CONTRABANDO
 
 
 

The food at Contrabando is not Mexican. Or at least it isn't authentic Mexican. Its more of an homage to the ETHNIC street vendors in Southern California.

EXECUTIVE CHEF PETER VARVARESSOS HAS FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THE CALIFORNIAN - LATINO - KOREAN CRAZE SWEEPING SOUTHERN CALI’. CONTRABANDO IS HIS INTERPRETATION OF HIS TRAVELS.

With a huge multi cultural populations in southern cali', these street vendors take the ideals of Mexican cuisine - freshness, spice, rich flavours - and mix them with complimentary flavours and the cooking techniques from their homeland.

We like to think that our food can be inhaled in one hand with a margarita in the other. No rules, just fun with flavours.

enjoy...

 
 
 
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Some of Our Favorites —

 
 

ceviche.

king trout ceviche

leche de tigre, CORIANDER OIL, CHILLI, AVOCADO & CUCUMBERS

street food.

chargrilled corn

queso fresco, chipotle mayo, LIME & coriander

                      

cheeseburger springrolls

wagyu BEEF, american cheese, caramelised onions, PICKLES, ketchup, mustard and more pickles!

truck stop guac'

avocado, lime, coriander, pico de galo, blue & white corn totopos 

12hr braised beef BRISKET

SOY, GUAJILLO CHILLI & GINGER DRESSING

 

 

quesadillas.

chipotle chicken

mushrooms, adobo vinaigrette, sumac yoghurt, coriander

el macco GRANDE

all beef pattie, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed tortilla

 

TACOS.

crispy fish

tomatillo, chipotle mayo, pico de galo, coriander

KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN

QUESO, KOREAN BBQ SAUCE, CARROT AND CORIANDER ‘SLAW

bulgogi beef RIB

guac’, jalapeno mayo, eschallot salsa, ’slaw      

  

laters.

churros

old school with cinnamon sugar, DULCE DE LECHE

 

 

 

 
 
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Location

131 Macquarie St Sydney, 2000

 

Hours

Mon - FRI / 12 pm – 3 pm

Tue – SAT / 5 pm – 1O Pm

Closed Sundays

 

Contact

(02) 9231 0049
book@contrabando.com.au

 
 

Membership

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We're doing something new in 2019/2020…

After all these years with a great following, we have decided to take it to the next level.WE ARE OPENING A PLANT BASED VERSION OF CONTRABANDO CALLED “VANDAL” BASED IN NEWTOWN AND A CEVICHERIA AND TAQUERIA IN THE CITY CALLED SAINT PABLO

Sign up to become a Member of all 3 venues - to receive even more great deals, members only special offers, priority bookings on special events plus much more (just imagine having Taco Tuesday on more than one day in a week AND IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS!).

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