food to the drinks, which will result in some very interesting recipes.” Says Chef Clark.

Sunday April 30th 12:30 – 4:00pm
Bookings available here

We have partnered with Ruca Malen and Fernet Branca for this event.

Since its first harvest in 1999, Ruca Malen aims to achieve the highest quality in wines, focusing on style, elegance and distinction. Located in Mendoza, one of the best wine regions in Argentina, Ruca Malen has won loads of awards including; “DESCORCHADOS” (prestigious Argentinian wine award). Wines from this Bodega are exclusive to San Telmo Restaurant.
There is no occasion where Fernet Branca is not imbibed. We’re huge fans of Argentina’s national drink



Sparkling ~Ruca Malen Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Tomate ~ Tomato with shallot, olive, basil, bread Carnesita ~ Beef cooked in vine leaf

Yauquen Torrontes

Ceviche ~ kingfish, sweet potato, coriander, lemon, ginger

Ruca Malen Chardonnay

Lengua ~ Poached ox tongue, tuna, capers, parmesan, watercress

Ruca Malen Petit Verdot

Tira de Asado ~ Beef short rib, roasted peppers, garlic

Ruca Malen ‘Kinien’ Malbec

Somlomillo ~ Dry aged striploin, potato, chimichurri

Chocolate ~ Chocolate tart, malt cream, cocoa nib tuille

Fernet Branca with coke, or on the rocks with orange


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Cheap lunch CBD, El Espresso express lunch

Express cheap lunch in the CBD

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El Expreso – Quick, cheap lunch in the CBD.

Not available until further notice.

3 courses and a glass of Argentinian wine for $35 a head.

The CBD lunch crowd has been waiting for a simple but delicious lunch special that won’t break the bank. They have been waiting for a cheap option within walking distance of their offices.

Head chef, Steve Clark is serving up his favourite quick and tasty Argentinian lunches every Monday and Tuesday from 12pm to 3pm.

Our full menu is available for those looking for a longer lunch.

But if you are after a quick lunch you have to come and try our new Lunch special.


El Expreso: 3 courses with a drink, $35 per person

Empanada: Beef, olive and egg or Empanada: Corn, onion and mozzarella

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Milanesa de Carne: Crumbed beef schnitzel, potato and egg salad
Milanesa de Berenjena: Crumbed eggplant, roasted peppers, onion, basil and aioli
Lomito: Argie steak sandwich ~ Eye fillet, cos lettuce, shallots, tomato, cornichon pickles and horseradish mayo

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Alfajor: Argentine cookie filled with dulce de leche

Served with Humberto Canale Sauvignon Blanc, Ruca Malen ‘Yauquen’ Bonarda or Estrella Damm (330ml)

Not available during December and January


Express, cheap and simple lunch in the CBD

Express, cheap and simple lunch in the CBD Express, cheap and simple lunch in the CBD

Only Available Monday and Tuesday for lunch. Bookings recommended.

PHONE: +61 (3) 9650 5525

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