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Two To Tango: New Years Eve at San Telmo

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Two To Tango: New Years Eve At San Telmo

Celebrate New Years Eve the Argentinian way and say Hola to 2019 at San Telmo. With two sitting options for dinner, we have options for everyone!

Fiesta de la Familia 


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, will bookings available from 5pm – 6:15pm (2 hour sitting) in addition to a fantastic set menu by Head Chef Stephen Clark, you will also be treated to a fantastic array of live entertainment from Bohemian Nights and Tango Esencia to get your evening started with a bang!

$100 Fiesta de la Familia Menu

Empanada: Beef Egg and Olive Empanada
Jamon: Prosciutto, palmheart, mozzarella, basil
Ceviche: Tuna, roasted pepper dressing, morcilla, coriander

Asado: Premium striploin
Papas: Potatoes, beef fat and herb butter
Tomate: Oxheart tomato, red onion, oregano

Flan: Dulce De Leche Flan, peanut praline, dulce de leche cream
Alfajor to take home

$40 Fiesta de le familia kids menu

Empanada – your choice of beef, egg and olive or silverbeet, mushroom and béchamel
Choice of Grilled Chicken breast or Steak
Chips and salad
Dulce de leche ice cream with chocolate crunch

Gran Fiesta del Asado


If you would prefer to dine a little later and ring in the New Year with us, Gran Fiesta del Asado kicks off from 8:30pm. Start the celebrations with a glass of bubbles on arrival followed by an exclusive menu featuring our signature parrilla cooked meats. With live music from Bohemian Nights and tango dancers from Tango Ecencia roaming throughout the evening San Telmo is undoubtedly the place to be this New Years Eve!

$150 Gran Fiesta del Asado Menu

Glass of Ruinart Brut NV Champagne on arrival
Empanada: Beef Egg and Olive Empanada

Jamon: Prosciutto, palmheart, mozzarella, basil
Ceviche: Tuna, roasted pepper dressing, morcilla, coriander

Pulpo: Octopus, chorizo, almond and sunflower hommus, tomato and watercress

Asado: Large cut premium beef
Papas: Potatoes, beef fat and herb butter
Tomate: Oxheart tomato, red onion, oregano

Flan: Dulce De Leche Flan, peanut praline, dulce de leche cream
Vigilante – Selection of cheeses served with lavosh
Alfajor to take home



Bookings via our website, for all groups of 8 or more or parties with children please contact the restaurant directly on 03 9650 5525 to book.



The New York Classic

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 The New York Classic

In partnership with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and The National Gallery of Victoria


Melbourne’s favourite Argentinian restaurant is off to NYC! From June 8 to October 7, National Gallery of Victoria will host a massive exhibition coming direct to us from New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Over 150 works from some of the most renowned modernist artists will be shipped over to the NGV for the exhibition. MoMA has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world.

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To welcome the exhibition, Melbourne’s favourite Argentinian steakhouse is taking a trip to the Big Apple with New York Classic. As MOMA has been an institution in New York for so many decades we want to celebrate the classic style of New York City in the 70’s and deliver a hefty helping of nostalgia by recreating the menu and atmosphere of a New York steakhouse. Enjoy the old school charm surrounded by the unique San Telmo decor we all know and love while enjoying a little bit of old school cool.

The menu of a New York steakhouse is timeless, featuring dishes such as shrimp cocktail, creamed spinach, baked potatoes which all pair perfectly against the robust flavour of a well cooked steak. Head Chef Stephen Clark is so excited recreate these well known staples of the steakhouse and our Bar Manager Josh Boocock is already working on a list of cocktail classics to make the event extra special. Nothing complements a steak dinner more than an Old Fashioned

Tickets to New York Classic are $120 per person for a 5 course lunch with a drink on arrival. Exclusive 70’s classic cocktails and premium malbecs will also be on offer throughout the day.

This is an event not to be missed, take a step back in time and pay homage to the classic and chic style of the 1970’s here at San Telmo.


Dine at San Telmo for MIFF

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San Telmo and MIFF
Where to dine before you hit the flicks!


Since its beginnings in 1952, The Melbourne International Film Festival has become one of the oldest film festivals in the world showcasing a vast selection of Australian and International movies to cinema fanatics every year.

San Telmo are proud to partner with this Iconic Melbourne festival every year to show our support and give you a place to grab a bite and enjoy a glass of wine before sitting down in front of the big screen.

All MIFF ticket holders that dine with us and present their tickets on arrival will receive a glass of Malbec to enjoy with their meal. Whether you are looking for a an early dinner before catching a screening, or are looking for a place to graze after the flicks San Telmo has you covered with the perfect menu and atmosphere to indulge while you divulge about your day at the movies!

Our small plates menu is perfect for a snack before your film too, just in case you want to save room for popcorn and chocolate! Grab a few empanadas or some fried broccoli to enjoy with your glass to Malbec!

Don’t forget to follow our Facebook and Instagram for MIFF ticket giveaways!

Ready to book? Click below to dine at San Telmo for MIFF!



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San Telmo menu

Sunday Roast Special

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Al Horno – Sunday Roast Special at San Telmo



Sunday is a day for many things. Family, friends, resting, reflecting and most importantly eating and enjoying life! Al Horno, meaning “oven roasted” in Spanish, will be a collection of your favourite roasts to relax and enjoy every Sunday. With a different protein being featured each week, you now have an excuse to dine at San Telmo every Sunday and try them all! Escape the chill and treat yourself to the ultimate comfort food.

It is our promise that we only provide the highest quality of free range meat to our customers, you can be sure that when you join us every Sunday that you are enjoying a variety of different proteins that have been hand picked by our Head Chef Stephen Clark.

Gather your friends and family and join us for a feast that will satisfy those cravings that only a delicious roast can cure. Enjoy the warmth of San Telmo’s famous Argentinian décor and maybe have a glass (or two) of Malbec from our premium and exclusive Argentinian wine list.


Our Sunday Roast Special is not what it is without a wonderful selection of sides to match. Select your favourites from our main menu, such as our roasted potatoes with cornichon, shallot, parsley and aioli. Our delicious burnt carrots with goats curd and hazelnuts, or our classic Waldorf salad with Apple, celery, red grapes, walnuts, lettuce, lemon mayo.

No matter what the weather is doing outside, it will be toasty and full of South American charm inside. The warm and welcoming bohemian environment at San Telmo emulates its namesake, the oldest neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. San Telmo the suburb has traditional parrilla restaurants, bars and beautiful Colonial buildings creating an enchanting backdrop for the eclectic bohemian art and weekend street market.

Available Sundays for lunch and dinner until sold out, bookings are preferred. Regular a la carte dining options still available.

Argentinian Independence Day 2018

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Celebrate Independence Day at San Telmo!

Argentina Independence Day, is a public holiday in Argentina. In Argentina the day is known as the Acta de la Declaración de la Independencia Argentina. Come and celebrate like an Argy at Melbourne’s favourite Argentinian Restaurant!


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 barbecued meats cooked on our world famous parrilla; over the years it has become a style of entertaining all over South America.

San Telmo Independence day

We are fired up and ready to serve our traditional Argentinian specialties, premium Malbecs and a little South American hospitality. Join us for a fantastic day of live music and all-things Argentina! This is a day not to be missed!

Sunday 8th of July 2018 – Open from 12pm till late.


Best Of Beef at San Telmo

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Best of Beef 2018 in partnership with Time Out Live

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It’s that time again! The 4th annual Best of Beef at San Telmo. Join us for another wild ride where you’ll get to compare different cuts, marbling and feeding methods while tasting some of the best beef in the world. O’Connors Premium and Seven’s Creek Wagyu. Two terrific brands that have been a staple of San Telmo’s menu for years.

This year join San Telmo’s legendary Head Chef Stephen Clark for a fantastic lunch featuring a menu that highlights Stephen’s approach to cooking and preparing the best cuts of beef. Stephen brings an amazing depth of skill and knowledge to the table, sourcing only the highest quality of produce while introducing his unique and passionate flair for Argentinian Cuisine.

With each course you will have the opportunity to taste different cuts of beef and cooking methods. Finally, guests will be able to cast their vote for which is the Best Of Beef. In addition to this delicious menu a fantastic selection of exclusive cocktails and premium Malbecs will also be offer. Eat, drink and celebrate like a Gaucho at Melbourne’s Best Argentinian Restaurant!

Tickets are selling fast for these two fantastic lunches!


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Want to know more about the competitors? Let’s get ready to rumble!


O’Connors Premium Beef

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.



Sevens Creek Wagyu

Seven’s Creek Wagyu

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.


This is an event you don’t want to miss out on, book your spot now and join us for a fantastic afternoon filled with beef, cocktails, wine, laughs and more beef! Best of Beef at San Telmo

Best Place to celebrate Mothers Day in Melbourne

Mother’s Day at San Telmo and Palermo

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with the best of Argentina!

Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. Mother’s Day is steeped in tradition. Although, we may view it as “just another Hallmark Holiday” it is one of those days that we should all stop and take notice of the special woman or women in our lives that have been there for us through thick and thin.

Make sure that you leave your plans till the last minute, book your spot now at San Telmo or Palermo (Or both? We are open for lunch and dinner) and show your Mama how much you love her!

San Telmo Argentinian Best Steak In Melbourne

San Telmo
14 Meyers Place

Show your Mama how much you care and treat her to a fantastic day filled with food, wine and lots of love.
We will also have a glass of bubbles ready for Mama when she arrives! Bring the whole family!

Open from 11:30am. Bookings essential.
Call 9650 5525 or visit our bookings page to reserve a spot now!
Two sittings available for lunch and dinner.

Palermo Argentinian Steakhouse Melbourne

401 Little Bourke Street

A glass of bubbles on arrival for Mama and a roving accordion player will ensure that this Mother’s Day is an extra special one!
Families’ welcome!

Open from 11:30am. Bookings essential.
Call 9002 1600 or visit to reserve a spot now!
Two sittings available for lunch and dinner.

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Looking for the perfect gift? A gift voucher to San Telmo is the gift that keeps on giving!
Click HERE to purchase online! It’s so simple!

In Argentina, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of October. The holiday was originally celebrated on 11 October, the old liturgical date for the celebration of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary but after the Second Vatican Council, which moved the Virgin Mary festivity to 1 January, the Mother’s Day started to be celebrated the third Sunday of October because of popular tradition. Argentina is the only country in the world that celebrates Mother’s Day on this date.

San Telmo Golden Empanada Winner Best South American in Melbourne

The Golden Empanada Competition

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On Sunday April 22nd 2018 San Telmo will be defending it’s title at Gaucho Gil’s Golden Empanada competition!

San Telmo has taken the Golden Empanada trophy home for last 4 years and we return again fired up and ready to serve up the best empanadas in Melbourne!

Head Chef Stephen Clark and our wonderful team of Chefs have comprised two amazing empanadas that will hopefully secure us the Golden Empanada for a 5th year!

Two Golden Empanada trophies are up for grabs, the Judge’s Choice and the People’s Choice! Winning the Judge’s Choice means that we met the criteria of 5 of Melbourne’s most esteemed editors, critics and writers. Winning the peoples choice mean’s that we appealed to the masses of Malbec fans attending the festival. Both very important titles that San Telmo are very excited to compete for!

Best Empanada in Melbourne Winners

Every wondered how the judges make the tough decision of choosing the best empanada of the day? Each Empanada is given a score out of 20. The expert panel will perform a blind tasting of each empanada and judge them on the below criteria.


If you have ever tried our Empanadas you will know we always strive to nail these components with every empanada that leaves our kitchen. We are so excited to present our delicious morsels to the festival goers and the Judges!

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We will keep you posted with how we do, hopefully we will bring home the Golden Empanada again! In the mean time, you can purchase tickets for Gaucho Gil’s World Malbec Day HERE!

Come and spend a day with us sipping Malbec and snacking on delicious empanadas! Celebrate the best of Argentina right here in Melbourne!

See you there!

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.


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.



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