CONTRABANDO
 
 
 

The food at Contrabando is not Mexican. Or at least it isn't authentic Mexican. Its more of an homage to the 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, CHILLI & GINGER, BABY carrots, crisp eschallots, JALAPEÑO kewpie

 

 

 

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

spicy pulled chicken

lemongrass mayo, fresh tomato salsa, fragrant herb 'slaw

bulgogi beef

guac’, jalapeno mayo, eschallot salsa, ’slaw      

  

laters.

churros

old school with cinnamon sugar, spiced chocolate sauce

 

 

 

 
 
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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 2018…

After all these years with a great following, we have decided to take it to the next level.

Sign up to become a Contrabando Member 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!). Sign up now.

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